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Elizabeth Reaser is a Actor American born on 15 june 1975 at Bloomfield Township (USA)

Elizabeth Reaser

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Birth name Elizabeth Ann Reaser
Nationality USA
Birth 15 june 1975 (44 years) at Bloomfield Township (USA)

Elizabeth Ann Reaser (born June 15 1975) is an American film, television, and stage actress. Her work includes the films Stay, The Family Stone, Sweet Land, Against the Current, The Twilight Saga, Young Adult, and the TV series Saved, Grey's Anatomy, The Ex-List, The Good Wife, and True Detective.

Biography

Jeunesse et formation
Elle est née au Michigan, sa mère est Karen Davidson (née Weidman) et son père est John Reaser. Elle a deux sœurs. Elle grandit dans la campagne de Milford. Sa mère est femme au foyer et son père un avocat devenu restaurateur et ensuite enseignant suppléant.

En 1995, à la suite de son divorce, sa mère se remarie avec l'entrepreneur américain William Davidson.

Elle a étudié la comédie au Sacré-Cœur de Bloomfield Hills et est diplômée en art dramatique de la célèbre et réputée Julliard School. Elle a aussi étudié à l'Université d'Oakland.


Carrière
Débuts
Au début des années 2000, après une poignée de rôles mineurs, secondaires, à la télévision (Les Soprano, Le Justicier de l'ombre, The Jury et New York, section criminelle), elle signe son premier rôle important dans la série médicale éphémère Saved. Bien qu'elle se soit rendue dans des urgences et qu'elle ait fait des recherches sur le comportement et le mode de vie du personnel médical, la série est rapidement arrêtée, faute d'audience.

Avant cela, elle joue aussi de nombreux rôles secondaires aux côtés d'acteurs renommés : En 2001, elle débute dans le drame Danny Balint avec Ryan Gosling. Quatre ans plus tard, elle retrouve Gosling pour le thriller Stay avec Ewan McGregor et Naomi Watts. Elle fait aussi partie de l'excentrique famille qui s'oppose à Sarah Jessica Parker dans la comédie Esprit de famille.

À cette période, elle signe une prestation remarquée, pour le drame Sweet Land, de Marc Forster, dont elle est l'héroïne. Cette production indépendante est saluée par la critique, notamment élue Meilleur premier film lors de la cérémonie des Film Independent's Spirit Awards et lui vaut, à titre personnel, le titre de meilleure actrice au Festival du film de Newport Beach ainsi que par l'association Women Film Critics Circle Awards.


Révélation : Grey's Anatomy & Twilight
En 2007, elle poursuit dans le cinéma indépendant avec la comédie dramatique Purple Violets de et avec Edward Burns, dans lequel elle donne la réplique aux vedettes Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson et Debra Messing. Cette-année là, c'est surtout sa participation à la série dramatique et médicale à succès, Grey's Anatomy créée par Shonda Rhimes, qui retient l'attention. Son personnage dont les intrigues concernent principalement le personnage d'Alex Karev joué par Justin Chambers, intervient de manière récurrente, entre la saison trois et quatre. L'interprétation de l'actrice est à nouveau saluée par la profession et elle reçoit une citation pour le prestigieux Primetime Emmy Award de la meilleure actrice invitée dans une série télévisée dramatique.
À la suite de ce succès, elle joue dans son premier blockbuster pour la romance fantastique adulée par un jeune public Twilight, chapitre I : Fascination. Il s'agit du le premier film tiré de la série de romans Twilight de Stephenie Meyer. Elle y interprète le personnage d'Esmée Cullen, une ancienne restauratrice de vieux bâtiments devenue vampire et épouse de Carlisle Cullen interprété par Peter Facinelli.

Face à un tel succès et à l'engouement suscité, l'actrice restera en toute logique fidèle à ce personnage qui apparaît dans tous les longs métrages qui constituent la saga. Il s'en suit, chronologiquement, en 2009, le second tome qui confirme le succès Twilight, chapitre II : Tentation, l'année d'après, le troisième chapitre Twilight, chapitre III : Hésitation et enfin Twilight, chapitres IV et V : Révélation, les deux derniers volets respectivement commercialisés entre 2011 et 2012.

