Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

  • Birthday: 1976-03-22
  • Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  • Also know as: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

Biography

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Witherspoon began her career as a teenager, making her screen debut in The Man in the Moon (1991). Following a leading role opposite Mark Wahlberg in Fear (1996), her breakthrough came in 1999 with a supporting role in Cruel Intentions, and for her portrayal of Tracy Flick in the black comedy Election. She gained wider recognition for her role as Elle Woods in the comedy Legally Blonde (2001) and its 2003 sequel, and for her starring role in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama (2002). In 2005, she garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in the biographical musical film Walk the Line, which won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Witherspoon then starred in several critically and commercially unsuccessful comedies, during which her sole box-office success was the romantic drama Water for Elephants (2011). She made a comeback by producing and starring as Cheryl Strayed in the drama Wild (2014), which earned her a second nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. Witherspoon has since begun work in television, by producing and starring in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies (2017–2019), the Apple TV+ drama series The Morning Show (2019–present), and the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere (2020). Witherspoon's various accolades include an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, a British Academy Film Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Big Little Lies. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world as of 2019. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 and 2015, and Forbes listed her among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019. Outside of acting, Witherspoon also owns a clothing company, Draper James, and she is actively involved in children's and women's advocacy organizations. She serves on the board of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007, serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation dedicated to women's causes. In 2000, she co-founded production company Type A Films, which has since merged with Hello Sunshine, a media firm which Witherspoon also co-founded in 2016. Hello Sunshine, focused on female-led stories, has produced many films and television series. Description above from the Wikipedia article Reese Witherspoon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

Sweet Home Alabama

2002

As Melanie "Carmichael" Smooter Perry

Vanity Fair

2004

As Becky Sharp

A Far Off Place

1993

As Nonnie Parker

Legally Blonde

2001

As Elle Woods

Just Like Heaven

2005

As Dr. Elizabeth Masterson

How Do You Know

2010

As Lisa Jorgenson

Monsters vs Aliens

2009

As Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)

The Man in the Moon

1991

As Danielle "Dani" Trant

This Means War

2012

As Lauren

Devil's Knot

2013

As Pam Hobbs

The Good Lie

2014

As Carrie Davis

Wild

2014

As Cheryl Strayed

Hot Pursuit

2015

As Cooper

9 Kisses

2014

As Girl at Costume Party

Home Again

2017

As Alice Kinney

Gunter Babysits

2017

As Rosita

Legally Blonde 3

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As Elle Woods

Pyros

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As

Your Place Or Mine

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As Debbie

The Cactus

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As

Walk the Line

2005

As June Carter

Pleasantville

1998

As Jennifer

Fear

1996

As Nicole Walker

Rendition

2007

As Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi

Freeway

1996

As Vanessa Julia Lutz

Four Christmases

2008

As Kate

Overnight Delivery

1998

As Ivy Miller

Election

1999

As Tracy Enid Flick

S.F.W.

1994

As Wendy Pfister

Best Laid Plans

1999

As Lissa

Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space

2009

As Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)

Water for Elephants

2011

As Marlena Rosenbluth

Mud

2013

As Juniper

Sing

2016

As Rosita (voice)

Sing 2

2021

As Rosita (voice)

My Darling Vivian

2020

As Self (archive footage)

Cruel Intentions

1999

As Annette Hargrove

Wildflower

1991

As Ellie Perkins

The Importance of Being Earnest

2002

As Cecily Cardew

The Trumpet Of The Swan

2001

As Serena (voice)

A Wrinkle in Time

2018

As Mrs. Whatsit

Penelope

2006

As Annie

Twilight

1998

As Mel Ames

Jack the Bear

1993

As Karen Morris

Inherent Vice

2014

As Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball

This Changes Everything

2019

As Herself

Becoming

2020

As Self

Come Home

2021

As Rosita (voice)

Little Nicky

2000

As Holly

American Psycho

2000

As Evelyn Williams

Paris Hilton Inc.: The Selling of Celebrity

2009

As Self (archive footage)

Production

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde

2003

As Executive Producer

Penelope

2006

As Producer

Four Christmases

2008

As Producer

Gone Girl

2014

As Producer

Wild

2014

As Producer

Hot Pursuit

2015

As Producer

Lucy in the Sky

2019

As Producer

The Dry

2020

As Producer

Legally Blonde 3

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As Producer

Pyros

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As Producer

Legally Blondes

2009

As Producer

Where the Crawdads Sing

2022

As Producer

Your Place Or Mine

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As Producer

The Cactus

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As Producer

The Thing About Jellyfish

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As Producer

Ashley's War

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As Producer

Fever

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As Producer

Something from Tiffany's

2022

As Producer

Run, Rose, Run

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As Producer

Fair Play

2022

As Executive Producer

A White Lie

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As Producer

Tink

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As Producer

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