Actress Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon 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, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award.
Witherspoon's breakthrough role was playing Elle Woods in the 2001 film Legally Blonde, for which she received international recognition and 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 2009, Witherspoon voiced Susan Murphy, the main character in DreamWorks' computer-animated 3-D feature film Monsters vs. Aliens, released in March 2009, and she also co-produced the Legally Blonde spin-off Legally Blondes, starring Milly and Becky Rosso.
In September 2010, Witherspoon began principal photography in Vancouver for the third love-triangle film, This Means War, a 20th Century Fox spy comedy directed by McG in which Witherspoon's character is at the center of a battle between best friends who are both in love with her. The film had a "sneak-peek" release on Valentine's Day, before fully opening on February 17, 2012.
In May 2015, Reese launched Draper James, a retail brand with a focus on fashion, accessories and home décor inspired by the American South. The brand is named after Reese’s grandparents, Dorothea Draper and William James Witherspoon, who are said to be her greatest influences.