Mostly Credited As: Reese Witherspoon
Birth Name: Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon
Date Of Birth: March 22, 1976 (Age 37)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 5' 1 ½" (1.56 m)
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.
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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