Reese Witherspoon Biography
The first role Reese Witherspoon won was in a made-for-television film called Wildflower, costarring Patricia Arquette. At age 15, Reese attended an audition for a role in the movie, The Man in the Moon. Instead of winning a small role that she intended to play, she won the lead role, immediately capturing fans and critics alike. After her debut role, Reese Witherspoon appeared in several drama and comedy films, including Jack the Bear, A Far Off Place, S.F.W. and Freeway, which won her a Best Actress Award at the Cognac Festival du Film Policier.
In 1998 to 2000, Reese Witherspoon appeared in several successful films, including Pleasantville, Twilight, Overnight Deliver, Best Laid Plans, Cruel Intentions, Election and American Psycho. She also played small roles in Little Nicky and guest-starred in the comedy series, Friends as Rachel Greens little sister.
In 2001, after a couple of cameo appearances, Reese Witherspoon landed a leading role as Elle Woods in a comedy film, Legally Blonde, which led to her breakthrough as a lead actress. She earned her second Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress and gave way to various film offers including The Importance of Being Earnest, Sweet Home Alabama, Legally Blonde 2, Vanity Fair and Just Like Heaven.
In 2005, Reese Witherspoon earned much critical praise from her role as June Carter Cash in the film, Walk the Line. She won several Best Actress Awards for the Golden Globe, NYFCC, FFCC, SFFCC, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, Peoples Choice Award and Academy Award. Due to her success and critical fame, she has been featured in Time Magazines 100 Most Influential People.
Reese Witherspoon married to actor Ryan Phillippe in June 5, 1999 at a plantation in South Carolina. The couple has two children, a daughter named Ava Elizabeth and a son, Deacon. However, in November 8, 2006, Witherspoon filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.