Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

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The Biography of Reese Witherspoon

Laura Jeanee Reese Witherspoon, otherwise known as Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1973 in New Orleans at Memorial Medical Center. Her Father, Dr. John Witherspoon was a military doctor and her mother, was a registered nurse. The first four years of Rees’s life were spent in Germany because her father was serving as a Lt. Col. In the Army Reserves. When he was finished with his tour, the family moved to Nashville Tennessee.  This is where Reese grew up. As Reese puts it, “I grew up in Tennessee. We didn’t know what Louis Vuitton was. I had to order all my prom outfits out of catalogs”.

That is a far cry from where she is now. Her movie career began early in life. She began modeling at the age of 7. From here she went on to appear in several local television shows. In 1990 Her role in Robert Mulligans “The Man on the Moon brought her great reviews. Bigger roles followed after that, including “Jack the Bear, and “A Far off Place.”

Reese put her acting career on hold in order to go to school after graduating from high school. She attended Stanford and attempted to major in English Literature.  It just so happened though that a few acting roles were offered to her, “Fear,” and “Freeway.” Reese took up these offers and ended up establishing herself as a rising actress I Hollywood.

Soon, bigger an better roles were coming her way. In 1998 there was “Pleasantville. In 1999 there was Election and Cruel Intentions, and then in 2001, there cam her ever famous role as Ellie Woods in Legally Blonde which forever made her one of the top female actresses in Hollywood. The following year she played opposite hunky Matthew Mcconaughey in Sweet home Alabama which made over $100 million at the theaters. Then, in 2006, Reese one herself an Oscar for her role as June Cash in the Epic Johnny Cash film, Walk the Line.

On a personal level, Reese Witherspoon married fellow actor Ryan Philippe in 1997. They had two children. Ava Elizabeth born September 9th, 2999, and a little boy named Deacon who was born October 23, 2003. In 2007 Philippe and Witherspoon filed for Divorce.

Coming up in the future, Reese has moved her production company, Type A Films, to Universal Pictures. She signed a two year deal with Universal and the studio picked up a romantic comedy for her to start in and produce.

Witherspoon has done a lot in her few years, but really she has just begun, only just begun. As she says “I was thinking about why I make movies, and I know why. Life is hard. It’s nice to go escape and have a good time at the movies. If I can give people a movie about hope, love and the future, then I’ve done my job.”

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