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Reese Witherspoon

1976-03-22 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress and producer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and two Golden Globe Awards. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2006 and 2015, and Forbes listed her among the World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2019 and 2021. In 2021, Forbes named her the world's highest earning actress, and in 2023, she was named one of the richest women in America with an estimated net worth of $440 million. Witherspoon began her career as a teenager, making her screen debut in The Man in the Moon (1991). Her breakthrough came in 1999 with a supporting role in Cruel Intentions, and for her portrayal of Tracy Flick in the black comedy Election. She gained wider recognition for playing Elle Woods in the comedy Legally Blonde (2001) and its 2003 sequel, and for starring in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama (2002). She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying June Carter Cash in the musical biopic Walk the Line (2005). Following a career downturn, during which her sole box-office success was the romantic drama Water for Elephants (2011), Witherspoon made a comeback by producing and starring as Cheryl Strayed in the drama Wild (2014), which earned her a second nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. She has since worked primarily in television, producing and starring in several female-led literary adaptations under her company Hello Sunshine. These include the HBO drama series Big Little Lies (2017–2019), the Apple TV+ drama series The Morning Show (2019–present), and the Hulu miniseries Little Fires Everywhere (2020). For the first of these, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series. She has also produced the film adaptations Gone Girl (2014) and Where the Crawdads Sing (2022), and the miniseries adaptation Daisy Jones & the Six (2023). Witherspoon also owns Reese's Book Club and a clothing company, Draper James. She is 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 dedicated to women's causes. Description above from the Wikipedia article Reese Witherspoon, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


The 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Self - Nominee 2024-02-24
Being Mary Tyler Moore Self (voice) 2023-03-13
June Self 2023-11-12
Your Place or Mine Debbie 2023-02-10
Minions & More Volume 2 Rosita (voice) 2022-11-08
Sing 2 Rosita (voice) 2021-12-01
Friends: The Reunion Self 2021-05-27
Come Home Rosita (voice) 2021-11-25
Her Effortless Brilliance: A Celebration of Lynn Shelton Through Film and Music Self 2020-06-10
My Darling Vivian Self (archive footage) 2020-04-27
Becoming Self 2020-05-06
Digital Content Self 2019-01-10
This Changes Everything Self 2019-06-28
A Wrinkle in Time Mrs. Whatsit 2018-03-08
Home Again Alice Kinney 2017-09-07
Election - Reese Witherspoon Herself 2017-12-12
Gunter Babysits Rosita (voice) 2017-01-27
Sing Rosita (voice) 2016-11-23
Everything Is Copy Self 2015-09-29
Hot Pursuit Officer Rose 'Coop' Cooper 2015-05-08
9 Kisses Girl at Costume Party 2014-12-11
The Good Lie Carrie Davis 2014-09-10
Wild Cheryl Strayed 2014-01-16
Inherent Vice Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball 2014-12-12
Devil's Knot Pam Hobbs 2013-05-09
Monsters vs Aliens Stories 2013-01-01
Mud Juniper 2013-04-26
This Means War Lauren 2012-02-14
Dreamworks Spooky Stories Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice) 2012-08-01
Water for Elephants Marlena Rosenbluth 2011-04-15
How Do You Know Lisa Jorgenson 2010-12-17
Monsters vs Aliens Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice) 2009-03-19
Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice) 2009-04-01
Four Christmases Kate 2008-11-26
Rendition Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi 2007-09-07
Penelope Annie 2006-03-01
Celebrating the Man in Black: The Making of Walk the Line Self 2006-05-22
Just Like Heaven Dr. Elizabeth Masterson 2005-09-16
Walk the Line June Carter 2005-09-13
Vanity Fair Becky Sharp 2004-09-01
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde Elle Woods 2003-07-02
Sweet Home Alabama Melanie Smooter 2002-09-26
The Importance of Being Earnest Cecily Cardew 2002-05-17
Legally Blonde Elle Woods 2001-07-13
The Trumpet of the Swan Serena (voice) 2001-05-11
Little Nicky Holly 2000-11-10
American Psycho Evelyn Williams 2000-04-13
Election Tracy Enid Flick 1999-04-23
Best Laid Plans Lissa 1999-04-09
Cruel Intentions Annette Hargrove 1999-03-05
Pleasantville Jennifer 1998-09-17
Overnight Delivery Ivy Miller 1998-04-07
Twilight Mel Ames 1998-03-06
Fear Nicole Walker 1996-04-12
Freeway Vanessa Lutz 1996-08-23
S.F.W. Wendy Pfister 1994-09-15
Jack the Bear Karen Morris 1993-04-02
A Far Off Place Nonnie Parker 1993-03-12
Desperate Choices: To Save My Child Cassie Robbins 1992-10-05
The Man in the Moon Danielle "Dani" Trant 1991-09-30
Wildflower Ellie Perkins 1991-12-03
Legally Blonde 3 Elle Woods
Great Performers: 9 Kisses
Tracy Flick Can't Win Tracy Flick
You’re Cordially Invited