Elizabeth Ann Reaser is an American film, television, and stage actress. Her work includes the films Stay, The Family Stone, Sweet Land, Against the Current, and The Twilight Saga and the TV series Saved, Grey's Anatomy and The Ex-List.
Reaser was born in Bloomfield, Michigan, an affluent Detroit suburb, the daughter of Karen Davidson and John Reaser. Elizabeth was the middle of three sisters. Her stepfather was billionaire businessman William Davidson.
Reaser attended the Academy of the Sacred Heart in Bloomfield Hills. After high school, she attended Oakland University for one year, then attended the Juilliard School's Drama Division (1995-1999, Group 28) where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1999.
Reaser appeared in a London stage production with an audience of two people and prepared for her role on Saved by spending time in an emergency room, observing the behavior of medical staff. In October 2004, Interview magazine hailed her as one of the "14 To Be" emerging creative women. Her work in the film Sweet Land earned the "Jury Award" at the Newport Beach Film Festival and a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award "Best Female Lead" award. Reaser earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her recurring guest appearance throughout 2007 and 2008 on the television series Grey's Anatomy.
Reaser appeared on the CBS' legal drama, The Good Wife in October 2010.
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