Witherspoon's breakthrough role was playing Elle Woods in the 2001 film Legally Blonde, for which she received her second Golden Globe nomination. The following year, she starred in the romantic comedy Sweet Home Alabama, which emerged as her biggest live-action commercial success. In 2005, she portrayed June Carter in Walk the Line, which earned her the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Award for Best Actress. Other notable films of hers include Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Water for Elephants (2011), and Sing (2016). In 2014, Witherspoon produced the thriller Gone Girl and received critical acclaim for portraying Cheryl Strayed in Wild, for which she earned her second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and a fourth Golden Globe nomination. In 2017, she co-produced and starred in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies, for which she received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and Outstanding Limited Series, winning the latter as a producer; she also won her second Golden Globe Award for the series, as a producer.
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon ( / ˈ r iː s ˈ w ɪ ð ər s p uː n / ; born March 22, 1976) is an American actress and producer. Born in New Orleans , Louisiana and raised in Tennessee , Witherspoon began her career as a child actress, making her professional screen debut in The Man in the Moon (1991), for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award .
But it sounds like Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe — who divorced back in November of 2008 — are totally on the same page when it comes to their two teenagers, Ava , 17, and Deacon , 13.
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