Tara remembers her first public performance,
at the age of four, on a table top in a New Jersey mall, when an
agent happened to hear her singing her heart out to passersby and
offered her work in commercials. She attended the prestigious Professional
Children's School in New York City, alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar,
Jerry O'Connell, Macualay Culkin, and Ben Taylor.
So she was ready for fame when she got her first role in 1982, in
a TV series called Child's Play, and she really thought she
had arrived when she landed a role on the TV soap, Days of Our
Lives in 1995. But Tara Reid has been almost famous for years.
She got some attention early on as Bunny Lebowski, in The Big
Lebowski, when she offered a blow job for $1000. But she got
killed off in the hit horror film Urban Legends. And she
was one of Ryan Phillippe's first victims in the runaway success
Cruel Intentions. But, finally, in 1999 all the almost famous
disappointment ended when she appeared in a little film called American
American Pie, centered around high school and sex, and featuring
a number of unforgettable scenes, struck a chord with teenagers
everywhere. The film's box office success tossed it's players into
the spotlight and created such a buzz that not one of the actors
from the film has a second to spare these days.