Sep. 21st, 1980
La Jolla, California, USA
Autumn Reeser's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - The Big Bang
2010 - The Bannen Way
2004 - The Girl Next Door
Guest TV Roles
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.
Born in La Jolla, California, USA. She is the daughter of Kim and Tom Reeser, and older sister of Melissa. She was raised in Carlsbad and Oceanside, and performed in numerous musicals with the Carlsbad Youth Theater from the ages of six to seventeen. She credits seeing a child portray a mouse in a local performance of Cinderella as the moment that interested her in acting.
As a child, Reeser was an avid reader, and won an award from her local library for Most Books Read in One Summer. Her favorite books included the Nancy Drew, Encyclopedia Brown, and Linda Craig detective series. She was a good student, involved in the Gifted and Talented Program, and was a recipient of a Scholastic award for her part as a preteen reporter in a documentary on the local homeless. She attended Carlsbad High School, where she participated in French club, cheerleading, and school plays, and worked at the clothing shop Wet Seal on the weekends.
At the age of seventeen, Reeser moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA and pursue an acting career. To support herself she waitressed in the evenings at Jerry's Famous Deli, the Gypsy Cafe, and Cafe 50's in Westwood. Eventually she began interning at a casting directors office, where she learned 'the ins and outs' of the film and television business. She quickly landed a manager and agent, and booked her first role, an alien girl on Star Trek: Voyager at the age of 20. Her career progressed to numerous guest-starring roles on sitcoms such as The George Lopez Show and Grounded For Life, and dramas such as Cold Case and CSI.
Her breakout role came in 2005, as the quirky-cute and socially awkward Taylor Townsend on the final two seasons of The O.C. (2003), which she received high critical acclaim. She's also known for her role for as firecracker junior agent Lizzie Grant on HBO's 'Entourage' as scientist Katie Andrew in ABC's No Ordinary Family (2010), along with actors 'Michael Chiklis', 'Julie Benz', 'Kay Panabaker', 'Jimmy Bennett', 'Romany Malco', and 'Stephen Collins'.
In 2012, she starred as weapons expert Kylie Sinclair in Shawn Ryan's short-lived political thriller Last Resort, on ABC. Her most recent roles have included Dr. Gabrielle Asano on Hawaii 5-0 and Abby Bruce, an ambitious sports agent opposite John Stamos on the third season of Necessary Roughness.
On May 9, 2009, Reeser married writer/director Jesse Warren in Ojai, California. They have two dogs, Sadie and Gatsby. They have two sons: Finneus James Warren, (b. May 10, 2011) and Dashiell Ford Warren, (b. November 25, 2013). In November 2014, Reeser filed for divorce from Warren, citing irreconcilable differences.
- Other interests include drawing, horseback riding, and reading.
- Daughter of Kim and Tom Reeser.
- Has Papillon dog named Gatsby.
- Attended UCLA, and won the InterCollegiate Mock Trial All-American Award in 1999.
- Began acting in Musical Theatre at age 7.
- Enjoys cooking, painting, scrap-booking, reading, dancing and singing.
- Married to writer/director 'Jesse Warren' (qv).
- Has a younger sister, Melissa.