Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born March 22, 1976 and she is an American actress, producer and entrepreneur. 

She is one of the most loved celebrities.

Reese Witherspoon Biography

She was born on March 22, 1976,  at Southern Baptist Hospital , in New Orleans , Louisiana, while her father, John Draper Witherspoon, was a student at Tulane University medical school.  Her father was born in Georgia and served as a lieutenant in the United States Army Reserves.

She was in private practice as an otolaryngologist until 2012. His mother, Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Witherspoon (born Reese), is from Harriman, Tennessee. Betty Witherspoon earned three degrees in all, including a doctorate in pediatric nursing. 

She became a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University. Ella Witherspoon has claimed descent from Scottish-born John Witherspoon, who signed the United States Declaration of Independence; however, this claim has not been verified by genealogists from the Society for Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.  Her parents are still legally married, although they separated in 1996. 

Witherspoon was raised Episcopalian and has said she is proud of the “ultimate Southern education” she received. 

She said that she gave him “a sense of family and tradition” and taught him to “be aware of people’s feelings, be courteous, be responsible and never take what you have in your life for granted.” 

At the age of seven, Wshe was selected as a model for television commercials for a flower shop, which motivated her to take acting lessons.  At age eleven, she placed first in the Ten State Talent Fair. Witherspoon received high marks in school, she loved to read and considered herself “a big idiot who read a lot of books”. 

Mentioning her love of books, she said, “I go crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart pound because I want to buy everything.”  She has been described as a “multi-achiever” and was given the nickname “Little Type A” by her parents.

Witherspoon attended high school at Harding Academy and graduated from Harpeth Hall School for Girls in Nashville, during which time she was a cheerleader. 

She later attended Stanford University to study English literature, but she left school before completing her studies to pursue an acting career. 

Reese Witherspoon Book Club

In September 2018, she published her first book, Whiskey in a Teacup , which is a lifestyle publication inspired by her Southern upbringing. 

In 2018, Witherspoon joined approximately 300 other actors, agents, writers, and entertainment employees in creating the Time’s Up initiative, which seeks to counter sexual harassment in the workplace.

Reese Witherspoon Career

Witherspoon was attending a 1991 open casting call for The Man in the Moon , intending to audition for a small role; but she was instead cast in the lead role of Dani Trant, a 14-year-old country girl who falls in love for the first time with her 17-year-old neighbor. According to The Guardian , her performance made an early impression. 

Film critic Roger Ebert commented, “His first kiss of hers is one of the most perfect little scenes I’ve ever seen in a movie.” For her role, Witherspoon was nominated for a Young Artist Award, in the category of Best Young Actress. 

Later that year, she made her television debut on Wildflowerwith Patricia Arquette.  In 1992, she appeared in the television movie Desperate Choices: To Save My Child , playing a critically ill girl. 

In 1993, she played a young wife, Nonnie Parker, in the CBS miniseries Back to Lonesome Dove , appeared in the Disney movie A Far Away Place, and had a minor role in Jack the Bear , which earned her the Young Artist Award for Best Best Co-star for a Young Actress. 

The following year, she had another leading role as Wendy Pfister in the 1994 film SFW , directed by Jefery Levy. 

In 1996, Witherspoon starred in two major films: the thriller Fear opposite Mark Wahlberg, as Nicole Walker, a teenager who begins dating a man with obsessive tendencies, and the black comedy thriller Freeway , opposite Kiefer Sutherland and Brooke Shields, in which she played Vanessa Lutz; a poor girl living in Los Angeles who meets a serial killer on her way to her grandmother’s house in Stockton.

The film received positive reviews from critics; San Francisco Chronicle’s Mick LaSalle wrote, “She, who does a Texas accent, is dazzling, totally believable in one extreme situation after another.”

Her performance earned her the Best Actress Award at the Cognac Police Film Festival and helped establish her as a rising star.  Producing the film also gave her significant acting experience; she said, “Once I got over the hurdle of that movie, which scared me to death, I felt like I could try anything.” 

In 1998, she had major roles in three films: Overnight Delivery , Pleasantville , and Twilight .  In Pleasantville , she starred opposite Tobey Maguire in a tale about teenage brothers from the 1990s who are magically transported onto the set of a 1950s television series.

She played Jennifer, the sister of the character from Maguire who is primarily concerned with appearances, relationships, and popularity. Her performance earned her praise and earned her the Young Hollywood Award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance

The Director Gary Ross applauded her efforts saying, “She commits so completely to a character and understands comedy.” 

