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Esme Cullen, originally born Esme Anne Platt -and later Esme Anne Evenson- is the wife of Carlisle Cullen and the adoptive mother of Edward, Rosalie, Emmett, Alice, and Jasper. Esme enjoys restoring old houses-which is proved when she restored an old house for both Rosalie and Emmett upon their marriage and Edward and Bella as well. Esme is frozen at age twenty-six and has no special ability. But yet, she has a strong ability to love passionately-she loves the people in her life with such a passion that cannot be denied. Esme stands 5’6” with caramel-colored hair. Her radiant heart-shaped face has dimples, and her figure is slender, yet rounded and soft. Esme reveals her past to Bella during the Cullen’s baseball game in Twilight. Esme is the stable mother Bella never had and treats her as her own daughter, including comforting her after several traumatic events. Esme also owns a South American island named “Isle Esme” that was purchased for her by Carlisle, and it is there that she allows Edward and Bella to spend their honeymoon.
Esme was born in the late 1800s and lived in Columbus, Ohio. It was there where she was treated at the age of sixteen by Carlisle after breaking her leg when climbing a tree. She married Charles Evenson at a young age, but was abused by him. After finding out she was pregnant, she ran away and gave birth to a son, who subsequently died a few days later. Devastated by her son’s death, Esme attempted to kill herself by jumping off of a cliff. Presumed dead, Esme was brought to a morgue. Carlisle, who remembered treating her years before, was able to sense her heartbeat and changed her into a vampire. Esme and Carlisle fell in love and married soon after. She loves her adoptive children-Edward, Bella, Rosalie, Emmett, Alice, and Jasper- as much as she did her own son, but still grieves that she cannot bear children.
Fun Fact: Once appeared in a play in London for only two audience members
Hometown(s): Bloomfield & Milford, Michigan; New York City, New York
Career: Elizabeth Reaser’s career is filled with numerous highlights. So many in fact, that it is hard to believe that this actress doesn’t land any more major roles. She graduated from Juilliard School of Drama in 1999 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. Since then she has started from the bottom of the barrel acting and has worked her way up to major motion pictures. Originally acting is daytime dramas, Reaser it mostly known for her work in Grey’s Anatomy as Ava/Rebecca Pope during 2007-2008 and with her work on the show earned the nomination for the Outstanding Guest Actress in Drama Series in 2007. Reaser has also been involved in numerous indie films which have given her more experience and the ability to be such a versatile actress. She is also known for her lead role in Sweet Land from 2006 where she was the mail-order bride who couldn’t speak English. She is also known for the Family Stone, Saved and The Ex-List. Her major debut came in 2008 where she played the role of Esme Cullen in Twilight. Reaser’s next films include Against the Current and New Moon.
About Them: Elizabeth was born in the Midwest in a Detroit city Suburb in Michigan. Since her birth, Reaser as aspired to be an actress and so planned accordingly. Her parents divorced when she was a child and she grew up in a trio of sisters. During high school she worked several odd jobs, including being a caddy at a country club. From her work with soap operas, indie films, and now major motion pictures, Reaser is a creative and adept actress. She spends time studying for her roles-in preparation for her role on the television drama Saved she hung out in an emergency room, researching the behavior of medical staff. Elizabeth is listed as a vegetarian/vegan by PETA and in addition she is a runner and huge basketball fan. Elizabeth has acknowledged she has found love, but because she doesn’t like to reveal her personal life to everyone else, she has refused to say who it is; but she has said he’s not in show business.
Quick Quote: “Within any drama in anyone’s life, there’s always a way to find the humor in it. Without humor no one cares about whatever drama is going on.”