Autumn Reeser at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
September 21, 1980
La Jolla, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jesse Warren (m. 2009; div. 2014)|
Autumn Reeser (born September 21, 1980) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Taylor Townsend on the Fox series The O.C., Lizzie Grant on HBO's Entourage, Katie Andrews on ABC's No Ordinary Family, and Kylie Sinclair on ABC's Last Resort. Since 2006, she has also been one of the leading members of The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a popular staged comedy show. In 2012-16, she was the heroine of five romantic comedies for the Hallmark Channel. She will soon to be seen in Clint Eastwood's movie Sully, along with Tom Hanks.
Autumn Reeser was born in La Jolla, Southern California, the daughter of Tom and Kim Reeser. She spent her childhood developing a solid foundation for her acting career by playing a wide variety of characters in local musical theater productions, from the age of seven until seventeen. After high school, she moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in UCLA’s competitive theater program, where she studied theater history, acting technique, dance, voice and movement. She also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
In 2001, she started out in Hollywood in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager. Not long afterwards, she booked guest roles in dramas CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Cold Case, and moved onto recurring parts in the sitcoms Grounded for Life, Maybe It's Me and Complete Savages.
She rose to fame through her role of Taylor Townsend on the Fox hit series The O.C. (2005-2007). The character was intended to appear in 4 episodes only, but she became crucial in the last season, turning from a former nuisance into a genuine, funny and endearing heroine.
Since the end of The O.C., she appeared as a regular on numerous TV shows: as the agent Lizzy Grant who gives Ari Gold a hard time in seasons 6 and 7 of HBO's Entourage; as the funny and childish Phoebe, Goddess of the Greek mythology in CW's Valentine; as Ashley Hastings, a brilliant young lawyer in TNT's Raising the Bar; as Katie Andrews, Julie Benz's sparkling assistant in ABC's No Ordinary Family; as the ambitious Kylie Sinclair, a repentant arms dealer in ABC's Last Resort; as Dr. Gabby Asano, Danny Williams' girlfriend in 6 episodes of CBS's Hawaii Five-0; and as the ambiguous Abby Bruce in USA Network's Necessary Roughness.
In April 2016, she was the main guest star of an episode of CBS's Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. Compared to the previous episode, the ratings gained 18.59%. It will be the most widely viewed episode in season 1.
Autumn Reeser played in a dozen feature films and television movies, such as the musical The American Mall, the comedy The Girl Next Door, the horror movie Lost Boys: The Tribe, the thriller The Big Bang with Antonio Banderas, the action movie Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball with Tom Berenger and the detective comedy So Undercover with Miley Cyrus.
In late 2012, she got rave reviews for Hallmark's Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade, in which she was the main heroine. Shortly after, she became one of the new queens of Romantic Comedy on Hallmark Channel, with leading roles in such movies as Midnight Masquerade (October 2014), I Do, I Do, I Do (February 2015, where she appears in every single scene!), A Country Wedding (June 2015), Valentine Ever After (February 2016), etc.
In September 2016, she will be seen in Clint Eastwood's biopic Sully, along with Tom Hanks. She also embodies a paleontologist in the adventure movie Valley of Bones, due to be released in 2017 (top of the bill again).
Since 2006, she has been a member of The WorkJuice Players, a theater troupe primarily known for The Thrilling Adventure Hour, a popular L.A. staged production in the style of old-time radio. She stars in the Amelia Earhart segment, playing the famed pilot, traveling through time; as well as playing a wide variety of other characters in other segments. In 2015, Autumn Reeser and The Thrilling Adventure Hour were invited to perform in New York and Chicago, then Australia (Sydney) and New Zealand (Auckland and Wellington). Other members in the troupe include Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster and Busy Phillips.
An accomplished singer and dancer, Autumn has played in many musicals throughout her life. She also sang in numerous cabarets around Los Angeles, including Upright Cabaret and the acclaimed For The Record: Quentin Tarantino (Show at Barre).
In November 2014, she filed for divorce from Jesse Warren. After meeting in college, they had been together since 2002.
She is an adventurer and a nature lover.
She is a complete artist, with a passion for painting and photographing.
