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Reese Witherspoon

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Reese Witherspoon

American actress, film producer, and television producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1976.

Countries: United States (69%), Canada (7%), (7%)

Main connections: Ryan Phillippe, Walk the Line, HBO

Linked to: Forbes, Interview, Los Angeles Times, People

 

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In 1990, Witherspoon attended an open casting call for "The Man in the Moon" intending to audition as a bit player add something

 

Robert Mulligan - In the 1990s, at the age of 66, Mulligan would release his final film, "The Man in the Moon" , starring a young Reese Witherspoon as Dani, a 14-year- old girl who develops an attraction to an older boy , only to feel betrayed when he falls for her older sister instead


1991

Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film "The Man in the Moon" in 1991; later that year she made her television acting debut, in the cable movie "Wildflower" add something


1992

In 1992, Witherspoon appeared in the TV movie "Desperate Choices: To Save My Child", portraying a critically ill young girl add something


1993

In 1993, she played a young wife in the CBS miniseries "Return to Lonesome Dove" and got a starring role as the leading character Nonnie Parker, a South African girl who must cross of the Kalahari, in the teen-aimed Disney film "A Far Off Place" add something


1994

The following year, Witherspoon acted in another leading role as Wendy Pfister in the 1994 film "S.F.W.", directed by Jefery Levy add something


1996

In 1996, Witherspoon appeared in "Freeway" and followed that appearance with roles in three major 1998 films: "Overnight Delivery", "Pleasantville" and "Twilight" add something

 

In 1996, Witherspoon was offered parts in two major movies add something


1997

Following completion of "Freeway" in 1997, Witherspoon took a break from acting in major movies for a year and began dating actor Ryan Phillippe add something

 

Witherspoon met American actor Ryan Phillippe at her 21st birthday party in March 1997 add something

 

Ryan Phillippe - In 1997, Phillippe attended a party given for actress Reese Witherspoon's 21st birthday


1998

In the same year, Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick starred in the film adaptation of the 1998 novel "Election" by Tom Perrotta add something

 

She returned to the screen in 1998 with major roles in three movies, "Overnight Delivery", "Pleasantville" and "Twilight" add something

 

The couple became engaged in December 1998, and married near Charleston, South Carolina, on June 5, 1999, at Old Wide Awake Plantation add something

 

Don Knotts - In 1998, Knotts had a small but pivotal role as a mysterious TV repairman in "Pleasantville" with Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon


1999

In 1999, Witherspoon starred alongside Alessandro Nivola in the drama thriller "Best Laid Plans"; she played Lissa, a woman who schemes with her lover Nick to escape a small, dead-end town add something

 

In 1999, she married actor Ryan Phillippe add something

 

Ryan Phillippe - He was married to actress Reese Witherspoon from 1999 to 2007; together, they have a daughter and a son

 

Alexander Payne - His second film, "Election", starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon, which takes aim at politics and education in America, attracted attention when "New Yorker" film critic David Denby named it the best film of 1999

 

Colleen Camp - In 1999, she had a small part as character Tracy Flick's overbearing mother in the film "Election", with Reese Witherspoon as Tracy

 

Patrik-Ian Polk - The latter, a scandalous story about a high school election starring Reese Witherspoon, was nominated for an Oscar in 1999

 

Cruel Intentions - "'Cruel Intentions"' is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, and Selma Blair


2000

In 2000, Witherspoon received a supporting role in "American Psycho" and made a cameo appearance in "Little Nicky" add something


2001

In a "Premiere" interview in 2001, Witherspoon states her acting influences: "Holly Hunter, Meryl Streep, Frances McDormand, Susan Sarandon -- these are the women I want to emulate add something

 

Witherspoon's career marked a turning point in 2001, when the actress starred in the film "Legally Blonde" add something

 

Witherspoon hosted "Saturday Night Live" on September 29, 2001, which was the first episode to air after New York City was devastated by the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11 add something

 

Luke Wilson - He later starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 comedy "Legally Blonde", which was followed by " Old School" and "The Royal Tenenbaums"


2002

Her next feature film in 2002 was "Sweet Home Alabama", a movie directed by Andy Tennant add something

 

In 2002, Witherspoon provided the voice of the animated character Greta Wolfcastle in "The Simpsons" episode The Bart Wants What It Wants add something

 

