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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 is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat. Her mother was a Registered Nurse who ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 80 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Sing (filming)
Rosita (voice)
 2016 Big Little Lies (TV Series) (pre-production)
 2014/I Wild
 2012 Mud
 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens (Video Game)
Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
 2006 Penelope
 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)
- High Anxiety: Part 2 (2000) ... Debbie (voice)
- Hanky Panky: Part 1 (2000) ... Debbie (voice)
 1991 Wildflower (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

Music video: Appeared in video for "Every You, Every Me" by Placebo, (1999) See more »

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1 Print Biography | 15 Interviews | 30 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 55 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 1½" (1.56 m)

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[on how she handles people who disagree with her] 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. (Vanity Fair - September 2004 - "Regally Blonde" by Leslie Bennett) See more »


Returned to work 7 months after giving birth to her son Tennessee in order to begin filming The Good Lie (2014). See more »


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

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