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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon

Birth Date :

March 22, 1976

Birth Place :

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Spouse :

Ryan Phillippe (actor, 5-Jun-99 - 13-Jun-08), Jim Toth (hollywood agent, since 26-Mar-11)

Claim to fame :

As Elle Woods in movie "Legally Blonde" (2001)


Just a little girl from Louisiana, Reese Witherspoon had dreamt and hoped for something to come up her way and when she reached her late twenties, suddenly everything was going so fast, she was by then already a well known figure worldwide. Originally named Laura Jean, Reese was born March 22, 1976 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana but she lived in Wiesbaden, Germany for four years after her father John Witherspoon was sent to serve military there, not as a soldier but as a nose, ear and throat specialist. Her mother, Betty had also worked in medical field as PhD in pediatric nursing and later on taught her expertise at Vanderbilt University, Tennessee. Obviously having very academic parents, acting was not a choice, but out of nothing little Reese grew an interest in it. Sparked by the offer to be the model of an ad for the first time, she was appealed to the profession and started to grow fond of acting. By 13 years old, she had plumped herself with acting lessons and thus appeared for many ads such as Ames discount stores and also Opryland theme park.

Accompanying a friend to do an audition for a movie, she decided to give it a try also. Upon given some lines, the 15 years old girl impressed the casting directors and was immediately enrolled for screening test in L.A. From expecting a small role, she had surprisingly been put as the main character of "The Man in the Moon" (1991) where she became a young girl dealing with first love syndromes. And the fact that she was still pursuing study in Harpeth Hall High School, Nashville didn't stop her from taking many more jobs in the following years including TV movies "Wildflower" (1991) and "Desperate Choices: To Save My Child" (1992) as well as wide screens "A Far Off Place" (1993) and "Jack the Bear" (1993). For the latter, she won the category of Best Youth Actress Co-Starring in a Motion Picture Drama at the 1994 Young Artist Awards and so the stories had just begun.

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Reese Witherspoon to Star in and Produce 'Cold' at Lionsgate

August 11, 2015 07:08:03 GMT

is attached to star and produce supernatural film "" after Lionsgate acquired the rights to the movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Witherspoon will produce the movie alongside Bruna Papandrea through their Pacific Standard Films banner.

Reese Witherspoon: 'No One's Really Doing Parenting Perfectly'

August 10, 2015 18:40:24 GMT

Juggling motherhood and her acting career, sure has a lot to discuss about rising up her children. In an interview with Southern Living she said, "No one's really doing it perfectly," adding "I think you love your kids with your whole heart, and you do the best you possibly can."

Reese Witherspoon Enjoys Italian Vacation with Daughter Ava and Mom Betty

June 20, 2015 02:53:12 GMT

is enjoying her Italian vacation with her 15-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe and her mother Betty Reese. Reese took to Instagram on Friday, June 19 to share a photo of her, Ava and Betty each holding an ice cream. "The best way to enjoy #gelato??? #ThreeGenerations," she captioned it.

Video: Reese Witherspoon Teaches Walmart Worker How to 'Bend and Snap'

June 07, 2015 00:27:27 GMT

showed up at a Walmart shareholders meeting at the University of Arkansas' Bud Walton Arena on Friday, June 5. The "" actress took the stage and reenacted her famous "Bend and Snap" move from classic romantic comedy "Legally Blonde".

Reese Witherspoon to Produce and Star in Live-Action Tinker Bell Movie

May 21, 2015 23:51:08 GMT

Having just had her limited series "" found home at HBO, is about to add one more project into her career resume. She reportedly is in talks to produce and star in "", a Walt Disney's live adaptation of the classic "Peter Pan" character Tinker Bell.

Reese Witherspoon and 'SNL' Cast Apologize to Moms on Mother's Day

May 10, 2015 18:39:51 GMT

was joined by her mother when delivering her monologue on "". In the spirit of Mother's Day, she and the "SNL" cast brought their real-life moms and apologized to them for the bad things they did when they were young.

