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Biography of Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is an Oscar-winning American actress who has also dabbled in film production. Witherspoon began her acting career as a teen and came to notoriety through roles in television, films, and mini-series.

She is well-known for her parts in films such as ‘Legally Blonde,’ ‘Sweet Home Alabama,’ ‘Four Christmases,’ and numerous other romantic comedies.

However, it would be a mistake to label Reese Witherspoon as a romantic comedy specialist, given she has delivered outstanding performances in dramatic films such as ‘Walk the Line,’ ‘Wild,’ ‘Vanity Fair,’ and ‘Rendition.’

Witherspoon is one of the few actresses who has managed to strike a balance between financial success and critical acclaim, which is why she is regarded as one of Hollywood’s most bankable stars.

Witherspoon has also been a global advocate for children’s and women’s welfare, and she is actively associated with the Children’s Defense Fund.

Short Information 

  • Known As – Reese Witherspoon
  • Current Age – 46 years
  • BirthDate – 22 March 1976
  • Profession – Actress & Producer

Personal Information

  • BirthName – Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
  • Known As – Reese Witherspoon
  • Date of Birth – 22 March 1976
  • Current Age – 46 years old (2022)
  • Birthplace – New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
  • Hometown – New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Profession – Actress & Producer
  • Zodiac Sign – Aries
  • Religion – Episcopalian
  • Nationality – American

Physical Stats

  • Height – In Meters – 1.56 m, In Centimeters – 156 cm, In Feet And Inches – 5’1
  • Weight – In Kilograms – 50 kg, In Pounds – 110 lbs
  • Body Dimension – Biceps – N/A
  • Eye Color – crystal-blue
  • Hair Color – brown

Education | Qualification

  • School – Harpeth Hall School
  • College – Stanford University
  • Qualification – Graduate

Family | Relative

  • Father – John Witherspoon
  • Mother – Betty Reese
  • Children –  3
  • Husband – Jim Toth

Relationship status –

  • Marital Status – Married
  • Husband – Jim Toth

Net Worth of Resse Witherspoon

  • Total Net Worth – $300 Million
Facts
  • Before pursuing acting, Witherspoon studied English Literature.
  • She was suspended in third grade for selling personalized barrettes.
  • She dislikes performing in front of live audiences.
  • Witherspoon was inspired to make her films by a bad script.

Personal life

After appearing with Ryan Phillippe in the 1999 movie “Cruel Intentions,” Reese started dating him. After getting married and having two children, they divorced in 2006. In 2008, their divorce was finalized.

She later dated Jake Gyllenhaal for a short time.

Reese married entertainment executive Jim Toth in 2011. Toth previously worked as the co-head of Creative Artists Agency’s motion picture talent section, representing clients such as Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson.

They met at a party and were married in less than a year. In March 2019, Toth left CAA to take the position of head of content acquisitions at Quibi, a platform for short-form video.

Early Life

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana. When she was born, her father, John Draper Witherspoon, was a medical student at Tulane University. He was an otolaryngologist in private practice.

Betty (Reese) Witherspoon earned a Ph.D. in education and was a nursing professor at Vanderbilt University.

When she was seven years old, Witherspoon was cast in a few TV commercials or for a local florist, which inspired her to pursue acting classes. She won first place in the Ten-State Talent Show when she was 11 years old.

Witherspoon was an excellent student who enjoyed reading. She graduated from Nashville’s all-girls Harpeth Hall School, where she was a cheerleader.

She studied English literature at Stanford University. She quit pursuing a career in acting.

Career

Reese Witherspoon made her cinematic debut in 1990 with “The Man in the Moon.” At the Young Artist Awards, she was nominated for Best Young Actress for the role. Later that year, she appeared in the cable television film “Wildflower.”

She appeared in another TV movie, “Desperate Choices: To Save My Child,” in 1992, and in a CBS mini-series, “Return to Lonesome Dove,” the following year.

In 1996, she starred in two blockbuster pictures, “Fear” with Mark Wahlberg and “Freeway” with Brooke Shields.

Witherspoon starred in three films in 1998: “Overnight Delivery,” “Pleasantville,” and “Twilight.” Reese featured opposite Tobey Maguire in “Pleasantville,” a film Celebrity Net Worth’s Amy Lamare also worked on, about adolescent siblings from the 1990s who are inexplicably transported into the setting of a 1950s television series.

For her role in “Pleasantville,” she received the Young Hollywood Award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance.

In the drama film “Cruel Intentions,” Witherspoon co-starred alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and future husband Ryan Phillippe in 1999.

That same year, Reese was nominated for Best Actress by the National Society of Film Critics and the Online Film Critics Society for her performance in the film adaptation of the novel “Election.”

Additionally, she received a Golden Globe nomination and an Independent Spirit Award nomination.

She made cameo appearances in “Little Nicky” and an episode of season six of the TV sitcom “Friends” in 2000, where she played Jennifer Aniston’s character’s sister.

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Reese Witherspoon Movies

  • Cruel Intentions (Movie, 1999)
  • Legally Blonde (Movie, 2001)
  • Sweet Home Alabama (Movie, 2002)
  • Just Like Heaven (Movie, 2005)
  • How Do You Know (Movie, 2010)
  • This Means War (Movie, 2012)
  • Wild (Movie, 2014)
  • Hot Pursuit (Movie, 2015)
  • Home Again (Movie, 2017)

Awards & Achievements

  • The Academy Awards (Best Performance by an Actress, 2015)
  • Primetime Emmy (Outstanding Limited Series, 2017)

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Reese Witherspoon FAQ’s

Q.1 What is Reese Witherspoon’s birth name?

Ans: Reese Witherspoon’s birth name is Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon.

Q.2 What is Reese Witherspoon’s age?

Ans: Reese Witherspoon is 46 years old. 

Q.3 What is Reese Witherspoon’s net worth?

Ans: Reese Witherspoon’s net worth is reported to be $300 million.

Q.4 Where was Reese Witherspoon born?

Ans: The American city of New Orleans, Louisiana, is where Reese Witherspoon was born.

Q.5 What is Reese Witherspoon’s height?

Ans: Reese Witherspoon is 5 ft 1 in tall.

 

 

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