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

Early LifeEdit

Zehetner was born in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Nancy Lynne 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.

Acting CareerEdit

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 Tart (2001), American Pie 2 (2001), R.S.V.P. (2002), May (2002), and The Song of Rose (2003), as well as in other films and several TV series and commercials. Zehetner is best known for her role as Laynie Hart on the WB's show Everwood.

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

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

Zehetner also guest-starred in eight episodes of NBC's Heroes as Eden McCain. proclaimed Zehetner one of "The Underrated of 2006" for her role.

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.

In 2007, Zehetner appeared 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.

From late 2009 to mid 2010, she portrayed the recurring role of Dr. Reed Adamson in the popular television series Grey's Anatomy.



Year Title Role
2001 Tart Peg
2001 American Pie 2 Girl at Party
2002 May Hoop
2002 R.S.V.P. Leigh Franklin
2003 The Burning Land Rose
2005 Brick Laura
2005 Conversations with Other Women Young Woman
2005 The Adventures of Big Handsome Guy and His Little Friend Plain Jane
2006 Fifty Pills Michelle
2007 Beneath Christy
2008 Remarkable Power Athena
2008 The Brothers Bloom Rose
2009 Spooner Rose Conlin
2009 Jerry Girl


Year Title Role
2000 Gilmore Girls Girl in Hallway
2001 Going to California Dixie Hartnett
2001 An American Town Glenn
2002 Septuplets Dot Wilde
2002 Point of Origin Trish
2002 She Spies Ashley Blaine
2002 Off Centre Lindsay
2003-2004 Everwood Laynie Hart
2006 Masters of Horror Waiter
2006-2009 Heroes Eden McCain
2008 Princess Princess Ithaca
2009 Seattle Grace: On Call Reed
2009-2010 Grey's Anatomy Dr. Reed Adamson
2010 Southland Lila Greenberg
2010 Mad Men Phoebe
2012 Common Law Kendall

Video ClipEdit

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