Autumn Reeser has established herself as a highly sought after young actress in film and television. She is currently shooting an independent thriller, La Llorona, and recently wrapped Amazon’s “Salvation” as well the popular TV series “The Arrangement,” opposite Josh Henderson. Appearing in an episode of FOX’s “9-1-1,” she was also in the Clint Eastwood feature “Sully,” opposite Tom Hanks, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckart, as well as in the independent film “Valley of Bones” opposite Rhys Coiro. She will next be seen in the independent film “Dead Trigger” as well as “Kill ’Em All” opposite Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Previously, Reeser starred in two ABC series “Last Resort” with Andre Braugher and Scott Speedman and “The Whispers.” In addition, she was featured as the ambitious junior agent Lizzie Grant on the seventh season of HBO’s hit series “Entourage.” She also starred in ABC’s action-packed superhero drama, “No Ordinary Family” opposite Michael Chiklis and Julie Benz. However, it was her work on the FOX hit series “The O.C.” that helped her make a name for herself. Critics buzzed about Reeser’s work as the determined go-getter, Taylor Townsend in the show’s final two seasons.
Reeser’s other credits include the CW’s “Valentine,” ABC’S “Nature of the Beast,” as well as guest roles on “Royal Pains,” “Jane By Design,” “Pushing Daisies,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “Star Trek: Voyager,” “CSI” and “Cold Case.” In addition to this she has had memorable arcs on “Hawaii Five-O,” “Necessary Roughness,” “Human Target,” “Raising the Bar,” “George Lopez,” and the Mel Gibson directed comedy series “Complete Savages.”
On the film side, Reeser appeared in “So Undercover” starring Miley Cyrus, and in “The Big Bang,” a neo-noir thriller directed by Tony Krantz, where she played the love interest for Antonio Banderas. Continuing on a path to explore diverse characters, she portrayed AK-47, a violent member of the Tremor family in “Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassin’s Ball,” as well as a reluctant teenage vampire in the horror film “Lost Boys 2: The Tribe.” Her portrayal of a small-town Southern dreamer in the indie “Our Very Own,” helped lead the cast, which included Allison Janney, Keith Carradine and Jason Ritter, to a Best Ensemble Acting award at the 2006 Saratoga Film Festival. Lastly, with her years of dance training and singing, Reeser was able to put her considerable skills to work as the villainess in the MTV musical, “The American Mall,” from the producers of Disney’s “High School Musical.”
Raised in Carlsbad, CA, Reeser spent her childhood developing a solid foundation for her acting career by playing a wide variety of characters in local musical theater productions starting at age seven. After high school, she enrolled in UCLA’s competitive theater program where she spent the next three years totally immersed in the acting world, studying theater history, acting technique, dance, voice and movement. Reeser’s love for the stage continues today.
Now living in Los Angeles with her two sons Finn and Dashiell, Reeser is a familiar face to Hallmark Channel viewers, having starred in the network’s original movies “Valentine Ever After,” “I Do, I Do, I Do,” “Midnight Masquerade,” “Love at the Thanksgiving Parade,” “A Country Wedding,” and most recently “A Bramble House Christmas,” which premiered on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries last year.