Reese Witherspoon is embarrassed by her mother's Twitter account.

The 37-year-old actress joined the social networking site last year and has admitted that her mother's presence on social media and her strange questions embarrass her.

She said: ''My mum texts me bizarre questions like, 'What should I tweet? Should I get new head shots? Should I take acting classes?' ''

The 'Mud' star - who has children Ava, 14, and Deacon, 11, with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and 17-month-old son Tennessee with her current spouse Jim Toth - claims she finds her mum's questions so bizarre because she's a medical professional and not an actress.

Speaking to 'Tonight' host Jimmy Fallon about her mother Betty Reese, she added: ''.And I'm like, 'Mom you're a pediatric nurse.' It's weird.''

Reese admitted recently that her parents banned her from moving to Hollywood in the early years of her career because they wanted her to continue with her education.

She said: ''They told me I had to stay in school. I was allowed to work in the summers but I couldn't work in the school year. They said, 'You're not moving to California, that's where crazy people live.'''