Crystal Reed

Crystal Marie Reed (born February 6, 1985)[1][2] is an American actress. She came to prominence playing Allison Argent in the series Teen Wolf (2011–2014).[3] She departed the series after the third season but made a guest appearance in the fifth season as Allison's ancestor Marie-Jeanne Valet. Reed went on to reprise her role as Allison Argent in the reunion film Teen Wolf: The Movie (2023).

Crystal Reed
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Reed at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Crystal Marie Reed

(1985-02-06) February 6, 1985 (age 38)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present
PartnerDarren McMullen (2013–2019)

Reed played Sofia Falcone in the fourth season of Gotham (2017–2018) and the lead role of Abby Arcane in the series Swamp Thing (2019). She has also appeared in the films, Skyline (2010), Crush (2013), Too Late (2015) and Ghostland (2018).

Early life and educationEdit

Reed was born and raised in Detroit, to Polish and Native American parents.[4] She has one older brother named Corey. Reed was raised in a conservative Catholic family, though she has also stated that she attended a Baptist church growing up and did not enjoy it. "I absolutely hated it and I knew that I would never fit in," Reed said.[5]

She graduated from Roseville High School in 2003.[6] Reed studied dance from an early age and was a dance captain in high school. She was an active member of her local community theatre and starred in the musicals Annie, Fiddler on the Roof and Grease. She attended Wayne State University and was a part of the Bachelor of Fine Arts program, but left the program when she questioned whether it was the right fit for her.[7] "I auditioned for the prestigious BFA conservatory program," she said. "They were very strict about the methods of acting, very particular about how we do things and I started questioning whether or not it was the right place for me, and whether or not [one] truly needed a degree to be an artist." She moved to Chicago and appeared in a number of local productions. In December 2008, she moved to Hollywood to pursue a screen career.[8]

CareerEdit

 
Reed at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego

In 2010, she guest starred in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: NY, Rizzoli & Isles and The Hard Times of RJ Berger.

She played Allison Argent in the MTV series Teen Wolf. Before the third season of the series, Reed wanted to move on from the show, do different things and explore other areas of film creatively. She approached executive producer of the show, Jeff Davis, who supported her decision. Reed left the show in March 2014 in the form of Allison Argent's death at the end of the third season.[9][10] Reed also stated that her desire to leave the show had to do with the difference in age to her character. Reed was 29-years old playing a 17-year old by the end of season three.[11] She appeared in the February 23, 2016, episode, "The Maid of Gévaudan" as the first Argent werewolf hunter Marie-Jeanne Valet.[12] While promoting Gotham, Reed said that she would love to be a part of a reboot or spin-off of Teen Wolf.[13]

Reed's film credits include Skyline and Crazy, Stupid, Love.[8] She starred in the horror film Ghostland, written and directed by French filmmaker Pascal Laugier.[14] The film was first released in France on March 14, 2018.

On July 22, 2017, Reed was cast in the fourth season of the Fox television series Gotham as Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Carmine Falcone. The fourth season of Gotham premiered on September 21, 2017.[15] Reed's portrayal of Falcone is the first time the comic-book character has been in a television show or movie.

On September 6, 2018, it was reported that Reed had been cast in the lead of the DC Universe television series Swamp Thing. She portrayed Abby Arcane, a smart and caring CDC Doctor who returns to her hometown in Louisiana and investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus but soon discovers that the swamp hold mystical and terrifying secrets. Swamp Thing premiered on May 31, 2019.

In September 2021, it was announced that a reunion film for Teen Wolf had been ordered by Paramount+, with Jeff Davis returning as a screenwriter and executive producer of the film. The majority of the original cast members, including Reed, were set to reprise their roles.[16][17] The film was released on January 26, 2023.

Personal lifeEdit

She was in a relationship with her Teen Wolf co-star Daniel Sharman from February 2012 to June 2013.[11] In July 2013, Reed started dating television presenter Darren McMullen.[18] McMullen and Reed broke up in early 2019.

Reed has said she moved out of her hometown because it "was completely small-minded and not accepting of things that I'm accepting of."[19] Reed campaigned for Hillary Clinton leading up to the 2016 United States presidential election.[20]

Reed lists golf as one of her hobbies when she is not acting.[21]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Skyline Denise
2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love. Amy Johnson
2012 Jewtopia Rebecca Ogin
2013 Crush Bess Direct-to-video film
2015 Too Late Dorothy Mahler
2018 Ghostland Elizabeth "Beth" Keller
2022 Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game Ellen [22]
2023 Teen Wolf: The Movie Allison Argent

