In 2009, Nikki attended the Comic-Con convention in San Diego, along with most of the cast from The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
In order to play the character of Rosalie in Twilight, Nikki had to bleach her skin and her hair. She also wore contacts to change her eye color to gold. Since the process took 36 hours, she wore a blonde wig for the sequel, The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
Director Catherine Hardwicke, dated Nikki's father for several years. After their break-up, they remained in touch.
Nikki has worked with Catherine on the films, Twilight, Lords Of Dogtown, and Thirteen.
-2003, Young Hollywood Awards, One To Watch-Female: Thirteen
-2003, Nantucket Film Festival, Best Feature Screenplay (Shared with Catherine Hardwicke): Thirteen
-2004, Independent Spirit Awards, Best Debut Performance: Thirteen
-2006, Solstice Film Festival, Best Actress Mini's First Time: Mini's First Time
-2008, Method Fest, Best Ensemble Cast Familiar Strangers: Familiar Strangers
Schools Nikki has attended:
-Hamilton High School Academy of Music in Los Angeles
-California & Palms Middle School, Los Angeles, California
Nikki DOES NOT have a myspace page. Any profiles you see are fakes.
She is an animal lover. She has pet dogs and horses.
Nikki has contact lenses and glasses.
Nikki has 15 piercings. She has six in each ear, one tongue, one nose, and bellybutton.
She also has a tattoo on her left wrist.
Nikki Reed grew up in Culver City, California.
-2004, Independent Spirit Awards, Best First Screenplay: Thirteen
-2004, Prism Awards, Best Performance in a Theatrical Feature Film: Thirteen
-2004, Satellite Awards, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
(Shared with Evan Rachel Wood): Thirteen
-2004, Satellite Awards, Best Screenplay, Original (Shared with Catherine Hardwicke): Thirteen
Nikki loves to go horseback riding.
Nikki wrote the script for the movie Thirteen in just 6 days, while she was on winter break.
Nikki's mother is a hair dresser.
Nikki's parents are divorced. They divorced when she was 2.
Nikki has an older brother named Nathan and a younger brother named Joey.
Nikki was raised in the Jewish faith.
Nikki's mother is of mixed Italian and Cherokee Indian descent.
Nikki's father is Seth Reed, who is a art director in various movies.
Nikki plays characters that are very adventurous and somewhat damaged.
Nikki is 5'6".
Nikki is the executive producer of the movies Invincible and The Last Day of Summer.
Nikki's Film Roles:
Cherry Crush as Shay Bettencourt
Mini's First Time as Mini
American Gun as Tally
Lords of Dogtown as Kathy Alva
Thirteen as Evie Zamora
Twilight as Rosalie Hale
Familiar Strangers as Allison
Privileged as Lauren Carrington
Last Day of Summer as Stefanie
Chain Letter as Jessie Campbell
The Twilight Saga: New Moon as Rosalie Hale
K-11 as Mousey
Nikki: I didn't know when I finished Thirteen that I wanted to be an actress. I went back to high school, and then I realized I missed it. I had fallen in love with being on the set.
Nikki: I had hoped that girls all over the world would relate to Thirteen. But I had no idea that girls I was sitting next to went through the same-things I did.
Nikki: I was raised by my mom. It was definitely a struggle competing with my brother who is only one year older than me. He wanted to be my older brother but I looked older than him. We were competing for my mom's attention. There was so much tension between us that my mom backed away from us. It was so emotionally out of control.
Nikki: I went through what I went through too young. Emotionally, it was really hard juggling all these things I was going through.
Nikki: I know 13-year-old girls who are just like me, and I know 13-year-old girls who are still playing with Barbies.
Nikki: Before the 80's everything seems ancient to me.
Nikki: I grew up too fast. I looked a lot older than I was but when I was 13, I looked how I did now so I don't know if I look 18 or whatever now. There's a lot of stuff too. Competition with my brother. When I was 13, he was 14 and he was still a little boy. I would walk down the street and people would say, 'Oh, this is your little brother? He's really cute.' So just normal stuff.
Nikki: I definitely think that females have a harder time. It's a lot harder to be a girl because you're always in your head. I've heard my brother go and take it out on the football as he says. Whereas girls would rather sit down and over think things. Guys just punch a wall and I think that could be easier because that's instant release instead of letting it build it up. But a lot of people say guys just hold it in as well.
