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Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

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Famous as :

Actress

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)

Biography


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.

Latest News


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.
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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.
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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 .
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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.
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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.
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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 .
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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 "".
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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.
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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 "".
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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.
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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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Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon to Star in 'Big Little Lies' TV Adaptation

November 26, 2014 05:09:41 GMT

and are going to team up on the small screen. The two Hollywood actresses are set to star on a limited series titled "Big Little Lies" based on Liane Moriarty's book of the same title.
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Reese Witherspoon Calls Renee Zellweger's Face Critics 'Cruel, Rude and Disrespectful'

November 20, 2014 07:53:24 GMT

shares her opinion regarding the attention has gotten for her face in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter for its Actress Roundtable issue. "It's horrible. It's cruel and rude and disrespectful, and I can go on and on and on. It bothers me immensely," the "Legally Blonde" actress says of the critics.
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Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger Join ALS Walk in Los Angeles

October 20, 2014 08:29:29 GMT

Some stars joined forces in a walk on Sunday morning, October 19 in L.A. to bring awareness to ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, which received much attention earlier this year due to ice bucket challenge. , , , and Elyes Gabel were among famous faces who took part in the walk which was held near Exposition Park.
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Reese Witherspoon Is Ready to Direct

October 13, 2014 03:22:15 GMT

may take director's chair soon. The "" actress teased the next step in her career as she attended Variety's Power of Women gala on Friday, October 10. Without spilling much detail, the "Legally Blonde" star told E! News, "I've actually been thinking about it. I'm actually working on a project right now."
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Video: Reese Witherspoon Gives a Tour at Her California Home

September 30, 2014 04:14:21 GMT

shares glimpses at her home as she accepts challenge to answer 73 questions in five minutes by Vogue. In a video shared on Monday, September 29, the "" actress gives a tour at her California home while talking about random topics such as her hip-hop name, Little Spoon, and favorite things.
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'Wild' and 'You're Not You' to Open and Close San Diego Film Festival

August 30, 2014 02:10:19 GMT

's new drama "" will take part at the 13th San Diego Film Festival as the opening film on September 24. Meanwhile, 's "" will close the festival on September 27.
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Reese Witherspoon Endures the 'Wild' in First Trailer

July 11, 2014 02:39:36 GMT

In "", took on a role that she has never been seen in before. The Oscar winner portrays Cheryl Strayed in the film adaptation of the 2012 best-seller "Wild: From Lost to Found", going on a 1,100-mile trek through the Pacific Crest Trail.
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Anne Hathaway in Talks to Replace Reese Witherspoon in 'The Intern'

February 08, 2014 03:26:15 GMT

nabs a lead role in workplace comedy "", according to The Hollywood Reporter. The "" actress is tapped to replace , who was initially booked for the female lead but forced to drop out of the project due to scheduling conflicts.
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Reese Witherspoon Laughs as Chelsea Handler Teases Her About Drunken Arrest

October 23, 2013 06:16:08 GMT

laughed at 's reference to her disorderly conduct arrest when they attended Elle's Women in Hollywood event on Monday night, October 21. As she presented an award, Handler poked fun at Witherspoon's April ordeal.
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First Look at Reese Witherspoon as Backpacker in 'Wild'

October 19, 2013 05:31:04 GMT

packs her bags and goes on a hike in her new movie "". In a first picture taken from the set, she is seen having a huge travelling bag strapped on her back while standing in an open space with steep cliffs on the background.
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Reese Witherspoon's Fairytale Comedy 'Happily Ever After' Picked Up by Disney

October 04, 2013 05:02:50 GMT

Disney has acquired "", a pitch from Nahnatchka Khan, the creator of "". Two years in development, the comedic take on the fairytale story has attached on the lead role.
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Reese Witherspoon Set to Star in Adaptation of 'Wild'

July 17, 2013 08:35:11 GMT

adds another work commitment to her packed schedule. The Oscar-winning actress is secured to produce and star in "", the upcoming adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir. Fox Searchlight Pictures has nabbed the worldwide rights to distribute the film which is penned by "" scribe Nick Hornby.
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Reese Witherspoon Accidentally Flashes Butt

June 13, 2013 04:44:44 GMT

After she made the headlines back in April for being arrested with husband Jim Toth, actress is again caught in an embarrassing situation, although far less serious than the disorderly conduct charges filed against her by Atlanta police. The 37-year-old movie star was in L.A. on Tuesday, June 11 when her skirt got caught in a sudden gust of wind, exposing her butt cheeks.
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Chris Brown Denies Hit-and-Run Accusation

May 28, 2013 02:44:48 GMT

apparently is not facing a jail time in the near future. Contrary to previous report that 's ex-boyfriend didn't give his driver license number and correct insurance info, a source told TMZ that the "Don't Wake Me Up" hitmaker did otherwise.
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Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon and More Considered to Lead Hillary Clinton Biopic

May 28, 2013 02:26:05 GMT

After getting "" director James Ponsoldt attached last April, "" now focuses on finding the best actress who will make a perfect portrayal of Hillary Clinton. First breaking the news, The Independent spills out a big reveal, claiming that several big names in Hollywood are considered for the role.
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Reese Witherspoon Gets Scolded by Her Husband in New Arrest Video

May 04, 2013 02:51:08 GMT

A newest video revealing what happened on the night and her husband Jim Toth were arrested was revealed by TMZ. It showed that not only was the "" actress arguing with the officers but she was also bickering with her husband for trying to intervene with his arrest.
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Reese Witherspoon Fined Following Disorderly Conduct Arrest

May 03, 2013 04:01:12 GMT

pleaded no contest in an Atlanta court on Thursday, May 2 for a disorderly conduct charge which is related to her arrest in Atlanta, Georgia, last month, TMZ reported. Witherspoon, who was represented by lawyer Bruce Morris at the court, was ordered to pay a fine of $213 to settle the case.
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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Resume Working After Arrest

April 25, 2013 06:56:44 GMT

and her talent agent husband Jim Toth returned to work after they experienced "embarrassing" arrest last Friday, April 19. In a picture obtained by X17Online (via TMZ), the "" actress was seen all smiles as she stepped out of a car in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
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Reese Witherspoon Bails on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' Appearance

April 23, 2013 02:32:27 GMT

It seems that tries to avoid interviews following her arrest on Friday. The Academy Award-winning actress has canceled her appearance on several TV shows scheduled for this week.
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