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Nora Zehetner

October 2007 at the Londom MCM Expo
Born Nora Angela Zehetner
February 5, 1981 (1981-02-05) (age 28)
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999 - Present

Nora Angela Zehetner (born February 5, 1981) is an American film and television actress.




Early life

Zehetner was born in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Nancy Lynne (née Nelson) and John Carol Zehetner. She attended elementary school in Richardson, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, before moving back to El Paso. When she was 14 she moved to Dallas where she attended McKinney High School for several years. For one year she also attended the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, an early college entrance program at the University of North Texas for students interested in mathematics or science.

London MCM Expo 2007

Acting career

At the age of 18 Zehetner started an acting career, something she had been interested in since she was 8, and moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in a number of films like Tart (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), R.S.V.P. (2002), May (2002), The Song of Rose (2003) and others as well as in several TV series and commercials. While she is best known for her role as Laynie Hart on the WB's show Everwood, her movies are often from the comedy or the horror genre like May or R.S.V.P..

Recent productions featuring the actress include the film Brick which won the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, in which she plays the role of the rich femme fatale Laura. The soundtrack CD of this film, released on March 21 2006 by Lakeshore Records, features a full unedited performance of "The Sun Whose Rays Are All Ablaze" by Zehetner.

In the thriller-horror film Beneath, she appears in the leading role of Christy.

Zehetner recently guest-starred as Eden McCain on NBC's Heroes for eight episodes. proclaimed Zehetner as one of "The Underrated of 2006" for her role.[1]

Together with the actors and comedians Tom Arnold and Dax Shepard, Zehetner embarked in 2007 on a USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Persian Gulf region to meet with service members and sign autographs.[2]

In 2007, Zehetner played together with Marisa Berenson in the short movie Jalouse: Elegante, famous, beautiful, jolie which was produced by the French fashion magazine Jalouse to celebrate their 10th anniversary.[3]

As of late 2009, she is portraying the recurring role of Dr. Reed Adamson in the popular television series Grey's Anatomy.


Year Film Role Notes
2000 Gilmore Girls
Ep: Rory's Birthday Parties
Girl in Hallway
2001 Tart Peg
American Pie 2 Girl at Party
Going to California
Ep: Taking Care of Biscuits
Dixie Hartnett TV movie.
An American Town Glenn
2002 Septuplets
TV series
Dot Wilde
May Hoop
R.S.V.P. Leigh Franklin
Point of Origin Trish TV movie.
She Spies
Ep: Daddy's Girl
Ashley Blaine
Off Centre
Ep: The Deflower Half-Hour
2003 The Burning Land Rose
12 episodes
Laynie Hart
2005 Conversations with Other Women Young Woman
The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend Plain Jane
Brick Laura
2006 Heroes
9 episodes
Eden McCain
Fifty Pills Michelle
2007 Beneath Christy Wescot
2008 Remarkable Power Athena
Princess Ithaca TV movie.
The Brothers Bloom Rose
2009 Spooner Rose Conlin
Grey's Anatomy
5 episodes
Dr. Reed Adamson

Video clip

  • "Quand Nina est saoule " from the french singer Ours (2008)


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