Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon – Family, Family Tree

by Jessi

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon is an American actress and producer of many notable American works in film and television.  ‘Just like Heaven actress’, Witherspoon made her debut in the film ‘The man in the Moon’ in the year 1991 directed by Robert Mulligan. Apart from her roles in various American film genres, Witherspoon owns a production company named as Pacific Standard. The company is actively involved in various children’s and women’s support organizations.

Early Life and Background

Young Reese Witherspoon

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on 22nd March, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Witherspoon completed her schooling from Harpeth hall in Nashville. At a very early age she had an immense interest in reading various books and therefore after school she went on to study literature from Stanford University. Though she left the university within a year and completely focused on her acting career. Witherspoon’s career in acting began from the film ‘The man in the moon’ where she was the lead at the age of 14.



Reese Witherspoon with jim toth

Witherspoon had relation with various men over the years. She was married to Ryan Philippe from 1999 to 2006. They have two children Ava and Deacon. In the later years she was in love with Hollywood agent Jim Toth and even got married.


Reese Witherspoon with her family

Witherspoon’s father Dr John Drapper Witherspoon was a physician and even had served the army in the earlier years.  Marry Elizabeth Betty was a professor of nursing at Vanderbilt University. Whiterspoon has one elder brother named as John Jr who works as a real estate agent.


Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

After her first debut in the year1991, where she was nominated for the Young artist award, Witherspoon started getting various roles for different programmes both in film and television. In the year1992, she was launched in the small screen with the film desperate Choices-To save my child, where she played the role of a little young girl. Witherspoon continued doing various notable works ion films and was gaining a huge applause in the industry.

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde

The year 2001 was marked as a turning point in her career.  After bagging the lead role in the film Legally Blonde she made a worldwide recognition in films. In the movie she enacted a role of a fashion merchandiser.

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon Career

After Legally Blonde, Witherspoon was climbing the ladder of success in the American film industry. The next year in 2002 she starred in various films and television like The Importance of Being earnest an adaptation from Oscar Wilde’s play, then the sweet home Alabama where she again enacted a role of a fashion designer.

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

In the year 2004, Witherspoon was cast in a film called as Vanity Fair by an Indian film director Mira Nair.  Becky Sharp was the fictional character that she played in the film. This film and her acting have again received some great applause from the audience. News is going around that she has officially signed a deal to produce and play the main character in the upcoming Disney film Tink, which will visualize the story of Peter Pan.