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​Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976), better known as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and film producer. Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the movie The Man in the Moon in 1991; later that year she made her television acting debut, in the cable movie Wildflower. In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in Freeway and followed that appearance with roles in three major 1998 movies: Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville, and Twilight. The following year, Witherspoon appeared in the critically acclaimed Election, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.2001 marked her career's turning point with the breakout role as "Elle Woods" in the box office hit Legally Blonde, and in 2002 she starred in Sweet Home Alabama, which became her biggest commercial film success to date. 2003 saw her return as lead actress and executive producer of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide attention and praise for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, which earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

Witherspoon married actor and Cruel Intentions co-star Ryan Phillippe in 1999; they have two children, Ava and Deacon. The couple separated at the end of 2006 and divorced in October 2007. Witherspoon owns a production company, Type A Films, and she is actively involved in children's and women's advocacy organizations. She serves on the board of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF), and was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007, serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2005: June Carter - Walk the Line
1999: Annette Hargrove - Cruel Intentions
2000: Evelyn Williams - American Psycho
2003: Elle Woods - Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
1998: Jennifer - Pleasantville
1996: Nicole Walker - Fear
2007: Isabella Fields El-Ibrahimi - Rendition
1996: Vanessa Julia Lutz - Freeway
1991: Ellie Perkins - Wildflower
2002: Melanie "Carmichael" Smooter Perry - Sweet Home Alabama
2004: Becky Sharp - Vanity Fair
2006: Annie - Penelope
1993: Nonnie Parker - A Far Off Place
2001: Elle Woods - Legally Blonde
2008: Kate - Four Christmases
2005: Dr. Elizabeth Masterson - Just Like Heaven
2002: Cecily - The Importance of Being Earnest
1998: Ivy Miller - Overnight Delivery
1998: Mel Ames - Twilight
1999: Tracy Enid Flick - Election
2000: Holly - Little Nicky
1995: Wendy Pfister - S.F.W.
2010: Lisa Jorgenson - How Do You Know
2009: Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice) - Monsters vs Aliens
1993: Karen Morris - Jack the Bear
1991: Danielle "Dani" Trant - The Man in the Moon
1999: Lissa - Best Laid Plans
2009: Susan Murphy / Ginormica (voice) - Mutant Pumpkins from Outer Space
2001: Serena - The Trumpet Of The Swan
2011: Marlena Rosenbluth - Water for Elephants
2012: Lauren - This Means War
2013: Juniper - Mud
2013: Pam Hobbs - Devil's Knot
2014: Carrie Davis - The Good Lie
2014: Cheryl Strayed - Wild
2015: Cooper - Hot Pursuit
1992: Cassie Robbins - Desperate Choices: To Save My Child
2015: Deputy D.A. Penny Kimball - Inherent Vice
2016: Rosita (voice) - Sing
2015: Everything Is Copy
2018: Mrs. Whatsit - A Wrinkle in Time
2014: Girl at Costume Party - 9 Kisses
2017: Alice Kinney - Home Again
2017: Rosita - Gunter Babysits
Monsters vs. Aliens Stories
2020: Elle Woods - Legally Blonde 3
2020: Tinker Bell - Tinker Bell
2019: Herself - This Changes Everything
2019: Herself - Digital Content
2021: Rosita - Sing 2

TV CREDITS:
2003: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
1994: Jill Green - Friends
1997: King of the Hill
1997: The View
1992: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
2002: American Idol
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
1993: Ferris Dunnigan - Return to Lonesome Dove
1953: The Academy Awards
2004: The Tony Danza Show
2014: Herself - The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
1989: The Simpsons
1952: Today
1983: Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
2001: Revealed with Jules Asner
1998: TRL
1975: Herself - Saturday Night Live
2015: Herself - The Muppets
1953: Reese Witherspoon - The Academy Awards
2017: Madeline Mackenzie - Big Little Lies
1999: Herself - Rove
2007: Herself - The Graham Norton Show
2016: Herself - Chelsea
2018: Herself - Host - Shine On with Reese
1975: Herself - Host - Saturday Night Live
Elena Richardson - Little Fires Everywhere
2019: Bradley Jackson - The Morning Show