Reiko Aylesworth

  • Birth Place: Evanston, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was born in the same hospital (although 10 years later) as her 24 husband, Carlos Bernard.
  • Studied neural science in college.
  • Made her professional stage debut in a Springfield (IL) production of West Side Story.
  • Was noticed by ABC talent scouts while acting in a 1992 Seattle stage production of Peter Pan, leading to a move to New York and her TV debut in One Life to Live in 1993.
  • Auditioned for two roles on 24 (Nina Meyers and Kate Warner)before being offered the role of Michelle Dessler.
  • In addition to 2004 and 2005 Screen Actors Guild Award ensemble nominations for 24, was nominated for a 2004 Cinescape Genre Face of the Future Award.
  • Was excited to be a semiregular on ER (2007-08) since it gave the Chicago native a chance to visit her hometown.
  • Mother was a head administrator at a jail for 10 years.
  • Of Dutch, Welsh and Japanese ancestry.
  • Ardent rodeo fan.

Awards

  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Kiefer Sutherland — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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