Autumn Reeser at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival
September 21, 1980 |
La Jolla, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Jesse Warren (m. 2009; div. 2014)|
Anna Mercier (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. From 2012-16, she has been the heroine of five romantic comedies for the Hallmark Channel. She appeared in Clint Eastwood's film Sully, headlined by 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. Shortly thereafter, 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 her role was revised and expanded after the departure of Mischa Barton.
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 Phoebe, a goddess from Greek mythology in CW's Valentine; as Ashley Hastings, a lawyer in TNT's Raising the Bar; as Katie Andrews, Julie Benz's personal assistant in ABC's No Ordinary Family; as 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 Abby Bruce, John Stamos' rival and love interest in USA Network's Necessary Roughness.
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 received positive reviews for Hallmark's Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade, in which she was the main heroine. Shortly after, she appeared in a number of romantic comedies aired on the Hallmark Channel, with leading roles in such TV movies as Midnight Masquerade (October 2014), I Do, I Do, I Do (February 2015), A Country Wedding (June 2015), Valentine Ever After (February 2016), etc.
She also portrays a paleontologist in the adventure movie Valley of Bones, due to be released in 2017.
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).
On May 9, 2009, Reeser married writer and director Jesse Warren in Ojai, California. She and Warren have two sons: Finneus 'Finn' James, born May 10, 2011, and Dashiell 'Dash' Ford, born November 25, 2013. In November 2014, Reeser filed for divorce from Warren.
|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 Emerson||Direct to video|
|2010||Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball||Kaitlyn "AK-47" Tremor||Direct to video|
|2010||Big Bang, TheThe Big Bang||Fay Neman|
|2017||Valley of Bones||Anna||Lead|
|2002||Brady Bunch in the White House, TheThe Brady Bunch in the White House||Marcia Brady||Television film|
|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||Sarah Standor||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"|
|2017||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".
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- Adams, Erik. "No Ordinary Family Review". Avclub.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
- "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season One Ratings". Tvseriesfinale.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
- November 13, 2012 (2012-11-13). "Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade Review". Patheos.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
- "Autumn Reeser talks about I Do, I Do, I Do on Home & Family". Hallmarkchannel.com. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
- "Autumn Reeser at Sully's Screening in Los Angeles".
- "Autumn Reeser in Valley of Bones (Official Website)".
- "Thrilling Adventure Hour The Workjuice Players".
- "Thrilling Adventure Hour Down Under Tour".
- "Autumn Reeser & Ben Goldberg in For the Record: Tarantino".
- Wihlborg, Ulrica (June 9, 2009). "Autumn Reeser Reveals Wedding Details". People.com. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
- "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". CelebrityBabyScoop.com. November 25, 2013.
- "Autumn Reeser Files For Divorce". TMZ.com. November 24, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
- Loubatière, Patrick. No Ordinary Girl.
- "SAG National Board". Sagaftra.org. Retrieved 2016-09-30.
Patrick Loubatière. Autumn Reeser - No Ordinary Girl (Book, 2014).
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