Sep. 21st, 1980
La Jolla, California, USA
Autumn Reeser's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - The Bannen Way
2004 - The Girl Next Door
Guest TV Roles
Sister Grace Ashley
Autumn Reeser (born September 21, 1980) is an American actress.
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.
Reeser lives in Los Feliz, California with her husband, Jesse Warren, dogs Sadie and Gatsby and her son Finn (born May 2011). She is expecting her second child in November 2013.
- Graduated from Carlsbad High School in 1998.
- Enjoys cooking, painting, scrap-booking, reading, dancing and singing.
- Ranked #65 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
- Married to writer/director 'Jesse Warren' (qv).
- Attended UCLA, and won the InterCollegiate Mock Trial All-American Award in 1999.
- Has Papillon dog named Gatsby.
- Other interests include drawing, horseback riding, and reading.
- Began acting in Musical Theatre at age 7.