She became known for her role as the prophesying vampire, Alice Cullen, in the Twilight saga. This role earned her over four Teen Choice Awards.
In 2010, she posed for SoBe advertisements in a spray-on bikini.
She starred in the hit movie Twilight along with Taylor Lautner.
She planned to be a fashion model, but was told that she was too short, so she began taking acting classes.
She dated Chace Crawford from 2007 to 2009. In 2013, she began dating Paul Khoury.