‘FBI: International’: Where You’ve Seen Heida Reed Before

by Matthew Memrick

Heida Reed has international model and acting credits in her acting resume, but you’ll see her in her “FBI: International” role these days on CBS.

Before the show, the Icelandic actress starred in the BBC historical drama “Poldark” for five seasons along with a few other BBC guest show appearances.

Reed plays Jamie Kellet on the first season of the Dick Wolf show. The Budapest, Hungary-based FBI team’s mission is to locate and stop threats against American interests.

According to Distractify, the team does not carry guns and must use their quick wits and strength to overcome threats. Luke Kleintank (“The Man in the High Castle”) and Vinessa Vidotto (“Lucifer”) also star on the show.

 ‘FBI: International’ Star’s Comes From Iceland

Heida Reed’s real name is Heiða Rún Sigurðardóttir, but adopted her Reed last name as an actor. She grew up in Breiðholt, Reykjavik, in Iceland, with her parents and two siblings.

At 18, she started work at an Icelandic modeling agency before moving to Mumbai, India, for two years. After that period, she studied drama at London’s Drama Centre and graduated in 2010.

American-based producer and actor Sam Ritzenberg proposed to Reed in July 2017, but the couple had not wed yet. The 35-year-old Ritzenberg is an actor and producer. Ritzenburg’s first acting role happened to be as a boy in class for the 1996 film “Jack” with Robin Williams and Jennifer Lopez. Since then, Ritzenburg has created short films.

According to the website Celebrity Sphere, the 33-year-old Reed has a net worth of $5 million.

‘FBI: International’ Star Has Three Films Coming

In addition to her CBS series, IMDb has the actress in three upcoming films.

Former “Ghost Whisperer” and “L Word” star Rachelle Shelly stars in the indie thriller “Blank.” Reed will play Rita, an android who helps a writer cure her writer’s block. But when an unforeseen software glitch happens, the woman gets trapped inside her unit, and the android becomes unstable, leaving her unable to contact the outside world. Longtime TV comedy actor and game show host Wayne Brady also plays Henry.

In “Against The Ice,” Reed teams up with “Game of Thrones” actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The Jaime Lannister actor stars in the period drama where a Danish ship attempted to disprove the United States’ claim in 1909 to Greenland. The captain and another man stay on the island when their ship returns home. The movie then becomes a survivalist epic as they wait for the boat to return.  

Finally, Icelandic author Jon Kalman Stefansson’s book, “Summerlight… and Then Comes the Night,” was adapted into a movie. Reed plays the lead character of Elísabet. Longtime actor Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (“True Detective,” “NOS4A2”) also stars.