Honorary Chair of the Avon Foundation for Women Reese Witherspoon attends the 10th Anniversary Avon Foundation for Women Gala Celebrating Champions Who Change Women’s Lives at Cipriani 42nd, NYC, October 26, 2010
Reese Witherspoon attends the UK premiere of ‘Monsters Vs Aliens’ held at The Vue Cinema, Leicester Square on March 11, 2009
Reese Witherspoon in a traditional tea party with former breast cancer patients in Tokyo
OK! Magazine’s Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal cover story
Reese Witherspoon at the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Cure in Washington
Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon is certainly no stranger to the spotlight. She had her first gig at age seven when she appeared in a television commercial for a Nashville florist. She started acting in earnest during high school and had multiple projects under her belt before graduating in 1994. She did manage to get in a year at Stanford University before the siren call of the cinema lured her back with its tempting song.
After a few more early buzz films like “Election” and “Cruel Intentions,” she broke in to the big time with her lovably blonde role as not-as-shallow-as-she-seems Elle Woods in “Legally Blonde.” It was such a huge success that she was certified as one of the most sought-after young actresses in Hollywood.
But it was her dramatic role as “June Carter Cash” in the Johnny Cash biopic “Walk The Line” which really wowed the critics and made her an Oscar winner for Best Actress.
- Name: Reese Witherspoon
- Birthdate: March 22, 1976
- Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Reese started acting at age 7.
Reese has two children with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.
Reese met her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe, at her 21st birthday party.
Reese was a cheerleader in high school.
Reese studied English Literature while at Stanford.
Reese is named after her mother — Reese is her mother’s maiden name.