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Tara Reid

Tara Reid
Image credit: Tara Reid: Robert Mora/Getty Images; American Pie: Universal

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.

CAREER RATING C-

Originally posted Jul 24, 2003