Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Date of Birth

Birthday: March 22
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur.

Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur.

Witherspoon's breakthrough role was playing Elle Woods in the 2001 film Legally Blonde, for which she received her second Golden Globe nomination. The following year, she starred in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, which emerged as her biggest live-action commercial success. In 2005, she portrayed June Carter in Walk the Line, which earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Award for Best Actress. Other notable films of hers include Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Water for Elephants (2011), and Sing (2016). In 2014, Witherspoon produced the thriller Gone Girl and received critical acclaim for portraying Cheryl Strayed in Wild, for which she earned her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and a fourth Golden Globe nomination. In 2017, she produced and starred in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies, for which she received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

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Awards & Nominations

3 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Limited Series - 2020
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Reese Witherspoon, as Madeline MacKenzie
  • Big Little Lies
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with David E. Kelley Productions, Pacific Standard and Blossom Films
Outstanding Limited Series - 2017
  • Winner
  • Reese Witherspoon, Executive Producer
  • Big Little Lies
  • HBO
  • HBO Entertainment in association with David E. Kelley Productions, Pacific Standard and Blossom Films
Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz present at the 69th Emmy Awards.
The cast of Big Little Lies and John Lithgow on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz on stage at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz present an award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz present at the 69th Emmy Awards.
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Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz present at the 69th Emmy Awards.

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The cast of Big Little Lies and John Lithgow on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards.
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The cast of Big Little Lies and John Lithgow on stage at the 69th Emmy Awards. 

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Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz on stage at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz on stage at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz present an award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Shailene Woodley, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz present an award at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards.

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