Reese Witherspoon

  • 31 October 2005

Date of birth

22nd March, 1976




1st January, 1970



Reese Witherspoon is an American actress who first gained recognition for her role in the movie "The Man in the Moon" directed by Robert Mulligan in 1991.

Reese was born in March 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon and is the daughter of John Witherspoon, a lieutenant colonel in the US Army reserves and Betty Witherspoon a pediatric nurse.

Having schooled in Nashville Reese attended Stanford University, Stanford, California, where she studied English literature.

Reese appeared in the world famous TV show "Friends" as the little sister of Rachel played by Jennifer Aniston. Reese has also acted alongside the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon and Matthew Broderick.

Reese also starred in the dark interpretation of Bret Easton Ellis's ode to 80's greed "American Psycho" alongside Christian Bale.

In 2005 Reese Co-starred opposite Joaquin Phoenix, as June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line," the biopic of late country music legend Johnny Cash, directed by James Mangold.

In 2006 Witherspoon surpassed Hollywood superstar Julia Roberts to become the highest paid actress of all time; she will earn $29 million for the horror film "Our Family Trouble" due for release in 2009.

Nicole Kidman at the HBO Golden Globe After Party 2018. With 12 nominations, the network received the most of any TV network, including for one of the night's biggest winners: 'Big Little Lies' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 8th January 2018

Nicole Kidman And Reese Witherspoon Will Return For 'Big Little Lies' Season 2

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 09 December 2017

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The series will be making a return to HBO in the near future.

Formerly meant to be a one-off limited series, 'Big Little Lies' (based on the novel of the same name) will officially be making a return, and now two of the show's stars - Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon - have also been confirmed to make a comeback.

Image caption Reese Witherspoon in the first season of 'Big Little Lies'

Broadcasting on American network HBO, a short description of what fans should expect from the new episodes has been released by the broadcaster which says the series will delve into the "malignancy of lies, the durability of friendships, the fragility of marriage and, of course, the vicious ferocity of sound parenting."

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Reese Witherspoon - 27th Annual Gotham Awards in NYC at Gotham Awards - NYC, New York, United States - Tuesday 28th November 2017

Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Causes Double Take At Debutante Ball

By Stephanie Chase in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 26 November 2017

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Ava Phillippe was introduced to society in Paris on Saturday night.

Reese Witherspoon's 18-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe made her society debut at the glamorous le Bal des Débutantes in Paris on Saturday.

The event took place at the Peninsula Hotel in the French capital where Ava was one of 20 debutantes (and only six Americans) being introduced to society.

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Reese Witherspoon Under Fire For 'Mommy Bloggers' Comment

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 November 2017

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Was she right? Or way too harsh?

Reese Witherspoon is under fire from blogging moms after she made a derisive remark about such people while accepting her award at the 2017 Innovator Awards in New York City last week. One such blogger hit back at her comments in an open letter.

Image caption Reese Witherspoon at WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards

The 'Big Little Lies' star was the recipient of the Entertainment Innovator of the Year at WSJ Magazine's annual award ceremony, and decided to turn her speech on to feminist issues. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that, but some people took exception to her targeting a particular group of women.

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Home Again Review


Reese Witherspoon is so likeable that she can carry even the most hackneyed of romantic comedies. And indeed, that's what she's doing here. There's a nice sense of messiness in the plot of this rather silly film, but it's directed with so much sun-drenched perfection that everything feels fake. First world problems abound here: these people simply don't seem to realise how very privileged their lives are.

Of course it's set in Los Angeles, where Alice (Witherspoon) has returned after leaving her music producer husband Austen (Michael Sheen) in New York. She's now living in her late filmmaker father's spectacular house with her two bright daughters (Lola Flanery and Eden Grace Redfield), as all three of them try to start over with their lives and find a new sense of balance. Out celebrating her 40th birthday, Alice meets 27-year-old Harry (Pico Alexander), and she responds to his shameless flirtation. As he and his aspiring filmmaker friends George and Teddy (Jon Rudnitsky and Nat Wolff) move into Alice's guesthouse, Austen gets jealous and flies in from New York.

Nothing quite rings true about this entire set-up. And it doesn't help that Witherspoon basically looks younger than Alexander, even as the script centres obsessively on their 13-year age difference, as if anyone under 30 couldn't possibly be mature enough to relate to someone who's 40 (writer-director Hallie Meyers-Shyer is 30). This idiotic idea is relentlessly pushed at the audience all the way through the movie, and it undermines all of the film's goofy side-plots, which include more romantic confusion, the boys' ludicrously lucky attempts to break into filmmaking, and lingering feelings between Alice and Austen. Through all of this, Witherspoon still manages to make Alice a likeable, strong woman who is taking control of her life. But it's clear that everything about that life is utterly amazing, even in the middle of the film's contrived chaos.

