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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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Print ad: Avon's Pro-to-Go Lipstick, 2008. 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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I do think things were meant to happen. I'm just this little girl from Tennessee, and here I am today. I think a lot of things are just out of your hands. See more »


Was the 128th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Walk the Line (2005) at The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) on March 5, 2006. See more »


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

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