Nicole Houston “Nikki” Reed was born on 17th May 1988, in Los Angeles, California USA. She is an actress, singer and model who became known in 2003 after her appearance in “Thirteen”, a drama film based on Nikki’s life as a teenager. She became famous all over the world after she played the role of the vampire Rosalie Hale in the Twilight Series.
So just how rich is Nikki Reed? Sources estimate Nikki’s net worth is estimated by sources at $12 million, all her money having been made in the movie industry over the period from 2003. She made appearances totalling five minutes in “Twilight” and “New Moon”, for which she received more than $700,000 (she had a contract for $149,000 per-minute). “Breaking Dawn” brought her even more money, as she received $750,000 for each one of the two parts of the movie. Nikki Reed owns two houses, after selling her 2,284-square foot house in Hollywood Hills for $1.2 million. She also shares a house with her new husband in Venice, California, bought for $2.85 million in 2015. The actress also has three cars, a Toyota Tundra, a Toyota Rav4 and a Range Rover.
Nikki Reed Net Worth $12 Million
Nikki Reed started her acting career in 2003, when she was a cast member of “Thirteen”, a film based on her life. She was also a co-writer for the film’s screenplay, as it was made after her diary. After this first film, she continued working in the industry, not only as an actress, but also as a screenwriter, a singer and a songwriter. She completes her earnings from modelling.
Nikki Reed had several television projects, and starting in 2015 she is the leading actress of the television series “Sleepy Hollow”. In the film industry, she was a member of the cast for several films, such as “Catch .44”, “Pawn”, “Privileged”, and “Familiar Strangers”, “American Gun”, “Last Day of Summer”, “Enter the Dangerous Mind”, and “In Your Eyes”. She was an executive producer for the film “Last Day of Summer”, produced one episode from the television mini-series “Nine for IX Shorts”, and she was the producer for “Jack Goes Home”.
The actress won two Young Hollywood Awards in 2003 and 2010, and she has been nominated five times for Teen Choice Awards, and received one in 2010.
As a singer, Nikki Reed recorded her first song, “Now That I’ve Found You”, in 2011, and in 2013 she released her first music video for the hit “Get the Girl Back”. One of her songs, “All I’ve Ever Needed” was used on the soundtrack of the second part of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn”.
In her personal life, Nikki Reed married Paul McDonald, a singer and a songwriter, in 2001, but the couple filed for a divorce in 2014. In 2015 the actress married Ian Somerhalder, the star from “Vampire Diaries”. In her free time, Nikki Reed is an activist for animals’ rights, and in 2014, she received an ASPCA Compassion Award, for her work in preventing cruelty against animals. She also promotes healthy food in childrens’ diet.
A fan of Liam Neeson, she once visited the theatre and sat in the row behind him, spending the entire show looking at the back of his head. When she confessed this on Ellen, she talked about Liam's visit to Ellen's splash tank. Ellen then presented Nikki with the bathing briefs that Liam wore.
Ranked #42 in the 2009 Maxim "Hot 100 Women" list.
Wrote in her journal about her experiences as a young teenager. Catherine Hardwicke, the director of Thirteen (2003), read her journal and the two then decided to turn the experiences into a film. Hardwick would sit at her computer and create a structure for the film and Reed would provide the dialogue.
She grew up in Culver City, California, where her mother still resides.
Her parents divorced when she was just two years old
Has an older brother, Nathan August Reed, who was born on November 23, 1986.
Nikki's father, Seth Reed, is a set designer, and her mother, Cheryl Houston, is a hairdresser. Nikki's paternal grandfather is of half Hungarian Jewish and half German descent (Nikki's paternal great-grandmother was the sister of modernist painter August Biehle, Jr.), while Nikki's paternal grandmother is of Russian Jewish ancestry. Nikki's mother is of one quarter Italian descent, with her other ancestry being English, Scottish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), German, Swiss-German, and distant Welsh and French. Nikki was raised mostly in her father's Jewish religion (her brother had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony).
Thirteen (2003), which was written by Reed and the director, is a partially autobiographical film about Reed's rebellious life as a thirteen year old.
Often plays characters that have grown up too fast, are very adventurous and somewhat damaged.
To read what the general public thinks and to put it together with your real life, it's amazing how wrong people can be.
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.
I went through what I went through too young. Emotionally, it was really hard juggling all these things I was going through.
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.
Last year, I was like, hyperventilating. I don't want to say I've gotten used to it, but my palms aren't sweating as much . . . I love walking up to my fans and saying, "Thank you for coming". It's more real.
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.
Most teen movies are fantasies, like The Princess Diaries (2001). But my movie is coming from a completely different angle, which is truth. This is what really happens.
I've fallen on my ass I don't know how many times because I refused to listen to anyone.
I'm going to school actually while we're shooting. I'm talking five, but I was just told that two are unavailable so I'm waiting to see. I'm taking a language course, I'm taking a writing course, I'm really trying to take a Greek mythology course and a psychology course. There's so many prerequisites for this psychology. I always try to stay productive and do things that I feel nourish the brain.
Some of the greatest moments in life come from moments that are incomplete.
Part of being young is making mistakes.
I had hoped that girls all over the world would relate to Thirteen (2003). But had no idea that girls I was sitting next to went through the same-things I did.