Liberal Unionist Party - However in the 2002 film version which starred Judi Dench, Colin Firth, Rupert Everett and Reese Witherspoon - the lines were dropped even though this film re-incorporated episodes and characters in an earlier version of the play that Wilde had been encouraged to drop before the play's first performance

 

Sweet Home Alabama (film) - "'Sweet Home Alabama"' is a 2002 American romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Reese Witherspoon, Josh_Lucas, Patrick Dempsey and Candice Bergen


2004

In 2004, Witherspoon starred in "Vanity Fair", adapted from the 19th-century classic novel "Vanity Fair" and directed by Mira Nair add something

 

In late 2004, Witherspoon began working alongside Mark Ruffalo on the romantic comedy "Just Like Heaven" add something

 

James Purefoy - He played Edward, the Black Prince in the film "A Knight's Tale", Rawdon Crawley in "Vanity Fair" with Reese Witherspoon, and Tom Bertram in the 1999 production of "Mansfield Park"

 

David Mirkin - Mirkin was attached to direct "Sports Widow" in 2004, a comedy starring Reese Witherspoon as a disregarded housewife who seeks to become an expert in American football in order to regain her husband's attention; the project has never been completed


 

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 add something

 

In 2005, she was ranked No. 5 in "Teen People" magazine's list of most powerful young Hollywood actors add something

 

Walk the Line - Film critic Andrew Sarris ranked "Walk the Line" number seven in top films of 2005 and cited Reese Witherspoon as the best female performance of the year

 

June Carter Cash - June Carter was played by Reese Witherspoon in "Walk the Line", a 2005 biographical film of Johnny Cash

 

Shooter Jennings - Later that year his song "Busted In Baylor County" was featured in the 2005 film version of The Dukes of Hazzard, furthermore Jennings portrayed his father in the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" along side Joaquin Phoenix, and Reese Witherspoon

 

Jackson (song) - This version was reprised by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, performing as Johnny Cash and June Carter, in the 2005 film, "Walk the Line", and appears on the soundtrack of 2011 film "The Help"

 

James Mangold - It stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon and was released on November 18, 2005


2006

In 2006, Witherspoon was among a group of actresses who went to New Orleans, Louisiana in a CDF project to bring to light the needs of Hurricane Katrina victims add something

 

In 2006, Witherspoon was listed among the Time 100 add something

 

In 2006, "Star" fabricated a story saying Witherspoon was pregnant with her third child, which led to Witherspoon suing the magazine's parent company American Media Inc in Los Angeles Superior Court for privacy violation add something

 

The couple separated at the end of 2006 and divorced in October 2007 add something

 

Witherspoon has appeared on the annual Celebrity 100 list by "Forbes" magazine in 2006 and 2007, at No. 75 and No. 80, respectively add something

 

In October 2006, Witherspoon and Phillippe announced that they had decided to separate formally after seven years of marriage add something

 

Witherspoon was back in front of the camera again in November 2006, as shooting began for the political thriller "Rendition" add something

 

Laura Dave - In 2006, Universal Studios optioned the rights to "London Is The Best City In America" as a starring vehicle for Reese Witherspoon

 

Thea Andrews - Since joining "Entertainment Tonight" in November 2006, Andrews has interviewed many of the industry's most newsworthy celebrities, including Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Steve Carell, Hugh Jackman, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Russell Crowe, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer_Aniston, Anne Hathaway, Kirk Douglas, Marie Osmond, and Ellen DeGeneres


2007

In 2007, Witherspoon made her first move into the world of endorsements, as she signed a multi-year agreement to serve as the first Global Ambassador of cosmetic company Avon Products add something

 

In 2007, she was selected by "People" and the entertainment news program "Access Hollywood" as one of the best dressed female stars of the year add something

 

She serves on the board of the Children's Defense Fund and was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007, serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation add something

 

Throughout 2007, there was persistent speculation in the mass media about a romantic relationship between Witherspoon and her "Rendition" co-star Jake Gyllenhaal add something

 

On May 15, 2007, Phillippe filed for joint physical custody of the couple's children and made no motion to block Witherspoon from seeking support from him add something

 

After the finalization of Witherspoon's divorce in October 2007, Gyllenhaal and Witherspoon became more open with their relationship, particularly due to the release of paparazzi pictures that showed the couple vacationing together in Rome add something

 

"Rendition" was released in October 2007 and marked Witherspoon's first appearance in theaters in two years, since the 2005 release of "Walk the Line" add something

