Nicole "Nikki" Houston Reed was born on May 17, 1988 in West Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Seth Reed and Cheryl Houston. She once described herself as a shy bookworm. But at the young age of twelve Nikki became very rebellious. She wrote the partially autobiographical script for the film Thirteen based on these experiences. Nikki was taking part in the casting of the film, but never quite found the right girl to play the main character. Eventually, a reluctant Nikki agreed to star. Other than in The O.C. Nikki prefers to star in films. She is in Twilight as Rosalie Hale. The film is based on the Stephenie Meyer's National Best-Seller book series, with the same title. Other film projects in 2008 are: Familiar Strangers, Previleged, Chain Letter, and Last Day of Summer.