Entre temps, forte d'une nouvelle notoriété, elle tente de porter la série comique The Ex List, mais les audiences catastrophique conduisent le réseau CBS à interrompre la diffusion au bout de quatre épisodes seulement. Elle n'abandonne pas le cinéma indépendant et joue aux côtés de Joseph Fiennes dans le drame A contre-courant, récompensé lors du Festival international du film de Dallas. En 2011, elle joue un rôle secondaire dans le drame romantique Le Jour où je l'ai rencontrée porté par les jeunes valeurs montantes Emma Roberts et Freddie Highmore et elle accompagne l'oscarisée Charlize Theron dans sa comédie remarquée Young Adult.


Alternance cinéma et télévision
L'année d'après, qui coïncide avec la clôture de la saga cinématographique Twilight, elle seconde Josh Radnor dans son film Love and Other Lessons. Dans le même temps, elle joue dans une poignée d'épisodes de l'acclamée The Good Wife.

Les années qui suivent sont similaires dans le parcours de l'actrice : Entre 2013 et 2015, elle s'invite sur le plateau de séries comme Bonnie & Clyde, True Detective et Mad Men. Au cinéma, elle rejoint la distribution principale du drame fantaisiste One and Two, nommé lors de la Berlinale 2015, elle donne la réplique à Sally Field dans la comédie dramatique saluée Hello, My Name Is Doris mais elle est surtout l'héroïne du film d'horreur Ouija : les origines sorti en 2016. Il s'agit d'une préquelle du film Ouija, sorti en 2014. Le film est adapté du jeu Ouija et plus précisément de la version éditée par la société Hasbro. Ce second volet reçoit un accueil critique beaucoup plus favorable que son prédécesseur, en dépit de résultats au box office, légèrement inférieurs.

En 2017, elle est à l'affiche de deux séries : d'abord la mini-série criminelle Manhunt: Unabomber porté par un duo masculin musclé Sam Worthington et Paul Bettany et elle joue un rôle récurrent dans la série d'anthologie de Dick Wolf, Law and Order True Crime, elle y incarne le procureur adjoint Pam Bozanic.

Best films

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
(Actress)
Twilight (2008)
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Filmography of Elizabeth Reaser (23 films)

