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.

Reese Witherspoon Confirms There Will Be A Legally Blonde 3

By Charlotte Court in Movies / TV / Theatre on 07 June 2018

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The Oscar-winning actress last stepped in Elle Woods' shoes 15 years ago

Seventeen years after blonde bombshell Elle Woods took Harvard by storm, the actress who played her has revealed the third instalment of Legally Blonde has officially been given the go ahead. Oscar-winning actress, Reese Witherspoon dropped the bombshell on Instagram that there would be a Legally Blonde 3 earlier today (June 7).

Image caption Reese Witherspoon at Eva Longoria's Star of Fame ceremony

The majority of the team who worked on the originally 2001 film are returning, with Kirsten Smith and Karen McCullah writing the script, and Marc Platt and Adam Siegel of Platt Productions producing. This time, Reese Witherspoon herself will also be involved in production through her own company Hello Sunshine.

Continue reading: Reese Witherspoon Returns To The World Of Law With 'Legally Blonde 3'

Reese Witherspoon Shocked By Fan's 'Legally Blonde' College Dissertation

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14 March 2018

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This is taking fandom to the next level.

It's been seventeen years since the film adaptation of 'Legally Blonde' starring Reese Witherspoon, and it's still an important movie for a lot of people. Reese found that out recently when a reporter presented her with a 15,000 word dissertation on the flick that she wrote in university.

Image caption Reese Witherspoon at the premiere for 'A Wrinkle in Time'

The 41-year-old actress looked stunned when a British interviewer named Lucy Ford told her about her work ahead of their discussion with Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling about their new movie 'A Wrinkle In Time'. It's probably one of Reese's most moving press junket yet.

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Reese Witherspoon at the European premiere of Disney's 'A Wrinkle in Time' held at the BFI in London. The eagerly anticipated fantasy adventure has been directed by Ava DuVernay and stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 13th March 2018

Reese Witherspoon at the world premiere of Disney 'A Wrinkle in Time' held at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Ava DuVernay, the film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Gugu Mbatha-Raw - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 26th February 2018

Oprah Believes Reese Witherspoon Was Suffering From PTSD After Weinstein Scandal

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 09 February 2018

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Oprah spoke with Salma Hayek on the Super Soul Sunday Conversation.

Oprah Winfrey has said that she believes Reese Witherspoon was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder in the days after the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal broke last year.

The legendary presenter said in her Super Soul Sunday Conversation special podcast with Salma Hayek that she believed that Witherspoon was acting in a very strange way in the days following the scandal breaking back in October, according to Entertainment Tonight.

“Everyone, including Reese – I’ve said this to her – was acting like, I was seeing some of the girls at my school behave, who were suffering from PTSD. Everybody was acting like they were afraid and they were having the conversation,” Winfrey said in the conversation.

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Reese Witherspoon Opens Up About Leaving A Psychologically Abusive Relationship

By Holly Mosley in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 07 February 2018

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She tells Oprah about the hardest decision of her life.

It may seem like life has been kind to Reese Witherspoon in the general scheme of things; she's an A-list Hollywood superstar with a husband and three beautiful children, after all. But she's had her fair share of complicated relationships, included one when she was younger that she describes as 'abusive'.

Image caption Reese Witherspoon at the Producers Guild Awards

The 41-year-old opened up about past romantic turmoil during OWN's SuperSoul Sunday, where she was interviewed by her 'A Wrinkle in Time' co-star Oprah Winfrey alongside Mindy Kaling. She told the sad story after Oprah asked her what the 'most difficult decision' she has ever made was in terms of self-fulfillment.

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Reese Witherspoon Jokes About 'Three-Legged' Magazine Cover Blunder

By Holly Williams in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 26 January 2018

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Plus, check out Oprah Winfrey's third hand.

It doesn't matter how often magazines are criticised for the way they airbrush celebrities, they just carry on doing so - and sometimes with bizarre results. Reese Witherspoon is the latest to point out the ridiculous standards of fashion magazines when she realised she appeared to have three legs on her recent cover.

Image caption Reese Witherspoon at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

The 41-year-old actress was amused to discover that photo editors at Vanity Fair had made a huge blunder when they were trying to edit her pose for their 2018 Hollywood Issue, meaning that she somehow managed to end up looking like she had three legs.

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Reese Witherspoon at the 2018 Producers' Guild Awards (PGA) where the coveted Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures went to Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale for 'The Shape of Water' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 21st January 2018

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.

Continue reading: Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Causes Double Take At Debutante Ball

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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