American actress Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born in New Orleans USA March 22, 1976. Family celebrity - more than simple. Mom worked as a pediatrician, and my father served as a doctor in the military. Her father served in Wiesbaden, where Reese and spent the first four years of his life. When the family returned to the United States, he continued to live in Nashville, Tennessee. Reese herself planned to follow in the footsteps of parents and become a doctor, and never even thought about the career of the actress. But fate decreed otherwise. At the age of 7 years old Witherspoon appeared on the screen - the girl appeared in one of the advertising companies in the flower hometown. After this schoolgirl decided to take acting lessons. And in 11 years, Reese became the winner of the contest of young talents of the state. Acting debut came in 1991. Reese Witherspoon starred in "The Man from the Moon." The first phrase that the young actress said on the big screen, she still remembers - "I love Elvis ...". Future celebrity went to high school at the Academy Hardinka and graduated from the prestigious school for girls Harpeth Hall. By the way, in the diary of Reese Witherspoon were just good grades.

The girl loved to read and therefore constantly called herself "a bore, which reads a pile of books." Incidentally, the actress refers to books is very kind. "In a bookstore I go crazy. My heart is beating very often, because I want to buy everything, "- says Witherspoon. And after school Reese entered Stenforsky University, where she studied in "English Literature". However, in the second year she left the university for an acting career. The path to fame, the actress was quite long. For five years, Reese Witherspoon starred in the films, which are not particularly popular with the audience. At the same time, Reese declined the offer to participate in the creation of youth hits like "Scream," "Urban Legends", "I know what you did last summer", as well as in the film adaptation of the famous play "Romeo + Juliet" Baz Luhrmann. As a result, the public is beginning to recognize only after Reese Witherspoon role in the comedy film "Pleasantville." There, she appeared together with another young and promising talent - Tobey Maguire ("Spider-Man"). A year later appeared on the screen painting "Cruel Intentions." After that, along with Sarah-Michelle Gellar and Ryan Philippe, Witherspoon received the status of the youth movie star. The film has not collected a fabulous box office, but the star trio of remembered by many.

By the way, the actor Ryan Phillippe actress met before work on the set of "Cruel Intentions." The first meeting took place in celebration of the 21st birthday of Reese. Between the pair slipped a spark, Reese Witherspoon and Ryan started dating, after which she became pregnant. Lovers publicly announced their relationship and upcoming wedding. The wedding took place a year after the engagement - 9 June 1999, and in September there was the first-born in the family - daughter Ava Elizabeth. It is worth noting that Reese Witherspoon and her husband at the time were quite unsociable. The couple prefers to sidestep numerous Hollywood hangouts, parties and other events. Home comfort them much nicer. Moreover, Reese even occasionally thinking about how to return to Stanford and finish their studies. She still does not rule out the likelihood that will work as a doctor, like her parents. Pregnancy made at the time of Reese Witherspoon forget about the shooting. On the screens, she returned only in 2000. The actress took part in the filming of the acclaimed television series "Friends." There, she appears in one of their guest roles as the heroine's sister Jennifer Aniston. However, in the same year, Witherspoon appears on wide screens. And in two films - "American Psycho" and "Nikki, the devil - the younger." However, the role of Reese got not the main and episodic.

A break with the "Legally Blonde"
In 2001, the public presented the movie "Legally Blonde." The painting was the first, so to speak "solo" breakthrough Reese. Picture a hundred percent, without exaggeration, was held at the actress. For his work, Witherspoon received a fairly modest fee of $ 1 million and the prestigious "Golden Globe".

However, the film had a resounding success (budget picture just $ 18 million, and the box office exceeded $ 100 million) and Reese Witherspoon become dramatically more expensive in price as an actress. In 2002, for the shooting in the movie "Sweet Home Alabama," she has already received $ 5 million. At the same time continuing to work in "Legally Blonde," the girl had promised $ 15 million. In 2003, in the movie "Legally Blonde - 2: Red, White and Blonde" Reese serves not only as an actress but also as a producer. During the popularity of the actress began to experience marital problems. After "Cruel Intentions" husband Ryan Phillippe, Reese has ceased to develop and went into the shadow of his wife. Young people very worried about this and began to abuse alcohol. As he later admitted himself, he even had a drug problem. However, the marriage of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan does not fall apart. And in 2003, the family had a second baby - a boy named Deacon Phillippe couple. However, after the birth of his son marriage did not last long. In October 2006, Reese and Ryan have announced their break-up, and a year later signed the divorce papers.

In 2004, Reese Witherspoon filmography supplemented adaptation of "Vanity Fair" by William Thackeray. She put a picture of the Indian director Mira Nair. And later it appears as June Carter in the movie "Walk the Line." The film has collected large fees at the box office and received the award "Oscar" and "Golden Globe" in 2005. In 2006, Witherspoon was awarded the prize for Best Actress. Despite the resounding success Reese continues to work and act in a variety of tapes. In 2005, the actress returned to the romantic-comedy film. Together with Mark Ruffalo, Reese appeared in the film "Between Heaven and Earth." The picture, incidentally, is very similar to the plot of the movie "Ghost" Partick Swayze. According to the scenario, the heroine Witherspoon gets into a car accident and her soul leaves the body. The only bridge in reality becomes a young man who lived in her apartment. In 2006, Witherspoon starred in the sci-fi movie "Penelope". The actress appears on the screen in the role of Annie, as well as acts as a producer of the picture. Next fairly successful work of the actress - a picture "Walk the Line." The film tells about the life of legendary musician Johnny Cash (played by Joaquin Phoenix). Only during the first weekend the film grossed $ 20 million at the box office. It is worth noting that the authors are not afraid to let his creation on the big screen at the same time with the presentation of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire." Nevertheless, the film "Walk the Line" has found its audience and even got quite flattering reactions from critics. Next Reese appears in the film "The widow of an athlete" in 2006. Here she plays the wife of football-mad fans. Next Witherspoon can be seen in the film "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "Four Christmases." Despite the tight schedule, the actress admits that never forgets about the family. "Many people are so concerned about making money, which is very little time left for personal life. I will make every effort to make it harmonious my personal life. And all the rest will follow ", - said the actress.

Personal life
In 2008, Witherspoon began to meet with his partner in the film "Surrender." However, in late 2009, the lovers parted. In early 2010, Reese twisted romance with Hollywood agent Jim Toth, working at the agency, which represents Witherspoon.

In the end, the couple announced their engagement, and March 26, 2011 Reese and Jim were married.

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Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 in Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, while her father, Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, was a student at Tulane University medical school. Her father was born in Georgia and served as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve. He was in private practice as an otolaryngologist until 2012. Her mother, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (née Reese), is from Harriman, Tennessee, and earned a BS and master's degrees in Nursing, and a doctor of education; she worked as a professor of nursing (child care and mental health) at Vanderbilt University. In 1988, her mother began nursing babies back to health in the neonatal intensive care unit of Vanderbilt University Hospital until she retired. Witherspoon has claimed descent from Scottish-born John Witherspoon, who signed the United States Declaration of Independence; however, this claim has not been verified by the Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence genealogists. Her parents are still legally married, although they separated in 1996, due to her father's alcoholism, infidelity, overspending, and hoarding.

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