Though she always had a love for acting,
Reen's life took a different path for over 30 years.
After graduating from the University of WI-Madison, she embarked on a 10 year career in advertising.
Then Reen had two daughters and became a stay-at-home mom.
When her girls were very young, Reen volunteered to run the theatre ministry at church, which eventually became Contra Costa Christian Theatre. She directed and produced a dozen plays and musicals, and managed over 200 volunteers. In 2004, Reen received a Shellie Award for Special Contribution to the Arts.
During the next 10 years, Reen volunteered behind the scenes as a High School Drama Director, and as Hair, Make Up and/or Costumes Manager for the shows that her daughter's were in.
In 2019, Reen played a heart surgeon, twice!
As Dr. Lynn Harris in the feature film The Perfect Race, and in the short, Knight of the Heart. Also in 2019, she had principle speaking roles in the television show Homicide Hunter, and the Family Channel/Amazon streaming series, The Dream Motel.
She is looking forward to performing the tragic role of alcoholic mother, Brooke, in the upcoming feature film, Tarnish.
In 2020, Reen's wish is to continue to serve others,
by helping them tell their stories.
In 2014, as her youngest prepared to graduate from High School, it was time to finally pursue her first passion--serving others through acting.
It's been a busy six years, some highlights include:
In 2016, she received a Best Actress nomination for her work as Detective Sharon Carson, in the 48 Hr Film Project Competition short film, "Missed Call."
Also in 2016, Reen acted opposite actress Haley Lu Richardson ("Split", "Edge of Seventeen") in "Columbus", starring Haley Lu, John Cho ("Star Trek"), and Parker Posey ("The Good Wife", "Boston Legal"), directed by Kogonada. "Columbus" garnered rave reviews at the January 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
In addition to on camera work, Reen has worked on numerous voiceover projects for film, radio and television commercials, corporate narration, and audiobooks.