Reese Witherspoon Awards
  • Oscar 2006: 1 award – 1 nomination- Best Leading Actress Winner
  • Oscars 2015: 1 nomination
  • Golden Globes 2000: 1 nomination
  • Golden Globes 2002: 1 nomination
  • Golden Globes 2006: 1 award – 1 nomination- Best Leading Actress – Comedy or Musical – Movie Winner
  • Golden Globes 2015: 1 nomination
  • Golden Globes 2018: 1 nomination
  • Golden Globes 2020: 1 nomination
  • BAFTA 2006: 1 award – 1 nomination- Best Leading Actress Winner
  • BAFTA 2015: 1 nomination
  • SAG 2006: 1 award – 1 nomination- Best Leading Actress Winner
  • SAG 2015: 1 nomination
  • SAG 2018: 1 nomination
  • SAG 2022: 1 nomination
  • Cannes Film Festival 1997: 1 award – 1 nomination- Best Actress Winner
  • Emmy 2017: 1 nomination
  • Emmy 2022: 1 nomination

Reese Witherspoon Movies 

1. Pleasantville (1998)

Fantasy movie in which two brothers get trapped in a 50’s TV show , where apparently everything is perfect. This groundbreaking film was nominated for an Academy Award and stars Reese Witherspoon and Tobey Maguire.

2. Freeway (1996)

Based on the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood, but set in the real world and with a much stronger theme. Vanessa Lutz (Reese Witherspoon) is a young woman who begins a journey after her mother is arrested, encountering different challenges and dangers.

3. Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Reese Witherspoon has starred in several romantic comedies and Sweet Home Alabama is one of the famous and successful ones in her career. Melanie Smooter is a successful New York fashion designer who returns to her town in Alabama to finalize her divorce from her childhood sweetheart and marry a prominent businessman.

4. The Man in the Moon (1991)

Reese Witherspoon’s first movie , just 15 years old. A story of love, heartbreak and teen drama involving two sisters and a new neighbor named Court, who comes to town and strikes up a friendship with them.

5. The Good Lie (2014)

Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon) is in charge of helping a family of brothers from Sudan , who managed to survive the war in their country and give them asylum in the United States, to start a new life. A more serious and dramatic role for the actress.

6. Mud (2012)

Although Reese’s role is secondary, it adds a lot to the story. The film is about Mud (Matthew McConaughey), a mysterious man who hides near the Mississippi River and meets two young men who start doing different favors for him, until they find out who he really is.

7.Wild (2014)

Based on a true story, Reese Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed, a woman who, with no previous experience, decides to start a long adventurous journey in a nature reserve, which ends up becoming a healing journey for her. Reese was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.

8. Election (1999)

comedy that satires school elections , mainly in high school, is based on the novel of the same name. Reese Witherspoon is Tracy, a young woman who is running to be the new student president. Her performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

9. Legally Blond (2001)

Probably his best known and most successful role. In Legally Blonde , Reese Witherspoon is Elle Woods, a young woman who wants to get a doctorate in law from Harvard, facing society’s stereotypes towards blonde women. Reese starred in a second installment in 2007 and a third is being prepared for 2022.

10. Walk The Line (2006)

Reese Witherspoon won the Oscar for Best Actress for this film , acting as June Carter, singer and wife of Johnny Cash, in this biographical film about this famous Country singer and starring Joaquin Phoenix. An unmissable film in the career of both.

Reese Witherspoon Nude

The American actress has only shown them once, in the movie Twilight , when she was 22 years old. Just once, but forcefully. Enough to make a good analysis of her breasts and come to the conclusion that they are beautiful.

Reese Witherspoon Daughter

Witherspoon met actor Ryan Phillippe at his 21st birthday party in March 1997. 

They was becaming engaged in December 1998 and married near Charleston, South Carolina, on June 5, 1999, at Old Wide Awake Plantation. 

They have two children together, a daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, born September 9, 1999  and a son, Deacon Reese Phillippe, born October 23, 2003.

In October 2006, Witherspoon and Phillippe was announcing their separation. 

In early February 2010, she was reporting to be dating Jim Toth,  a talent agent and co-head of film talent at Creative Artists Agency, where Witherspoon is a client. 

Her and Toth was announcing her engagement in December 2010,  and were married on March 26, 2011, in Ojai, California, at Libbey Ranch,  Witherspoon’s estate, which she later sold.

The couple have a son together, Tennessee James Toth, who was born on September 27, 2012.

In 2013, she was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, after Toth was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence. She pleaded no contest to obstructing an officer and was asked to pay court costs.

Reese Witherspoon Net Worth

Reese Witherspoon, 43, has a well-deserved net worth as a result of her acting career. 

Witherspoon has accumulated a million dollars in her account, despite all of her hard work and effort put into her job. Witherspoon’s net worth is reported to be $120 million.

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