Reese Witherspoon



Place of birth:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA:


​Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976), better known as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and film producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the movie The Man in the Moon in 1991; later that year she made her television acting debut, in the cable movie Wildflower. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway and followed that appearance with roles in three major 1998 movies: Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville, and Twilight. The following year, Witherspoon appeared in the critically acclaimed Election, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.2001 marked her career's turning point with the breakout role as "Elle Woods" in the box office hit Legally Blonde, and in 2002 she starred in Sweet Home Alabama, which became her biggest commercial film success to date. 2003 saw her return as lead actress and executive producer of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide attention and praise for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, which earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Witherspoon married actor and Cruel Intentions co-star Ryan Phillippe in 1999; they have two children, Ava and Deacon. The couple separated at the end of 2006 and divorced in October 2007. Witherspoon owns a production company, Type A Films, and she is actively involved in children's and women's advocacy organizations. She serves on the board of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), and was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007, serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation.

Film Credits

Sing 2 (2021)
as Rosita
Legally Blonde 3 (2020)
as Elle Woods
This Changes Everything (2019)
as Herself
Digital Content (2019)
as Herself
A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
as Mrs. Whatsit
Home Again (2017)
as Alice Kinney
Gunter Babysits (2017)
as Rosita
Sing (2016)
as Rosita (voice)
Everything Is Copy (2015)
Hot Pursuit (2015)
as Cooper
Inherent Vice (2014)
as Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball
9 Kisses (2014)
as Girl at Costume Party
Wild (2014)
as Cheryl Strayed
The Good Lie (2014)
as Carrie Davis
Devil's Knot (2013)
as Pam Hobbs
Mud (2013)
as Juniper
This Means War (2012)
as Lauren
Water for Elephants (2011)
as Marlena Rosenbluth
How Do You Know (2010)
as Lisa Jorgenson
Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space (2009)
as Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
Monsters vs Aliens (2009)
as Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice)
Four Christmases (2008)
as Kate
Rendition (2007)
as Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi
Penelope (2006)
as Annie
Just Like Heaven (2005)
as Dr. Elizabeth Masterson
Walk the Line (2005)
as June Carter
Vanity Fair (2004)
as Becky Sharp
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
as Elle Woods
Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
as Melanie "Carmichael" Smooter Perry
The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
as Cecily
Legally Blonde (2001)
as Elle Woods
The Trumpet Of The Swan (2001)
as Serena
Little Nicky (2000)
as Holly
American Psycho (2000)
as Evelyn Williams
Election (1999)
as Tracy Enid Flick
Best Laid Plans (1999)
as Lissa
Cruel Intentions (1999)
as Annette Hargrove
Pleasantville (1998)
as Jennifer
Overnight Delivery (1998)
as Ivy Miller
Twilight (1998)
as Mel Ames
Freeway (1996)
as Vanessa Julia Lutz
Fear (1996)
as Nicole Walker
S.F.W. (1994)
as Wendy Pfister
Jack the Bear (1993)
as Karen Morris
A Far Off Place (1993)
as Nonnie Parker
Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992)
as Cassie Robbins
Wildflower (1991)
as Ellie Perkins
The Man in the Moon (1991)
as Danielle "Dani" Trant
Tinker Bell ()
as Tinker Bell
Pyros ()
Monsters vs. Aliens Stories ()

Production Credits

Legally Blonde 3 (2020)
Lucy in the Sky (2019)
Hot Pursuit (2015)
Wild (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
Legally Blondes (2009)
Four Christmases (2008)
Penelope (2006)
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)
Executive Producer
Tinker Bell ()
The Dry ()
Penguin Bloom ()
Pyros ()