Elizabeth Reaser: Birthplace, Odd Jobs, Full Facts

Elizabeth Reaser

Elizabeth Reaser nursed the dream of becoming an actress right from childhood. She worked hard to make sure that this dream came to fruition. While it has been decades since she made her acting debut, many things have happened and if you’re a fan of her, you sure you want to know every detail about her. See all the four most important facts about the actress here.

1. Elizabeth Reaser was born in Michigan

Elizabeth Reaser is the daughter of John Reaser, an attorney, and a restaurant owner. Her mother’s name Karen Davidson. Elizabeth was born on June 15, 1975, in Bloomfield, Michigan and was raised alongside her two sisters Emily Reaser and Mary Reaser.

Elizabeth attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills and Avondale High School in Auburn Hills. Elizabeth relocated with her family to a rural area when her father’s business crumbled and they couldn’t keep up with the life they were used to. Finishing high school was a miracle as her parents grappled with fees. Elizabeth later gained admission at Oakland University but dropped out after one year. While she was still trying to gather her life and what to do to a childhood dream that is at the point of becoming a nightmare, her parents divorced and her mother married Billionaire businessman William Davidson.

Elizabeth Reaser is 43 years old.

2. She once survived on odd jobs

Her parents’ divorce was a crushing blow but then she was an adult who determined to look at the positive side of things. Elizabeth started doing odd jobs to survive and even worked as a caddy at a country club. She was finally able to pay for her acting lessons as she joined Julliard School in New York, a school her parents declined to sponsor her over fears that she might lose her conventional upbringing in New York’s city lights.

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After her graduation from the Julliard School, Elizabeth worked in the theater for a while before rushing off to Los Angeles where stars are made to pursue an acting career.

3. Her career began in a sports theater

Elizabeth Reaser made her acting debut in the television series “Sports Theater with Shaquille O’Neal” where she played the role of Molly. She only appeared in one episode of the series and two years after, she appeared in the crime drama television series “The Sopranos” as Stacey. Elizabeth portrayed the role of Serena Whitfield in the police procedural drama television series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”.

Her baby steps in the acting industry disappeared as she landed more roles where she was able to showcase her talent. In 2006, her breakout role came when she landed a main role on the TNT medical television drama series “Saved”. She played the character of Alice Alden, M.D. in 13 episodes of the series. In order to play this role to the satisfaction of the producers, Elizabeth had to visit real hospital emergency rooms to study how the doctors and patients behave.

Elizabeth landed another role in another medical television drama series “Grey’s Anatomy” on ABC. The series tells the stories of medical interns, patients, and residents. It first premiered on March 27, 2005, and has proved to be career sharpening series for any actor who starred in it.

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The television series was not the area where she flourished only, she was in the romantic fantasy film “Twilight” as Esme Cullen. The film earned a sequel and she reprised her role in “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”. Elizabeth has appeared in many TV roles over the years and has been was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award following the role she played on the television series “Grey’s Anatomy”. In 2019, she appeared as Mrs. Winslow in “The Handmaid’s Tale”

4. The movie star is not married

Elizabeth is discreet when it comes to relationships. During the time she dated writer/director Gavin Wiesen in 2011, it was not a piece of public news as most people got to know about the relationship when it ended. The actress could be dating at the moment as it is her norm to things that are not related to her career private. But one thing is certain, she is not married and she has never complained that she is tired of sleeping alone.

5. Elizabeth Reaser has an impressive income

Elizabeth has appeared in several movies. She acts with the motivation of someone who is afraid of going broke. But even if she decides to eat at every restaurant in Los Angeles for a whole year without acting, she would not file for bankruptcy. Her net worth is growing at the pace of her numbered filmed credits. The actor’s net worth currently stands at $2 million as of 2019.

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