Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
"I do think things were meant to happen. I'm just this little girl from Tennessee, and here I am today. I think a lot of things are just out of your hands."
Love and Family:
In 1999, Reese married actor Ryan Phillippe. They have two children together, Ava Elizabeth (born in 1999) and Deacon (born in 2003). The couple announced their separation in October of 2006 and eventually divorced.
After months of speculation, Reese began dating actor Jake Gyllenhaal in October 2007 and they split in November 2009.
In March of 2011, Reese married talent agent Jim Toth.
At age 7, Reese began modeling, doing local tv commercials, and started children's acting classes at a community college. By the age of 9, she was signed up for adult acting classes.
Famous Friends :
Reese is very close friends with actress and former co-star Selma Blair.
Fierce Loyalty :
She has happily maintained the same agent, Steve Dontanville from the William Morris Agency, since 1991.
Awards and Recognitions :
Reese was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2002.
She ranked #1 on E!'s Hollywood's Hottest Blondes in 2003.
In 2006, she took home the best actress Oscar for her role as June Carter Cash in Walk the Line.
Musical Potential :
Reese was approached by several people to record an album after she sang with Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line.
Accidental Fashion Faux Pas:
The 'vintage' Chanel dress that she wore at the 2006 Golden Globes was also worn by Kirsten Dunst at the 2003 Golden Globes.
Reese Witherspoon's Salary History:
- Just Like Heaven (2005) $15,000,000
- Walk the Line (2005) $15,000,000
- Vanity Fair (2004) $15,000,000
- Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) $15,000,000
- Sweet Home Alabama (2002) $12,500,000
- Legally Blonde (2001) $5,000,000
- Cruel Intentions (1999) $250,000
- Fear (1996) $200,000