- 10:49 AM, Oct 05
Tara Reid was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA on November 8, 1975 to Tom and Donna Reid, both teachers who run a pair of day care centers.Tara is of Irish, Italian, French, Hungarian, and English decent, but she has the unique all-American look. This American actress and model was grown up in Wyckoff, New Jersey. She has one sister and two brothers. Her brother named Tommy Reid, is also in the entertainment industry and has his own production company, while her brother Patrick runs a clothing store "Patrick Reid" located in Santa Monica, California, where she serves as fashion consultant.
This 5' 5" actress was five years old when she started showing off, singing and dancing on the tables in the local mall. A New York talent agent interestingly caught her improvised act and immediately signed her to work in commercials. Thus, this beautiful young lady appeared in many children's game shows, and acted in commercials for Crayola, Jell-O and McDonald's. Tara who won't stop her young ambition there, decided to make professional acting as her career goal. She was grown up in New York while she, in order to prepare her future, attended the prestigious Professional Children's School alongside such celebrities as Ben Taylor, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Macaulay Culkin.
It's in 1994 when Tara for her very first time was cast on the long time teen institution "Saved By the Bell," which is not exactly known for creating successful actresses, though Tara proved to be the one. A year after working on that TV production she moved on to perform in daytime television with a recurring role on "Days of Our Lives." Thereafter several career moves, Tara was well known for her role as Bunny in "The Big Lebowski," where she was cast as Bunny, the much younger wife of The Big Lebowski. Next she went on to the horror movie "Urban Legend", playing Tasha, the college camous DJ, which was followed by a small cameo in "Cruel Intentions", and a role in the independent flick "Girl."
In the summer of 1999 this now more of a recognizable star earned a form of screen immortality for her role as Vicky, the girlfriend of one of four high school guys who make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night in the teen-film "American Pie." Her role in this film had been centered around high