Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

American actress (born 1976)
Reese Witherspoon

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born on March 22, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She began her career as a child actress, starring in The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, she then appeared in Freeway and then also starred in Pleasantville in 1998. In 2000, she earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Comedy and also a Musical Nomination for Election.

Witherspoon's breakthrough role was playing Elle Woods in the 2001 film Legally Blonde, for which she received her second Golden Globe nomination. The following year, she starred in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, which emerged as her biggest live-action commercial success. In 2005, she portrayed June Carter in Walk the Line, which earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Award for Best Actress. Other notable films of hers include Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Water for Elephants (2011) and Sing (2016). In 2014, Witherspoon produced the thriller Gone Girl and received critical acclaim for portraying Cheryl Strayed in Wild, for which she earned her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and a fourth Golden Globe nomination. In 2017, she then produced and also starred in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies, for which she received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Witherspoon also currently owns a production company, Hello Sunshine, and she is actively involved in children's and women's advocacy organizations. She serves on the board of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007, serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

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Reese Witherspoon was born on Monday, 22 March 1976 in Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Her full name at birth was Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon. She is best known as an actress. Witherspoon's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Reese attended high school at Harpeth Hall, Nashville, TN (1994). For university, she studied at Stanford University (dropped out). She is considered to be politically left leaning and is affiliated with the Democratic Party (USA). Her religion is listed as Anglican / Episcopalian. She is 5' 1¾" (157 cm) tall and weighs 110 lbs (50 kg) with a slim build. She has blue eyes and blonde hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $150,000,000 US dollars. Reese Witherspoon is 48 years old and her zodiac star sign is Aries.

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Full name at birth
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Claim to fame
her roles as Annette Hargrove in the 1999 teen romantic drama film Cruel Intentions, Tracy Flick in the 1999 black comedy film Election, Elle Woods in the 2001 romantic comedy film Legally Blonde and its 2003 sequel film Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, June Carter Cash in the 2005 biographical musical romantic drama film Walk the Line, Cheryl Strayed in the 2014 biographical adventure drama film Wild, and Madeline Martha Mackenzie in the HBO mystery drama series Big Little Lies
Date of birth
22 March 1976
Place of birth
Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Actress, Producer, Voice Artist
Occupation category


5' 1¾" (157 cm)
110 lbs (50 kg)
Hair color
Eye color
Zodiac sign
Distinctive feature
  • Short stature
  • Often plays chipper-type women who are convinced of their own successful destiny
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Dress size
Shoe size
  • Biatcers (Pig) [2008]
  • Bulldog (Dog - Frank Sinatra) [1997]
  • Chi Chi Rodriguez (Dog - Chiuahuah)
  • French Bulldog (Dog - Coco Channel) [2002]
  • George (Goat) [2007]
  • Lavender (Pig) [2008]
  • Martha (Goat) [2007]
  • Sal (Goat) [2007]
  • Hank (Labrador Retriever - Dog)
  • Pepper (French Bulldog - Dog)
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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Net worth
$150,000,000 USD
High school
Harpeth Hall, Nashville, TN (1994)
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Stanford University (dropped out)
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Talent agency
  • Creative Artist Agency
  • LBI Entertainment (LA)
  • Management 360 (LA)
  • Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush
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Political affiliation
Political party
I love books.
  • In October 2022, Reese released her new children’s book, Busy Betty.
  • In 2019, Forbes included her in the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list.
  • She has served on the board of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF).
  • She was a part of the “Draper James Loves Teachers” initiative during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The initiative offered free dresses from the clothing collection to teachers for their immense hard work during the pandemic.
  • She owns a clothing line, Draper James.

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