Tara Reid Biography

(Best Known for Her Role as ‘Vicky’ in ‘American Pie’ Film Series)

Birthday: November 8, 1975 (Scorpio)

Born In: Wyckoff, New Jersey, United States

Tara Reid started with commercials as a child and finally made heads turn when she appeared on ‘Saved by the Bell: The New Class’. Although her acting abilities have been under the scanner, she has, without doubt, pulled off the roles she has played, with élan. She eventually got a big break as ‘Bunny’ in ‘The Big Lebowski’. The movie proved to be a stepping stone in her career and she began to get better offers with films like ‘Urban Legend’ and ‘Cruel Intentions’. However, it was ‘American Pie’, the cult movie about teenagers and sexual encounters that put Reid as a promising face in Hollywood with her role as the virgin, ‘Vicky’. All this did not lead to the big successful Hollywood career. Reid had several misfires with unsuccessful movies like ‘Josie and the Pussycats’. She did return with a brief role in ‘American Pie 2’, but it unfortunately did not do much to her waning career. Reid is more famous as a designer or party goer rather than an actress owing to her off-screen goof-ups, a disastrous and publicized plastic-surgery and a host of blink-and-miss appearances.

Quick Facts

Also Known As: Tara Donna Reid

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Females


father: Tom Reid

mother: Donna

siblings: Colleen Marie, Patrick John, Tom

Born Country: United States

Actresses American Women

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females

Ancestry: Italian American, Irish American, British American, Dutch American, Hungarian American

U.S. State: New Jersey

More Facts

awards: 2005 - Stinkers Award for Worst Actress

Childhood & Early Life
Tara Donna Reid hails from Wyckoff, New Jersey. Her parents are Donna and Tom Reid who were teachers and the owners of a day-care centre. She has three siblings; Colleen Marie, Patrick John and Tom.
She went to Professional Children’s School in Manhattan and started acting when she was just four years old.
She was offered several commercials as a child and she finally appeared on ‘Child’s Play’, a game show, when she was just nine years old.
She attended several schools before finally graduating from Barnstable Academy.
She made her motion picture debut in ‘A Return to Salem’s Lot’, which released in 1987.
She starred in the teen comedy television series ‘Saved by the Bell: The New Class’ and then moved to Hollywood in 1997.
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She had her first big break with the 1998 movie, ‘The Big Lebowski’. However, the movie was not a commercial success. She then starred in ‘Urban Legend’ the same year and appeared in ‘Cruel Intentions’ as ‘Marci Greenbaum’ the following year - both of which were successful films.
In 1999, Reid portrayed the role of ‘Vicky’ in the first installment of the famous ‘American Pie’ series. This was her first commercially successful performance. However, her role as ‘Melody Valentine’ in ‘Josie and the Pussycats’ did not prove to be as successful.
Reid followed this with another performance in the sequel ‘American Pie 2’ in 2001. The movie became an even bigger success than the first one.
She then went on to star in a series of other films including, ‘National Lampoon’s Van Wilder’ and ‘Devil’s Pond’.
In 2003, Reid worked opposite Ashton Kutcher in ‘My Boss’s Daughter’ where her work was tanked by the critics. She was not a part of ‘American Pie 3’, which released the same year.
She then appeared in Uwe Boll’s ‘Alone in the Dark’ in 2005, which was a failure. The same year, her show ‘Wild on Tara Reid’ premiered on E! Channel only to be taken off air in a few months due to poor reception.
From 2007 to 2008, she starred in direct-to-video films and was the lead character in the made-for-television film ‘Vipers’.
Reid also has designed a clothing line with Christian Audigier, titled Mantra. This clothing line hit high end department stores in 2009. The following year, she did a feature for ‘Playboy’ magazine.
Reid’s thriller film ‘The Fields’ was released in 2011. The same year, she appeared in the British reality show, ‘Celebrity Big Brother 8’. She also announced that she would star in the music video ‘Wow Oh Wow’ for Jedward.
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In 2012, she once again appeared as ‘Vicky’ for the latest of the ‘American Pie’ franchise, entitled ‘American Reunion’, which was a box-office success.
Major Works
‘The Big Lebowski’ gave Reid her first big break in Hollywood. It is believed that Charlize Theron was offered the role of ‘Bunny’ but it was eventually given to Reid. The film collected a total of $46, 189, 568 worldwide and is regarded as a ‘cult favorite’.
Her role as the virgin ‘Vicky’ in the ‘American Pie’ series, cemented her place in Hollywood. The franchise became a fad among teenagers and is to date, considered a ‘sleeper hit’, which has also spawned a number of sequels.
Personal Life & Legacy
In 2001, Reid broke off her engagement with Carson Daly.
In 2006, she underwent liposculpting, which was a disaster. She also underwent a ‘doughnut mastopexy’.

In January 2010, Michael Axtmann proposed to Reid but the duo did not proceed with their wedding.

In 2010, she started dating Michael Lillelund, a Danish businessman. In 2011, they were rumoured to be married but Lillelund denied the rumours.
In 2011, she publicized another marriage with Zachary Kehayov who is a Bulgarian financier. However, later she denied any legal marriage.

She was in a relationship with Erez Eisen. She was also romantically linked to Ted Dhanik. In 2019, she started dating Nathan Montpetit-Howar.

This Hollywood actress’ brother, Tommy Reid, owns a company and a fashion brand for which she is a fashion consultant.
In 2002, this Hollywood actress of the ‘American Pie’ fame, auditioned for the role of Mary Jane in Spider-Man.

Tara Reid Movies

1. The Big Lebowski (1998)

  (Comedy, Crime)

2. Kill the Irishman (2011)

  (Biography, Drama, Crime)

3. American Pie (1999)


4. American Reunion (2012)


5. Cruel Intentions (1999)

  (Drama, Romance)

6. American Pie 2 (2001)


7. Van Wilder (2002)

  (Comedy, Romance)

8. Girl (1998)

  (Romance, Music, Comedy, Drama)

9. Just Visiting (2001)

  (Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi)

10. Devil's Pond (2003)

  (Drama, Thriller)

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