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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Wild

17th December 2014 -

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The cast and crew of forthcoming drama biopic 'Wild' talk about Jean-Marc Vallée's direction and Reese Witherspoon's portrayal of Cheryl Strayed; an author who walked over 2,500 miles along the Pacific Crest Trail in a...

Reese Witherspoon Aims To Unite Film And Feminism With 'Wild'

11th December 2014 -

 News

Reese Witherspoon takes on a strong female figure in 'Wild', in a bid to reinvent the male-centred world of Hollywood filmmaking. As Cheryl Strayed, a real life feminist and activist, she shows just how dynamic...

'Wild' Will Almost Certainly Win Reese Witherspoon Oscar Nomination

3rd December 2014 -

 News

Wild, Jean-Marc Vallée's new movie about a young woman who hiked more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail alone, will win Reese Witherspoon her latest Oscar nomination. The American actress plays Cheryl...

Reese Witherspoon Is Adamant She Is Not America's Sweetheart

2nd December 2014 -

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Reese Witherspoon claims she isn't as sweet as you may think, and the 38-year-old actress definitely proved this with her most daring acting role to date in 'Wild,' a drama based on Cheryl Strayed's memoir...

Reese Witherspoon's Daughter Isn't A Fan Of Mother's Nude 'Wild' Scenes

29th November 2014 -

 News

Reese Witherspoon has been daring enough to try new projects in her career, especially since she has starred in a number of box office flops in recent years, and one of her most daring acting...

Oscar Winners Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman Set for 'Big Little Lies'

26th November 2014 -

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Oscar-winning actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman have signed on for TV series, Big Little Lies, by Ally McBeal writer David E Kelley. Based on the book by Liane Moriarty, the show will tell the...

A Week In Movies: Stars Descend On London, While New Trailers Premiere For The Edward Snowden Doc And Films With Shailene Woodley, Jennifer Lopez And Chris Hemsworth

21st October 2014 -

 News

Everyone who's anyone was in London this week for the 58th BFI London Film Festival, which held gala premieres for the likes of Wild (with Reese Witherspoon in attendance), Sundance winner Whiplash (Miles Teller and...

Reese Witherspoon Gets ‘Wild’ At BFI London Film Festival And Talks 2013 Arrest

14th October 2014 -

 News

Last year the public saw another side of actress Reese Witherspoon, when a video emerged online showing the Oscar winner arguing with a police officer while her husband was being arrested for driving under the...

Reese Witherspoon Drops Heavy Hint About Directing Gig At Power Of Women Luncheon

12th October 2014 -

 News

Reese Witherspoon to become a director? I can totally see that happening. In fact, I can see it pretty clearly right now, after the Inherent Vice actress told E! News that she is, indeed, planning...

Viola Davis Recalls Childhood Spent In "Abject Poverty" To Spur Action For Starving Children

12th October 2014 -

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On Friday, October 10, Variety’s Power of Women event honoured one very special woman for her work against poverty. Viola Davis may be an Oscar-nominated performer with her own successful TV show, but she had...

Viola Davis Speaks About Growing Up In “Abject Poverty” In Power of Women Luncheon Speech

11th October 2014 -

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Oscar nominated actress Viola Davis has spoken of growing up in “abject poverty”, during an emotional speech delivered during the annual Power of Women luncheon on Friday (October 10th).Viola Davis at the Power of Women...

Gone Girl

2nd October 2014 -

 Movie Review

Those who have read the blockbuster novel may be disappointed to know that author Gillian Flynn hasn't changed anything in adapting it to the big screen, so there aren't any surprises along the way. But...

Joaquin Phoenix Is Joined By A First-Rate Cast In Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' [Trailer + Pictures]

1st October 2014 -

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Joaquin Phoenix once again demonstrates his extraordinary versatility as a screen actor with his latest role as PI Doc Sportello in Paul Thomas Anderson's forthcoming mystery drama 'Inherent Vice' - but who else makes this...

Inherent Vice

1st October 2014 -

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Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private investigator living in Los Angeles during the tail end of the 1960s. When his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay Hepworth (Katherine Waterston) reappears one day, she drags him into a...

