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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 & 101 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Wild
Wild Cheryl
(2014)
Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde Elle Woods
(2001)
Election
Election Tracy Flick
(1999)
Walk the Line
Walk the Line June Carter
(2005)

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  LIttle Fires Everywhere (TV Mini-Series) (pre-production)
 2017-2019 Big Little Lies (TV Series)
Madeline Martha Mackenzie
 2018 A Wrinkle in Time
Mrs. Whatsit
 2017 Home Again
Alice
 2017 Gunter Babysits (Video short)
Rosita (voice)
 2016 Sing
Rosita (voice)
 2015 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Home
 2015 The Muppets. (TV Series)
Reese Witherspoon
 2015 Hot Pursuit
Cooper
 2014 9 Kisses (Short)
Girl at Costume Party
 2014 Inherent Vice
Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball
 2014 The Good Lie
Carrie
 2014/I Wild
Cheryl
 2013 Devil's Knot
Pam Hobbs
 2012 Mud
Juniper
 2012 This Means War
Lauren
 2011 Water for Elephants
Marlena
 2010 How Do You Know
Lisa
 2009 Four Christmases: Gag Reel (Video short)
Kate (uncredited)
 2009 Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (TV Short)
Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens (Video Game)
Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens
Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
 2008 Four Christmases
Kate
 2007 Rendition
Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
 2006 Penelope
Annie
 2005 Just Like Heaven
Elizabeth
 2005 Walk the Line
June Carter
 2004 Vanity Fair
Becky Sharp
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Sarah Raymond / Factory Girl / Susan Magoffin
 2002 Sweet Home Alabama
Melanie Smooter
 2002 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Greta Wolfcastle
 2001 Legally Blonde
Elle Woods
 2001 The Trumpet of the Swan
Serena (voice)
 2000 Little Nicky
Holly
 2000 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Debbie
 2000 Friends (TV Series)
Jill Green
 2000 American Psycho
Evelyn Williams
 1999 Best Laid Plans
Lissa
 1999 Election
Tracy Flick
 1999 Cruel Intentions
Annette Hargrove
 1998 Pleasantville
Jennifer
 1998 Overnight Delivery (Video)
Ivy Miller
 1998 Twilight
Mel Ames
 1996 Fear
Nicole Walker
 1996 Freeway
Vanessa Lutz
 1994 S.F.W.
Wendy Pfister
 1993 Return to Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Ferris Dunnigan
 1993 Jack the Bear
Karen Morris
 1993 A Far Off Place
Nonnie Parker
 1992 Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (TV Movie)
Cassie Robbins
 1991 Wildflower (TV Movie)
Ellie Perkins
 1991 The Man in the Moon
Dani Trant
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Other Works:

TV commercial: Opryland (1989) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 15 Interviews | 34 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 61 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Reese | Riz Uizerspun

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on doing her own singing in Walk the Line (2005)] The director came to us and he said "No, I really want you guys to learn to sing. To learn to play instruments and I want you to record an album." and that is what... and I just absolutely was just gob-smacked and I said, "I don't know. I can't do that." And he said, "Well, I want you to try." Now that's the thing for me. If someone asks me to ... See more »

Trivia:

Her mother, Betty, has a Ph.D. in pediatric nursing and her father, John, is a surgeon. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Aries

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