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Reese Witherspoon


  • Eye ColorBlue Eyes
  • Hair ColorBlondes
  • Birthdate03/22/76
  • HometownNew Orleans, Louisiana

About Reese Witherspoon

She’s gone from the perfectly coifed, pink-loving, Chihuahua-toting law student at the center of Legally Blonde to a woman on the edge of her sanity on a 1,000-mile solo hike in Wild. And through it all, she’s been America’s sweetheart.

The Golden-Globe- and Academy-Award-winning Reese Witherspoon topped a 10-state talent fair at the age of 11 and has always been a high-achiever—although she doesn’t think about herself that way. “I don’t see any of it as that remarkable,” she told Interview magazine. “Maybe that’s the attitude I chose to have … [but] I grew up in an environment where women accomplished a lot.”

We’re here to verify that it’s pretty damn remarkable.

Her first part in a film, The Man in the Moon, was mentioned by Robert Ebert in his review: “Her first kiss is one of the most perfect little scenes I’ve seen in a movie.”

Even before she burst into the national spotlight with Legally Blonde, she had earned plenty of accolades—and sure, Reese has been in some busts, too, but that can happen when you’ve appeared in more than 40 shows and films.

“Nothin’s going north – it’s all going south,” Reese told Elle magazine about aging in Hollywood. “Might as well put it on film now. But not without a lot of padding and a push-up bra.”

These days, the petite Reese continues to churn out film after film while also owning a production company, a new fashion and lifestyle brand, Draper James (named after her grandparents and based in Nashville, Tennessee), and advocating for children’s issues through her support of Save the Children and the Children’s Defense Fund.

Meanwhile, she has three children of her own—two from her nearly 10-year marriage to I Know What You Did Last Summer actor Ryan Phillipe and one with current husband Jim Toth, a talent agent at Creative Artists Agency, of which she is a client. (Between those two marriages, she briefly dated actor Jake Gyllenhaal, whom she met when both were on the set of Rendition.)