Past: Edward Anthony Masen Cullen was born the son of Elizabeth & Edward Masen on June 20, 1901. In 1918 at age seventeen, having lost his mortal family to a particularly deadly strain of Spanish Influenza, Edward found himself at death's door. Dr. Carlisle Cullen complied with her Edwards mothers last wish request the only way he knew how: by transforming Edward into a vampire.
Present: Edward lives in the wintry town of Forks, Washington with his "adopted" family: Dr. Carlisle and Esme Cullen, sisters Rosalie and Alice, and brothers Emmett and Jasper. He attends Forks High School, where Isabella Swan, human daughter of Police Chief Charlie Swan begin to attend. He falls in love with her and learns to control his thrist when around her. Edward's gift is that he can read minds, hearing peoples innermost thoughts.
Edward is described as being impossibly beautiful. His face is angular and perfect--high cheekbones, strong jawline, straight nose, and beautiful, perfect lips. His hair, which is always in casual disarray, is an unusual bronze shade inherited from his biological mother, Elizabeth. As a human, his eyes were an emerald green. He is said to have a dazzling crooked smile. He stands 6'2", has a slender yet muscular body, and is physically 17 years old.