Reese Witherspoon

22 Mar 1976

Actor, Producer

Laura 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.

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Filmography (41 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···A Wrinkle in Time
Genre: Adventure, Science Fiction, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Mrs. Whatsit)
(movie, 2017)
···Home Again
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Alice Kinney)
(movie, 2016)
···Sing
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Role: Actor (as Rosita (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Hot Pursuit
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Inherent Vice
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball)
(movie, 2014)
···Wild
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
6.0Gone Girl
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2014)
···The Good Lie
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Carrie Davis)
(movie, 2013)
···Devil's Knot
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Pam Hobbs)
(movie, 2013)
···Mud
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Juniper)
(movie, 2012)
···This Means War
Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance
By: McG
Role: Actor (as Lauren)
(movie, 2011)
···Water for Elephants
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marlena Rosenbluth)
(movie, 2010)
···How Do You Know
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lisa)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, TV Movie
Role: Actor (as Susan Murphy · Ginormica (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···Monsters vs Aliens
Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Susan Murphy · Ginormica (voice))
(movie, 2008)
···Four Christmases
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2007)
···Rendition
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi)
(movie, 2006)
···Penelope
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2005)
···Just Like Heaven
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dr. Elizabeth Masterson)
(movie, 2005)
7.8Walk the Line
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as June Carter)
(movie, 2004)
···Vanity Fair
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Becky Sharp)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2002)
···Sweet Home Alabama
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Melanie "Carmichael" Smooter Perry)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Cecily)
(movie, 2001)
···Legally Blonde
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Elle Woods)
(movie, 2001)
···The Trumpet of the Swan
Genre: Animation, Drama, Musical
Role: Actor (as Serena)
(movie, 2000)
···Little Nicky
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Holly)
(movie, 2000)
···American Psycho
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Evelyn Williams)
(movie, 1999)
···Best Laid Plans
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Lissa)
(movie, 1999)
···Election
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Tracy Flick)
(movie, 1999)
···Cruel Intentions
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Annette Hargrove)
(movie, 1998)
···Pleasantville
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Jennifer)
(movie, 1998)
···Overnight Delivery
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ivy Miller)
(movie, 1998)
···Twilight
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Mel Ames)
(movie, 1996)
···Freeway
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Vanessa Lutz)
(movie, 1996)
···Fear
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nicole Walker)
(movie, 1995)
···S.F.W.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Wendy Pfister)
(movie, 1994)
···S.F.W.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Wendy Pfister)
(movie, 1993)
···A Far Off Place
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Actor (as Nonnie Parker)
(movie, 1991)
···The Man in the Moon
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dani Trant)
(movie, 1991)
···Wildflower
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Ellie Perkins)