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Reese Witherspoon

Film Actress
Female
Born Mar 22, 1976

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, professionally known as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress, film producer, and television producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991; later that year she made her television acting debut, in the cable movie Wildflower.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1976 Birth Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 in Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, while her father, Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, was a student at Tulane University medical school. … Read More

TEENAGE

1988 - 1991 2 More Events
1992 16 Years Old In 1992, Witherspoon appeared in the TV movie Desperate Choices: To Save My Child, portraying a critically ill young girl.
1993 17 Years Old In 1993, she played a young wife in the CBS miniseries Return to Lonesome Dove, Nonnie Parker in the Disney film A Far Off Place and had a minor role in Jack the Bear, which garnered her the Young Artist Award for Best Youth Actress Co-star.
1994 18 Years Old The next year, Witherspoon had another leading role as Wendy Pfister in the 1994 film S.F.W., directed by Jefery Levy.

TWENTIES

1996 - 2000 6 More Events
2001 25 Years Old 1 More Event
The 2001 film Legally Blonde marked a turning point in Witherspoon's career; she starred as Elle Woods, a fashion-merchandising major who decides to become a law student in order to follow her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School. … Read More
2002 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2002, after the success of Legally Blonde, Witherspoon starred in several roles, such as Greta Wolfcastle in The Simpsons episode "The Bart Wants What It Wants", and as Cecily in the comedy The Importance of Being Earnest, a film adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play in which she received a Teen Choice Award nomination. … Read More
2004 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Witherspoon starred in Vanity Fair, adapted from the 19th-century classic novel Vanity Fair and directed by Mira Nair. … Read More

THIRTIES

2006 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Witherspoon's first post-Oscar role came in the modern-day fairy tale Penelope, as Annie, the best friend of Penelope (Christina Ricci), a girl who has a curse in her family. The film was produced by her company Type A Films, with filming commencing in March 2006, immediately following Witherspoon's Oscar win for Walk the Line. … Read More
The film was released in October 2007 and marked Witherspoon's first appearance in theaters since the 2005 release of Walk the Line. … Read More
2008 32 Years Old However, Witherspoon did not appear in a live-action film for two years after the 2008 release of Four Christmases. … Read More
Witherspoon returned with three films released in 2010, 2011 and 2012, all centered on her as a woman caught in a love triangle between two men. … Read More
2011 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Witherspoon's subsequent films signaled a departure from the love-triangle theme. In September 2011, a year after beginning work on This Means War, she filmed a small role in Jeff Nichols's coming-of-age drama Mud in Arkansas, playing Juniper, the former girlfriend of a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey), who enlists two local boys to help him evade capture and rekindle his romance with her. Mud premiered in May 2012 in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, but did not win. Following its American debut at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2013, the film had a limited release in select North American theaters on April 26, 2013. … Read More
In April 2013, Witherspoon began production in Atlanta on Canadian director Philippe Falardeau's film The Good Lie. … Read More
It was then released in selected American theaters on May 9, 2014.
In 2015, Witherspoon made her second appearance among the Time 100, with her featured article being written by Mindy Kaling. … Read More

FORTIES

2016 40 Years Old In 2016, Witherspoon and Papandrea split up, with Witherspoon gaining full control over the company. … Read More
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