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Reese Witherspoon

Mostly Credited As: Reese Witherspoon
Birth Name: Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon
Date Of Birth: March 22, 1976 (Age 38)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 5' 1 ½" (1.56 m)

Reese Witherspoon


Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When she was young, she moved to Germany, where her father was helping out in the military. Afterwards, they settled down in Nashville, Tennessee. She first began her career at the young age of 7 as a model. She also appeared in a few commercials. Then at age 11, she got first place in a ten-state talent contest, but her breakout role did not come until 1991 when she starred in the movie Man on the Moon. She earned excellent reviews as a 14-year-old tomboy who falls in love. Afterwards, she got into bigger movies such as Jack the Bear and A Far Off Place. Then, in 1994, she graduated from high school and decided to put her acting plans on hold, deciding to go to Stanford University to major in English. Her plans changed again when she accepted roles in movies such as Fear, co-starring Mark Wahlberg, and Freeway, co-starring Kiefer Sutherland. Though those movies did not make her into an established actress, but it did make way for better roles in movies like Pleasantville with Tobey Maguire, Cruel Intentions with future husband Ryan Phillippe, and Election with Matthew Broderick. Her biggest role up to that point came in 2001 when she starred as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. Reese followed this up with another big hit, Sweet Home Alabama. Both grossed over $100 million. Reese lived with her husband, Ryan Phillippe, and their two children, daughter Ava and son Deacon until their divorce.

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TV Appearances

Main cast 
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993)As: Ferris Dunnigan -- [Voice]
Episode Cast Credits 

TRL (1998) 
  September 14, 2005 07x7007: (Sep/14/2005) As Herself 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Reese Witherspoon, Fred Armisen, Rick Ross 01x06: (Feb/24/2014) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009) 
  Eli Manning, Adam Ferrara, Phosphorescent, K-OS 05x65: (Apr/23/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Matt Damon 11x14: (Jan/24/2013) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Daybreak (2010) 
  February 29, 2012 02x122: (Feb/29/2012) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Megan Fox, Michel Hazanavicius, Mariachi El Bronx 20x34: (Feb/27/2012) As Herself (Footage from “Oscars”), [Uncredited]
  Katie Couric, Cee-Lo Green 19x96: (Jun/06/2011) As Herself (“Ross at the MTV Movie Awards” Segment), [Uncredited]
  Reese Witherspoon, Alex Cambert, Gary Allan 16x64: (Feb/18/2008) As Herself 
  Reese Witherspoon, David Koechner, PJ Harvey 16x22: (Oct/16/2007) As Herself 

Conan (2010) 
  The Last-Minute Gift at CVS That Got Greg Laid 02x50: (Feb/14/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  The Brobdingnagian Abyssinian 01x83: (Apr/21/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Reese Witherspoon, Michael Weatherly, a Top Ten List presented by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models, Kasabian 19x90: (Feb/13/2012) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Reese Witherspoon, Colin Quinn 18x54: (Dec/10/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Reese Witherspoon, Harry Connick Jr. 16x50: (Nov/25/2008) As Herself 
  Show #2426 13x13: (Sep/14/2005) As Herself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Reese Witherspoon, Reginald D Hunter, Alex Kingston, The Musgraves 10x13: (Feb/03/2012) As Herself 
  Robert Pattinson, Reese Witherspoon, Shappi Khorsandi, Hugh Laurie 09x04: (May/06/2011) As Herself 
  Reese Witherspoon, Paul O'Grady, The Ting Tings 04x09: (Nov/27/2008) As Herself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  May 6, 2011 12x126: (May/06/2011) As Herself 

