Who is Reign Edwards?
Reign Edwards was born in Harford County, Maryland USA, on 1 December 1996 – her zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress and a singer-songwriter, perhaps known best for portraying the character Nicole Avant in the soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”.
Early life and education
Reign grew up in a working class family, alongside her older sister Angel. She was a very active and flamboyant child, and apparently her parents thought that she’d become a Hollywood star when Reign was still very young. At the age of three, she was assigned to do her first photoshoot, revealing in a recent interview that she was very shy at first, covering her face with her hands.
When she was 11 years old, her mother Destinis drove her all the way from Maryland to California, so that she could attend her first acting audition. Aside from acting, Reign also loved to play basketball, and dreamed about becoming a WNBA player, but gave up on her aspirations when she realized that she wouldn’t be tall enough to be a professional player.
After matriculating from a local high school, Reign didn’t enroll at a college, since she was already busy with work. However, she recently took one of the many free online college courses, to further educate herself.
Roles in movies
Reign made her acting debut in the 2008 romantic drama “Explicit Ills”, written and directed by Mark Weber, and which also starred Paul Deno, Rosario Dawson and Naomie Harris.
Three years later, she appeared alongside Kevin Hart and Tamal Jones in the romantic comedy “35 and Ticking”, following a group of thirty-something year-olds as they try to figure out their love lives. In the film, Reign played the younger version of the main character, Zenobia.
After having exclusively starred in TV series for a few years, she returned to film in 2018, when she played one of the leads in the horror thriller “Hell Fest”, directed by Gregory Plotkin, and which also starred Amy Forsyth and Bex Taylor-Klaus. It follows a group of teenagers being stalked by a serial killer. The film received mixed reviews from the critics, with the consensus generally being that although the movie gives the audience a reason to scream, it doesn’t offer anything that hasn’t already been seen.
Later in 2021, we’re expecting to see Reign in the drama “Love You Anyway”, written and directed by Anna Matz, which is currently in post-production.
Roles in TV series
Reign made her first TV series appearance in 2015, when she played the side character Winnie Lee, in three episodes of the Nickelodeon comedy “The Thundermans”. In the same year, she appeared alongside Zendaya, in an episode of the Disney Channel series “K.C. Undercover”.
Reign’s breakthrough TV series role was in the CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”, created by William J. Bell and Lee Philip Bell. The series is set in Los Angeles, California, and follows the Forrester family who own an haute couture business. It has been airing since 1987, and has become one of the most-watched soap operas in the world, averaging over 30 million viewers per episode.
In the series, Reign played the character of Nicole from 2015 to 2018, and for her performance was nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series category.
From 2017 to 2019, she appeared in 13 episodes of the action drama “MacGyver”, created by Peter M. Lenkov and Paul Downs Colaizzo, and which also starred Lucas Till, Tristin Mays and Justin Hires.
Reign is currently playing the role of Melody Wright, in the FX crime drama “Snowfall”, also starring Damson Idris, Carter Hudson and Dave Andron.
The series has been airing since 2017, and is set in 1983 Los Angeles, which has been hit with a crack cocaine epidemic. It has been nominated for four awards, and has received generally positive reviews from the critics, mostly praising it for the accurate re-creation of historical events.
Since 2020, she has been playing one of the leads in the Amazon original series “The Wilds”, following a group of teenagers who end up on an isolated island after their plane crashes in the ocean. The series was created by Sarah Streicher, and is also starring Rachel Griffiths, Sophia Ali and Shannon Berry.
Career as a musician
Aside from being an actress, Reign is also a talented singer and songwriter. Her original song – “These Are The Moments” – has been featured in an episode of “The Bold and the Beautiful”, and was also released on the official series’ soundtrack album. Although she is actively making music when she isn’t busy with acting, her audience is still waiting for her to release more tracks.
Love life and relationships
In August 2017, Reign was rumored to be dating her “The Bold and the Beautiful” co-star and on-screen boyfriend, Rome Flynn. The two decided to spice up the rumors by sharing a photo from the set, in which they can be seen in wedding attire.
They later clarified that they were in fact not dating, and it was revealed that Roman was actually in a relationship with another actress, Camia Marie, with whom he has a daughter today.
Since then, Reign hasn’t shared anything with the public about her relationships, as she prefers to keep her love life separate from her professional life.
She currently appears to be single, hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Reign loves watching musicals, with some of her favorites being “Hamilton”, “All That Jazz” and “Cinderella”. In a recent interview, she has revealed that she was ‘obsessed’ with “Hamilton”, and that she knows it by heart.
She has a pet cat called Midnight.
She describes herself as a homebody, and spends her free time cozied up in her apartment reading, watching movies and YouTube vlogs.
Reign is active on Twitter, with her account ‘@reignedwards’ numbering around 30,000 followers, and which she uses to communicate with her fans, often chats with them, and replies to their questions.
Appearance, age and net worth
Reign is 24 years old. She has long black hair and hazel eyes, she’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), while her vital statistics are 36-24-36.
As of June 2021, her net worth is estimated at more than $1 million.