Reese Witherspoon


Biography

‚ÄčLaura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976), better known as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and film producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the movie The Man in the Moon in 1991; later that year she made her television acting debut, in the cable movie Wildflower. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway and followed that appearance with roles in three major 1998 movies: Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville, and Twilight. The following year, Witherspoon appeared in the critically acclaimed Election, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.2001 marked her career's turning point with the breakout role as "Elle Woods" in the box office hit Legally Blonde, and in 2002 she starred in Sweet Home Alabama, which became her biggest commercial film success to date. 2003 saw her return as lead actress and executive producer of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide attention and praise for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, which earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Witherspoon married actor and Cruel Intentions co-star Ryan Phillippe in 1999; they have two children, Ava and Deacon. The couple separated at the end of 2006 and divorced in October 2007. Witherspoon owns a production company, Type A Films, 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.


2018A Wrinkle in Time as Mrs. Whatsit
2017Home Again as Alice Kinney
2017Gunter Babysits as Rosita
2017Big Little Lies as Madeline Mackenzie
2016Sing as Rosita (voice)
2016Chelsea as Herself
2015Everything Is Copy as
2015The Muppets as Herself
2015Hot Pursuit as Cooper
2014Inherent Vice as Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball
20149 Kisses as Girl at Costume Party
2014Wild as Cheryl
2014The Good Lie as Carrie Davis
2014The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as Herself
2013Devil's Knot as Pam Hobbs
2013Mud as Juniper
2012This Means War as Lauren
2011Water for Elephants as Marlena Rosenbluth
2010How Do You Know as Lisa Jorgenson
2009Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space as Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
2009Monsters vs Aliens as Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
2008Four Christmases as Kate
2007Rendition as Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
2007The Graham Norton Show as Herself
2006Penelope as Annie
2005Just Like Heaven as Dr. Elizabeth Masterson
2005Walk the Line as June Carter
2004The Tony Danza Show as
2004Vanity Fair as Becky Sharp
2003The Ellen DeGeneres Show as
2003Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as Elle Woods
2002Sweet Home Alabama as Melanie "Carmichael" Smooter Perry
2002American Idol as
2002The Importance of Being Earnest as Cecily
2001Revealed with Jules Asner as
2001Legally Blonde as Elle Woods
2001The Trumpet Of The Swan as Serena
2000Little Nicky as Holly
2000American Psycho as Evelyn Williams
1999Rove as Herself
1999Election as Tracy Flick
1999Best Laid Plans as Lissa
1999Cruel Intentions as Annette Hargrove
1998Pleasantville as Jennifer
1998TRL as
1998Overnight Delivery as Ivy Miller
1998Twilight as Mel Ames
1997The View as
1997King of the Hill as
1996Freeway as Vanessa Lutz
1996Fear as Nicole Walker
1994Friends as Jill Green
1994S.F.W. as Wendy Pfister
1993Return to Lonesome Dove as Ferris Dunnigan
1993Return to Lonesome Dove as Ferris Dunnigan
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1993Jack the Bear as Karen Morris
1993A Far Off Place as Nonnie Parker
1992Desperate Choices: To Save My Child as Cassie Robbins
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1991Wildflower as Ellie Perkins
1991The Man in the Moon as Dani Trant
1989The Simpsons as
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as
1975Saturday Night Live as Herself
1953The Academy Awards as
1953The Academy Awards as Reese Witherspoon
1952Today as
-Freedom: A History of Us as Factory Girl
2018A Wrinkle in Time as Mrs. Whatsit
2017Home Again as Alice Kinney
2017Gunter Babysits as Rosita
2017Big Little Lies as Madeline Mackenzie
2016Sing as Rosita (voice)
2016Chelsea as Herself
2015Everything Is Copy as
2015The Muppets as Herself
2015Hot Pursuit as Producer
2015Hot Pursuit as Cooper
2014Inherent Vice as Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball
20149 Kisses as Girl at Costume Party
2014Wild as Cheryl
2014Wild as Producer
2014Gone Girl as Producer
2014The Good Lie as Carrie Davis
2014The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon as Herself
2013Devil's Knot as Pam Hobbs
2013Mud as Juniper
2012This Means War as Lauren
2011Water for Elephants as Marlena Rosenbluth
2010How Do You Know as Lisa Jorgenson
2009Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space as Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
2009Monsters vs Aliens as Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
2008Four Christmases as Kate
2008Four Christmases as Producer
2007Rendition as Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
2007The Graham Norton Show as Herself
2006Penelope as Producer
2006Penelope as Annie
2005Just Like Heaven as Dr. Elizabeth Masterson
2005Walk the Line as June Carter
2004The Tony Danza Show as
2004Vanity Fair as Becky Sharp
2003The Ellen DeGeneres Show as
2003Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as Elle Woods
2003Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as Executive Producer
2002Sweet Home Alabama as Melanie "Carmichael" Smooter Perry
2002American Idol as
2002The Importance of Being Earnest as Cecily
2001Revealed with Jules Asner as
2001Legally Blonde as Elle Woods
2001The Trumpet Of The Swan as Serena
2000Little Nicky as Holly
2000American Psycho as Evelyn Williams
1999Rove as Herself
1999Election as Tracy Flick
1999Best Laid Plans as Lissa
1999Cruel Intentions as Annette Hargrove
1998Pleasantville as Jennifer
1998TRL as
1998Overnight Delivery as Ivy Miller
1998Twilight as Mel Ames
1997The View as
1997King of the Hill as
1996Freeway as Vanessa Lutz
1996Fear as Nicole Walker
1994Friends as Jill Green
1994S.F.W. as Wendy Pfister
1993Return to Lonesome Dove as Ferris Dunnigan
1993Return to Lonesome Dove as Ferris Dunnigan
1993Late Night with Conan O'Brien as
1993Jack the Bear as Karen Morris
1993A Far Off Place as Nonnie Parker
1992Desperate Choices: To Save My Child as Cassie Robbins
1992The Tonight Show with Jay Leno as
1991Wildflower as Ellie Perkins
1991The Man in the Moon as Dani Trant
1989The Simpsons as
1983Live with Regis and Kathie Lee as
1975Saturday Night Live as Herself
1953The Academy Awards as Reese Witherspoon
1953The Academy Awards as
1952Today as
-Freedom: A History of Us as Factory Girl
-Pale Blue Dot as Producer