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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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

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Reese Witherspoon - Reese Witherspoon stops for gas in Brentwood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 13th June 2015

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Reese Witherspoon Wants to Change the Face of Hollywood with Female-Driven Films


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Reese Witherspoon is big on female representation in cinema, as she explained during a Produced By panel in Los Angeles. The Oscar winner has made a concentrated move towards production in recent years, having worked on films like Gone Girl and Wild, but she finds that it’s a constant struggle to find projects with well-rounded, interesting parts for women.

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Witherspoon has very strict standards for the kinds of films she produces.

Still, Witherspoon explained why she thinks it’s just a reasonable expectation for filmmakers: “Women make up 50 percent of the population, so we should make up 50 percent of the [roles and stories] in movies. It’s not a crazy thought, it’s just a representation of reality."

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Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair & Sarah Michelle Gellar Reunite At ‘Cruel Intentions’ Musical


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The stars of the 1999 hit Cruel Intentions reunited for a special comedy musical version of the film. Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair, who played wealthy New York teenagers in a fatal spiral of seduction and betrayal, shared pictures from when they went to see Cruel Intentions: The Completely Unauthorised Musical on Thursday (28th May).

Sarah Michelle GellarReese Witherspoon reunited with her Cruel Intentions co-stars on Thursday.

Read More: Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman Team Up To Star In & Produce Big Little Lies.

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"The Unauthorised Musical Parodu Of Cruel Intentions" Sees Selma Blair, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Withersoon Reunited


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Cruel Intentions fans got a treat this week with the premiere of the “unauthorised” stage musical. It also served as the perfect opportunity for a little Cruel Intentions reunion, as stars of the film attended the opening night of The Unauthorised Musical Parody of Cruel Intentions at Rockwell: Table & Stage in L.A.

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Sarah Michelle Gellar reunited with her former co-stars and the Cruel Intentions trio shared some love.

The musical, directed by Lindsey Rosin, is filled with iconic '90s songs like TLC's No Scrubs, Natalie Imbruglia's Torn, and Ace of Base's I Saw the Sign. According to E! News’ sleuths, the ladies sang along, applauded, high fived and generally looked like they loved the show.

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Reese Witherspoon To Star In Live Action 'Tinkerbell' Movie


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Reese Witherspoon has been signed by Disney to star in a live action Tinkerbell film. The film, entitled Tink, will be a whole new take on the mischievous Peter Pan heroine. In a similar vein to Maleficent, the 2014 movie starring Angelina Jolie which offered a fresh take on the Sleeping Beauty baddie, Tink will show a different side to Tinkerbell.

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Read More: Hot Pursuit Stars Reese Witherspoon And Sofia Vergara Admit An All-Female Production Team Is More Fun.

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'Hot Pursuit' Stars Reese Witherspoon And Sofia Vergara Admit An All-Female Production Team Is More Fun


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The release of the Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon starrer Hot Pursuit may have caught movie-goers by surprise, but the pairing falls squarely within the “I didn’t even know how much I needed this until now” category.

Academy Award winner Witherspoon, also one of the film's producers, plays an uptight police officer who has to protect the more outgoing widow of a drug boss, played by Colombian-born Vergara. By the synopsis alone, we can lump this in with the kind of cop comedy we’ve seen with Bad Boys, Showtime and, on the “female-driven” front – because that’s a genre now –  Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s 2013 offering, The Heat.

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Witherspoon produced and starred in the female-driven flick.

Continue reading: 'Hot Pursuit' Stars Reese Witherspoon And Sofia Vergara Admit An All-Female Production Team Is More Fun

Reese Witherspoon Helps The Cast Of 'Saturday Night Live' Apologise To Their Mothers


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On last night's edition of 'Saturday Night Live' guest host Reese Witherspoon led the ‘SNL’ cast as they made some very public apologies to their mothers for for all those times they behaved badly, as well as embarrassing themselves a little in the process. The Hot Pursuit star was hosting the show for the second time in her career, 14 years after her first appearance in 2001.

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Introducing her own mother Betty, Reese apologised for a time she said she was going to sleep over at her friend Ashley's house, but was actually going to a hotel with her boyfriend. But proving she always really was a good girl, young Reese ended up feeling so guilty she just went back to Ashley's anyway.

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"Hot Pursuit" Lags Behind Box Office Predictions and "Avengers: Age of Ultron"


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This weekend at the box office – things went exactly as predicted, in that Avengers maintained its top spot, making bank with another $77.2 million, making it the film with the second highest sophomore weekend gross of all time. It surpassed the second weekend of Fox’s Avatar ($75.6 million) but fell behind predecessor Marvel’s The Avengers ($103.1 million).

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Despite receiving favourable reviews, Hot Pursuit didn't do too well at the box office.

Directed by Joss Whedon, Age of Ultron follows superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as they battle  the new villain of the franchise, technological ultra baddie Ultron (James Spader). Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also star in the film as twins Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, aka (this isn’t a spoiler, they were in the trailer) Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.

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Reese Witherspoon & Nicole Kidman Team Up To Star In & Produce 'Big Little Lies'


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Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman will star in and produce HBO's limited series, Big Little Lies. The series is an adaptation of Liane Moriarty's 2014 novel of the same name. Writer David E. Kelley, who created such shows as Ally McBeal and Boston Legal, has written the screenplay for the upcoming series.

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A Week In Movies: Red Carpets Draw Stars In Los Angeles And New York, While Two Film Crews Hit The Streets Of Brooklyn And New Trailers Drop For Three Festival Favourites


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Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara led the charge as their new action comedy 'Hot Pursuit' premiered in Los Angeles this week. It's about an uptight policewoman trying to protect the colourful widow of a drug kingpin as they are chased by corrupt cops and mob killers. It opens this weekend in America and in July in the UK. 

More: Check out pictures of the LA Premiere for 'Hot Pursuit' here

Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Red Carpets Draw Stars In Los Angeles And New York, While Two Film Crews Hit The Streets Of Brooklyn And New Trailers Drop For Three Festival Favourites

Video - Reese Witherspoon Is Beautiful In Blue Outside 'Letterman'


Reese Witherspoon wears a flattering low-cut royal blue dress on her arrival outside 'The Late Show With David Letterman' studios in New York, where she stopped to pose for paparazzi photos before entering the building.

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Reese Witherspoon

Date of birth

22nd March, 1976

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.56