Crystal reed


Crystal reed
English Crystal reed

Reed in 2013.
Birth nameCrystal Marie Reid
Date of BirthFebruary 6, 1985 (1985-02-06) (aged 34)
Place of BirthRosville, MI, USA
Citizenship USA
Career2010 - present
IMDbID 3706952
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Crystal Marie Rid (born Crystal Marie Reed, born February 6, 1985) is an American actress. Best known for her role as Allison Argent in the television series Teen Wolf.

Early life and education

Reed was born in the city of Roseville, Michigan, in a conservative Catholic family. Having matured, the girl began to attend the Baptist church. Crystal has an older brother named Corey. She studied dances from a young age and was the captain of the cheerleader school team in high school, also played in the local public theater and was an active member of her local theater community, starring in the musicals “Annie” and “Violinist on the Roof”, “Briolin”. After graduating from school in 2003, Crystal entered Wayne University. After receiving a bachelor's degree in humanities, she moved to Chicago and began performing on the stages of local theaters. In December 2008 she moved to Hollywood to continue her career as an actress.


In 2010, she starred as a guest in C.S.I .: Crime Scene, C.S.I .: Crime Scene New York, Rizzoli and Isles. At the same time, the actress could be seen in the romantic comedy “This Wacky Love” with Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Julianne Moore and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles.

In 2011, the actress received offers to star in one of the main roles in the teenage mystical television series "Teen Wolf" (another name - "Werewolf"). The girl got the role of Allison Snappy Argent, an archer, gymnast and a hereditary hunter, with whom the werewolf falls in love.

In 2013, Crystal, along with the Cubs of the Teen Wolf television series - actors Tyler Posey, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hecklin and Holland Roden - received the Young Hollywood Awards in the nomination for Best Acting Ensemble.

In the same year, Reed starred in the horror “Obsessed”, playing a modest schoolgirl named Bess, who had long been in love with the main character Scott (Lucas Till).

Even before the filming of the 3rd season of the sensational werewolf series, Reed decided to try other roles. She turned to the executive producer of the series Jeff Davis. He talked to the scriptwriters, and they wrote changes to the plot of the series. So in March 2014, Reid left the series - according to the plot, her character Allison was killed by Oni (Craig Höningsen) due to the fact that she recognized their weakness.

“Yes, leaving the show was my choice. But how hard it was for me! I had no idea how difficult it would be when we get to the final scene. Allison has a lot from me, and from me - a lot from her. ”

Crystal’s next work was the lead role in Dennis Howe’s thriller “Too Late,” which did not achieve much success, although it received good ratings from critics and viewers.

In February 2016, the actress reappeared in the series "Teen Wolf", but not as Allison, but as Marie-Jen Valet (Zhevodanskaya Maiden), the very first hunter from Argentes. The creators explained the complete resemblance of the heroines to the fact that Marie-Jen is the ancestor of Allison Argent.

In mid-2017, Reed was offered a role in the fourth season of the Gotham television series. The girl played Sofia Falcone, daughter of the powerful leader of the mafia, Carmine Falcone. The world premiere of the new season of the gloomy television series, based on DC Comics comics, took place on September 21, 2017.

Personal life

From 2008 to 2012, Reed was married to Peter Nottoli. From 2011 to 2013, she met with British actor Daniel Sharman, a partner in the series Teen Wolf.

Since July 2013, Reed has been in a relationship with Australian host Darren McMullen. According to McMullen, they did not plan to get married and have children until gay marriage was allowed in Australia. The couple broke up in early 2019.

Childhood and youth

The hometown of the Wolf Cub star is Detroit. Here, Crystal spent her childhood and her acting career began here. Reed's parents are Catholics, which did not stop her from attending a Baptist church. The main passion of the girl was dancing. Crystal attended lessons of choreography from an early age, and as a schoolgirl, participated in various competitions. Dancing classes did not pass without a trace. Crystal parameters correspond to the model. Height and weight are 172 cm, 55 kg. Although Reid did not appear in commercials even in her youth.

