Blonde and buxom, actress Tara Reid is best known for her appearances in tabloids and on entertainment TV shows such as E!’s Taradise. After a childhood career before the cameras in New York, Reid moved to Hollywood at age 18 to pursue acting. Early notable roles included a role on the soap opera Days of Our Lives and a short but splashy appearance as Bunny Lebowski in the 1998 Coen brothers film The Big Lebowski. Like fellow actress Shannon Elizabeth, Reid had her career suddenly boosted by the success of the 1999 teen sex comedy American Pie (with Alyson Hannigan). In 2001 she co-starred with Rachael Leigh Cook in the movie Josie and the Pussycats (Reid played the drummer Melody and Cook played Josie), but big-screen career has limped along since. Reid has nonetheless stayed in the public eye as a celebrity party girl in the mode of Paris Hilton. Reid was much in the news after a 2006 cover story in US magazine in which she described her struggles with bad plastic surgery on her breasts and torso. Her television appearances include a semi-regular role on the whimsical medical show Scrubs (starring Zach Braff) and Taradise, a travelogue that ran on the cable channel E! for a single season in 2005.
Reid became engaged to MTV personality Carson Daly in October 2000; in July 2001 the pair announced they had split up… Reid moved to the top of the ranks in Internet searches after an appearance in 2004 at a party hosted by the musician Diddy, during which her left breast was briefly exposed to cameras.