- Won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for her work in 2003's Thirteen; also shared a Screenwriting Award for that film with Catherine Hardwicke at the Nantucket Film Festival.
- Hardwicke later directed her in 2005's Lords of Dogtown, about the Zephyr skateboarding team, and in the 2008 film adaptation of Twilight.
- Was the executive producer of the 2006 Disney sports drama Invincible.
- Directed longtime pal Sage's music video for her 2010 single "Edie Sedgwick."
- 2004, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Debut Performance: Winner
- 2004, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Screenplay: Nominee
- Paul McDonald — Ex-husband
- Ian Somerhalder — Husband
- Paris Kasidokostas Latsis — Ex-significant Other
- Nathan Reed — Brother
- Cheryl Houston — Mother
- Seth Reed — Father
- Birth Name: Nicole Houston Reed
- Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Birthday: May 17, 1988, Taurus
- Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer