Reese Witherspoon

Highest Rated: 100% Everything Is Copy (2016)
Lowest Rated: 7% Hot Pursuit (2015)
Birthday: Mar 22, 1976
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
As one of the most impressively talented members of the emerging New Hollywood of the early 21st century, Reese Witherspoon has proven that she can do far more than just pose winsomely for the camera. Born March 22, 1976, in Nashville, TN, Witherspoon was a child model and acted in television commercials from the age of seven. She had a part in the 1991 Lifetime cable movie Wildflower before making her 1991 film debut in the coming-of-age story The Man in the Moon (1991). The 14-year-old Witherspoon made an immediate impact on critics and audiences alike, netting widespread praise for her portrayal of a tomboy experiencing love for the first time.While still in high school, Witherspoon completed two more feature films, Jack the Bear (1993), starring Danny De Vito, and Disney's A Far Off Place (1993), which required the actress to spend several months living in the Kalahari Desert. Following a supporting role in the 1993 CBS miniseries Return to Lonesome Dove and a lead in the critically disembowelled S.F.W., Witherspoon temporarily set aside her career to study English literature at Stanford University. She then returned to film as the abused girlfriend of a psychotic Mark Wahlberg in the thriller Fear (1996). In the same year, she had to deal with yet another crazed male in Freeway, a satirical version of Little Red Riding Hood in which Witherspoon co-starred with Kiefer Sutherland, who took on the role of the aforementioned crazed male.Her career began to take off in 1998, with roles in two high-profile films. The first, Twilight, saw her sharing the screen with Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon, and Paul Newman. The film received mixed reviews and lackluster box office, but Pleasantville, her other project that year, proved to be both a critical and financial hit. The actress won wide recognition for her leading role as Tobey Maguire's oversexed sister, and this recognition -- along with critical respect -- increased the following year with another leading role, in Alexander Payne's acclaimed satire Election. Starring opposite Matthew Broderick, Witherspoon won raves for her hilarious, high-strung portrayal of student-council presidential candidate Tracy Flick. The character stood in stark contrast to the one Witherspoon subsequently portrayed in Cruel Intentions, Roger Kumble's delightfully trashy all-teen update of Dangerous Liaisons. As the virginal Annette, Witherspoon was convincing as the object of Ryan Phillippe's reluctant affection, perhaps due in part to her real-life relationship with the actor, whom she married in June 1999.After turning up in an amusing minor role as serial killer Patrick Bateman's burnt-out yuppie girlfriend in American Psycho (2000), Witherspoon again pleased critics and audiences alike with her decidedly Clueless-esque role in 2001's Legally Blonde. Her star turn as a seemingly dimwitted sorority blonde-turned-Harvard law-school-prodigy unexpectedly shot the featherweight comedy to number one, despite such heavy summer contenders as Steven Spielberg's A.I. and the ominously cast heist thriller The Score. The 18-million-dollar film went on to gross nearly 100 million dollars, proving that Witherspoon had finally arrived as a box-office draw.Though she would test out her chops in the Oscar Wilde adaptation The Importance of Being Earnest, Witherspoon's proper follow-up to Legally Blonde came in the form of 2002's Sweet Home Alabama, a culture-clash romantic comedy as embraced by audiences as it was rejected by critics. As with Drew Barrymore before her, Witherspoon used her newfound standing among the Hollywood elite to start her own production company, Type A Films, as well as to up her asking price to the rarefied 15-million-dollar range for the sequel to Legally Blonde. Though Blonde 2 didn't perform quite as well as the first film, the power player/doting mother of two wasted no time in prepping other projects for the screen, taking the lead in 2004's elaborate costume drama Vanity Fair as Beck

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
82% This Changes Everything Actor 2019
No Score Yet Lucy in the Sky Producer 2019
33% Home Again Alice $26.4M 2017
72% Sing Rosita $270.4M 2016
100% Everything Is Copy Actor 2016
7% Hot Pursuit Producer $26.9M 2015
73% Inherent Vice Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball $6.2M 2015
89% Wild Cheryl Producer $24.7M 2014
87% The Good Lie Carrie 2014
87% Gone Girl Producer 2014
24% Devil's Knot Pam Hobbs $0.2M 2014
97% Mud Juniper $21.6M 2013
26% This Means War Lauren $54.8M 2012
60% Water for Elephants Marlena $58.8M 2011
32% How Do You Know Lisa $30.3M 2010
No Score Yet Monsters Vs. Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space Actor 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens Susan Murphy/Ginormica $198.4M 2009
24% Four Christmases Producer Kate $120.2M 2008
No Score Yet Legally Blondes Producer 2008
47% Rendition Isabella El-Ibrahimi $9.7M 2007
87% The Last King of Scotland Actor $17.5M 2006
54% Penelope Producer Annie $10.1M 2006
83% Walk the Line June Carter $119.4M 2005
55% Just Like Heaven Elizabeth Masterson $48.3M 2005
51% Vanity Fair Becky Sharp $16.1M 2004
37% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Executive Producer Elle Woods $89.9M 2003
38% Sweet Home Alabama Melanie $127.3M 2002
57% The Importance of Being Earnest Cecily 2002
56% The Party's Over Actor 2001
69% Legally Blonde Elle Woods $95.1M 2001
15% The Trumpet of the Swan Serena 2001
22% Little Nicky Holly $38.6M 2000
68% American Psycho Evelyn Williams 2000
43% Best Laid Plans Lissa 1999
92% Election Tracy Flick 1999
54% Cruel Intentions Annette Hargrove 1999
85% Pleasantville Jennifer Wagner/Mary Sue Parker 1998
60% Twilight Mel Ames 1998
43% Overnight Delivery Ivy Miller 1998
77% Freeway Vanessa 1996
44% Fear Nicole Walker 1996
12% S.F.W. Wendy 1994
29% Jack the Bear Karen Morris 1993
45% A Far Off Place Nonnie Parker 1993
No Score Yet Desperate Choices: To Save My Child Cassie 1992
No Score Yet Wildflower Ellie Perkins 1991
90% The Man in the Moon Dani Trant 1991

TV

CREDIT
90% Big Little Lies
2017
Madeline Martha Mackenzie Executive Producer
  • 2019
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
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  • 2016
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
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  • 2015
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No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Panelist
  • 2017
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest Appearing
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
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No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015
Guest
  • 2016
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
Guest
  • 2015
63% The Muppets
2015-2016
Herself
  • 2015
No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors
2015
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest
  • 2015
  • 2001
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
1999
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
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No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2012
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72% American Idol
2002-2016
Appearing
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2004
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85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Morning Show
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