Reese Witherspoon Net Worth, Money and More
NET WORTH: $80 Million
PROFESSION: Actress and Producer
Officially known as Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon. She is an American actress and producer. Have you seen Legally Blonde? Sweet Home Alabama? Four Christmases? Walk the Line? This Means War? Are you a Witherspoon fan just like me? Well then, I hope you really like this post. Reese Witherspoon is bright and chirpy. She is an amazing actress, who has a really good comic timing as well. She bagged her first lead role in the movie The Man in the Moon, way back in 1991. Following this movie, she starred in movies like Freeway, Pleasantville and Election. Her career took a turn for the better with the movie Legally Blonde, in which she plays the main female lead named Elle Woods. The story is about a pretty blonde who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard law school in the hope of getting him back. The film was a box office success. Her movie, Sweet Home Alabama, is her highest grossing movie till date.
Witherspoon was born in 1976 in Louisiana to the proud parents John Draper Witherspoon and Mary Elizabeth. She is of Episcopalian faith. She lived in Tennessee during her childhood. When she was only seven years old, she was selected as a model for a florist’s television advertisement. This motivated her to take up acting. She was a good child through and through. She was fond of reading and got good grades. She was also a cheerleader in high school. Witherspoon was an English Literature major in Stanford University but, she left the University after completing one year of studies in order to pursue a career in acting.
We all now know that Witherspoon’s debut movie was The Man in the Moon, in the year 1991. Her performance was widely appreciated. For this movie, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award. After this movie, she appeared on a lot of television movies like Wildflower, Desperate Choices: To Save My Child, A Far Off Place and so on. She also appeared in the miniseries Return to Lonesome Dove. She starred in the movies Fear and Freeway in 1996. With these movies, Witherspoon established herself as an upcoming star. All these roles also brought a lot of experience among Witherspoon’s way. In 1998, she starred in the movies Overnight Delivery, Pleasantville and Twilight.
Legally Blonde was a turning point in Witherspoon’s already quite brilliant career. The movie was a commercial success. She is a talented comedian. The movie got her an MTV Movie Award for the Best Comedic Performance. Following the success of this movie, she did movies like The Importance of Being Earnest, Sweet Home Alabama, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, Just like Heaven and Four Christmases. She also starred in Vanity Fair. Her craft is always appreciated. She has won several awards, including Academy Award, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA. After Four Christmases, she starred in movies How Do You Know, Water For Elephants and This Means War. This Means War fared really bad on the critics and the box office front. It received a lot of negative reviews.
Reese Witherspoon’s upcoming movies include Wish List, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Pennyroyal’s Princess Boot Camp and The Beard. She was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the year 2010.
- Wallace Neff Ranch worth a little less than $7 Million. It is located in Ojai, California.
- Brentwood Estate worth $7 Million.
- Nashville Home worth $760,000.
- Mercedes GL350
- Hybrid GMC Yukon
- Land Rover LR4
- Porsche Panamera
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- Mercedes Benz E Class
- Porsche Cayenne Hybrid
Witherspoon has a big, kind and generous heart. She believes in giving back to the community. She is very active when it comes to children and women’s rights. She is an avid supporter of Save The Children. Witherspoon also is on the board of the Children’s Defense Fund. She is the spokesperson for Avon’s cosmetic line. She also chairs its Foundation that supports women and aims at the research of breast cancer and prevention of domestic abuse of any kind.
Witherspoon has dated her share of men. She has been married twice. Her first husband was Ryan Phillippe. She met the guy at her 21st birthday party in 1997. The couple got engaged in 1998 and tied the knot in 1999. The have two children: a son, Deacon Reese Phillippe and a daughter, Ava Elizabeth Phillippe. After seven years of marriage, the couple announced their divorce. They finally got divorced in 2007. Around this time, there were speculations of a brewing romance between Jake Gyllenhaal and herself. After the divorce, the two got more open about their relationship. But, even these two split up in 2009. In 2010, Witherspoon started dating Jim Toth. The two announced their engagement in 2010 and got married in 2011. The couple has a son named Tennessee James Toth, born in 2012.
- She has her own perfume called “In Bloom”.
- She was the first presenter to host Saturday Night Live after the 9/11 attack.
- Sued Star Magazine over a cover story that claimed she is pregnant with their third child in 2006.
- Was cast for a role in Mallrats in 1995.
- She is two weeks older than actress Candace Cameron Bure.