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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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Reese Witherspoon at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Diane Keaton. The event was held at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th June 2017

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Reese Witherspoon at the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Awarded to Diane Keaton. The event was held at the Dolby Theater - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 9th June 2017

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Home Again Trailer


Alice (Reese Witherspoon) is a 40-year-old single mother of two young daughters living in Los Angeles, newly separated from her husband (Michael Sheen). She's going through a crisis in her life, and is trying to fill the emptiness in her life with booze and the company of three young male filmmakers (Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander and Jon Rudnitsky) whom she invites to move in with her on her birthday to help them get their careers on track. Of course, that only serves to make her life more complicated when she starts developing feelings for one of them, a bond is created between all four of them and her husband does his best to let her know his feelings on the whole situation. On the other hand, her mother tries to convince her that her questionable decisions may not be the worst she's ever made.

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Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson seen at the ceremony of Goldie Hawn And Kurt Russell who were Honored With Double Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 4th May 2017

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Reese Witherspoon seen on the red carpet at the 2017 Met Gala - New York, United States - Monday 1st May 2017

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Reese Witherspoon leaving her hotel in TriBeCa - Manhattan, New York, United States - Thursday 20th April 2017

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Reese Witherspoon Celebrates Six Years Married To Husband Jim Toth


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Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon has celebrated her sixth wedding anniversary with husband Jim Toth - just three days after her birthday. The Legally Blonde star marked the milestone just days after her 41st birthday with a sweet snap of her and her beau.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon celebrated six years married to her husband Jim Toth

The mum-of-three posted a picture of the pair looking out into the ocean, with Jim’s left arm over her shoulder.

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Sing Review

Very Good

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar standards, but the story and characters are thoroughly endearing. And the music is fabulous. As it follows a group of likeable animals through a variety of plots and adventures, there's plenty for everyone in the audience to connect with. So even if the climactic action mayhem gets a bit ridiculous, the movie keeps us laughing. And it also makes us want to get up on that stage and belt out a few numbers.

It's set in a city populated by animals. Buster (voiced by Matthew McConaughey) is a koala who has been obsessed with musical theatre since he saw the diva Nana (Jennifer Hudson then Jennifer Saunders) perform when he was a child. So he grew up and bought the theatre. Now with audiences waning, he stages a musical competition to save the theatre. In the auditions, he selects his finalists: anarchist porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), jazzy mafioso mouse Mike (Seth MacFarlane) and silky voiced gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton). He also teams up two pigs as a double-act: frazzled housewife Rosita (Reese Witherspoon) and German dancer Gunter (Nick Kroll). There's also golden-voiced elephant Meena (Tori Kelly), who's too shy to face the audience so takes a role backstage. Of course, nothing goes as planned.

The key conflict comes from Buster's frantic efforts to avoid bankruptcy, plus rather half-hearted action subplots involving a gang of bears and Johnny's criminally minded relatives. These generate quite a bit of tension that erupts into rather outrageously destructive slapstick along the way. More interesting are the personal journeys of the various contestants, especially as Ash, Meena and Johnny all discover their voices and Rosita finds inventive ways to balance her long-lost career with her role as a mother to 25 rambunctious piglets. Yes, the film is rather crowded with characters and storylines, and the animation looks plasticky, but everything comes together cleverly,

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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.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon thinks Legally Blonde 3 could happen.

“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 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.

Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon is set to star in Tink.

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.

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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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Reese Witherspoon

Date of birth

22nd March, 1976

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Sex

Female

Height

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Reese Witherspoon Movies

Home Again Trailer

Home Again Trailer

Alice (Reese Witherspoon) is a 40-year-old single mother of two young daughters living in Los...

Sing Movie Review

Sing Movie Review

The quality of the animation in this musical comedy may not be up to Pixar...

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,...

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Wild Trailer

Wild Trailer

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

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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