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Hollywood Actress Profiles: Reese Witherspoon

Posted on Sep 12, 02:12PM | TINN

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon isan actress, television and film producer. Witherspoon launched her film careerin 1991 with the movie the Man in the Moon.

She appeared in a lot of othermajor movies that year, which bought her to the spotlight. Her first breakthroughmovie was Election, a critically acclaimed movie that earned her first GoldenGlobe nomination.

One of her biggest roles and theone that brought her greatest acclaim was her role as Elle Woods in the hit film Legally Blonde. She also starred in Sweet Home Alabama, one of her biggesthits to date. Her role of June Carter Cash in the movie Walk the Line won herthe first Academy Award, A Screen Actors Guild Award, Golden Globe Award andBAFTA. She has taken part in a lot of charitable works such as Save theChildren, support for victims of the Hurricane Katrina.

In 1999, ReeseWitherspoon married actor Ryan Phillippe. They divorced in 2007 after 8 yearsof marriage. They share joint custody of their two children. She later got intoa relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, which ended in 2009. In 2011, she gotmarried to Jim Toth.

Reese Witherspoon has actuallybeen quite a children's and women's rights activist. She actively serves on theboard of the Children's Defence Fund as well. Her Date of birth: March 22, 1976