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In 2010, Jason Mewes said that he was doing a movie called K-11 with Reed and Kristen Stewart, also of Twilight.In December 2011, it was announced that Reed joined the cast of Pawn, an indie crime thriller directed by David A. The film also stars Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Common, Michael Chiklis, Sean Faris, Stephen Lang, Marton Csokas and Jessica Szohr.In July 2013, Reed joined the cast of the independent sports comedy Balls Out, alongside Jake Lacy, Kate Mc Kinnon, Beck Bennett and Jay Pharoah. Other well-known figures in the video include Kat Dennings, Drake Bell, Drew Seeley, Amy Paffrath, and Alex Beh.The film is about a group of college friends who get together in their final year to play a game of intramural football. Reed wrote a script set in New Zealand between the 1960s and the 1980s.The film earned Reed an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, as well as several nominations.Reed was born in West Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Cheryl Houston, a beautician, and Seth Reed, a production designer.Her parents divorced when Reed was two, and she was raised by her mother.After Thirteen's success, Reed returned to Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, but dropped out again after a year.
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.
She has said she feels more versatile than her typecasting in roles of "sexy bad girls." She has sometimes been told by producers that she is too "sexy" for a particular part.
which is fronted by her Twilight co-star, Jackson Rathbone.
Reed teamed up with Staples and Do Something for their third Annual School Supply Drive in the summer of 2011. She volunteers at animal shelters in her free time and she designed a limited edition collar and leash for Gilt to benefit Aspca.
On October 22, 2014, she was honored with the ASPCA Compassion Award for her contributions to animal welfare.