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Given Name

Date of Birth

Birth Place

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

March 22, 1976

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon[1] (born March 22, 1976), known simply as Reese Witherspoon, is an Academy Award-winning American actress.

 

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Birth name Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

Born March 22, 1976 (age 30)

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Height 5'2" (1.57 m)

Notable roles Vanessa Lutz in Freeway (1996)

 

Annette Hargrove in Cruel Intentions (1999)

Tracy Flick in Election (1999)

Elle Woods in Legally Blonde (2001)

June Carter Cash in Walk The Line (2005)

 

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Early life

Witherspoon was born in New Orleans, Louisiana[2] to John Witherspoon, a surgeon from Georgia who grew up in Nashville, and Betty Reese, a nurse and college professor from Harriman, Tennessee. She is a direct descendant of Scottish-born John Witherspoon, a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and sixth president of Princeton University, who was also a Presbyterian minister. Because her father worked for the US military in Wiesbaden, Germany, she lived there for four years as a small child. After returning to the United States, Witherspoon, an army brat spent much of her childhood and adolescence in Nashville, Tennessee, where, she says in Interview magazine, "I grew up in an environment where women accomplished a lot. And if they weren't able to, it was because they were limited by society. I grew up with a grandma--my father's mother--who was incredibly intelligent but was limited by the bounds of society and propriety ... She was a voracious reader, and she encouraged me to read a lot as a child ..." a woman whose "depression" and "disconnect between her capabilities and her lack of fulfillment and achievement" continue to motivate Witherspoon in life. After graduating from the prestigious private all-girls' Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, she attended Stanford University as a literature major. She lived in Cedro Hall and once treated her entire dorm to dinner at a Mexican restaurant. After completing a year of her studies, she left Stanford to pursue her acting career.

 

 

 Career

Witherspoon began her career in local bikini shoots. Her first role was in a 1991 made-for-TV movie called Wildflower, directed by Diane Keaton and starring Beau Bridges, William McNamara, and Patricia Arquette. That same year, at age 15, Witherspoon attended an open casting call for The Man in the Moon, intending to audition as a bit player. She was instead cast in the lead role, immediately capturing the attention of critics. She has since built up an impressive filmography, playing both comedic and dramatic roles, including performances as Vanessa Lutz in Freeway and Tracy Flick in Election. She was the voice of the animated character Greta Wolfcastle in The Simpsons episode The Bart Wants What It Wants. She also played Jill Green, Rachel Green's sister, in season six of "Friends."

 

She achieved fame and a Golden Globe Best Actress nomination for her role as a fashion design major who decided to become a law student to follow her ex-boyfriend in the 2001 film Legally Blonde, and became a leading environmental lawyer in its sequel Legally Blonde 2, for which she received a reported $15 million paycheck, making her one of Hollywood's top-paid actresses.

 

She has garnered much critical praise and awards for her turn as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line. Carter Cash, who died in 2003, personally approved of Witherspoon to play her. For this role, Witherspoon won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, NYFCC, the FFCC, the SFFCC Award for Best Actress, the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) for best actress in a lead role, the British Academy's BAFTA for best actress in a lead role, the "Favorite Leading Lady" at the 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards, and the Academy Award for Best Actress.

 

Recently, Witherspoon has been featured as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. Her article was written by friend and fellow costar in the Legally Blonde movies, Luke Wilson.

 

Witherspoon also runs a production company, Type A Productions. Some believe the company is named after her childhood nickname "Little Miss Type A," but she clarified the misconception in Interview: "[P]eople think I named it after myself ... But it just isn't who I am at all. It was actually an in-joke with my family because at 7 I understood complicated medical terms, such as the difference between type A and type B personalities. But I just wished I'd named the company Dogfood Films or Fork or something. You carry that baggage all your life."

 

Witherspoon has commented on her motivation to act. "Sometimes I think it's about acknowledgment. I always felt like people didn't understand me what I was capable of or what I could accomplish. I was driven to make people understand that I was capable of more ... But for me part of the experience of acting is that it is really moving--it's almost meditative, going into a different character. You lose all self-consciousness and self-awareness for that brief moment. It's really magical. Of course, it can also be drudgery if you can't connect with the material or director."[3]

 

Even thought she appeared in many films, she has appeared nude only once, in the 1998 thriller Twilight.

 

 

 Personal life

Witherspoon met actor Ryan Phillippe at her 21st birthday party in March 1997, where, as she says, "I don't know what came over me - maybe the seven Midori sours - but I told him, 'I think you're my birthday present.' He thought it was so flattering, and now that I think about it...how embarrassing!" [4] The pair got engaged in December 1998. Soon after, the couple starred together in the box office hit Cruel Intentions. They were married on a plantation in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 5, 1999. They have two children: daughter Ava Elizabeth, born September 9, 1999, and son Deacon Reese, born October 23, 2003.

 

Witherspoon is known as a very hands-on mother, and she and Phillippe claim to have never employed a full-time nanny. A self-identified Southerner who has credited her family with fomenting her imagination and love for storytelling and privacy, she told the aforesaid magazines that her parental philosophy has roots in her upbringing. "We weren't the kind of children that were shadowed. We didn't have nannies. We didn't have housekeepers. This whole L.A. culture is so foreign to me, because when I was growing up you wouldn't watch your children every moment. I'm always confused when people bring their children over and then want to sit with them while they play. I think part of the joy of being a child is privacy. Your fantasies and dreams are so important to you at that moment."