Nikki: I think my mother is my biggest influence. There are so many things I hate about her but at the same time I'm thankful for her. All I know is that when I'm a parent I want to be just like my mom. I can talk to my mom more than any of my friends could talk to their parents.
Nikki: When I co-wrote the film Thirteen, I talked about the experiences of teenage girls I personally knew. I recently turned sixteen, and the only difference in my life now is that I have fallen in love for the first time. My boyfriend is Hawaiian, he's laid back, and he couldn't care less about the Hollywood scene. The other night when we were out, I grabbed his arm and said, 'Oh my God, look! There's Jennifer Lopez.' He just turned to me and said, 'So what? You're prettier than she is.' I have the best boyfriend in the world!
Nikki (about the movie Thirteen): Most teen movies are fantasies, like The Princess Diaries. But my movie is coming from a completely different angle, which is truth. This is what really happens.
Nikki (about her character in Mini's First Time): It's a black comedy, so hopefully people will get the humor and understand that a lot of times in film what people have to do to send a strong message is make it funny so people can sit through it. Because, if you actually said everything point blank that was going on with this character, no one would be laughing or sitting in the theater.
Nikki (about her character in Mini's First Time): I think that she's replacing all of that love that she didn't get with adrenaline, almost like trying match that feeling. So, it's all about pushing the limits and pushing her parents, whose going to turn their head and care about what she's doing. She has an affair with her step father because they both have that one thing in common, they live with this absolutely wretched woman, Diane, who is played by Carrie-Anne Moss. I know it sounds awful but they end up killing her mother, but it's all done in a sort of funny manner, if that helps.
Nikki: People tend to get nervous when they're working with first time writer-directors. Because, we've all had our share of bad experiences when you work with someone who is too close to the material and can't really pull themselves away.
Nikki: I did a movie called American Gun, which should be opening in the next few weeks. It's produced by Forest Whitaker and it's about the proliferation of guns in America with a bunch of specific stories that play in towns around the country. I also did a movie called Mini's First Time with Alec Baldwin that Kevin Spacey produced. I played Mini and that's opening July 14th in New York and LA.
Nikki (about her character in Mini's First Time): I did a lot of research at the time, especially serial killers and murders - not that's what Mini is - but a lot of times people grow up and they don't have those fundamental traits that parents give them. It really messes with their emotions and their ability to feel consequences or feel empathy. That's pretty much the theory about who Mini is, she was raised with no love, no affection and no attention. So, she has this theory of firsts, she wants to do everything once.
Nikki (about her character in Mini's First Time): I just kind of loved the idea of playing a character that was so different than myself, it's actually the opposite. I grew up with very little money but with a mother who always over loved and was overly affectionate with my brother and I. So, I just thought that was something I could not relate to at all with where she was coming from, but it was something that I wanted to play.
Nikki: I finished a film called Cherry Crush, which is actually going to come out in the fall. It's got a wonderful cast and I'm very proud of it.
Nikki (about her character in Mini's First Time): Mini comes from a very troubled placed. Her mother is an alcoholic and a drug addict. Basically, it's the theory of a human being raised without any sort of affection.
Nikki: Whenever you hear that Kevin Spacey is producing a project and he is going to be very in touch and work closely with that project, it is kind of like it doesn't matter what it is, right after that you're very interested. I sat down with the writer-director and my first question was "Where did this come from?" You start having fun with directors, you have to feel like you can relate to them or at least be on the same level in terms of understanding the project and the material. You have to be sort of one with it; and he was. Then, I sat down with Kevin Spacey and Dana Brunetti, who produced it as well, who is fantastic.
Nikki (about working with director Nick Guthe): Nick was so willing to collaborate, which I think all actors hope for. We want to be directed by someone who has a strong vision, which he did. But, he was also open to rehearsals, which I love. Letting the actors play with the material a little bit and find what's most comfortable. There were certainly some things I found in the script that originally I couldn't do because I was sixteen when we shot it, even though I was playing eighteen. He was very willing to make sure that I was comfortable with what I was doing and those are all things that are really important to me.
Nikki: The number-one rule of writing is write what you know--or something like that. So I wrote about my experiences.