HBO Orders Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon's 'Big Little Lies'

May 09, 2015 20:26:30 GMT

and 's limited series "" has found a home at HBO. The premium cable network gives a straight-to-series commitment to the project which is adapted from Liane Moriarty's 2014 book of the same title.

David Letterman Jokingly Insinuates That He Is Father of Reese Witherspoon's Daughter

May 06, 2015 10:48:56 GMT

In the latest episode of "", took long time to get a joke by . The "Legally Blonde" star didn't realize that the host jokingly implied that he is her daughter's father.

Reese Witherspoon to Produce 'Second Life'

May 06, 2015 09:32:32 GMT

and Bruna Papandrea are developing a new movie for Pacific Standard. According to TB, the duo teams up with Warner Bros. to produce the film adaptation of "".

Reese Witherspoon Makes Aidy Bryant Cry in 'SNL' Promo

May 06, 2015 07:40:01 GMT

is going to show her funny side on "" this weekend, but one of her jokes isn't taken well by Aidy Bryant in a promo for the show. Bryant actually starts it first when she pokes fun at Witherspoon's name. The "Legally Blonde" star plays along and makes fun of Bryant's name, but she makes a mistake by calling the comedian a "crybaby" which does make her cry.

Miranda Lambert Debuts 'Two of a Crime' From Reese Witherspoon's 'Hot Pursuit'

April 29, 2015 08:15:12 GMT

returned on Tuesday, April 28 with a new song. The country superstar debuted "Two of a Crime" which she co-wrote and recorded for "" after being personally asked by the film's star .

Video: Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara Lip Sync Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus' Hits

April 27, 2015 09:18:09 GMT

has sure found a BFF in . The duo proves they hang out together even if they're taking a break from promoting their new film "" in a couple of recently-shared videos of themselves goofing around while lip-syncing popular songs by and .

Reese Witherspoon Shows Her Granny Panties in 'Hot Pursuit' Clip

April 27, 2015 07:35:31 GMT

Two clips for "" arrive online, giving more sneak peek at the dynamic duo of and . The former plays an uptight and by-the-book cop while the latter portrays the sexy and outgoing widow of a drug boss.

Reese Witherspoon, Louis C.K. to Host Final Episodes of 'SNL' Season 40

April 24, 2015 04:36:28 GMT

"" has booked hosts and musical guests for the last episodes of its 40th season. The show has announced through Twitter that will host the May 9 episode, marking her return after she previously hosted the show in 2001. The "" actress will be joined by as the musical guest.

ACM Awards 2015: Miranda Lambert Is Stunning, Reese Witherspoon Shines on Red Carpet

April 20, 2015 01:16:55 GMT

Red carpet was rolled out in front of AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX to welcome the celebrity guests of the 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 19. Among those turning heads with their looks were , , and .

Miranda Lambert Pens and Records a Song for Reese Witherspoon's Film 'Hot Pursuit'

April 18, 2015 02:43:37 GMT

will be featured on the soundtrack of 's "". The country sweetheart revealed in a new interview with 's "On Air" show that she was personally asked by the actress to create a song for the upcoming film.

Reese Witherspoon Talks Friends, Fears, and Role Models

April 11, 2015 02:10:15 GMT

looks beautiful and chic on the cover of InStyle's May 2015 issue, to which she opened up about her best friends, fears, and role models. Admitting in an interview with the magazine that she didn't always have the greatest friends in the world, she clearly stated, "I learned a few years ago that there are people who don't want good things for you. You've got to get away from them."

Reese Witherspoon Channels Justin Bieber in 'Hot Pursuit' Trailer

April 10, 2015 08:32:52 GMT

goes undercover in new trailer for comedy "". She unleashes her inner heartthrob and does her best impression complete with his signature side-swept hairdo.