 

In December 2007, Witherspoon began filming the holiday comedy "Four Christmases", a story about a couple who have to spend their Christmas Day trying to visit all four of their divorced parents, and in which she stars alongside Vince Vaughn add something

 

Jake Gyllenhaal - He later dated his "Rendition" co-star Reese Witherspoon from about 2007 to 2009

 

Katherine Shindle - In 2007, she was cast in the Broadway musical, "Legally Blonde", based on the 2001 Reese Witherspoon film, playing the role of Vivienne through the musical's entire Broadway run

 

Jake Gyllenhaal - Gyllenhaal starred opposite Meryl Streep, Alan Arkin, and Reese Witherspoon in the October 2007 release "Rendition", a Gavin Hood-directed political thriller about the U.S. policy of extraordinary rendition


2008

After the final release date of "Penelope" was delayed twice, the movie eventually had a February 2008 release add something

 

Dwight Yoakam - In 2008, Yoakam played Pastor Phil in "Four Christmases", starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, and he appears in the 2010 film "Dirty Girl"

 

Kristin Chenoweth - Later that year, Chenoweth appeared in the 2008 holiday romantic comedy film "Four Christmases", playing the sister of Reese Witherspoon's character

 

Cameron Crowe - It was announced in early June 2008 that Crowe would be returning to write and direct his seventh feature film, set to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon and be released by Columbia Pictures


2009

In 2009, she produced a spin-off film of Legally Blonde called Legally Blondes, featuring Camilla "Milly" Rosso and Rebecca "Becky" Rosso add something

 

The movie was filmed over the summer and fall of 2009 in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., and released on December 17, 2010 add something

 

The couple reportedly split in December 2009 add something


2010

Witherspoon returned with three films in 2010, 2011, and 2012, all centered around Witherspoon as a woman caught in a love triangle between two men add something

 

In early February 2010, it was reported that Witherspoon had begun dating Jim Toth add something

 

Witherspoon began circus training in March 2010 for her role as Marlena, a glamorous performer stuck in a marriage to a volatile husband but intrigued by the circus's new veterinarian add something

 

At the time, Toth was a talent agent working for the Creative Artists Agency, which represents Witherspoon; in September 2010, he was promoted to become one of the agency's two heads of motion picture talent add something

 

In September 2010, Witherspoon began principal photography in Vancouver for the third film, "This Means War", a 20th Century Fox spy comedy directed by McG add something

 

On December 1, 2010, Witherspoon received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame add something

 

Chris Pine - Pine filmed the romantic comedy "This Means War", with Reese Witherspoon and Tom Hardy, during the fall of 2010, in Vancouver

 

Big Eyes - In September 2010, it was announced that Tim Burton had joined "Big Eyes" as a producer, and filming was scheduled to start in April 2012 with Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Reynolds attached to star


2011

In 2011, she married talent agent Jim Toth add something

 

In recent years, however, her appearance in a number of movies that fared badly at the box office caused a turnabout in her status and Witherspoon has been noted as one of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood in 2011 and 2012 add something

 

In April 2011, she ranked 3rd on "People"s annual Most Beautiful issue add something

 

It was released on April 22, 2011, and received mixed critical reviews, but was a modest box office success add something

 

In September 2011, nearly a year after beginning work on "This Means War", Witherspoon began filming Jeff Nichols's coming-of-age drama "Mud" in Arkansas add something

 

Mark Povinelli - Povinelli starred opposite Robert Pattinson and Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in the Fox 2011 film, "Water for Elephants", playing the iconic role of Kinko


2012

The film had a "sneak-peak" release on Valentine's Day, before fully opening on February 17, 2012 add something

 

In March 2012, Witherspoon merged Type A Films with producer Bruna Panadrea's Make Movies banner to create a new production company entitled Pacific Standard add something

 

"Mud" premiered in May 2012 in competition for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, but did not win add something

 

The movie was shot in Georgia in June and July 2012 add something

 

Ryan Reynolds - In January 2012, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski announced that Reynolds would star in the film "Big Eyes" alongside Reese Witherspoon

 

Simon Kinberg - Kinberg was the writer and producer of the film "This Means War", starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris_Pine, and Tom Hardy, released February 17, 2012

 

Mud (2012 film) - McConaughey was cast as Mud the following August 2012 and was joined by Reese Witherspoon