Joaquin Phoenix Plays A Crooked Cop In The Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice"

1st October 2014 -

 News

Joaquin Phoenix and Paul Thomas Anderson are back with another team effort. The trailer for Inherent Vice dropped on Monday and, going on that alone, we’ll call this a must-see. It’s an adaptation of Thomas...

Reese Witherspoon Hired Hypnotherapist For "Raw" Sex Scenes In 'Wild'

30th September 2014 -

 News

Reese Witherspoon has been daring enough to try new projects in her career, especially since she has starred in a number of box office flops in recent years, and one of her most daring acting...

'Gone Girl' Premiere - Which Celebs Attended The New York Film Fest Opening?

27th September 2014 -

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The opening of the New York Film Festival on Friday (26th September) was attended by many of the great and the good from the acting community. Check out the pictures from the red carpet!Ben Affleck...

Could Reese Witherspoon Be Set For A 'McConaissance'?

9th September 2014 -

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Ahead of the Toronto International Film Festival, a great deal of talk is about Reese Witherspoon and a possible career revival a la Matthew McConaughey’s ‘McConaissance’. The 38 year old actress stars in two films...

Stand Up To Cancer Reveals Its Incredible Celebrity Line-Up

20th August 2014 -

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Stand Up To Cancer aims to reiterate the point that everyone is connected and everyone can be affected by cancer with their every-two-year telethon which this year features a stellar celebrity line-up including Pierce Brosnan,...

Reese Witherspoon Demonstrates Appropriate Wedding Etiquette By Rocking Out To "I Will Survive" In Italy

17th August 2014 -

 News

If you’re getting the “end of the weekend blues” at this point, don’t worry – we’ve got just the thing for you. It’s a video of Reese Witherspoon dancing at a wedding reception. That’s it....

A Week In Movies: Hudson Wows New York, Planes And Pudsey Premiere, Plus New Trailers For Cave, Knightley And Witherspoon

18th July 2014 -

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A sleek and sexy Kate Hudson wowed the red carpet at the New York premiere of her new film Wish I Was Here. She was accompanied on the night by director-cowriter-star Zach Braff as well...

Wild

14th July 2014 -

 Video

When young Cheryl Strayed loses her beloved mother, her entire world seems to come crashing down around her. With her family members distancing themselves from each other in their mourning, she feels she has no-one...

The Good Lie

8th July 2014 -

 Video

During the Second Sudanese Civil War, thousands upon thousands of children are left orphaned - many who are moved to refugee camps and come to be known as the Lost Boys of Sudan. Soon, American...

Devil's Knot

12th June 2014 -

 Movie Review

Based on the events documented in West of Memphis and the Paradise Lost trilogy, this drama takes an almost clinical approach to the story. By filling in so many details and covering so many perspectives,...

Devil's Knot

11th June 2014 -

 Video

Devil's Knot is a biographical thriller drama based on the events of the West Memphis Three case directed by Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Chloe) and written by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson (Sinister,...

Emma Watson And Other Celebrities Who Don't Date Famous People

4th April 2014 -

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Not all celebrities are part of a high profile power couple like Beyonce and Jay-Z, or Brad and Angelina. Some celebrities opt for a hint of normalcy in their personal lives and shack up with...

Ryan Phillippe Gearing Up For ABC Murder Mystery 'Secrets And Lies'

4th February 2014 -

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Ryan Phillippe is in talks to take the lead role in a new ABC crime mystery drama, Secrets & Lies, according to Deadline. The murder mystery, which is adapted from an Australian murder mystery series,...

Justin Bartha Ties The Knot With Lia Smith

5th January 2014 -

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The Hangover star Justin Bartha said "I do" this weekend, tying the knot with long-time girlfriend Lia Smith in front of family and friends in Smith's native Hawaii. The pair exchanged vows in a quiet...

Stop Throwing Money at Adam Sandler, He's Officially The Most Overpaid Actor

10th December 2013 -

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What we’ve assumed was true for a long time has now been confirmed: Adam Sandler is the most overpaid actor in the world, yielding the least amount of cash for the money he earns. Forbes,...

Reese Witherspoon Sees The Funny Side Of Arrest Ordeal As Pal Chelsea Handler Teases Her

22nd October 2013 -

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Reese Witherspoon laughed off a roasting from Chelsea Handler regarding her recent arrest while picking up an award at the ELLE 20th Annual Women In Hollywood Awards.The talk show host is not particularly known for...

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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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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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