Reese Witherspoon Bio, Net Worth, Age, Husband, Parents, Children, Family. Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, and producer.
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Reese Witherspoon Biography
Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976, at Southern Baptist Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States of America to parents John Draper Witherspoon and Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon.
Although genealogists from the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence have not confirmed Witherspoon’s claim of descent from Scottish-born John Witherspoon, who signed the United States Declaration of Independence, Witherspoon was raised as an Episcopalian. When she was seven years old, she was chosen as a model for a florist’s television commercials and began taking acting lessons.
Witherspoon went to Harding Academy for middle school and graduated from Nashville’s all-girls Harpeth Hall School, where she was a cheerleader. She later attended Stanford University as an English literature major but dropped out before finishing to pursue an acting career.
As a teenager, Witherspoon made her film debut in The Man in the Moon (1991). Her breakthrough came in 1999, when she appeared as a supporting character in Cruel Intentions and as Tracy Flick in the black comedy Election.
Her roles as Elle Woods in the comedies Legally Blonde (2001) and its sequel, as well as her appearance in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, contributed to her rise to fame (2002).
She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2005 for her performance as June Carter Cash in the musical biopic Walk the Line, which was well-received by critics.
After a period of stagnation in her career during which she only commercially successful performance was in the romantic drama Water for Elephants (2011), Witherspoon made a comeback as Cheryl Strayed in the drama Wild (2014). She received her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for this performance.
She has primarily worked in television since then, producing and appearing in a number of adaptations of female-led books. 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), Big World (2017-2019).
In addition, Witherspoon owns the clothing line Draper James and is involved in organizations that advocate for women’s and children’s rights.
She serves on the board of directors of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and was named global ambassador for Avon Products in 2007. She is also the honorary chair of the Avon Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports women’s causes.
Reese Witherspoon Nationality
Witherspoon was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in the United States of America. She is an American.
Reese Witherspoon Age: How old is Reese Witherspoon?
Witherspoon was born on March 22nd, 1976, hence she is currently 46 years of age.
Reese Witherspoon Family and Siblings
Witherspoon was born to John Draper Witherspoon and Mary Elizabeth Witherspoon. She shares the same parents as her brother, John D. Witherspoon.
Reese Witherspoon Husband: Is Reese Witherspoon married?
Yes, Witherspoon is currently married to Jim Toth.
Reese Witherspoon Children
Witherspoon has three children; Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, Deacon Reese Phillippe, and Tennessee James Toth.
Reese Witherspoon Net Worth
Witherspoon has a net worth estimated to be about $400 million.