Who is Reese Witherspoon?

Reese Witherspoon is a popular figure in the entertainment industry. She is a professional actress, producer as well as an entrepreneur. You may know her from Water for Elephants, The Morning Show, or Big Little Lies. 44-year-old Reese has been in the industry for more than 29 years. She is also one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women and has been in the list of 100 most influential people in the World in 2015.

Quick Info
Full NameLaura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Birth DateMarch 22, 1976
Birth PlaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States
FatherJohn Draper
MotherMary Elizabeth "Betty" Witherspoon
Height5 feet and 2 inches
Weight50 kilograms
Body Measurement34-25-35 inches
HusbandRyan Philippe
Tim Toth
DaughterAva Elizabeth Philippe
SonsDeacon Reese Phillippe
Tennessee James
Net Worth$120 million


Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976, with the name Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. She is the daughter of John Draper and Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Witherspoon. John is an otolaryngologist, whereas Mary is a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University. Furthermore, detail about her siblings is unknown. Therefore, it is likely she is the only daughter. Mary belongs to white ethnicity and has American nationality. Her zodiac is Aries.

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Physical Statistics

Reese stands to 5 feet and 2 inches in height, whereas his weight is around 50 kilograms. She has a slim body of measurement 34-25-35 inches. Reese wears a dress of size 2 and shoes of size 6.5 according to US standards. Witherspoon has a beautiful pair of blue eyes with blonde hair.


Witherspoon attended Harding Academy for middle school and later attended the Harpeth Hall School. For further studies, he attended Stanford University. However, she dropped out of school to pursue an acting career.

Personal Information

Witherspoon dated actor Ryan Philippe since 1997 and married in June of 1999. The couple has two children together; a daughter named Ava Elizabeth Philippe and a son named Deacon Reese Phillippe. However, Reese and Ryan divorced in 2006. Reese then dated a talent agent of Creative Artists Agency named Tim Toth since 2010. They married in 2011 and have a son together named Tennessee James.

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Reese Witherspoon Career


Witherspoon’s first movie is titled The Man in the Moon, where she played the role of Dani Trant in 1991. Two years later, she played the role of Bonnie Parker in the movie A Far Off Place. She also played the role of Karen Morris in the film Jack the Bear in the same year. Furthermore, Reese played in the movie S.F.W.as Wendy Pfister in 1994. Two years later, she played in movies Freeway and Fear as Vanessa Lutz and Nicole Walker. She played three films in 1998 titled Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville, and Twilight as Ivy Miller, Mary Sue Parker, and Mel Ames, respectively. Furthermore, Reese played the roles of Annette Hargrove, Tracy Flick, and Lissa in movies Cruel Intentions, Election, and Best Laid Plans, respectively.

Witherspoon then played a cameo role of Holly in the movie Little Nicky in 2000. In the same year, he played the role of Evelyn Williams in the film American Psycho. She played the voice role of Serena in the movie The Trumpet of the Swan in 2001. Witherspoon then played the role of Elle Woods in the film Legally Blonde in the same year. She played two movies in 2002 titled The Importance of Being Earnest and Sweet Home Alabama Cecily Cardew and Melanie Smooter, respectively. Reese appeared in the sequel of Legally Blonde in 2003 and also became the executive producer. Furthermore, she played the role of Becky Sharp in the movie Vanity Fair in 2004. In 2005, Witherspoon played two films titled Walk the Line and Just Like Heaven as June Carter Cash and Elizabeth Masterson, respectively.


Reese played the role of Annie in the movie Penelope in 2006. She is also the producer of the film.  Furthermore, she played the role of Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi in the movie Rendition in 2007. A year later, Reese played in the movie Four Christmasses as Kate. She then played the voice role of Susan Murphy/Ginormica in the movie Monsters vs. Aliens in 2009. Later, Witherspoon played in the movie How Do You Know as Lisa Jorgenson in 2010. She then played the role of Marlena Rosenbluth in Water for Elephants in 2011. Furthermore, Witherspoon played two movies in 2012 titled This Means War and Mud as Lauren Scott and Juniper respectively. In 2013, she played the role of Pamela Hobbs in the film Devil’s Knot.

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Furthermore, Witherspoon played two movies in 2014 titled Wild, The Good Lie, and Inherent Vice. She also produced the videos Wild and Gone Girl in 2014. Reese then created and starred in the film Hot Pursuit in 2015. In 2016, she played the role of Rosita in Sing alongside ensemble Matthew McConaughey, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Tori Kelly. Reese then played the role of Alice Kinney in the movie Home Again alongside Nat Wolff, Jon Rudnitsky, Paige Spara, Pico Alexander, Michael Sheen, and Candice Bergen. She appeared in A Wrinkle in Time as Mrs. Whatsit in 2018.


Reese has also appeared in various television series and programs. She appeared in one episode of Saturday Night Live in 2001 as a host in 2001. Her first lead role in a television series is in Big Little Lies, where Reese played the lead role of Madeline Martha Mackenzie from 2017 to 2019. She is also the executive producer of this series. Reese is starring alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Adam Scott, Zoe Kravitz, James Tupper, Laura Dern, Kathryn Newton, Lain Armitage, and Meryl Streep. She is currently playing lead roles in two series The Morning Show, and Little Fires Everywhere as Bradley Jackson and Elena Richardson.

Awards Received

Reese is a well-known name in the industry and has won numerous awards for her performance. She has won a total of 7 awards out of 22 nominations to date. Furthermore, Witherspoon has won one Academy Award for the best actress category in 2006. In the same year, she won British Academy Film Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy. Witherspoon won another Golden Globe Award in 2018 for Best Miniseries or Television Film as a producer. She also won one Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Television Movie/Miniseries as a producer in the same year.

Reese Witherspoon Net Worth

Witherspoon is a popular figure who has made herself known to the World through her performances. Her net worth is estimated to be around $120 million. She mostly earns money through her acting and producing career.