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Actress

Ouija: Origin of Evil, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about children, Jeu, Ghost films, Films about toys
Actors Henry Thomas, Annalise Basso, Elizabeth Reaser, Lin Shaye, Sam Anderson, Kate Siegel
Roles Alice Zander
Rating60% 3.0485453.0485453.0485453.0485453.048545
The plot will revolve around the same haunted board as the first Ouija, with Basso's character unwisely using it to attempt contact with her recently deceased father.
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Directed by Michael Showalter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Stephen Root, Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Reaser, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Roles Dr. Edwards
Rating65% 3.2975953.2975953.2975953.2975953.297595
Une femme qui a la soixantaine a une relation amoureuse avec un jeune salarié de l'entreprise où elle travaille.
One & Two
One & Two (2015)
, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantasy
Actors Kiernan Shipka, Timothée Chalamet, Elizabeth Reaser, Grant Bowler
Roles Elizabeth
Rating52% 2.610012.610012.610012.610012.61001
The film follows a family of four who live peacefully in purposeful isolation in a mysterious farmhouse, where siblings Zac (Timothee Chalamet) and Eva (Kiernan Shipka) begin to explore unusual abilities and dark family secrets when their mother (Elizabeth Reaser) falls ill.
Bonnie & Clyde (2013 miniseries), 4h
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary, Crime
Themes Gangster films
Actors Emile Hirsch, Holliday Grainger, Dale Dickey, William Hurt, Sarah Hyland, Holly Hunter
Roles PJ Lane
Rating65% 3.250983.250983.250983.250983.25098
The two-part TV movie is based on the true story of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber, sweeps Parker – a young and impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, who is already married – off her feet. In the early 1930s, the two embark on one of the most infamous crime sprees in American history.
Liberal Arts, 1h37
Directed by Josh Radnor
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Zac Efron, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Josh Radnor, Allison Janney, John Magaro
Roles Ana
Rating66% 3.348273.348273.348273.348273.34827
Jesse Fischer (Radnor) is a 35-year-old college admissions officer in New York City who loves literature and language, but is newly single and dissatisfied with his life and career. He believes that the happiest time of his life was the years at his unnamed Ohio liberal arts college, where he could study poetry uninterrupted, surrounded by others like him. Peter Holberg (Jenkins), his old English professor, invites Jesse back to the college to attend Peter's retirement ceremony. Jesse meets 19-year-old Zibby (Olsen), a sophomore studying drama and the daughter of Peter's friends.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, 1h55
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Mackenzie Foy, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser
Roles Esme Cullen
Rating55% 2.7596152.7596152.7596152.7596152.759615
Bella awakens from her transformation from human to vampire, aware of her new abilities, but unaware of changes within the coven, such as Jacob having imprinted on her child, Renesmee. It also appears that Bella's father, Charlie, has been attempting to contact the Cullens for updates on Bella's illness. They intend to tell him she didn't survive, which requires that they move out of Forks, Washington to protect their identities. Jacob, desperate not to lose Renesmee, tells Charlie that his daughter is in fact alive and well, and explains that Bella has had to change in order to survive. He morphs into a wolf, revealing his tribe's shape-shifting power, but does not tell Charlie about vampires.
The Art of Getting By, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson
Roles Charlotte Howe
Rating65% 3.298543.298543.298543.298543.29854
George (Freddie Highmore) is a loner high school student with a penchant for drawing and skipping class. He has a nihilistic view of the world which is why he never does homework and skips school frequently. His academic delinquency puts him on academic probation. One day while on the school roof he encounters another classmate, Sally (Emma Roberts), smoking. When a teacher appears, George pulls out a cigarette and takes the fall for Sally. The two become friends. On career day, George meets a young artist, Dustin, and finds him inspiring. He brings Sally with him to visit Dustin at his studio in Brooklyn and it becomes apparent that Dustin finds Sally attractive. Sally invites George to a New Year's Eve party. At the party, she dances with an ex-boyfriend and George gets drunk, goes outside, throws up, and falls asleep in an alley. Sally finds him there and takes him to her place, putting him to bed on a pull-out next to her bed. They grow close and George gets more involved in school.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, 1h57
Directed by Bill Condon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed
Roles Esme Cullen
Rating49% 2.4636252.4636252.4636252.4636252.463625
Bella Swan is getting ready for her wedding. During the reception, her best friend, Jacob Black the were-wolf returns after hearing about Bella and Edward's engagement. While dancing with him in the woods, away from everyone else, Bella admits that she and Edward plan to consummate their marriage on their honeymoon while she's still human. Jacob becomes furious, knowing that Edward could easily kill Bella but the other wolves restrain him from hurting Edward.
Young Adult, 1h34
Directed by Jason Reitman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Jill Eikenberry, Collette Wolfe
Roles Beth Slade
Rating62% 3.147533.147533.147533.147533.14753
Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a divorced, alcoholic 37-year-old ghost writer of a series of young adult novels, who is on deadline with her editor to finish the last book of the soon-to-be-cancelled series. Mavis receives an e-mail with a picture of the newborn daughter of her high school boyfriend Buddy Slade (Patrick Wilson) and his wife Beth (Elizabeth Reaser). Believing this to be a sign she and Buddy are meant to be together, Mavis leaves Minneapolis and returns to her hometown of Mercury, Minnesota, to reclaim her life with Buddy, under the pretext of overseeing a real estate deal.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, 2h4
Directed by David Slade
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, Jackson Rathbone, Nikki Reed
Roles Esme Cullen
Rating50% 2.511752.511752.511752.511752.51175
In Seattle, not far from Forks, Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) attacks and bites Riley Biers (Xavier Samuel), in order to begin creating an army of newborns with him. Back in Forks, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) discuss the complications of becoming an immortal vampire. At 18 years old, one year older than the age Edward was when he became a vampire, Bella expresses her aversion to the idea of marrying so young, though Edward refuses to turn her into a vampire until they are married, his argument that she should have various human experiences she would otherwise miss. While Charlie Swan (Billy Burke) investigates the disappearance of Riley Biers, Edward suspects his disappearance was caused by the newborn vampires, furthering his suspicions is Riley's intrusion into Bella's room.
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, 2h10
Directed by Chris Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Anna Kendrick, Michael Welch
Roles Esme Cullen
Rating47% 2.3615952.3615952.3615952.3615952.361595
On her 18th birthday, Bella Swan wakes up from a dream in which she sees herself as an old woman. She expresses her distaste about growing older than her boyfriend Edward Cullen, a vampire who stopped aging physically at 17. Despite her lack of enthusiasm, Edward's adoptive family throw Bella a birthday party. While unwrapping a gift, Bella gets a paper cut. Edward's brother, Jasper, becomes overwhelmed by the scent of Bella's blood and attempts to kill her. Realizing the danger that he and his family pose to Bella, Edward ends their relationship, and the Cullens leave Forks, Washington.
Against the Current, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Pell James, Justin Kirk, Elizabeth Reaser, Martin Shakar, Mary Tyler Moore
Roles Liz Clarke
Rating61% 3.099253.099253.099253.099253.09925
The film follows the story of Paul Thompson (Joseph Fiennes) who is a writer that lost his wife and child a few years back. He and his best friend, Jeff (Justin Kirk), have talked about swimming the length of the Hudson River since they were just kids. One day, Paul asks Jeff to come along with him on his trip to finally swim the whole river. Jeff agrees and brings along one of his friends, Liz (Elizabeth Reaser). Paul is determined to reach the end of the river by a certain date, August 28. Jeff and Liz have no idea the importance of the date Paul has chosen until they have already started. They realize that the date they are supposed to finish the swim is the anniversary of his family's death. Paul tells them that on that date, he is planning on killing himself. Paul's confession causes Jeff to remember a moment about five years ago when he saved Paul from committing suicide. Jeff told him that he should wait five years and if he still wanted to end his life, he would support him in it. Now, five years later, Jeff and Liz have to decide whether they should let Paul continue with his plan or try to convince him to keep living.
Twilight
Twilight (2008)
, 2h10
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Wolves in film, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film
Actors Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Ashley Greene, Billy Burke
Roles Esme Cullen
Rating52% 2.6075452.6075452.6075452.6075452.607545
Seventeen-year-old Isabella "Bella" Swan moves to Forks, a small town on the Washington coast, to live with her father, Charlie. Her mother, Renée, is remarried to a minor league baseball player, and they are often traveling. Bella makes many friends at her new high school, but she is intrigued by the mysterious and aloof Cullen siblings. Bella sits next to Edward Cullen in biology class on her first day of school, but he seems to be repulsed by her. A few days later, Bella is nearly struck by a van in the school parking lot. Edward saves her by instantaneously covering a distance of some 30 feet and putting himself between Bella and the van, stopping it without injury with only his hand. He subsequently refuses to explain his actions to Bella and warns her against befriending him.
Purple Violets, 1h41
Directed by Edward Burns
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Selma Blair, Patrick Wilson, Edward Burns, Debra Messing, Dennis Farina, Elizabeth Reaser
Roles Bernadette
Rating64% 3.2477253.2477253.2477253.2477253.247725
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Puccini for Beginners, 1h22
Directed by Maria Maggenti
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Elizabeth Reaser, Gretchen Mol, Justin Kirk, Julianne Nicholson, Jennifer Dundas, James Ransone
Roles Allegra
Rating60% 3.001063.001063.001063.001063.00106
The story begins with Samantha (Julianne Nicholson) breaking up with Allegra (Elizabeth Reaser), a lesbian author who has had relationship problems in the past. Allegra meets a man named Philip (Justin Kirk) at a party, with whom she feels a connection. The next day, she meets Grace (Gretchen Mol), Philip's ex-girlfriend, although Allegra does not know about it. Allegra and Philip begin seeing each other, and Philip leaves Grace for good. Allegra sees Grace outside of a movie theater and Grace cries about her boyfriend leaving her. Allegra goes on a date with Philip, but she leaves after thoughts in her mind tell her it's wrong to be with a guy.