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Reese Witherspoon


Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in the ear, nose and throat. Her mother was a Registered Nurse... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 45 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Mud
Juniper
 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens (Video Game)
Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
 2006 Penelope
Annie
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Sarah Raymond / Factory Girl / Susan Magoffin
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... Factory Girl
 2000 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Debbie
- High Anxiety: Part 2 (2000) ... Debbie (voice)
- Hanky Panky: Part 1 (2000) ... Debbie (voice)
 1991 Wildflower (TV Movie)
Ellie Perkins
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Other Works:

Music video" Appeared in the video for Hoku's "A Perfect Day", 2001. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 15 Interviews | 29 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 48 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Riz Uizerspun

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've learned the art of ignoring people. When people give you some piece of direction you don't like, you just nod and ignore it. Just don't do it! Most people want to be heard and acknowledged, anyway. Just do what you want to do. [on how she handles people who disagree with her] (Vanity Fair - September 2004 - "Regally Blonde" by Leslie Bennett). See more »

Trivia:

Has moved her production company, Type A Films, to Universal Pictures. Has signed a two-year first-look production pact with Universal. The studio has already picked up a romantic comedy pitch, Sports Widow (2010), for her to star in and produce. See more »

Trademark:

Mostly plays chipper-type women convinced of their own successful destiny

Star Sign:

Aries

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