Actress Crystal Reed

Crystal played her first role on the stage of an amateur theater. In her hometown, she received a university education, played in the musicals "Annie", "Briolin", then left for Chicago. Young Americans, dreaming of an acting career, always rush to Hollywood. So did Crystal. Reed moved to the starry Los Angeles area at age 23.


Reed at the beginning of 2018 managed to receive two prestigious awards. She made her debut in Skyline. In a low-budget horror movie, Crystal played the victim of a monster that invaded Los Angeles. Critics wrote angry reviews of the film, considering the dialogues poorly spelled, and the idea secondary. The audience reacted to the next horror film coldly. The director nevertheless said that the continuation of Skyline will be released presumably in 2017. However, the release did not take place.

Crystal Reed in the movie Skyline

In 2010, the aspiring actress starred in the series, but played minor and inconspicuous heroines. Popularity did not bring the role that Reed played in the tragicomedy "This Stupid Love." This film, unlike Skyline, has collected positive reviews.

But Crystal appeared in only a few scenes and film critics did not pay attention to the young actress. However, Reed was not upset, because by the time the tragicomedy appeared in cinemas, the audience had more than a month of tension in the plot of the series about werewolves.

Crystal Reed in the movie "This - Wacky - Love"

For four years, Reed in the Teen Wolf played the girl of the protagonist - a young man who becomes a werewolf against his will. In an interview, Crystal once said that Allison has become more for her, why a fictional character. It was not easy to say goodbye to your heroine.

Nevertheless, the writers included the death of Allison in the plot at the initiative of the actress. In the 47th series, which is called "Insatiable", Allison dies from the arrows of a demonic warrior. The actress claims that this scene is the most difficult of all that she happened to play in four years of filming in a mystical series.

Crystal Reed in the series Teen Wolf

Fans reacted very vividly to the death of their beloved heroine. So, in social networks there were photos of tattoos depicting the Allison arrow. The actress, who seemed to be accustomed to the popularity of her character, was struck by such an emotional reaction from her fans. Perhaps the audience love influenced Reid's decision to return to the project in 2016.

Screenwriters did not begin to resurrect the heroine loved by the audience. The actress again played in Teen Wolf, but appeared in a different capacity - in the image of the Frenchwoman Marie-Jeanne. The actress combined the shooting in the Teen Wolf with work in other projects.

Crystal Reed in the series Teen Wolf

In 2011, Reid appeared in the TV series "To Death is Beautiful." In this film, she played a guest role. Reed's popularity grew so much after the first season of Teen Wolf that in the same 2011 she was offered to play a cameo in a popular comedy series in the USA. In April 2013, the movie “Obsessed” was released, in which Crystal played Bess, the main character. The film raised $ 12 million with a budget of 1.2 million, but received negative reviews.

Crystal Reed in the series "To Death is Beautiful"

In 2015, the actress, who became famous for her role as Allison, played in a film that was far from targeted at teenagers. The detective film "Too Late" did not cause a stir: the audience did not like the prolonged scenes, strange dialogues. However, this time Reed appeared in front of the audience in an unusual role. The actress played a stripper. Her heroine dies in the first frames.

Crystal Reed in the series Gotham

A girl named Dorothy, whose image Reed embodied on the screen, appears in flashbacks, usually in a duet with John Hawks, who played the role of an eccentric detective. Despite the fact that Crystal played a striptease dancer in a film in the noir genre, in no frame did the audience see her naked. Her character is a dreamy girl. He works in a hot place, but in his free time he reads classical literature. The film received awards at film festivals in Los Angeles and Oldenburg.

Crystal Reed Now

In 2017, a burning brunette played the daughter of the leader of the Italian mafia in Gotham, a series based on the comics of the popular publisher DC Comics. The heroine Reed appeared in the fourth season, released in September.

Crystal Reed in 2018

Fans of the horror genre are eagerly awaiting a new painting featuring a popular painting. In March 2018, Ghostland is released with Crystal Reed. The film is directed by Pascal Logger.