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Reese Witherspoon Speaks Out About Marriage To Ryan Phillippe

By Charlotte Court in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 28 September 2017

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The actress was married to her Cruel Intentions' co-star for seven years

American actress Reese Witherspoon has had a hugely successful career from massive film hits including Legally Blonde to a huge resurgence on the small screen with the critically acclaimed Big Little Lies. However, the Hollywood star has recently taken time out to discuss a less successful part of her life - her first marriage to fellow actor Ryan Phillippe.

Image caption Ellen DeGeneres at the 'Finding Dory' premiere

The singer, whose album 'Beautiful Trauma' comes out this October, and the 'Big Little Lies' actress were invited on to 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' this week to discuss their current lives and careers, and found themselves instead divulging their darkest secrets in a hilarious game of 'Never Have I Ever'. Ellen asked the questions while they all answered with a paddle reading 'I Have' on one side and 'I Have Never' on the other.

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Reese Witherspoon Will Appear In 'The Mindy Project's' Final Season

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30 August 2017

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The actors just worked together in upcoming Disney adventure ‘A Wrinkle In Time’.

Reese Witherspoon is set to guest star in an episode of 'The Mindy Project’s' final season.

The announcement was made on Tuesday by the show’s creator and star Mindy Kaling, who shared an image on Instagram of her and Reese on set .

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Jennifer Aniston And Reese Witherspoon To Team Up On New TV Project

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 28 July 2017

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The new show is expected to be shopped to networks and streaming services in the coming weeks.

Jennifer Aniston is to return to the small screen after more than a decade away, in her first regular role since ‘Friends’, in a series in collaboration with fellow star Reese Witherspoon about morning television shows and the wider New York media scene.

The series, currently untitled but headed up by former HBO exec Michael Ellenberg, is to be the subject of a bidding war in the coming weeks and is expected to be shopped around to streaming services as well as the premium cable networks. Given the heavyweight names attached to the project, it is expected to get serious interest from multiple parties, industry insiders are saying, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ellenberg’s newly formed Media Res company will be spearheading the project, with ‘House of Cards’ producer Jay Carson attached to write the script. Witherspoon and Aniston will also have executive production roles, with Witherspoon producing through her Hello Sunshine production company.

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A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

Time is an extraordinarily complicated thing which does not always behave in the way you might expect. In fact, 13-year-old Meg Murry (Storm Reid), her brother Charles (Deric McCabe) and her friend Calvin (Levi Miller) are about to discover that there's a lot more to the universe in which they live than they could possibly have imagined.

Haunted by the mysterious disappearance of her scientist father Alex (Chris Pine), Meg finds herself at the home of three women named Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Which (Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey); women who may seem like ordinary neighbours at first, but are in fact supernatural beings with the ability to transport themselves through time and space.

They offer to send the children to space so that Meg can seek out her father, and find out what's really out there. Unfortunately, there's a darkness that has engulfed Mr Murry, and it is threatening to consume the entire universe. Meg is the only person with the ability to bring the light back, so she must release her inner warrior and be braver and smarter than she's ever had to be before.

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Reese Witherspoon at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Diane Keaton. The event was held at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th June 2017

Reese Witherspoon at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Diane Keaton. The event was held at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th June 2017

Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson seen at the ceremony of Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell who were Honored With Double Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 4th May 2017

Reese Witherspoon Thinks The Time Might Be Right For 'Legally Blonde 3'

By Stephanie Chase in Movies / TV / Theatre on 25 October 2015

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Would you like to see Elle Woods in the Supreme Court?

Is the time right to revisit Legally Blonde again? Well Reese Witherspoon certainly thinks so. The actress got fans hopes up during a recent appearance on Lifetime’s ‘Fashionably Late,’ talk show, hosted by Rachel Zoe, by saying that she’s thinks we’re ready to see what Elle’s been up to.

Reese Witherspoon thinks Legally Blonde 3 could happen.

“A lot of writers, over the years have come up with different ideas for it,” the actress said. “I actually think it’s kind of great right now because we’re talking about women in politics and how important that is to get more women. And I think it’d be kind of a cool thing to have her be a Supreme Court justice or someone who runs for office.”

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