Female First – Nikki Reed!
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New Stars Shine in Twilight – Nikki Reed
Nikki Reed has already enjoyed success in her relatively short career after she made her breakthrough in Thirteen but her role as Rosalie Hale in Twilight looks set to cement her as a new acting talent.
Nikki grew up was born in Los Angeles and had no desires to be an actress. But she worked with director Catherine Hardwicke on the semi-autobiographical scrip Thirteen, which focused on the strained relationship between a young girl and her mother after she began experimenting with alcohol and drugs.
She starred in the film as Evie Zamora, who leads thirteen year old Evan Rachel Wood into a downward spiral of hard drugs, sex and lies.
She returned to the big screen in 2005 when she starred in another Catherine Hardwicke movie The Lords of Dogtown alongside Emile Hirsch and Heath Ledger. The film is based on the story of “The Z-Boys”, an influential group of skateboarders who revolutionised the sport.
American Gun was next which centred around three stories dealing with the results of gun use: an inner city school principal (Whitaker), a single mother (Harden), and an A student (Cardellini) who works at her family’s gun shop.
There was a stint in television ext as moved between The O.C and Justice before going on to drama thriller movie Cherry Crush.
In Twilight Nikki takes on the role of Rosalie Lillian Hale the adopted daughter of Esme and Carlise and adopted sister of Edward, Jasper and Alice as well as Emmett’s wife.
Immediately disapproving of Edward and Bella’s relationship, Rosalie makes no secret of her displeasure at Bella’s intrusion into the heavily-guarded Cullen lifestyle.
Up next for the young actress Familiar Strangers and Chain Letter with Privileged and Last Day of Summer both in post production. She will reprise her role as Rosalie in New Moon with a release expected at the end of 2009 or early 2010.
Twilight is out now
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