Childhood and career in Hollywood

Crystal Reid was born in Roseville on February 6, 1985. The future celebrity has always been active and artistic. At an early age, she already studied choreography, and in her teens she became the leader of the school support group.
In her youth, Crystal was a member of the theater community and starred in musicals. Even then, stage productions completely absorbed her and she decided to devote herself to acting. In some interviews, Reed explained that such a decision was influenced by her desire to feel other people's characters and destinies.
Crystal Reid graduated in acting. After that, the theater becomes her second home. The next few years of her life, she connected with the theatrical stages of Chicago. Dreams of fame and acting lead the girl in 2008 in Hollywood.

The year 2010 was marked for Crystal by her debut on television. The first roles were episodes in the film "Skyline", "Rizzoli and Isles", "Berger Dignity". In 2011, a bright role in the series "Teen Wolf" brings her deafening popularity. It is impressive that, according to the majority of viewers, they watched this series because of Reid's participation in it.

Her filmography is small, but worthy of attention:

  • “Skyline”, “Berger Dignity”, “Rizzoli and Isles”, “C.S.I .: Crime Scene New York”, “C.S.I .: Crime Scene Julie” - 2010,
  • “This stupid love”, “To death is beautiful” - 2011,
  • "Teen Wolf" - 2011/2014,
  • “Based on compatibility” - 2012,
  • “Obsessed” - 2013
  • “Too Late” -2015.

In 2011-2012. the young movie star received several awards for her talented game in the youth series "Teen Wolf". Among them are awards in the nominations "Actress of a sci-fi series" and "Fantasy actress".

Photo: Crystal Reed

Actor career

At the same time, the actress could be seen in the romantic comedy “This Wacky Love” with Emma Stone, Steve Carrell, Julianne Moore and Ryan Gosling in the lead roles.

In 2011, the actress received offers to star in one of the main roles in the teenage mystical television series "Teen Wolf" (another name - "Werewolf"). The girl got the role of Allison Snappy Argent, an archer, gymnast and a hereditary hunter, with whom the werewolf falls in love.

Crystal Reed Biography

Date of birth: 09/17/1988
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Crystal Reed (born Crystal Reed, born September 17, 1988, Roseville, USA) is an American film actress. Among her roles, the most famous are two: the role of Denise in the fantastic thriller “Skyline” (English Skyline) and Allison Argent - in the youth television series “Teen Wolf”.

Crystal Reid was born in Roseville, Michigan. From an early age, the girl was fond of dancing, so while studying at school she was the captain of the dance team. She also devoted a lot of time to the local theater: she starred in the musicals “Annie” (Eng. “Annie”), “Violinist on the Roof” (Eng. “Fiddler on the Roof”), “Briolin” (Eng. “Grease”) ) After leaving school, Crystal entered Wayne State University at the Faculty of Fine Arts. After a while, Reid moved to Chicago and played in several local productions. However, the aspiring actress was sure that she deserved more, so in December 2008 she moved to Hollywood.

In 2010, Crystal Reed played minor roles in the television series on the work of forensic scientists - CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), CSI: Crime Scene New York (CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York) "). She was also invited to the detective television series “Rizzoli and Isles” (English “Rizzoli & Isles”) and the comedy sitcom “Hard Times of RJ Berger” (English “The Hard Times of RJ Berger”).

In the film Skyline, Crystal Reed got the role of a heroine named Denise, who, in the story, dies almost at the very beginning of the picture. Despite the fact that already in the first week of hire, Skyline paid off its budget, the weak plot, the unprocessed script and the poor play of the actors became the reason for harsh criticism of the film.

In 2011, the actress appeared in one of the episodes of the series “Until death is beautiful (Eng.“ Drop Dead Diva ”), also starred in the romantic comedy“ This - stupid - love ”(Eng.“ Crazy, Stupid, Love ”). In the series "Teen Wolf" (2011), Crystal Reed plays a major female role.

Article edited: 2015-04-04 13:19:19


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