You would have to work really hard to find someone who doesn’t remember the glory days of Tara Reid and her dominance of the screen and magazines in the 90s. From the covers of Maxim, Playboy, Rolling Stone and Seventeen, to movies like American Pie. and Van Wilder, star Tara owned us in every way in the ’90s and early ’00s . The actress was born in Wyckoff, New Jersey on November 8, 1975, to her parents who owned local daycare centers and teachers, but sadly, her father passed away in 2016 and her mother in 2018.
Tara Reid attended the distinguished Vocational School for Children, along with such talents as Macaulay Culkin, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jerry O’Connell, and Christina Ricci. She technically began her career at just six years old when she was on the game show Child’s Play, and was a commercial queen, being the face of products like Crayola, McDonald’s, Jell-O and Milton Bradley, for over 100 commercial advertisements. But her first screen role of hers was in the 1987 horror comedy, A Return to Salem’s Lot, where she played “Amanda”.
Now, what was your first recognizable role? Tara Reid was in an episode of the hit series Saved by the Bell: The New Class in 1994, and an appearance on the American soap opera, Days of Our Lives in 1995, as “Ashley.” The late ’90s would see the start of Tara Reid’s rise, as she starred in quite a few cult classics: Her role as “Bunny Lebowski” in the Coen brothers’ 1998 film The Big Lebowski kicked off, which she followed that year as “Sasha Thomas” in Urban Legend.
Keeping up the momentum, she had a small but profitable role in the hit Cruel Intentions in 1999. But her next role that year would cement Tara’s success, when she played the innocent “Victoria ‘Vicky’ Lathum” in the teen comedy American Pie. The film centers on the pact between five characters, one of whom is Vicky’s boyfriend Kevin, to lose their virginity before graduating from high school. Reid appeared in the more successful sequel, American Pie 2, but did not return for the third film.
In subsequent years, Tara Reid appeared primarily in low-budget, low-rated movies and shows in addition to her appearances in the American Pie sequels . That is, until 2013, her when she played “April” Wexler in the Syfy channel disaster comedy Sharknado. The film would bring much-needed life back to her career, and Reid would go on to star in sequels in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and the final installment in 2018.
These days, Tara Reid is still acting, but she’s doing it on her own terms. She seems to be accepting the most independent roles with the lowest budgets as well as any project she likes through her production company, Instant Entertainment. It’s not that Tara has stopped working since she rose to fame in the ’90s, but she wants more control over how the media portrays her than she did when she was at the height of her career, and she wants to create the roles. for which you think they are more suitable.
When it comes to love and relationships, Tara Reid’s romance story is about as crazy as the ’90s ever were. She dated everyone’s favorite ’90s heartthrob Devon Sawa ; the lead singer of everyone’s favorite band they denied loving, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit; and she was linked to her American Pie co-star Jason Biggs. She is rumored to have dated famous names like Tom Brady, JC Chasez, Joe Francis, Eminem, Tommy Lee, and Travis Barker over the years. She is currently dating Nathan Montpetit-Howar since the fall of 2019. In August 2022, the couple were enjoying a much-needed trip and remodeling the home they share in Los Angeles.
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