Reese Witherspoon, commonly known as Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. As of 2023, Reese Witherspoon has a net worth of $420 million.
She is best known for her performances in “Legally Blonde” as Elle Woods and “Walk the Line” as June Carter Cash. She has been in the industry since 1991 and has acted in many films and television shows. In 2016, she started her production company “Hello Sunshine”.
Reese Witherspoon Biography
American actress Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976, and is 46 years old as of 2023. She was born and raised in a well-established family in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. She is American by nationality and believes in the Episcopal religion.
Reese Witherspoon completed her high school at Harding Academy in Belle Meade, Davidson County, Tennessee. After that, she enrolled at Harpeth Hall School for Girls in Nashville, USA, where she graduated. She also attended Stanford University in Stanford, California, USA, where she completed her specialization in English literature.
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Date of Birth
22 March 1976
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Currently Live In
Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles
46 Years Old
Irish, Scottish, Dutch, and Welsh Descent
Actress, Producer, and Entrepreneur
TV Series: Wildflower (1991) Video Games: Monsters vs Aliens (2009) Film: The Man in the Moon (1991)
Tracy Flick in the Film Election (1999)
Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, Tennessee
Stanford University in Stanford, California
Reese Witherspoon’s parents are Mr. John Witherspoon and Mrs. Betty Reese (Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Witherspoon). By profession, her father was a Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve and her mother is a professor of nursing.
Reese has only one sibling. Her brother is John D. Witherspoon, an actor and a comedian as well.
Husband and Children
The marital status of Reese Witherspoon is married. She is married to Jim Toth, a talent agent and co-director at Creative Artist Agency. The couple got engaged in 2010 and got married in 2011. The couple was blessed with a son, Tennessee James Toth.
She was also previously married to the famous actor, Ryan Phillippe. The couple became engaged in 1998 and got married in 1999. Unfortunately, the couple got separated in 2008. They were blessed with two children, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe and Deacon Reese Phillippe.
Reese Witherspoon is a beautiful woman with a charming personality. She has an attractive physique with impressive body measurements of 34-25-35 inches.
Reese Witherspoon is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 50 kg. She has blonde hair and crystal blue eyes, making her look more mesmerizing and attractive.
5′ 1″ (1.55 m, 155 cm)
50 kg (110 lbs)
Reese Witherspoon started her career in the 1990 film, “Man in the Moon”. For this role, she was nominated for Best Young Actress at the Young Artist Awards. Later that year, she was featured in the cable television movie, “Wildflower”. In 1992, she appeared in another television movie, “Desperate Choices: To Save My Child”, and the following year in a CBS miniseries, “Return to Lonesome Dove”. She starred in two of her major films of 1996, “Fear” with Mark Wahlberg, and “Freeway” with Brooke Shields.
In 1998, Witherspoon appeared in three films, “Overnight Delivery”, “Pleasantville”, and “Twilight”. She won the Young Hollywood Award for Best Newcomer Performance by a Woman for her role in Pleasantville.
In 1999, she starred alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and her future husband Ryan Phillippe in the drama, “Cruel Intentions”. In the same year, Reese performed in the film version of the novel, “Election”, for which she won Best Actress awards from the National Society of Film Critics and the Society of Online Film Critics. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award.
In 2000, she appeared on “American Psycho”, and made guest appearances on “Little Nicky”, and in an episode of the sixth season of the television show, “Friends”, where she played the sister of Jennifer Aniston’s character.
In 2001, Reese’s career reached another level with the feature film, “Legally Blonde”, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress. Her next film was “Sweet Home Alabama” in 2002, starring Josh Lucas and Patricio Dempsey.
The 2003 series, “Legally Blonde”, grossed $90 million at the box office and paid Witherspoon $15 million, making her one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She was featured in the 2004 film, “Vanity Fair”. In 2005, she featured in “Walk The Line”, the film portraying the life of singer-songwriter, Johnny Cash, for which she won multiple awards including a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Oscar, and a BAFTA Award.
In 2014, Reese produced and appeared in the film version of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir, “Wild”. Witherspoon played Strayed on her 1,000-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
In January 2016, Reese started out filming the seven-part miniseries of Liane Moriarty’s best-selling, “Big Little Lies”. She produced the miniseries with her co-star, Nicole Kidman, and the series’ director, Jean-Marc Vallée.
Witherspoon produced the drama series, “The Morning Show”, alongside Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama for her work in the series. Witherspoon also performs as an executive producer on the Apple TV+ drama series, “Truth Be Told”, starring Octavia Spencer, which premiered in December 2019 and was renovated for a second season in March 2020. Witherspoon also served as executive producer in the Hulu drama miniseries, “Little Fires Everywhere”, opposite Kerry Washington, the television version of Celeste Ng’s 2017 novel of the same name.