Crystal Reed, better known as Allison in teenage drama “Teen Wolf”, is a famous American model and actress, who began her career in 2010.
Age, Early Life, Education Background
Born Crystal Marie Reed on 6 February 1985 under the Aquarius zodiac sign, in Michigan, USA, the famous actress is 36 years old as of 2021. She spent her childhood in Detroit before her Catholic parents, who are of Polish descent, moved to Roseville. She was raised together with her sister Daniella and brother Corey and they would regularly go to church as a family when she was growing up.
Since she was a child, the “Teen Wolf” star has had a knack for music and dance. When she came of age, Reed was taken to Roseville High, where she followed her dreams and joined the music club, and was appointed the dance captain.
She also became her school’s drama club president, and liked attending speech class. Reed also actively contributed to the local community theatre, and played roles in several productions such as “Grease,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Annie” among others. Crystal liked going roller-skating at Great Skate as a teenager.
She completed her studies in 2003 and was taken on by Baskin-Robbins for her first job, and was paid $30 per week. She later matriculated to Wayne State University, in which she studied Fine Arts. However, she soon began questioning why she chose to join the university, during an interview saying that ‘They were very strict about the method 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 anyone needed a degree to be an artist.’
She later quit college, and moved to Chicago to pursue her full-time acting career.
Hobbies and Facts
Crystal is not afraid of sharing her political opinions publicly, and in 2016, she played a big role in campaigning for the presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton.
She is physically fit and enjoys playing golf when she is free.
The Michigan-born actress enjoys traveling and has toured many American destinations for fun and work.
She is a fashion fanatic, who likes going on shopping sprees whenever she is visiting a new destination.
Reed is an open-minded character who is both fun and likeable; she revealed during an interview that ‘Nothing infuriates me more than small-minded people…I have a lot of tolerance for a lot of things, but that’s something I don’t tolerate.’
Career and Social Media Presence
TV Series Appearances
Reed arrived in Hollywood in 2010, and soon afterwards landed her debut role in the critically acclaimed series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She made a name for herself through her praised performance, and so in the year that followed, she was cast in several productions such as “CSI:NY,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” and ” The Hard Time of RJ Berger.” She also made a brief appearance in the drama series “Drop Dead Diva” in 2011.
The same year saw her landing her breakthrough role of werewolf hunter Allison in the series “Teen Wolf,” featuring together with Tayler Posey and Dylan O’Brien. The sci-fi show aired for six seasons and was nominated for numerous awards, winning at least three Saturn Awards in the category of Best Youth-Oriented TV series.
Her performance also saw her jointly winning Best Ensemble’s Young Hollywood Award, and being nominated for several Teen Choice Awards; she exited the show after appearing in three seasons. In 2017, Crystal was seen in the fourth season of DC comics’ “Gotham,” portraying the villain Sofia, and her next role was in the show “Swamp Things” in 2019.
Crystal made her film debut in 2010, with a role in the film “Skyline” before she went for “Crazy, Stupid Love” auditions, and was selected to appear opposite Steve Carell, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling; the film received many positive reviews and was a hit, and winning several awards. In 2012, Reed was seen in several films, such as the comedy “Jewtopia,” in which she portrayed Rebecca and in the thriller “Crush,” before she appeared as Dorothy in “Too Late,” opposite John Hawkes in 2015.
In 2018, Reed played the protagonist role of Elizabeth in the horror film “Ghostland.”
Social Media Presence
Reed’s role as Alison brought her massive fame, and many additional Instagram followers; she currently has over three million. She is also very active on Twitter with more than a million followers, and uses her social media platforms to share her political ideas, photos of herself touring multiple destinations, and her recent career endeavors with her fans.
Personal Life, Rumors, and Controversy
Over the years, Reed has been romantically linked to several celebrities, and dated and married Peter Natoli, a businessman and a manager, at a private wedding ceremony in 2008, but divorced four years later for reasons that she’s kept private. She began dating Daniel Sharman, a British actor, whom she met during the shooting of an episode of “Teen Wolf ” on its second season.
During an interview that was held in 2013, she confirmed that they had called it quits, and a few months later, rumors started spreading that she was dating Darren McMullen, a Scottish TV personality, music critic, and radio presenter. The duo were allegedly living a happy life together and were often seen at shows, events, and festivals and were fond of uploading their photos together on their social media platforms. However, the duo broke up in 2019 after dating for more than six years.
Rumors and Controversy
In 2020, Reed made a controversial statement through her Instagram handle when she revealed that she had a girlfriend. People started speculating that she might be gay or bisexual since she also openly acknowledged that she shared a strong bond with “Swamp Thing” co-star Maria Sten.
Sten had gone to Europe and Crystal took to Instagram saying that ‘Can’t wait to have my girlfriend back…’ The rumors were reinforced by their (together with Maria) open support for LGBTQ society. When she was asked about the matter during an interview, she said that ‘Sten is an amazing actress, loyal beyond belief, my sandbox partner, kind, generous, glorious…” Neither of them has confirmed these allegations publicly and as of now, she is seemingly single, without children.
Physical Appearance, Height, and Weight
Crystal is white and has natural long brown hair and a set of hazel eyes. She is 5ft 8ins (1.74m) tall, weighs approximately 125lbs (57kg), and her vital statistics are 34-23-35.
Reed has been in showbiz for more than a decade now, and has starred in several top-grossing TV series, films, endorsements, and sponsorships, which has made her famous as well as wealthy. According to sources, the Michigan native is worth close to $2 million as of late 2021.