Her parents divorced when Reed was two, and she was raised by her mother.
They finished the script for the semi-autobiographical film Thirteen in six days, a relatively short time.
Producers asked Reed to play a role in the film because they had trouble casting it, as it was an "uncomfortable" role for most young actresses.
The film starring Evan Rachel Wood was released in 2003 to positive reviews, gaining Reed some recognition in Hollywood as both a screenwriter and an actress.
Nikki, who is close friends with Ian's ex-girlfriend Nina Dobrev showed off her slender and toned limbs in a plunging tank top and tiny shorts, with her hair swept back in a bun, during her run on Saturday.
According to Hollywood Life, Nikki and Ian’s ex Nina, 25, have been pals since they got their big breaks around the same time – Nikki starring in Twilight in 2008 and Nina in The Vampire Diaries in 2009.
is an American actress, screenwriter, singer-songwriter, and model known to the general public for her portrayal of vampire Rosalie Hale in The Twilight Saga (2008–2012).
She became known in 2003, after the release of the film Thirteen, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, for which she was credited with Hardwicke as a co-writer of the screenplay, and in which she played a lead role.
The film earned Reed an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance.
Reed was born in West Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Cheryl Houston, a beautician, and Seth Reed, a set designer.
She has an older brother, Nathan August Reed and a younger half-brother Joey Reed.
Reed has said in numerous interviews that her early home life was "complicated".