10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Nikki Reed

By now I believe that most people are aware that actress Nikki Reed and former American Idol hopeful, Paul MacDonald, tied the knot yesterday – but here are 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Nikki Reed:

1. Nikki is the daughter of an Art Director (father) and Hairdresser (mother).
2. She plays the guitar and writes songs/poetry. How talented!
3. In order to keep her hair from frying off due to intense bleaching for Twilight, Nikki opted for a wig in New Moon.
4. Nikki wrote the script for the film Thirteen in just six days. (Whoa.)
5. Being a huge animal lover, she often volunteers at animal shelters.
6. Nikki moved out on her own at the age of 14.
7. Bella and Rosalie may have taken a little while to warm up to one another, but not off-screen! Nikki and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart are official real life BFFs.
8. She has 15 piercings and 4 tattoos.
9. Nikki’s father dated director Catherine Hardwicke in high school! They pair didn’t stay together long, but Nikki went on to star in several of her films such as Thirteen, Lords of Dogtown, and Twilight.
10. Nikki never had any intentions of acting. She was originally an assistant casting director for Thirteen, but reluctantly played the role of Evie at the urging of the producers.