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Tara Reid Through the Years: Experience on Special Forces


Tara Reid Through the Years: Experience on Special Forces

Tara Reid Through the Years: After landing the part of Vicky in the American Pie series, Tara Reid shot to fame and has been in the public eye ever since, experiencing highs and lows.

At the age of six, Reid began her career in Hollywood, contributing to over a hundred commercials for companies such as McDonald’s, Crayola, Jell-O, and others. She landed her first significant movie role in 1987’s A Return to Salem’s Lot.

Although her interest is acting, she has also experimented with modeling, appearing on the covers of several publications such as Playboy, Maxim, Rolling Stone, and others.

Reid saw many highs and lows both on and off screen as she negotiated the spotlight, from failed relationships to her battles with alcohol. Prior to her reappearance in the Sharknado series, Reid had vanished from the public eye.

“I was off from work for a time. That was really annoying, Reid stated in 2021 to Entertainment Tonight. “It disturbed me that people believed me to be nothing more than a party girl, even if it wasn’t accurate… It seemed absurd to penalize someone for enjoying themselves.

“I never got into trouble, got a DUI, or really did anything bad,” she said. Thus, I believe that wasn’t correct. I felt incredibly mistreated and misunderstood by the studios as well as by many other individuals.

Scroll down to view Reid’s growth throughout time:

In 1997

As Bunny Lebowski in The Big Lebowski, Reid had her big break. Years after its box office failure, the film gained cult classic status.

In 1999

Reid had little movie parts before landing the lead part of Vicky in the American Pie series. The first American Pie movie was Reid’s first to debut at number one at the box office. She came back for the follow-up.

In 2000

Reid met Carson Daly on the TRL set, and the two started dating. The couple got engaged seven months after they first met, but the following year they called off their wedding.

In 2001

After achieving success with American Pie, Reid secured prominent parts in Van Wilder and Josie and the Pussycats.

In 2003

Reid and Ashton Kutcher starred in the movie My Boss’s Daughter. Due to the pair’s dreadful performance, Reid received his first-ever Razzie nomination.

In 2005

Reid notoriously mispronounced “Newfoundland” while advertising her movie Alone in the Dark with Christian Slater; this became a catchphrase and joke at the time. In addition, Reid appeared in her own one-season reality series Taradise in the same year.

In 2008

Reid entered treatment and finished a sixty-day course of treatment.

“I wasn’t fond of who I was. I felt confused and depressed. She said, “I went there by myself,” to In Touch in 2014. I took a stand there. I’ve never made a better choice than that one. I was rescued by rehab.”

In 2010

At the start of the year, Reid became engaged to Michael Axtmann, who was then her boyfriend, with the intention of getting married in the summer. That April, the couple decided to part ways.

In 2012

Reid chose to play the same part in the fourth American Pie movie, American Reunion, even though she was not invited back for American Wedding in 2003.

In 2013,

Reid played April Wexler in the original Sharknado TV film. From 2013 until 2018, there were five sequels to the movie.

In 2023

Reid was revealed as one of the 14 celebrities taking part in Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test, a reality competition series.

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