The magazine Maxim has ranked her three times among the 100 most beautiful women in the world.
|2004||Girl Next Door, TheThe Girl Next Door||Jane|
|2004||Art Thief Musical!||Clarity||Short film|
|2005||Our Very Own||Melora Kendal|
|2008||Lost Boys: The Tribe||Nicole|
|2010||Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball||Kaitlyn 'AK-47' Tremor|
|2010||Big Bang, TheThe Big Bang||Fay Neman|
|2016||Valley of Bones||Anna||Lead|
|2002||Brady Bunch in the White House, TheThe Brady Bunch in the White House||Marcia Brady|
|2007||Nature of the Beast||Julia Sullivan||Lead|
|2008||American Mall, TheThe American Mall||Madison Huxley||Musical|
|2012||Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade||Emily Jones||Lead|
|2014||Midnight Masquerade||Elyse Samford||Lead|
|2015||I Do, I Do, I Do||Jaclyn Palmer||Lead|
|2015||A Country Wedding||Sara||Lead|
|2016||Valentine Ever After||Julia||Lead|
|2001||Star Trek: Voyager||Ventu Girl||Episode: "Natural Law"|
|2001||Thrills||Allison||Episode: "A Most Dangerous Desire"|
|2001–04||Grounded for Life||Alison||6 episodes|
|2002||Maybe It's Me||Becky||Episodes: "The Prom Episode, Parts 1 and 2"|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Sherry||Episode: "Prey for the Hunter"|
|2002–03||George Lopez||Piper Morey||Episodes: "Token of Unappreciation" and "Girl Fight"|
|2003||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Rachel Lyford||Episode: "Invisible Evidence"|
|2004||Cold Case||Sister Grace Ashley||Episode: "The Boy in the Box"|
|2004–05||Complete Savages||Angela||12 episodes|
|2005||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Megan||Episode: "Charlie Wants an Abortion"|
|2005–07||O.C., TheThe O.C.||Taylor Townsend||31 episodes|
|2006||Independent Lens||Lauren||Episode: "My Life... Disoriented"|
|2007||Ghost Whisperer||Sloane Alexander||Episode: "Don't Try This at Home"|
|2008||Pushing Daisies||Kentucky Fitz||Episode: "Bzzzzzzzzz!"|
|2008–09||Valentine||Phoebe Valentine||8 episodes|
|2009||Raising the Bar||Ashley Hastings||3 episodes|
|2009–10||Entourage||Lizzie Grant||10 episodes|
|2010||Human Target||Layla / NiteOwl||Episodes: "Lockdown" and "Baptiste"|
|2010||Bannen Way, TheThe Bannen Way||Jailbait||Web series|
|2010–11||No Ordinary Family||Katie Andrews||20 episodes|
|2011||Royal Pains||Jane Cameron||Episode: "Run, Hank, Run"|
|2011–13||Hawaii Five-0||Dr. Gabrielle Asano||6 episodes|
|2012||Jane by Design||Charlotte Whitmore||Episode: "The Wedding Gown"|
|2012–13||Last Resort||Kylie Sinclair||12 episodes|
|2013||Necessary Roughness||Abigail Bruce||7 episodes|
|2015||Hart of Dixie||Olivia Green||Episode: "Bluebell"|
|2015||The Whispers||Amanda Weil||Pilot + 2 episodes|
|2016||Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders||Sue Davis||Episode: "Love Interrupted"|
|2016-17||The Arrangement||Leslie Bellcamp||Multiple episodes|
- "Notable Alumni Actors". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.
- "Autumn Reeser On The Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School".
- The O.C. Review
- Entourage Review
- No Ordinary Family Review
- Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season One Ratings
- Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade Review
- Autumn Reeser talks about I Do, I Do, I Do on Home & Family
- The Thrilling Adventure Hour
- "No Ordinary Family’s Autumn Reeser Welcomes Son Finn – Moms & Babies - People.com". Celebritybabies.people.com. May 10, 2011.
- Autumn Reeser Welcomes Baby No. 2: Dashiell Ford
- Autumn Reeser - No Ordinary Girl
- SAG National Board
Patrick Loubatière. Autumn Reeser - No Ordinary Girl (Book, 2014).
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