Reese Witherspoon Enjoys Easter Weekend Basking in the Sun

April 04, 2015 05:08:52 GMT

Working hard, is playing hard too by having a spring break getaway over the Easter weekend. In a tweet pic she shared on her account, she could be seen basking in the sun in a donut-shaped pool float.

Reese Witherspoon Shares Birthday Pic on Instagram

March 23, 2015 08:49:55 GMT

Turning 39 years old on Sunday, March 22, shared her birthday picture on Instagram. The snap showed her sporting a huge smile as she was presented with a birthday cake. "Thank you everyone for all the kind & lovely birthday wishes. (and yes, there is a mariachi band behind me...)," so she captioned it.

Reese Witherspoon Teams Up With Sofia Vergara in 'Hot Pursuit' Trailer

February 13, 2015 03:08:51 GMT

will do anything to protect an eyewitness in first "" trailer. Arriving online on Thursday, February 12, the two-and-a-half minute video starts with Witherspoon being sent to 's eyewitness character to protect her. The two flee from the house during a gunfight.

Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Jones Stun at BAFTA Awards 2015

February 09, 2015 02:48:56 GMT

Hollywood celebrities flocked The Royal Opera House in London, England on Sunday, February 8 for the 2015 EE British Academy Film Awards. Among those who shone on the red carpet were , and .

Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey Added to Oscars 2015 Presenters

February 07, 2015 02:01:01 GMT

The long list of Oscars 2015 presenters keeps growing with the addition of and . Besides, , and have also been tapped to hand out statues at the highly anticipated award ceremony.

Amy Adams, Channing Tatum, Reese Witherspoon Cover Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue

February 04, 2015 09:20:09 GMT

, and cover Vanity Fair for its 21st annual Hollywood issue. In the cover photo, Channing lifts Amy up on his right shoulder while wrapping his left arm around Reese's waist.

Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone Stun at Oscars Luncheon 2015

February 03, 2015 07:04:47 GMT

A number of Oscar nominees flocked the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California on Monday, February 2 to attend the 2015 Academy Awards Nominee Luncheon. Among those who shone on the red carpet were , and .

Michael Keaton in Talks for 'Kong: Skull Island', Reese Witherspoon Joins Matt Damon in 'Downsizing'

January 08, 2015 03:46:48 GMT

Casting news from "" starring and "" starring emerged online on Wednesday, January 7 courtesy of Deadline. According to the news outlet, is currently in negotiations to star in the King Kong origin film, joining the star of "".

Benedict Cumberbatch, Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore Attend Palm Springs Film Festival

January 05, 2015 03:45:33 GMT

This year's awards season kicked off with the Palm Springs Film Festival over the weekend. On Saturday, January 3, numerous Oscar hopefuls attended the gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center. "" cast members including , Allen Leech, Alex Lawther and Matthew Beard were present alongside director Morten Tyldum. Other stars such as , , , , , and were also in attendance.

Reese Witherspoon Becomes 'Wreath Witherspoon' in Hilarious Christmas Snap

December 26, 2014 05:01:07 GMT

became the real-life "Wreath Witherspoon" in a hilarious photo posted on Instagram on Thursday, December 25. The photo was inspired by 's homemade "Wreath Witherspoon" creation which she previously debuted on "".

Videos: Benedict Cumberbatch and Reese Witherspoon Kiss, Kristen Stewart Plays Obsessive Fan

December 11, 2014 06:20:55 GMT

New York Times Magazine pairs up 18 Hollywood stars for kissing scenes, which are not part of any movies. In one video, and run into each other on the street before sharing a passionate kiss.

Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Embarrassed With Mom's 'Wild' Nude Scene

November 28, 2014 13:05:28 GMT

's nude scene in her true-story drama "" makes her daughter feel uncomfortable. She opens up in a New magazine interview, "Ava's 15 and there are parts in the film that I had to explain to her. I told her, 'I'm naked in the movie...' and she was like, 'Mom, that's so weird!' "

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