Autumn Reeser

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Autumn Reeser
Autumn Reeser by David Shankbone.jpg
Autumn Reeser at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Autumn Reeser
(1980-09-21) September 21, 1980 (age 35)
La Jolla, California, U.S.
Alma mater UCLA
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Jesse Warren (m. 2009; separated 2014)
Children 2

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., and Lizzie Grant on HBO's Entourage.

Early life and education[edit]

Reeser was born in La Jolla, California, the daughter of Kim (née Handel) and Tom Reeser. Reeser performed musical theater in her hometown from the age of six until she left at seventeen. After graduating from Carlsbad High School, she moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA. She graduated from UCLA in 2004.[1] She also studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school.[2] Reeser lives in Hollywood, California. She enjoys scrapbooking, painting, and playing with her Papillon dog named Gatsby after the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.


Reeser is perhaps best known for her character Taylor Townsend on popular television series, The O.C.. She first appeared during the third season and joined as a regular cast member the following season. In addition to The O.C., Reeser has appeared on numerous television shows including HBO's Entourage, WB's Maybe It's Me, ABC's Complete Savages, WB's Grounded for Life, FX Network's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, ABC's Pushing Daisies, Fox's Human Target, CBS's Ghost Whisperer, TNT's Raising the Bar, The CW pilot The World According to Barnes, and the ABC Family's October film Nature of the Beast. Additionally, Reeser played the starring role of Phoebe Valentine, Goddess of the Oracle at Delphi, in the CW Network series Valentine. Reeser also appeared in the ABC television series No Ordinary Family during the 2010-11 season.[3] Reeser co-starred in the short-lived military drama Last Resort during the 2012-2013 season.[3]

She has also appeared in a number of films including the 2008 sequel of a 1980s film, Lost Boys: The Tribe, Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball, The Girl Next Door, and a movie musical by the High School Musical producers, called The American Mall.

Reeser has also appeared in Internet projects, including four YouTube trailers for the novel Celebutantes as the book's narrator Lola Santisi and as a guest-star on The Bannen Way, a serial action show created by her husband, Jesse Warren.

Maxim ranked Reeser as the 57th most beautiful woman in the world in 2006.[4] She also appeared on the cover of the December 2006 issue of Stuff magazine (U.S. version). Reeser is a spokesperson for Clean & Clear.

Reeser appears regularly in the Thrilling Adventure Hour, a staged show in the style of old-time radio. She is the star of the segment "Amelia Earhart: Fearless Flyer".

In the fall of 2010, she starred in the concert revue For The Record: Quentin Tarantino in Los Angeles.

Reeser also contributed to the 2008 video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, voicing Commander Lissette Hanley of the Allied Nations. Her character also appears in the demo.

Personal life[edit]

On May 9, 2009, Reeser married writer/director Jesse Warren in Ojai, California.[5] They have two sons: Finneus James Warren, born on May 10, 2011[6] and Dashiell Ford Warren, born on November 25, 2013.[7] In November 2014, Reeser filed for divorce from Warren, citing irreconcilable differences.[8]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Plagiarist, TheThe Plagiarist Irene Short film
2004 Girl Next Door, TheThe Girl Next Door Jane
2004 Art Thief Musical! Clarity Short film
2005 Our Very Own Melora Kendall
2006 Americanese Sylvia
2007 Palo Alto Jamie
2008 Lost Boys: The Tribe Nicole Video
2010 Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball Kaitlyn 'AK-47' Tremor Video
2010 Big Bang, TheThe Big Bang Fay Neman
2012 Possessions Jessica
2012 Let the Trumpet Talk Lead Short film
2012 So Undercover Bizzy
2016 Sully Filming
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Star Trek: Voyager Ventu Girl Episode: "Natural Law"
2001 Thrills Allison Episode: "A Most Dangerous Desire"
2001 Undressed Erica 7 episodes
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 the Girlfriend Episode: "Prey for the Hunter"
2002 Brady Bunch in the White House, TheThe Brady Bunch in the White House Marcia Brady TV movie
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 World According to Barnes, TheThe World According to Barnes Sheri TV movie
2007 Ghost Whisperer Sloane Alexander Episode: "Don't Try This at Home"
2007 Nature of the Beast Julia TV movie
2008 American Mall, TheThe American Mall Madison Huxley TV movie
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 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 Episode: "The Wedding Gown"
2012–13 Last Resort Kylie Sinclair 13 episodes
2012 Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade Emily Jones TV movie
2013 Necessary Roughness Abigail Bruce 7 episodes
2014 Midnight Masquerade Elyse Samford TV movie
2015 I Do, I Do, I Do Jaclyn Palmer TV movie
2015 Hart of Dixie Olivia Green Episode: "Bluebell"
2015 The Whispers Amanda Weil
2015 A Country Wedding Sara TV movie


  1. ^ "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Autumn Reeser On The Beverly Hills Playhouse Acting School". Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  3. ^ a b Rice, Lynette (May 12, 2010). "Breaking: ABC picks up 'No Ordinary Family' starring Michael Chikilis". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on 13 May 2010. Retrieved May 12, 2010.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "pickup" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ "". Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2006. Archived from the original on 21 January 2007. Retrieved January 23, 2007. 
  5. ^ "The O.C.'s Autumn Reeser Reveals Wedding Details". People. June 8, 2009. Retrieved May 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "No Ordinary Family’s Autumn Reeser Welcomes Son Finn – Moms & Babies – Moms & Babies -". May 10, 2011. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
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  8. ^ TMZ


Patrick Loubatière. No Ordinary Girl (Book, 2014).

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