Autumn Reeser played Taylor Townsend on the O.C.
She first appeared during the third season and joined as a regular cast member the following season.
Reeser was born in La Jolla, California, the daughter of Kim (née Handel) and Tom Reeser. Reeser performed musical theater in her hometown from the age of six until she left at seventeen. After graduating from Carlsbad High School, she moved to Los Angeles to study at UCLA. Reeser lives in Hollywood, California. She enjoys scrapbooking, painting, and playing with her Papillon dog named Gatsby (after the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald).
On May 9, 2009, Reeser married writer/director Jesse Warren in Ojai, California. On December 1, 2010, Reeser announced she was pregnant with her first child. Her son, Finneus James, was born on May 10, 2011. On May 29, 2013, Reeser announced that she was pregnant with her second child. She is due in late November 2013.