Reese Witherspoon was born Laura Jean Reese Witherspoon on March 22, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The daughter of a physician and a nurse, Witherspoon grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, where she was a debutante and attended Harpeth Hall, a private all-girls high school.She wound up with the lead in her first feature film,The Man in the Moon (1991), at just 14 years old. Her first year out of high school, Witherspoon considered abandoning acting altogether to follow her parents into the medical field. But in 1996, her performance in the filmFreeway earned her the Catalonian International Film Festival award for best actress. She deferred college for a year to focus on acting, then briefly studied English literature at Stanford University before deciding to return to work.Witherspoon quickly established herself as a talented actress in films such asPleasantville (1998), Election (1999) and Cruel Intentions (1999). While filming Cruel Intentions, she began exploring an off-set romance with co-star Ryan Phillippe. In 2001, Reese Witherspoon continued to soar when she starred in the surprise box-office hit Legally Blonde. Witherspoon furthered her success with commercial films like Sweet Home Alabama (2002), in 2007, Witherspoon began working on the film Rendition. Other several big-name film projects were to follow, including the 2011 film Water for Elephants. In 2015 Witherspoon starred with Sofia Vergara in the comedy Hot Pursuit.
Height: 5 ft 1½ in/ 156 cm
Weight: 50 kg / 110 pounds
Shoe size: 6
Dress size: 2
Bra size: 32B
Measurements: 34-25-35 in /87-63.5-89 cm
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Date of Birth: March 22, 1976
Place of Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Place of Residence: Los Angeles. USA
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Education: Stanford University
- Jeremy Sisto (1992)
- Chris O’Donnell (1993)
- Stephen Dorff (1994)
- Mark Wahlberg (1995-1997)
- Ryan Phillippe (1997-2007)
- Jake Gyllenhaal (2007-2009)
- Jim Toth (2010-Present)
Awards and Honors:
- 2015 Nominated Oscar, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
- 2015 Nominated Golden Globe, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
- 2015 Nominated MTV Movie Award, Best Female Performance
- 2015 Nominated Gold Derby Award, Lead Actress
- 2015 Nominated BAFTA Film Award, Best Leading Actress
- 2014 Nominated CFCA Award, Best Actress
- 2014 Won DFWFCA Award, Best Actress
- 2013 Won EDA Special Mention Award, Actress Most in Need of a New Agent
- 2006 Won Golden Globe, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
- 2006 Won Austin Film Critics Award, Best Actress
- 2005 Won ACCA, Best Actress in a Leading Role
- 2005 Won BSFC Award, Best Actress
- 2001 Nominated American Comedy Award, Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series
Hobbies and Interests: Gymnastics, running
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Firecrackers, fried chicken
Favorite Music: The Doors
Favorite Actor: Owen Wilson
Favorite Perfume: Bloom
Favorite Book: The End of the Affair, Gone Girl
Favorite Sports: Football
Favorite Movie: Overboard, Terms of Endearment
Favorite TV Show: Amish Mafia
- She was active in modeling from 1983 to 1987.
- In her childhood, she spent 4 years in Germany (due to her dad’s job in U.S. military) and then was raised in Nashville, Tennessee.
- She loves reading and so gets crazy in bookstore or library.
- Reese had also served as a cheerleader.
- Was considered for the role of Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996), which went to Claire Danes.
- Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World (2002).
- She runs a production company called “Type A Films” with Debra Siegal
- Her daughter, Ava, is named after her ex-husband, Ryan Phillippe’s, grandmother.
- She collects antique linens and is crazy about old embroidery.
She was a gymnast for seven years when she was younger.
Chosen as “Favorite Female Film Star” by People magazine (2004).
Best friends with Selma Blair, Chelsea Handler and Renée Zellweger.
Was originally cast in the lead role in Bunny Lake Is Missing (2012), but backed out a few weeks before shooting began.
- Is a vegetarian.
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