Actress of The Day: ELIZABETH REASER
Next in: TWILIGHT coming out November 21st 2008.
Her Character: Esme Cullen, Carlisle’s vampire wife and a mother figure to the Cullen family.
Why we like her: Elizabeth Reaser has a definite presence in her acting that makes her compelling to watch. In her new role as Esme Cullen, she will have the opportunity to display that quality in a much more intriguing way.
Reaser was born in Bloomfield, Michigan, an affluent Detroit suburb. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School. She also attended Birmingham Seaholm High School.
She once appeared in a London stage production for only two audience members, and in preparation for her role on Saved she hung out in an emergency room, researching the behavior of medical staff. In October 2004, Interview magazine hailed her as one of the “14 To Be” emerging creative women.
She earned the “Jury Award” at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2006 for her work in the film Sweet Land, and in 2007 was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as “Best Female Lead” for the same part. Reaser also earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring guest appearance throughout 2007 on the television series Grey’s Anatomy as an unidentified pregnant woman suffering from amnesia. She also starred in “The Ex-List” CBS.
Reaser currently has two film projects in production, scheduled to be released in 2008. She will be playing the role of Esme Cullen in the upcoming movie Twilight, based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.
Read all our Twilight coverage here and check out more pictures and videos of Elizabeth Reaser below.