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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.



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See Reese Witherspoon Re-Create Iconic Style Moments From 'Legally Blonde'


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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 15 years since Reese Witherspoon played aspiring lawyer Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. But to celebrate the film’s anniversary (and prove she hasn't aged at all in 15 years) the actress re-created some of Elle’s most famous looks on Instagram.

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Reese Witherspoon Goes To The Spa

Actress Reese Witherspoon chats on the phone before entering a spa in Brentwood, California, United States - Friday 8th July 2016

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Reese Witherspoon Out In Beverly Hills

Reese Witherspoon - Reese Witherspoon out and about in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 20th June 2016

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Disney Confirms 'Jungle Book' And 'Maleficent' Sequels Plus 'Cruella' Movie Starring Emma Stone


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Disney has confirmed a slew of exciting upcoming films, including sequels for The Jungle Book and Maleficent, as well as stand-alone movies based on Cruella de Vil and Tinkerbell. The announcement comes as Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book continues its reign on the top of the US box office, so far taking over $500 million worldwide.

Emma StoneEmma Stone will star as Cruella de Vil in a new Disney movie.

The studio did not specify release dates for any of the upcoming films, but did reveal the prime release dates they have set aside for the next three years. The dates Disney has claimed are: July 28, 2017 (instead of Dec. 22, 2017); April 6, 2018; Aug. 3, 2018; Dec. 25, 2018; and Dec. 20, 2019.

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See Reese Witherspoon Party With Kate Hudson For 40th Birthday [Pictures]


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Reese Witherspoon celebrated turning 40 in style on Saturday, with a star-studded, fun-filled birthday party. Reese, who officially celebrates her birthday on Tuesday (March 22nd), enjoyed an extra special bash at the Warwick, in Hollywood, California, where she was joined by some very famous faces.

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Reese Witherspoon Stops By A Newsstand To Buy Some Magazines

Reese Witherspoon - Reese Witherspoon stops by a newsstand to buy some magazines in Brentwood - Brentwood, California, United States - Saturday 19th March 2016

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88th Annual Academy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals

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88th Annual Academy Awards

Reese Witherspoon - 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre at Dolby Theatre, Academy Awards - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Sing Trailer


Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life for the theatre he loves. His sunny disposition is somewhat hindered at the thought of his once great and popular theatre being lost. In need of making money, Buster must come up with an idea to save his theatre - and if it can be helped, also encourage the animals of his home town also become enthusiastic about live entertainment.

Buster's secretary accidentally advertises a singing contest to the residents, the flyer explains that they're looking for a fantastic new talent and the winner of the competition will win 100,000 dollars! Buster finds his theatre is once again the centre of a bustling metropolis and goes ahead with the auditions.

There's a few standout performers including a mom who's life revolves around her 25 piglets, a gorilla who's trying to break away from a bad way of life and a small mouse who might be small but has all the wits and sneaky ambition of the other contestants combined!

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Reese Witherspoon Reveals Her "Awful Script" Inspiration To Take Up Better Roles


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Reese Witherspoon has revealed that an “awful… terrible” script she received a few years ago helped make up her mind to move into production and to star in more meaningful projects.

The 39 year old actress, who used to be famous for throwaway movies in the noughties, has undergone something of a renaissance in the last few years, with credits in the likes of Wild and Gone Girl making her one of the more respected female actors in the industry. She also spearheaded the '#AskHerMore' effort on Twitter to get reporters to ask female interviewees more than just about their appearances or family.

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Reese Witherspoon Joins Oscars Debate And Calls For More Diversity


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As the debate over the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominations continues, Reese Witherspoon has become the latest star to speak out. On Thursday the actress shared a Time magazine article about the Academy’s problem with diversity on her Facebook page and added that she would like to see ‘more diverse voting membership’.

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‘I really appreciated this article in TIME on the lack of racial and gender diversity in this year's Oscar nominations,’ Witherspoon, who herself is an Academy member wrote. ‘So disappointed that some of 2015's best films, filmmakers and performances were not recognized.’

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


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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.

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“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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'Cruel Intentions' TV Sequel In The Pipeline


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Fans of the late nineties favourite Cruel Intentions will be delighted to learn that a TV sequel, focussed on the child of Annette Hargrove and Sebastian Valmont, is currently in the works.

According to Deadline on Wednesday (October 21st), NBC is picking up a series revolving around Bash Casey, the son of the characters played by Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe, the latter of which died at the end of the original movie. It would seem that Annette was pregnant at that point, and the storyline of the mooted series will pick up on the life of the now-16 year old boy.

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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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"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

Date of birth

22nd March, 1976

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

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Reese Witherspoon Movies

Sing Trailer

Sing Trailer

Buster Moon is one of the good guys, he's a koala who's lived his life...

Hot Pursuit Trailer

Hot Pursuit Trailer

US intelligence services have been following the exploits of a Mexican drug Cartel lieutenant for...

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Inherent Vice Movie Review

Like the Thomas Pynchon novel it's based on, this film remains infuriatingly evasive as its...

Wild Movie Review

Wild Movie Review

Reese Witherspoon gives a beautifully stripped-back performance in this epic journey based on the memoir...

Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Larry "Doc" Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a simple man. When he's not abusing illicit substances,...

Wild Trailer

Wild Trailer

The cast and crew of forthcoming drama biopic 'Wild' talk about Jean-Marc Vallée's direction and...

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Gone Girl Movie Review

Gone Girl Movie Review

Those who have read the blockbuster novel may be disappointed to know that author Gillian...

Inherent Vice Trailer

Inherent Vice Trailer

Doc Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) is a private investigator living in Los Angeles during the tail...

Wild Trailer

Wild Trailer

When young Cheryl Strayed loses her beloved mother, her entire world seems to come crashing...

The Good Lie Trailer

The Good Lie Trailer

During the Second Sudanese Civil War, thousands upon thousands of children are left orphaned -...

Devil's Knot Movie Review

Devil's Knot Movie Review

Based on the events documented in West of Memphis and the Paradise Lost trilogy, this...

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Devil's Knot Trailer

Devil's Knot is a biographical thriller drama based on the events of the West Memphis...

Mud Movie Review

Mud Movie Review

Writer-director Nichols continues to get inside the heads of his characters with this involving but...

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