This Michigan native started her acting career landing roles in shows on CSI, Rizzoli & Isles and The Hard Times of RJ Berger. Crystal Reed is most widely known for her role in MTV’s Teen Wolf, as Allison Argent – a descendant of a long line of werewolf hunters whose family motto is, “We hunt those who hunt us.” The show’s plot line thickens as Allison also happens to be the love interest of Scott McCall, a werewolf, initially unbeknownst to Allison.
In addition to her role in Teen Wolf, the 27-year-old actress has landed roles in feature films including, the science-fiction thriller Skyline and the positively received, “Crazy Stupid Love” in which Reed starred alongside Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone. The film was praised by Roger Ebert when he stated that “it is a sweet romantic comedy about good-hearted people.”
A former dancer and captain of her high school dance team, Reed describes herself as “passionate, spontaneous, sensual, and knowledge seeking.” On the subject of fashion Reed explains, “My style is temperamental. It changes on a whim. Given the opportunity I would wear Valentino morning, noon and night.” Reed adds, “I love style.com for fashion shows and designer bios.”
She’s a woman with many passions, explaining, “I am passionate about creating truthful experiences as much as I love being the spectator to a brilliant body of work. Honesty in art inspires me and moves me.” In a recent trip to Brazil for work, Reed explains that “the people were warm and inspiring. Brazil was beautiful and my only regret is that I wasn’t there longer.”
On a lighter note we found some interesting tidbits about Reed. For one, her favorite foods are: coffee, toast, cherries, popcorn, and wine. Her iPhone wallpaper is of her boyfriend with a power tool. “He looks sexy,” proclaims Reed. Her warmest birthday memory was “A puppy! Could it be warmer?” teases Reed. In addition, she grew up watching Fraggle Rock, Eureeka’s Castle, My Little Pony and of course, Care Bears. We also found that Reed likes to sing out loud to oldies, “oldies are my favorite because for some reason you don’t seem to care what you sound like when you’re having a nostalgic moment,” adds Reed.
There is much more to come from this well-rounded belle, so we’ll be watching her next step and you should too.
By Jenina Singh
Photographer: Amanda Peixoto-Elkins
Styling: Adeel Khan
Makeup: Kristina Goldberg
Hair: Shannon Mason