March 22, 1976
45 years old
5 ft 1.5 in | 156 cm
34-25-35 in | 87-63.5-89 cm
50 kg | 110 pounds
6.5 US | 37 EU
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, on March 22, 1976, is an American actress.
Young Reese Witherspoon first started her career as a model in local television commercials, at the age of seven.
She won the "Ten State Talent Award", at the age of 11.
She got her television debut in historical period drama movie Wildflower (1991) in role as Ellie Perkins.
She made her big screen debut in coming of age drama film The Man in the Moon (1991) in role as Dani Trant, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress.
Her breakthrough performance came as Tracy Enid Flick in dark comedy movie Election (1999), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Legally Blonde 3 (2022) comedy in role as Elle Woods, opposite Alanna Ubach and Jennifer Coolidge
Sing 2 (2021) animated musical in voice role as Rosita
A Wrinkle in Time (2018) science fantasy adventure in role as Mrs. Whatsit, opposite Oprah Winfrey and Chris Pine
She won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as June Carter in drama movie Walk the Line (2005) opposite Joaquin Phoenix.
She was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Cheryl Strayed in adventure drama film Wild (2014).
She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Elle Woods in comedy film Legally Blonde (2001). She played the same character in sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red White & Blonde (2003).
Overnight Delivery (1998) romantic comedy with Paul Rudd
Pleasantville (1998) comedy drama opposite Tobey Maguire and Paul Walker
Twilight (1998) thriller neo-noir opposite Paul Newman and Susan Sarandon
Cruel Intentions (1999) teen romantic drama opposite Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar
American Psycho (2000) black comedy psychological horror opposite Christian Bale and Jared Leto
Rendition (2007) political thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep
Water for Elephants (2011) romantic drama with Robert Pattinson and Christoph Waltz
Mud (2012) drama crime opposite Matthew McConaughey
Inherent Vice (2014) comedy drama crime opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson
Hot Pursuit (2015) action comedy opposite Sofía Vergara
Freeway (1996) crime thriller with Kiefer Sutherland and Brooke Shields
Home Again (2017) romantic comedy opposite Michael Sheen
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress and the Golden Globe Award for her role as Madeline Mackenzie in HBO drama television series Big Little Lies (2017– ) and she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries, as a Executive Producer.
Return to Lonesome Dove (1993) CBS miniseries in role as Ferris Dunnigan
She had a recurring role as Jill Green in sitcom Friends (2000).
She hosted Saturday Night Live on September 29, 2001.
She hosted talk show "Shine On with Reese" (2018).
The Morning Show (2019-2020) Apple TV+ comedy drama web television series in role as Bradley Jackson
Little Fires Everywhere (2020) Hulu drama web television miniseries in role as Elena Richardson
Graduated from Harpeth Hall School, Nashville in 1994.
Majored in English Literature at Stanford University.
Was a cheerleader in high school.
Was a gymnast for seven years.
She is a vegetarian and animal lover.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
She voiced Susan Murphy / Ginormica in animated science fiction comedy movie Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).
Collects antique linens and embroidery.
Best friends with Selma Blair and Renée Zellweger.
Supporter of Save the Children.
She voiced Rosita in animated musical film Sing (2016).
Huge fan of Dolly Parton.
Become Global Ambassador of cosmetic company Avon Products in 2007.
Released her first book "Whiskey in a Teacup" in 2018.
Lives in Los Angeles, California, U.S.
She dated Jake Gyllenhaal (2007-2009), Mark Wahlberg (1995-1997), Stephen Dorff (1993), Chris O'Donnell (1993) and Jeremy Sisto (1992).
She was married to American actor Ryan Phillippe (1999- 2006), they have two children.
She married a talent agent Jim Toth in 2011, they have a son.