Reese Witherspoon Wiki: 5 Facts To Know American Actress From ‘Big Little Lies’

Intrigued by Reese Witherspoon? Here is all that you need to know about the net worth, movies and some more facts about the ‘Big Little Lies’ actress.

Reese Witherspoon and her net worth

Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer with a net worth of $120 million. Witherspoon was born as Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon in 1976. Her on-screen debut was in the year 1990 with the movie, ‘The Man in the Moon’. She was even nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress for her work in ‘The Man in the Moon’. She later appeared in the movie ‘Wildflower’ and ‘Desperate Choices: To Save My Child’. In 1993, Witherspoon appeared on a CBS mini-series, ‘Return to Lonesome Dove’. She also appeared in two major movies, ‘Fear’ and ‘Freeway’. At the same time, she got into a relationship with Ryan Phillippe, her ‘Cruel Intentions’ co-star. She won the Best Actress Award from the National Society of Film Critics and the online Film Critics Society for her work in the film adaptation of the novel ‘Election’. She got a Golden Globe nomination and an Independent Spirit Award nomination too. In 2000, Reese Witherspoon appeared in the movie, ‘American Psycho’ and also in ‘Little Nicky’. She also appeared in an episode of season six of the super hit TV show ‘Friends’. In 2001, her career took an upswing with her feature film, ‘Legally Blonde’. She also won a Golden Globe award for her performance in ‘Legally Blonde’ as the Best Actress. Her film, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in 2002 was her next super hit. She was next seen in the sequel to ‘Legally Blonde’ in 2003. The sequel grossed $90 million at the box office and also paid Witherspoon a whopping$15 million dollars. She immediately became one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses. Her film ‘Vanity Fair’ in 2004 also received rave reviews. Her next super hit was the film ‘Walk The Line’ in 2005. She won several awards for her work in the film including a Golden Globe, Academy Award and other awards from Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA. Witherspoon separated from her husband Ryan Philippe in 2006. They have two children together.

Actress Reese Witherspoon; her personal life and movies

Reese Witherspoon was born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1976. Her parents are Mary Elizabeth and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon Sr. Her father was a military surgeon and her mother had a Ph.D in pediatric nursing. During her early years, Witherspoon lived in Germany where her father served as a lieutenant colonel in the US Army. Later, they moved to Tennessee. At the mere age of seven, Witherspoon began modeling and gave several appearances on local television commercials. She was 11 when she was placed first in a Ten-State Talent Fair. In 1990, she made her first debut in the movie, ‘The Man in the Moon’. Her performance as a tomboy was widely applauded. She later bagged bigger roles in movies, ‘Jack the Bear’ in 1993 and ‘A Far Off Place’ in 1993. After completing her high school graduation in 1994, she put her acting career on hold and joined the Stanford University to do her major in English literature. But in the middle of her college years, she accepted two roles in major movies, ‘Fear’ in 1996 and ‘Freeway’ in 1996. Although neither of the films were blockbuster hits, they helped to establish Reese as a talented actress and they paved the way for better film roles. Next what followed were big films like ‘Pleasantville’ in 1998, ‘Election’ in 1999 and ‘Cruel Intentions’ in 1999. Her breakthrough role came with the comedy film, ‘Legally Blonde’ in 2001. Next year, she came up with another big hit ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ in 2002. These two films established Reese Witherspoon as one of the top female actresses in Hollywood. Next year, she took home an Oscar Award for her role in the film ‘Walk the Line’ in 2005 as Best Actress. Till 2010, Reese Witherspoon continued to star in many more romantic comedies like ‘Four Christmases’ and ‘How Do You Know’. In December 2010, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Reese Witherspoon came up with her production projects in the year 2014 with the films ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Wild’. She got nominated for Best Actress Oscar Award for her role as Cheryl Strayed. She met her husband Ryan Phillippe in 1997 at her 21st birthday party and worked together in ‘Cruel Intentions’. They got married and have two children, a daughter Ava Elizabeth in 1999 and a son, Deacon in 2003. The couple divorced in 2007 and Reese married talent agent Jim Toth. She has a son, Tennessee with Toth, born in 2012. Buzz is that Toth proposed to Witherspoon with a diamond ring costing $250,000 dollars. They got married in a lavish way in Ojai, California. According to reports, her kids from her first marriage were quite smitten by their mother’s boyfriend, “He definitely lets Reese do the parenting and is more of a fun friend for the kids,” a source said. He is especially close to Deacon and they usually play ball or watch football together. Reese Witherspoon was next seen in the film ‘Home Again’ released in September this year. ‘Home Again’ is a romantic American comedy movie about a single mom.

Some interesting facts

Reese Witherspoon went in for an open-casting call for extras in the film ‘The Man in the Moon’. She bagged the lead role instead and this was her debut film. She was 14 when the movie was shot and her character in the film was of same age. She took singing classes for six months before playing the role of June Carter Cash in ‘Walk the Line’. She got an Oscar for her work. She has two bull dogs namely Coco Chanel and the other Frank Sinatra. She has a production company named, ‘Type A Films’. Her mother had nicknamed her ‘Type A’ when she was a child and she got the name of the company from her nick name.