This Morning (1988) 
  May 5, 2011 23x168: (May/05/2011) As Herself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 52 01x52: (May/05/2011) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 51 01x51: (May/04/2011) As Herself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 1, Show 167 01x167: (Apr/26/2011) As Herself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 59x01: (Feb/27/2011) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 81st Annual Academy Awards 57x01: (Feb/22/2009) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 78th Annual Academy Awards 54x01: (Mar/05/2006) As Winner: Best Actress (for 'Walk the Line') 
  The 74th Annual Academy Awards 50x01: (Mar/24/2002) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 2, Show 84 02x84: (Jan/21/2011) As Herself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Reese Witherspoon, Gordon Ramsay, Sophia Loren, Russell Howard, Them Crooked Vultures 17x13: (Dec/04/2009) As Herself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Reese Witherspoon, Gabourey "Gabby" Sidibe, Kris Allen 01x103: (Nov/13/2009) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Reese Witherspoon, Martina McBride 27x148: (Mar/25/2009) As Herself 
  Season 20, Episode 56 27x61: (Nov/24/2008) As Herself 
  Simon Cowell, Reese Witherspoon 26x128: (Feb/27/2008) As Herself 
  Reese Witherspoon/Emma Watson 24x52: (Nov/15/2005) As Herself 

American Idol (2002) 
  Idol Gives Back (Apr/09/2008) As Herself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  James Blunt; Reese Witherspoon 33x125: (Feb/29/2008) As Herself 
  Fake Collagen Doctors 33x111: (Feb/11/2008) As Herself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Denzel Washington, Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon 57x30: (Oct/19/2007) As Herself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Reese Witherspoon 05x34: (Oct/19/2007) As Herself 
  Reese Witherspoon, Terrence Howard, Hazel Smith 03x53: (Nov/16/2005) As Herself 
  Reese Witherspoon/Brandy Norwood 02x02: (Sep/07/2004) As Herself 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 12x01: (Jan/29/2006) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (for 'Walk the Line') 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 63x01: (Jan/16/2006) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Walk the Line') 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Reese Witherspoon, Jon Favreau, Kevin Brennan 13x36: (Nov/15/2005) As Herself 
  Reese Witherspoon, Stephen Colbert, Gang Starr 10x142: (Jun/27/2003) As Herself 

CMT Top 20 Countdown (2001) 
  November 10, 2005 01x28: (Nov/10/2005) As Herself 

Oprah (1986) 
  O The Buzz: Ricky Martin, Reese Witherspoon and Nate's Big News 20x16: (Oct/10/2005) As Herself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 6, Episode 25 06x25: (Oct/04/2002) As Herself 

Revealed with Jules Asner (2001) 
  Reese Witherspoon 04x01: (Sep/25/2002) As Herself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  The Bart Wants What It Wants 13x11: (Feb/17/2002) Voiced  Greta Wolfcastle 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Reese Witherspoon/Alicia Keys 27x01: (Sep/29/2001) As Herself (Host) 

King of the Hill (1997) 
  High Anxiety (2) 04x14: (Feb/13/2000) Voiced  Debbie Grund, [Special Guest Stars]
  Hanky Panky (1) 04x13: (Feb/06/2000) Voiced  Debbie Grund, [Special Guest Stars]

Friends (1994) 
  The One Where Chandler Can't Cry (2) 06x14: (Feb/10/2000) As Jill Green 
  The One With Rachel's Sister (1) 06x13: (Feb/03/2000) As Jill Green 
Trivia

Majored in English Literature at Stanford University.

Left Stanford in 1998.

Reese was named one of People Magazine's '25 Most Intriguing People of 2001' and also named one of E!'s "top 20 entertainers of 2001".

Reese's father is a surgeon and mother had a Ph.D in pediatric nursing.

Reese went to Harpeth Hall School, a private school for girls in Nashville, Tennessee.

Reese collects antique linens and is crazy about old embroidery.

Her first commercial was at age 7, for a Nashville Flowery.

Reese turned down the lead roles in horror movies, Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Urban Legend

Reese has a bulldog named Frank Sinatra and a French bulldog named Coco Chanel.

"There's something about laying on the floor with your kids and hearing their belly laugh, or hearing their deep-down fears. That's what life's about."

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