- NAME: Reese Witherspoon
- OCCUPATION: Actress, Producer, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: March 22, 1976 (Age: 37)
- EDUCATION: Stanford University, Harpeth Hall School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Full Name: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
- AKA: Laura Witherspoon
- AKA: Reese Witherspoon
- ZODIAC SIGN: Aries
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Reese Witherspoon was introduced to the world of acting at a young age. She has since won numerous awards and worldwide recognition for her film performances.
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Reese Witherspoon started out in local commercials in Nashville, but quickly graduated to Hollywood.Witherspoon became Hollywood royalty when she won the Oscar for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line."
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While experiencing professional success, Witherspoon was also experiencing serious challenges in her personal life. Reese and her husband, actor Ryan Phillippe, announced their separation in October 2006 and divorced the following year. Phillippe immediately went public about his emotions surrounding their split. "After the divorce, I was a physical wreck. I wanted to die,
" Phillippe told the British magazine Man About Town in November 2007. "I was ready to kill myself. I was not taking care of myself at all. I would wake up and cry and vomit."
In 2007, Witherspoon began working on the film Rendition, also starring Jake Gyllenhaal. The stars began dating shortly afterward, but their romance didn't last long; the Hollywood "it" couple split in 2009. Witherspoon began dating Hollywood agent Jim Toth shortly after. During this time, Witherspoon also co-starred in the fantastical comedy Penelope (2008) with Christina Ricci, in addition to serving as a producer on the project. Later that same year, Witherspoon starred with Vince Vaughn in the family holiday comedy Four Christmases. A busy actress, Witherspoon worked on several big-name film projects, including the 2011 film Water for Elephants, in which she starred alongside heartthrob Robert Pattinson.
Also in 2011, Witherspoon tied the knot with Jim Toth. The couple welcomed son Tennessee James Toth the following year, on September 27, 2012. But being a new mother hasn't slowed Witherspoon down much. After starring in the romantic comedy This Means War (2012) with Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, and in the drama Mud (2012) with Matthew McConaughey, she began working on the true crime tale Devil's Knot (2013) alongside Colin Firth and Stephen Moyer.
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