Reese Witherspoon

Biography

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.

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pinky_leigh_06

Reese Witherspoon is the best actress evr and she's my favorite!!!!! I've seen most of her movies and there all really good!!!! Of all of then I've seen Walk the Line is my favorite one!!!! I also really like Just Like Heaven!!!! If you haven't seen any of her movies you should, they are all soooo awesome!!!!

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tmoran

my 2 year old grandson Kason watches "walk the line"he holds his guitar and copies what johnny cash doeseven to breaking his guitar. Now he can't play his guitar until we get it fixed.

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Kayla T349

I love Reese Witherspoon and Walk the Line!!! She was AMAZING in this movie among with all the other movies that she as played in. I think it's so amazing how much talent a person like Reese has. She's awesome and I think she deserves to know it. Joaquin Phoenix was also great! Playing Johnny Cash was a major role and both Reese and Joaquin did a wonderful job.

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