Crystal Reed

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Crystal Reed
Crystal Reed by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Reed in July 2013
Born (1985-02-06) February 6, 1985 (age 31)[1][2]
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.[3]
Occupation Actress, model

Crystal Marie Reed (born February 6, 1985)[1][2] is an American actress. She is known for her role as Allison Argent in the 2011 MTV's show Teen Wolf as well as her role in the 2013 movie Crush with Lucas Till.[4]

Early life[edit]

Reed was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Roseville, Michigan. She graduated from Roseville High School in 2003.[3] She has one older brother named Corey and was raised in a conservative Catholic family, though she has also stated that she attended a Baptist church growing up.[5] Reed studied dance from an early age and was dance captain in high school. While living in Detroit, she was an active member of her local community theatre and starred in the musicals Annie, Fiddler on the Roof and Grease. She attended Wayne State University and was a part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program. She moved to Chicago and appeared in a number of local productions. In December 2008, she moved to Hollywood to pursue a screen career.[6]


During 2010, she guest starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY, Rizzoli & Isles and The Hard Times of RJ Berger.

Since 2011, she has co-starred as Allison Argent, the female lead of the MTV series Teen Wolf. Before Season 3B of Teen Wolf, Reed wanted to move on from the show, do different things and explore other areas of film creatively. She approached executive producer of the show, Jeff Davis, who supported her decision. Reed left the show in March 2014 in the form of Allison Argent's death at the end of Season 3B.[7][8] On January 7, 2016, it was reported that Reed would make her return to Teen Wolf for a season 5 episode, but playing a different character. She appeared in the February 23, 2016 episode, "The Maid of Gévaudan" as the first Argent werewolf hunter Marie-Jeanne Valet.[9]

Reed's film credits include Skyline opposite Donald Faison and Eric Balfour, and Crazy, Stupid, Love with Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Steve Carell and Julianne Moore.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Reed has been in a relationship with presenter Darren McMullen since late 2013 and before dating Darren she dated her former co-star Daniel Sharman but he ended it in 2013.[10]



Reed at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Skyline Denise
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love. Amy Johnson
2012 Jewtopia Rebecca Ogin
2013 Crush Bess
2015 Too Late Dorothy


Year Title Role Notes
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julie Episode: "Lost & Found"
2010 The Hard Times of RJ Berger Renee Episode: "The Berger Cometh"
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Natalie Episode: "She Works Hard for the Money"
2010 CSI: NY Jules Roday Episode: "Damned If You Do"
2011–2014 Teen Wolf Allison Argent Main character (seasons 1–3); 48 episodes
2016 Marie Jeanne Valet Season 5, Episode 18: "Maid of Gevaudan"
2011 Drop Dead Diva Ali Episode: "He Said, She Said"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Work Result
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Female Teen Wolf Nominated
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Female Nominated
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Best Ensemble (shared with Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, and Holland Roden) Won


  1. ^ a b Reed, Crystal (June 26, 2013). "Bday". Twitter. Retrieved February 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Joan Rivers (Host), Crystal Reed (Guest) (August 2, 2013). Fashion Police (TV). E! Entertainment Television. 
  3. ^ a b Cheney, Alexandra (2011-06-15). "My First Job: 'Teen Wolf's' Crystal Reed". Retrieved 3 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed Exclusive Interview TEEN WOLF (MTV's Reboot Airing in 2011)". Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  5. ^ Michael Jensen (2011-08-15). ""Teen Wolf"'s Crystal Reed: "Nothing Infuriates Me More Than Small-Minded People"". Retrieved 2015-01-08. 
  6. ^ a b Teen Wolf Cast Bios - Crystal Reed -
  7. ^ Sandra Gonzalez (2014-03-17). "'Teen Wolf' post-mortem: [spoiler] talks about leaving the show -- EXCLUSIVE". Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  8. ^ Andy Swift (2014-03-18). "Teen Wolf's Latest Victim Speaks Out: Why I Asked To Leave the Show". Retrieved 2015-01-07. 
  9. ^ Andy Swift. "'Teen Wolf': Crystal Reed Returning In Flashback — Season 5B Spoilers - TVLine". TVLine. 
  10. ^ Alicia Vrajlal (June 16, 2014). "'A gift every Thursday': TV star Darren McMullen reveals he keeps love alive by showering girlfriend Crystal Reed with helicopter rides, dinners and romantic trips". Retrieved August 28, 2014. 

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