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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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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'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.

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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.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon hosted ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the second time.

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

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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 - A variety of stars turned out in style for the MET Gala 2015 and the opening of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' which was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 5th May 2015

Reese Witherspoon Shares Picture With Her Daughter - Check Out The Remarkable Resemblance!


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Reese Witherspoon's daughter looks just like her mum! Witherspoon posted a photograph with her 15-year-old daughter Ava on Instagram on Thursday (30th April) and their similarity is certainly striking. Witherspoon and Eva were getting ready for the Los Angeles premiere of Witherspoon's latest film, Hot Pursuit, when the photo was taken. Ava is Witherspoon's daughter with her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe. Although Ava looked remarkably like her mother, she certainly has a look of Phillippe about her - especially around the nose!

Reese Witherspoon and Abby JamesReese Witherspoon and her niece Abby James at the L.A. premiere of Hot Pursuit.

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Reese Witherspoon - Shots of a host of celebrities including the co stars of the film, Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara as they attended the LA premiere of "Hot Pursuit" which was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015

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Reese Witherspoon - Shots of a host of celebrities including the co stars of the film, Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara as they attended the LA premiere of "Hot Pursuit" which was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 1st May 2015

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Picture - Reese Witherspoon - Shots of... Los Angeles California United States, Thursday 30th April 2015

Reese Witherspoon - Shots of a host of celebrities including the co stars of the film, Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara as they attended the LA premiere of "Hot Pursuit" which was held at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX in Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 30th April 2015

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Reese Witherspoon Criticises Actors Who Won't Take On Gay Roles


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Reese Witherspoon has criticised actors who refuse to portray homosexual characters on screen. The 39 year old star believes that actors who won’t take on gay roles need to “lighten up” and accept that part of their job is to “transform”.

In a joint interview with Sofia Vergara, her co-star on the upcoming movie Hot Pursuit, Witherspoon told Pridesource.com: “I think gay people are able to play straight roles; straight people are able to play gay roles. The whole point of being an actor is to transform. If people don't understand that we need to be malleable in our sexuality, then I think they need to lighten up.”

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Sofia Vergara & Reese Witherspoon - Hot Pursuit Video Interview


'Hot Pursuit' stars Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon talk about working with each other on the action comedy, and the hilarity that ensued while filming in a press interview.

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