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Reese Witherspoon


Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat. Her mother was a Registered Nurse who ... See full bio »

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Congratulations to Reese Witherspoon, who was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie at the 2017 Emmy Awards for her role in "Big Little Lies." Check our Emmys Guide for the full list of winners, videos, and more.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 51 wins & 94 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Walk the Line
Walk the Line June Carter
(2005)
Wild
Wild Cheryl
(2014)
Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde Elle Woods
(2001)
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama Melanie Smooter
(2002)

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 2017 The Mindy Project (TV Series)
- Episode #6.7 (2017)
 2017 Gunter Babysits (Video short)
Rosita (voice)
 2016 Sing
Rosita (voice)
 2015 Nature Is Speaking (TV Series short)
Home
- Home (2015) ... Home (English version, voice)
 2015 The Muppets. (TV Series)
Reese Witherspoon
- Walk the Swine (2015) ... Reese Witherspoon
 2014 9 Kisses (Short)
Girl at Costume Party
 2014/I Wild
Cheryl
 2012 Mud
Juniper
 2009 Four Christmases: Gag Reel (Video short)
Kate (uncredited)
 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens (Video Game)
Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
 2008 Four Christmases
Kate
 2006 Penelope
Annie
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
Sarah Raymond / Factory Girl / Susan Magoffin
- Yearning to Breathe Free (2003) ... Factory Girl
 2000 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Debbie
- High Anxiety (2000) ... Debbie (voice)
- Hanky Panky (2000) ... Debbie (voice)
 1991 Wildflower (TV Movie)
Ellie Perkins
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Other Works:

Print ad: Avon's Pro-to-Go Lipstick, 2008. See more »

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1 Print Biography | 15 Interviews | 33 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 59 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Reese | Riz Uizerspun

Height:

5' 1½" (1.56 m)
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Personal Quote:

I grew up in Tennessee. We didn't know what Louis Vuitton was. I had to order all my prom outfits out of catalogs. See more »

Trivia:

Dyed her hair brown for her role as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line (2005). See more »

Trademark:

Mostly plays chipper-type women convinced of their own successful destiny See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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