Reese Witherspoon Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Daughter, Movies, Book Club, Wild, HBO, And Net Worth

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Reese Witherspoon Biography

Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She has received several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Golden Globe Award and two Critics’ Choice Awards.

She started her career as a teenager. She made her professional screen debut in The Man in the Moon (1991), for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. She had roles in Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992), Jack the Bear (1993), Freeway (1996), and Pleasantville (1998).  Her  breakthrough came with her portrayal of Tracy Flick in the black comedy Election (1999), for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Her role as Elle Woods in the comedy Legally Blonde (2001) Reese achieved international recognition for which she received her second Golden Globe nomination. The year which followed, she starred in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, which emerged as her biggest live-action commercial success.

Her portrayal of June Carter Cash in the biographical musical film Walk the Line in 2005 , received critical acclaim and won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Reese other films include Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Water for Elephants (2011), and Sing (2016).

Reese produced the thriller Gone Girl in 2014, and received praise for her portrayal of Cheryl Strayed in the drama Wild, which earned her a second nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.  She co-produced and starred in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies in 2017, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Limited Series, winning the latter as a producer.

Reese has a production company Hello Sunshine, a clothing company Draper James, and she is actively involved in children’s and women’s advocacy organizations. Reese also serves on the board of the Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) and in 2007, she was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

Reese Witherspoon Age | How Old Is Reese Witherspoon

Reese was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is 43 years old as of 2019.

Reese Witherspoon Height | How Tall Is Reese Witherspoon

Reese stands at a height of 1.56 m.

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Reese was born at Southern Baptist Hospital, in New Orleans, Louisiana.  At that time her father, Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, was a student at Tulane University medical school. Her father was born in Georgia and served as a lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. Until 2012 he was in private practice as an otolaryngologist.

Her mother was Dr. Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (née Reese).  She is from Harriman, Tennessee. She earned five degrees in total, including a Ph.D in pediatric nursing. She became a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University. Reese has claimed descent from Scottish-born John Witherspoon, who signed the United States Declaration of Independence;  however, this claim has not been verified by the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence genealogists. Her parents are still legally married, although they separated in 1996.  Because Witherspoon’s father worked for the U.S. military in Wiesbaden, Germany, she lived there for four years as a little girl.  After returning to the U.S., she spent her childhood in Nashville, Tennessee.

Reese was brought up  as an Episcopalian, and has said she is proud of the “definitive Southern upbringing” which she received. She said that it gave her “a sense of family and tradition” and taught her about “being conscientious about people’s feelings, being polite, being responsible and never taking for granted what you have in your life

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Reese acquired high grades in school,  loved reading, and considered herself “a big dork who read loads of books”. When talking  about her love for books, she said, “I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.” Reese has been described as a “multi-achiever” and was given the nickname “Little Type A” by her parents. She went to middle school at Harding Academy and graduated from the all-girls’ Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, during which time she was a cheerleader.  Reese later went to Stanford University as an English literature major,  but left the school prior to completing her studies to pursue an acting career.

Reese Witherspoon Ex Husband

At her 21st birthday party in March 1997 Reese met actor Ryan Phillippe. In December 1998 they became engaged and married near Charleston, South Carolina, on June 5, 1999, at Old Wide Awake Plantation. The couple had two children together, a daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, born on September 9, 1999, and a son born on October 23, 2003. They announced their separation in October 2006.

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It was reported in early February 2010 that Reese was dating Jim Toth  a talent agent and co-head of motion picture talent at Creative Artists Agency, where Reese is a client. The two announced their engagement in December 2010.  The couple got married on March 26, 2011, in Ojai, California, at Libbey Ranch Witherspoon’s country estate, which she later sold. They have a son born on September 27, 2012.

Reese Witherspoon Children | Reese Witherspoon Son

Reese has three children two with his first husband actor Ryan Phillippe and one with her current marriage with Jim Toth. A daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, born on September 9, 1999, son born on October 23, 2003 and a son born on September 27, 2012.

How Old Is Reese Witherspoon Daughter

Reese daughter Ava Phillippe was born on September 9, 1999, she is 19 years as of 2018. She became more regular on the red carpet as well as starting her own modelling career.

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From year 2010 to 2020

  • 2020 – Legally Blonde 3 as Elle Woods
  • 2019 – Pale Blue as Dot
  • 2018 – A Wrinkle in Time as Mrs. Whatsit
  • 2017 – Home Again as Alice Kinney
  • 2016 – Sing as Rosita (voice)
  • 2015 – Hot Pursuit as Officer Rose Cooper
  • 2014 – Devil’s Knot as Pamela Hobbs
  • 2014 – Gone Girl
  • 2014 – Wild as Cheryl Strayed
  • 2014 as The Good Lie as Carrie Davis
  • 2014 – Inherent Vice as Penny Kimball
  • 2012 – This Means War as Lauren Scott
  • 2012 – Mud as Juniper
  • 2011 – Water for Elephants as Marlena Rosenbluth
  • 2010 – How Do You Know as Lisa Jorgenson

