Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon

Witherspoon in May 2011
Born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
March 22, 1976 (1976-03-22) (age 38)
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Occupation Actress, film producer
Years active 1991–present
Spouse Ryan Phillippe
(m.1999–2008, divorced; 2 children)
Jim Toth
(m.2011–present; 1 child)
Children Ava Elizabeth Phillippe
(September 9, 1999 (1999-09-09) (age 15))
Deacon Reese Phillippe
(October 23, 2003 (2003-10-23) (age 10))
Tennessee James Toth
(September 27, 2012 (2012-09-27) (age 2))
Reese Witherspoon

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress and film producer.

Because Witherspoon's father worked for the U.S. military in Wiesbaden, Germany, she lived there for four years as a child.[1][2] After returning to the U.S., she spent her childhood in Nashville, Tennessee.[1][2][3] She was raised as an Episcopalian.[4]

She attended Stanford University as an English literature major.[5]

Career[change | change source]

Witherspoon was selected as a fashion model for a florist's television advertisements at age seven. This made her want to take acting lessons.[6][7]

She has starred in many motion pictures. Notable movies by Witherspoon include Election, Legally Blonde, and Walk the Line.

Witherspoon owns a production company called Type A Films. The company was at first believed by the media to be named after her childhood nickname "Little Miss Type A."[8][9]

Witherspoon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 1, 2010, at 6262 Hollywood Blvd.[10]

Personal life[change | change source]

From 1999 to 2008 Reese was married to actor Ryan Phillippe (b.1974).[11][12] They have two children together — daughter named Ava Elizabeth Phillippe (b.September 9, 1999)[13] and son named Deacon Reese Phillippe (b.October 23, 2003).[14]

Reese has been married for the 2nd time to talent agent Jim Toth since March 26, 2011. They have one son together named Tennessee James Toth (b.September 27, 2012).

Filmography[change | change source]

Actress
Year Title Role Notes
1991 Man in the Moon, TheThe Man in the Moon Dani Trant Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress
Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture[15]
1991 Wildflower Ellie Perkins
1992 Desperate Choices: To Save My Child Cassie
1993 Far Off Place, AA Far Off Place Nonnie Parker
1993 Jack the Bear Karen Morris Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actress Co-Star[16]
1993 Return to Lonesome Dove Ferris Dunnigan TV miniseries
1994 S.F.W. Wendy Pfister
1996 Freeway Vanessa Lutz Cognac Festival du Film Policier Award for Best Actress[17]
1996 Fear Nicole Walker
1998 Twilight Mel Ames
1998 Overnight Delivery Ivy Miller
1998 Pleasantville Jennifer/Mary Sue Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Funniest Scene[18]
1999 Cruel Intentions Annette Hargrove Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Sexiest Love Scene
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress
1999 Election Tracy Flick Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated – American Comedy Award for Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Chlotrudis Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Female
Nominated – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit[19][20]
1999 Best Laid Plans Lissa
2000 Little Nicky Holly Cameo appearance
2000 American Psycho Evelyn Williams
2001 Trumpet of the Swan, TheThe Trumpet of the Swan Serena Voice
2001 Legally Blonde Elle Woods MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
MTV Movie Award for Best Dressed
MTV Movie Award for Best Line
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Performance – Female
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
2002 Importance of Being Earnest, TheThe Importance of Being Earnest Cecily Cardew Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress
2002 Sweet Home Alabama Melanie Carmichael Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liplock
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Performance – Female
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Elle Woods Executive Producer
2004 Vanity Fair Becky Sharp
2005 Walk the Line June Carter Cash Academy Award for Best Actress
Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Performance
2005 Just Like Heaven Elizabeth Masterson
2006 Penelope Annie Also producer
2007 Rendition Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress
2008 Four Christmases Kate
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens Susan Murphy / Ginormica Voice
2010 How Do You Know Lisa
2011 Water for Elephants Marlena Rosenbluth Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actress
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress - Drama
2012 This Means War Lauren Scott
2012 Mud Juniper Post-Production
2013 Devil's Knot Pam Hobbs Filming starts in June 2012
Producer
Year Title Notes
2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Executive Producer
2006 Penelope
2008 Four Christmases
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2000 King of the Hill Debbie 2 episodes
voice
2000 Friends Jill Green 2 episodes 'The One With Rachel's Sister' 'The One Where Chandler Can't Cry'
Nominated – American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series
2002 Simpsons, TheThe Simpsons Greta Wolfcastle 1 episode
voice
2003 Freedom: A History of Us Various roles 3 episodes
2009 Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Susan Murphy / Ginormica Halloween TV Special
voice
2011-2012 After Lately Herself 2 Episodes

Discography[change | change source]

Year Soundtrack
2005 Walk the Line

References[change | change source]

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