2013

In 2013, Witherspoon returned to recording, recording a cover of the classic Frank Sinatra and Nancy Sinatra duet, Somethin' Stupid with Michael Bublé for his 2013 album "To Be Loved" add something

 

Following its American debut at the Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2013, the film had a limited release in selected North American theaters on April 26, 2013 add something

 

In April 2013, Witherspoon began production in Atlanta on Canadian director Philippe Falardeau's "The Good Lie" add something

 

Early in the morning of April 19, 2013, while in Atlanta filming "The Good Lie", Witherspoon and Toth were pulled over when the car in which they were traveling was seen weaving across a double line on Peachtree Street add something

 

Witherspoon subsequently began shooting "Inherent Vice", an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's detective novel, in June 2013 in Pasadena, California add something

 

The movie's world premiere was held on September 8, 2013 at the Toronto International Film Festival add something


2014

In March 2014, Witherspoon is in the process of froming a lifestyle company with former C. Wonder president Andrea Hyde as president add something

 

It was released in selected American theaters on May 9, 2014 add something

 

Reflecting on this period of time in a December 2014 interview, Witherspoon attributed it to her separation from her first husband in October 2006 and their subsequent divorce, stating that she spent "a few years just trying to feel better add something

 

"Wild" was released in December 2014 to critical acclaim; Michael Phillips of "Chicago Tribune" wrote in his review, "Witherspoon does the least acting of her career, and it works add something

 

Philippe Falardeau - The Good Lie - In 2014, he directed the film "The Good Lie", which stars Reese Witherspoon and premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews

 

Inherent Vice (film) - The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio_del_Toro, Jena Malone, May 2014 a Rudolph, and Martin Short

 

Jean-Marc Vallee - Vallée's film "Wild", starring Reese Witherspoon, premiered on August 29, 2014 at the Telluride Film Festival, and was featured at the Toronto Film Festival on September 8 and the San Diego Film Festival on September 24


2015

The company, Draper James, will aim to open a retail store in 2015, selling a variety of goods including bed and bath products, cosmetics, stationery, and kitchenware add something

 

In January 2015, it was announced that Witherspoon will collaborate again with "Election" director Alexander Payne in his upcoming project "Downsizing" which will star Matt Damon add something

 

The movie will be released on May 8, 2015 add something

 

In December 2015, while Witherspoon's trademark claims to her name were rejected, for she had not established secondary meaning to her full name, that she did not claim "emotional distress" and the "photos and facts were generally known by the public and the photos were taken in public with Plaintiff's consent", the court ruled that she could proceed with her right of publicity claims against a number of defendants add something


2016

In 2016, Witherspoon and Papandrea split up, with Witherspoon gaining full control over the company add something

 

In November 2016, Witherspoon and Otter Media formed Hello Sunshine, a joint venture focused on telling female-driven stories on film, TV and digital platforms add something

 

Nancy Meyers - In 2016, she served as a producer on "Home Again" , the directorial debut of her daughter Hallie Meyers-Shyer, starring Reese Witherspoon


2017

In 2017, Witherspoon produced and starred as Madeline Mackenzie in the HBO drama series "Big Little Lies" add something

 

Since February 2017, she has produced and starred in the HBO drama series "Big Little Lies" add something

 

The series premiered on February 19, 2017 on HBO and is set to finish on April 2 add something

 

In March 2017, Witherspoon became the storyteller-in-chief for Elizabeth Arden, Inc. add something

 

In December 2017, HBO renewed "Big Little Lies" for a second season making the series a regular drama series series instead of a miniseries add something


2018

In April 2018, Witherspoon announced her first book Whiskey in a Teacup add something

 

In July 2018, Witherspoon began hosting the talk show "Shine On With Reese" on DirecTV add something

 

The book is a lifestyle book inspired by Witherspoon's southern upbringing and will be released on September 18, 2018 add something

 

Jennifer Aniston - Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are developing a morning show drama "The Morning Show" for Apple, her first project for a streaming service, as of October 2018

 

Kristen Wiig - As of December 2018, Wiig is scheduled to star and executive produce, alongside Reese Witherspoon and Lauren Neustadter, in a new untitled 30 minute comedy series from Apple and Witherspoon's company Hello Sunshine


2019

The second season is expected to air in 2019 add something

 

The second season adds Meryl Streep to the main cast and will premiere in June 2019 add something