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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 53 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Wild
Cheryl
 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:

Was interviewed in an episode of Talking Movies (1999) about the potential releasing of movies simultaneously in theaters, on DVD and TV (2006). The other interviewees were Steven Soderbergh, Todd Wagner and Noah Baumbach. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 15 Interviews | 29 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 49 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:

[on having a baby]: Obviously, this isn't the time in my life that I would have chosen to do this, but I feel like life gives you these challenges for a reason. I feel so happy and glad to be in the place that I am. I really feel blessed. This is something I need to face and take control of. See more »

Trivia:

Neither she nor her ex-husband, actor Ryan Phillippe, use their real first names - Reese's first name is Laura, Ryan's first name is Matthew. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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