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Birthday 22 March, 1976
Birthplace Southern Baptist Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Height 5' 1¾" (157 cm)
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Aries
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame her roles as Annette Hargrove in the 1999 teen romantic drama film Cruel Intentions, Tracy Flick in the 1999 black comedy film Election, Elle Woods in the 2001 romantic comedy film Legally Blonde and its 2003 sequel film Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde, June Carter Cash in the 2005 biographical musical romantic drama film Walk the Line, Cheryl Strayed in the 2014 biographical adventure drama film Wild, and Madeline Martha Mackenzie in the HBO mystery drama series Big Little Lies
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Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born on March 22, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA) is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. She began her career as a child actress, starring in The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, she then appeared in Freeway and then also starred in Pleasantville in 1998. In 2000, she earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Comedy and also a Musical Nomination for Election.

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 then produced and also starred in the HBO drama series Big Little Lies, for which she received her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie.

Witherspoon also currently owns a production company, Hello Sunshine, and she is actively involved in children's and women's advocacy organizations. She serves on the board of the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) and was named Global Ambassador of Avon Products in 2007, serving as honorary chair of the charitable Avon Foundation. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.

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