From year 2000 to 2009

  • 2009 – Monsters vs. Aliens as Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)2008 – Four Christmases as Kate
  • 2007 – Rendition as Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
  • 2006 – Penelope as Annie
  • 2005 – Walk the Line as June Carter Cash
  • 2005 – Just like Heaven as Elizabeth Masterson
  • 2004 – Vanity Fair as Becky Sharp
  • 2003 – Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde as Elle Woods
  • 2002 – The Importance of Being Earnest as Cecily Cardew
  • 2002 – Sweet Home Alabama as Melanie Smooter
  • 2001 – The Trumpet of the Swan as Serena (voice)
  • 2001 – Legally Blonde as Elle Woods
  • 2000 – Little Nicky as Holly
  • 2000 – American Psycho as Evelyn Williams

From year 1991 to 1999

  • 1999 – Cruel Intentions as Annette Hargrove
  • 1999 – Election as Tracy Flick
  • 1999 – Best Laid Plans as Lissa
  • 1998 – Twilight as Mel Ames
  • 1998 – Overnight Delivery as Ivy Miller
  • 1998 – Pleasantville as Jennifer / Mary Sue Parker
  • 1996 – Freeway as Vanessa Lutz
  • 1996 – Fear as Nicole Walker
  • 1994 – S.F.W. as Wendy Pfister
  • 1993 – A Far Off Place as Nonnie Parker
  • 1993 -Jack the Bear as Karen Morris
  • 1991 – The Man in the Moon as Dani Trant

Reese Witherspoon Wild

In December 2014 Wild was released to critical acclaim;  Michael Phillips of Chicago Tribune wrote in his review, “Reese does the least acting of her career, and it works. Calmly yet restlessly, she brings to life Strayed’s longings, her states of grief and desire and her wary optimism.”  It was promoted as Witherspoon’s primary “comeback” vehicle following her previous career slump, and she earned her second Academy Award nomination for the role.

Reese Witherspoon Book Club

Every month, Reese chooses a story she loves and announces it as her pick. April book pick for Reese’s Book Club is “The Night Tiger” by Yangsze Choo. Set in a tiny Malaysian town in the 1930s, the story is about a mystifying tiger who haunts the villages, followed by a series of mysterious deaths. The two main characters will captivate you as their paths are destined to cross. Follow along with Reese’s Book Club.

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Reese started filming her first television project in January 2016, since Return To Lonesome Dove, the seven-part miniseries adaptation of the Liane Moriarty bestseller, Big Little Lies.Big Little Lies is a drama television series, based on the novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty, that premiered on February 19, 2017, on HBO. It was created and written by David E. Kelley. The series’ seven-episode first season was directed by Jean-Marc Vallée. It stars Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley

Reese Witherspoon Sing

Reese had a voice role in the animated film Sing in 2016, as well as serving as a major performer on the film’s soundtrack. The movie became her biggest hit, being the first to make over $200 million domestically and $600 million worldwide.

Reese Witherspoon Production Company | Reese Witherspoon Film Company

Reese started production on the romantic comedy Home Again in November 2016.  The directorial debut of filmmaker Nancy Meyers’ daughter, Hallie Meyers-Shyer. It was released on September 8, 2017.  Reese few months later, she started filming Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time, the film adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel of the same name, where she plays Mrs. Whatsit. In March 2018 the film was released. It  co-stars Oprah Winfrey and Mindy Kaling, and is directed by Ava DuVernay.

Reese started hosting the talk show Shine On with Reese on DirecTV in July 2018. It  is a one-on-one interview between Reese and a female guest focussing on how the guest achieved her dreams.  The show is produced by her production company Hello Sunshine like Big Little Lies. It marks her first unscripted role in television.

Reese Witherspoon Oscar

Film producer and television producer Reese among her numerous accolades, she has won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award,  and Golden Globe Award for her performance in Walk the Line. As a producer, Reese won an Emmy Award (Primetime) for the TV miniseries Big Little Lies.

  • Best Actress – Walk the Line – 2006
  • Best Actress – Wild – 2015
  • Best Actress in Leading Role – Walk the Line – 2015
  • Best Actesss in Leading Role – Wild – 2015
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Reese Witherspoon Net Worth

Reese net worth is estimated to be roughly $150 Million dollars as of 2019.

Tv Series Reese Witherspoon

  • 2018 – Shine On with Reese as Herself
  • 2017–present – Big Little Lies as Madeline Martha Mackenzie
  • 2017 – The Mindy Project as Herself
  • 2015 – Saturday Night Live as Host / Various
  • 2015 – Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris as Guest announcer
  • 2015 – The Muppets as Herself
  • 2009 – Monsters vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space as Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
  • 2003 – Freedom: A History of Us as Various roles
  • 2002 – The Simpsons as Greta Wolfcastle (voice)
  • 2001 – Saturday Night Live as Host / Various
  • 2000 – King of the Hill as Debbie (voice)
  • 2000 – Friends as Jill Green
  • 1993 – Return to Lonesome Dove as Ferris Dunnigan
  • 1992 – Desperate Choices: To Save My Child as Cassie Robbins
  • 1991 – Wildflower asEllie Perkins
  • TBA – Top of the Morning

Reese Witherspoon Book | Reese Witherspoon Book List

Witherspoon, Reese (2018). Whiskey in a Teacup. Touchstone.

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