Tara Reid: Sharknado, It's Become This Cult Hit

Tara Reid: Sharknado, It's Become This Cult Hit

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Tara Reid co-stars with Ian Ziering in the sequel that everyone's been waiting for…'Sharknado Two: The Other One.'

Fun facts about Tara Reid: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American model and actress. Reid has acted on television shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, Days of Our Lives, California Dreams, and Scrubs. Her film debut came in A Return to Salem's Lot (1987), followed by The Big Lebowski (1998), Urban Legend (1998), and American Pie (1999). She has since portrayed supporting as well as lead roles in several films, including Dr. T & the Women (2000), Josie and the Pussycats (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), Van Wilder (2002), My Boss's Daughter (2003), Alone in the Dark (2005), American Reunion (2012), and Sharknado (2013). She was a housemate in the 2011 series of British reality television show Celebrity Big Brother.

2) Reid began acting at age six, becoming a regular on the game show Child's Play, and appeared in over 100 commercials for corporations including Jell-O, McDonald's, Crayola and Milton Bradley. As a teenager, she was on Saved by the Bell: The New Class.

3) After moving to Hollywood in 1997, Reid transitioned to movies, landing her breakout role in 1998's The Big Lebowski. Though the film disappointed at the box office, grossing only $17 million in the US, it has gone on to become a cult favorite. Later that same year she appeared in a pair of more financially successful films, Cruel Intentions and Urban Legend, each of which grossed just under $40 million in the US and led to two sequels each, though none included Reid. Reid found her first taste of real mainstream success when she portrayed the role of the virginal Vickie in American Pie (1999), which grossed over $100 million in US. The film also marked her first film to reach #1 at the box office. In 2001, she reprised the role in American Pie 2, which opened to $45 million and grossed over $145 million in the US, almost 50% more than its predecessor. Reid did not return for American Wedding (2003), but did reprise the character in the fourth theatrical film in the series, American Reunion (2012).

'Sharknado 2' airs Wednesday night, July 30th at 9:00pm on SyFy.

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