Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976), better known as Reese Witherspoon landed her first feature role as the female lead in the film The Man in the Moon in 1991; later that year she made her television acting debut, in the cable movie Wildflower.
2001 marked her career’s turning point with the breakout role as Elle Woods in the box office hit Legally Blonde, and in 2002 she starred in Sweet Home Alabama, which became her biggest commercial film success to date. 2003 saw her return as lead actress and executive producer of Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. In 2005, Witherspoon received worldwide attention and praise for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line, which earned her an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Over 20 years since she first entered showbiz, she continues to wow us with her vibrant aura on screen and her gorgeous sense of style.
Witherspoon has been featured four times in the annual “100 Most Beautiful” issues of People magazine. In 2007, she was selected by People and the entertainment news program Access Hollywood as one of the best dressed female stars of the year.
A study conducted by E-Poll Market Research showed that Witherspoon was the most likable female celebrity of 2007. That same year, Witherspoon established herself as the highest-paid actress in the American film industry, earning $15 to $20 million per film. In April 2008, Witherspoon appeared as a guest star at the 2008 charitable campaign Idol Gives Back.
In April 2011, she once again appeared in People‘s annual Most Beautiful issue and ranked 3rd.
This month she appears in This Means War, she plays a product testing executive who’s dealing with the recent engagement of her ex-boyfriend. Her best friend, Trishhas signed her up for the same online dating site. After a series of events she finds herself in a love triangle with the characters played by Tom Hardy and Chris Pine.
Check out the featurette of the romantic action comedy, This Means War.
This Means War opens in cinemas 23 Feb
Images and featurette courtesy of Fox Singapore
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