Tara Reid: Robert Mora/Getty Images; American Pie: Universal
EW Staff
July 28, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

What ”American Pie”’s Tara Reid has been up to

AGE 27

‘PIE’ CHARACTER Victoria ”Vicky” Lathum, the girl who strives for perfection in everything she does — from choosing a college to losing her virginity. (Reid’s character doesn’t return for ”Wedding.”)

CLAIM TO FAME With a dozen unmemorable movies before ”Pie,” Reid needed a box office boost. She got it, only to squander her mojo on the tepid ”Just Visiting” (2001) and ”Josie and the Pussycats” (2001). These days, Reid is again a topic of Hollywood discussion — but it’s more for her myriad romances and hard-partying lifestyle (can you say ”Make it a double, Paris!”) than for her film career.

WHAT’S NEXT The good news: Her upcoming ”My Boss’s Daughter” (Aug. 22) costars the sizzling Ashton Kutcher. The bad news? The film is being released after long delays and reshoots. Even if ”Daughter” becomes a surprise hit, it may not be enough to help Reid escape her bad-girl reputation.


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