Reese Witherspoon Facts

Reese Witherspoon Facts
Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer who became famous in 2001 for her role as Elle Woods in the movie Legally Blonde. She was born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon on March 22nd, 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Mary Elizabeth Reese and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon. Due to her father working for the military Reese spent four years as a child in Weisbaden, Germany. When they returned she grew up in Nashville and did well in school. She attended Stanford for a year but decided instead to pursue acting. In 1991 Reese auditioned for a small role in The Man in the Moon and was cast instead as the lead, Dani Trent.
Interesting Reese Witherspoon Facts:
The name Reese was actually her mother's maiden name before marrying her father.
Bother Reese Witherspoon's mother and father worked in the medical field; her father as a doctor and her mother as a nurse and professor of nursing.
Reese Witherspoon has claimed that she is a descendant of John Witherspoon, who was one of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence.
Because Reese was a highly driven child she was given the nickname 'Little Miss Type A' by her parents.
When Reese was seven years old she was chosen to model for a local flower shop. As a result of the experience she decided to take acting lessons.
Reese Witherspoon played various roles and was making a name for herself already when she was cast as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde. This shot her to leading lady status in Hollywood.
Reese Witherspoon played Jennifer Aniston's sister in two episodes of Friends in 2000.
In 2002 Reese Witherspoon was named by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People.
In order to play June Carter Cash in the movie Walk the Line Reese Witherspoon had to take 6 months of singing lessons. She sang all of the songs herself in front of an audience.
Reese Witherspoon won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, SAG Award, BAFTA Award, and a Critics' Choice Award for her role as June Carter Cash. Only 8 other actresses have won all of these awards for the same role.
Reese Witherspoon's production company is titles Type A Films.
Reese Witherspoon and Kate Middleton became friends after meeting in 2011.
Reese was married to Ryan Phillippe from 1999 until 2007. Thy have two children together including Ava Elizabeth and Deacon Reese.
Reese married Jim Toth in 2011. The couple has a son together named James.
Some of Reese Witherspoon's most famous roles have been in movies such as Cruel Intentions, Sweet Home Alabama, Legally Blonde, Walk the Line, Four Christmases, and Wild.
Reese Witherspoon has appeared in a number of television shows including Friends, Saturday Night Live, Return to Lonesome Dove, and Big Little Lies.
Reese Witherspoon was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
Reese Witherspoon is involved in a number of women's advocacy groups and children's organizations, including Save the Children, and the Children's Defense Fund.

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