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Julie Episode: "Lost & Found"
2010 CSI: NY Jules Roday Episode: "Damned If You Do"
2010 The Hard Times of RJ Berger Renee Episode: "The Berger Cometh"
2010 Rizzoli & Isles Natalie Episode: "She Works Hard for the Money"
2011 Drop Dead Diva Ali Episode: "He Said, She Said"
2011–2014 Teen Wolf Allison Argent Main role (seasons 1–3)
2016 Teen Wolf Marie-Jeanne Valet Episode: "Maid of Gévaudan"
2017–2018 Gotham Sofia Falcone Main role (season 4)
2019 Swamp Thing Abby Arcane Main role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Work Result Ref.
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Female Teen Wolf Nominated
Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Teen Wolf Nominated
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star – Female Teen Wolf Nominated
2013 Young Hollywood Awards Best Ensemble (shared with Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, and Holland Roden) Teen Wolf Won [23]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Reed, Crystal [@CrystalmReed] (February 6, 2013). "@ColtonLHaynes @MTVteenwolf I miss you. Can I borrow you back today? on my bday ?! huh huh?! :0)" (Tweet). Retrieved October 25, 2021 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Joan Rivers (Host), Crystal Reed (Guest) (August 2, 2013). Fashion Police (TV). E! Entertainment Television.
  3. ^ "Tyler Posey and Crystal Reed Exclusive Interview TEEN WOLF (MTV's Reboot Airing in 2011)". Collider. October 19, 2010. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  4. ^ Rocca, Jane (August 25, 2016). "What I know about women: Darren McMullen". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
  5. ^ Michael Jensen (August 15, 2011). ""Teen Wolf"'s Crystal Reed: "Nothing Infuriates Me More Than Small-Minded People"". Thebacklot.com. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
  6. ^ Cheney, Alexandra (June 15, 2011). "My First Job: 'Teen Wolf's' Crystal Reed". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved September 3, 2011.
  7. ^ Oliver M. Pulumbarit (July 16, 2011). "Crystal Reed, horror fan turned 'Wolf' lover". Philippine Daily Inquirer.
  8. ^ a b Teen Wolf Cast Bios - Crystal Reed[permanent dead link] - MuchMusic
  9. ^ Sandra Gonzalez (March 17, 2014). "'Teen Wolf' post-mortem: [spoiler] talks about leaving the show -- EXCLUSIVE". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  10. ^ Andy Swift (March 18, 2014). "Teen Wolf's Latest Victim Speaks Out: Why I Asked To Leave the Show". Tvline.com. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Teen Wolf Costars Crystal Reed, Daniel Sharman Break Up". US Weekly. June 28, 2013. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  12. ^ Andy Swift (January 7, 2016). "'Teen Wolf': Crystal Reed Returning In Flashback — Season 5B Spoilers". TVLine.
  13. ^ "Crystal Reed Would Love to Do a Teen Wolf Spin-Off". TV Guide. October 12, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "NEWS[Review] Pascal Laugier's Incident in a Ghostland is Problematic Shock Value in a Half-Baked Story". Bloody Disgusting. June 22, 2018. Retrieved October 25, 2021.
  15. ^ "Comic-Con: 'The Expanse' Taps 'Lost' Alum Elizabeth Mitchell For Recurring Role, Unveils New Trailer". Deadline. July 22, 2017. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  16. ^ Otterson, Joe (September 24, 2021). "Teen Wolf Revival Movie Set at Paramount Plus as Creator Jeff Davis Inks MTV Entertainment Studios Overall Deal (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 24, 2021.
  17. ^ Ausiello, Michael (May 13, 2022). "Teen Wolf Movie: Tyler Hoechlin Set to Return for Paramount+ Revival". TVLine. Retrieved May 13, 2022.
  18. ^ "We're for Sydney". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  19. ^ "'Teen Wolf''s Crystal Reed: 'Nothing Infuriates Me More Than Small-Minded People'". Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  20. ^ Reed, Crystal [@crystalmreed] (August 29, 2016). "En route to Oklahoma to campain for @HillaryClinton We're stronger together! #ImWithHer" (Tweet). Retrieved October 25, 2021 – via Twitter.
  21. ^ Reed, Crystal [@crystalmreed] (January 12, 2016). "I play a golf and spend loads of time with the people that matter the most to me. #AskCrystal" (Tweet). Retrieved October 25, 2021 – via Twitter.
  22. ^ Grobar, Matt (July 28, 2021). "'Joel Courtney & Crystal Reed To Star In 'Pinball' Film From Austin And Meredith Bragg'". Deadline. Retrieved October 8, 2022.
  23. ^ Tepper, Allegra (August 2, 2013). "Kit Harington: 'Horribly Humble and Insanely British' at Young Hollywood Awards". Variety. Retrieved April 2, 2018.

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