 

On November 10, 2005 Witherspoon responded to critical news reports of her marriage counseling. "In what capacity is working on yourself or your marriage a bad thing? What marriage isn't a journey? ... Nobody's perfect ... We all have our own set of problems," she said on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The next month, she said separately, "We are all on the edge, emotionally or psychologically."[5]

 

 Paparazzi incident

In September 2005, Witherspoon and her children were celebrating daughter Ava's sixth birthday at Disney's California Adventure theme park when they were approached by paparazzi photographer Todd Wallace. After Witherspoon declined to pose for photos at close range, police say Wallace became enraged and pushed a child out of the way, while hitting another with his camera, in his efforts to photograph the actress. [6][7]

 

Wallace also allegedly shoved two theme park employees when they attempted to restrain him, and cursed at Witherspoon, causing several children to cry. As a result of the altercation, Wallace was arrested and faced misdemeanor charges. However, before the case went to trial, Wallace was found dead in his apartment in Brentwood. Police are investigating the cause of death.[8]

 

 

 Divorce

On June 21, 2006 Witherspoon sued the tabloid Star for running a "fictional" story on a third pregnancy that claims she is hiding the news from producers of her upcoming films.[9]

 

On October 30, 2006, Witherspoon and Phillippe announced that they have decided to formally separate after seven years of marriage. [10] On November 8, 2006, Witherspoon filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences. In her petition she sought joint legal custody of their two children and sole physical custody, with visitation for Phillippe[11]

 

In December 2006, Witherspoon moved from Hollywood to Charleston, South Carolina. According to New York Post columnist Liz Smith, Witherspoon was thoroughly disgusted with both marriage and her life in Hollywood and wanted to return to her Southern roots[12][13]. Witherspoon moved back to Charleston to be closer to her family and has enrolled both of her children, Ava Elizabeth, seven, and Deacon, three; in local public schools[14].

 

 

 Selected filmography

Year Title Role Other notes

2007 Rendition  

2007 Penelope Annie 

2005 Walk the Line June Carter Cash BAFTA Award For Best Actress

Academy Award for Best Actress

Screen Actors Guild Award

Golden Globe Winner

Broadcast Film Critics Association Award

National Society of Film Critics Awards

Teen Choice Awards for Choice Actress Drama/Action Adventure

 

2005 Just Like Heaven Elizabeth Masterson 

2004 Vanity Fair Becky Sharp 

2003 Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde Elle Woods 

2002 Sweet Home Alabama Melanie Smooter/Carmichael 

2002 The Importance of Being Earnest Cecily Teen Choice Awards Nominee (Choice Actress Comedy)

2001 The Trumpet of the Swan Serena (voice) 

2001 Legally Blonde Elle Woods Golden Globe Nominee (Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy)

MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance Winner

 

2000 American Psycho Evelyn Williams 

2000 Little Nicky Holly 

1999 Election Tracy Flick Golden Globe Nominee (Actress)

National Society of Film Critics Awards Winner (Best Actress)

Independent Spirit Award Nominee (Best Actress)

1999 Cruel Intentions Annette Hargrove 

1999 Best Laid Plans Lissa 

1998 Pleasantville Jennifer Young Hollywood Award Winner (Breakthrough Performance - Female)

1998 Overnight Delivery Ivy Miller 

1998 Twilight Mel Ames 

1996 Freeway Vanessa Lutz Best Actress, Cognac Festival du Film Policier

1996 Fear Nicole Walker 

1995 S.F.W. Wendy Pfister 

1993 Jack the Bear Karen Morris Young Artist Award Winner (Best Youth Actress Co-star)

1993 A Far Off Place Nonnie Parker 

1991 The Man in the Moon Danielle 'Dani' Trant Young Artist Award Nominee (Best Young Actress)

Awards

Preceded by

Hilary Swank

for Million Dollar Baby Academy Award for Best Actress

2005

for Walk the Line Succeeded by

TBD

 

 Notes

  1. ^ Marriage certificate (#1999002007), name spelling = Jeanne

  2. ^ Interview with father, birthplace = New Orleans

  3. ^ Ingrid Slschy (December, 2005). That's Reese: stepping into the ring of fire. Retrieved on 2006-10-30.

  4. ^ Suzan Colon (November 1998). The Nine About-to-Be Biggest Stars. Retrieved on 2006-10-30.

  5. ^ Reese Witherspoon on the benefits of therapy. Retrieved on 2006-10-30.

  6. ^ IMDb News:Reese Witherspoon in Paparazzi Attack. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on December 18, 2006.

  7. ^ WENN News. Witherspoon Photographer Found Dead. Hollywood.com. Retrieved on December 18, 2006.

  8. ^ IMDb News:Body of Witherspoon Paparazzo Identified. Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on December 18, 2006.

  9. ^ Reuters (June 21, 2006). Reese Witherspoon sues Star magazine. Retrieved on 2006-10-30.

  10. ^ Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe Split (October 30, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-11-09.

  11. ^ AOL (November 8, 2006). Reese Witherspoon Files for Divorce. Retrieved on 2006-11-09.

  12. ^ NY Post (Dec 21, 2006). Southern Comfort. Retrieved on 2007-01-05.

  13. ^ Starpulse (Dec 21, 2006). Reese Witherspoon & Kids Move to South Carolina. Retrieved on 2007-01-05.

  14. ^ People (Dec 21, 2006). Reese Witherspoon heads back to South Carolina. Retrieved on 2007-01-05.

 

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