Tara Reid life and biography

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Tara Reid biography

Date of birth : 1975-11-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wyckoff, New Jersey, USA
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-15
Credited as : Actress, Days of our Lives, Scrubs

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Tara Donna Reid is an American actress. Reid has acted on television shows such as Saved By The Bell: The New Class, Days of our Lives, California Dreams, and Scrubs.

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.

She 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 school and sex, and featured a number of unforgettable scenes and struck a chord with teenagers acrossed the country. As a result, this film went box office and tossed Tara into the spotlight and created such an impression that she has not had a second to spare these days.

Later that year, this young, bright, and extremely sexy celebrity with a very promising future had it a wave of success, appearing with the rest of the cast in Rolling Stone, and appearing all by herself on the cover of Bikini. With "Body Shots" and more films coming soon, it looks as though Tara has becoming a very popular actress than ever. Edging ever closer to leading woman status, her career continued to rise as she took on roles in such famous and success movies as Dr. T and the Women (2000), Jossie and the Pussycats (2001), and American Pie 2 (2001).

On the night of Thursday, November 4, 2004, Tara was embarrassed by a wardrobe malfunction at a highly publicized photo shoot at P. Diddy's 35th birthday party at Cipriani's Restaurant in New York when her dress fell, exposing her left breast and which photographs were subsequently distributed far and wide as a comparison to Janet Jackson's accidental exposure during her performance at Super Bowl XXXVIII. Season comes and goes, this actress is now playing the lead in videogame adaptation "Alone in the Dark."

Known for her happy-go-lucky attitude that makes her an easy actress to work with, such character has proven to attract Carson Daly, whom she used to date and was engaged to in 2000 but broke up in 2001. After the split, she has not yet dating anyone else that she's becoming so desperate in finding the right man so she got Ellen DeGeneres to help her launching "Tara's Search for Love" which more or less in form of a campaign to find the perfect spouse for her and she promised to get married in DeGeneres show if she could find the best one for her.

As a public entertainer Tara is demanded to always look "beautiful" because of the many spotlight and attention public worldwide give her. It's not surprising that she once ranked #49 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002) and has also become the first person ever to appear on multiple covers of "Maxim" magazine.

In 2005 Tara filed a lawsuit against the owners of Sky Las Vegas, a 405-unit luxury high-rise development, for using her name in an advertisement, which highlights her recent breast-baring on the red carpet outside P. Diddy's 35th birthday party in New York last November. The commercial published on February 1, 2005, featured the tagline: "Dear Tara Reid. Come let it all hang out" has hinted that she had purposely exposed her breasts, which she claims was accidental. That's why per the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court Tara claimed the ad has affected her business in that she has lost value of her reputation and thus wanting a judge to prohibit Sky Las Vegas from continuing to publish or distribute the ads.

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