Reese Witherspoon is a household name in Hollywood, having starred in an overwhelming number of films since her debut performance in The Man in the Moon (1991). Reese is loved for her Southern charm and down-to-earth nature, which includes spending time with her children, baking and hanging out with her pets. While she launched to fame through likeable roles in Legally Blonde and Sweet Home Alabama, she’s proved her versatility as an actress with more serious roles in Walk The Line and Wild.
Reese’s talents surpass acting, however. There’s a lot more to this 41-year-old than meets the eye. Here are eight things you may not know about her.
She’s a major book worm
Reese regularly shares her current book recommendations on Instagram through her own book club profile, Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine. Additionally, she options the rights to certain books through her production company and turns them into films.
Reese isn’t her real name
Reese Witherspoon was actually born Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, but decided to take the name Reese after her mother’s maiden name.
She loves dogs
Reese has three dogs, a labrador called Hank, a German Shephard named Nash and a French Bulldog called Pepper.
She’s passionate about fashion, home decor and art
Reese’s company Draper James sells beautiful classic clothing, art and accessories for the home.
She’s close to her Big Little Lies co-stars
Reese with is good friends with her Big Little Lies co-stars, especially Nicole Kidman. Both actresses have posted multiple images demonstrating their friendship.
She owns her own production company
Reese founded the production company Type A films in 2000 and merged it with Bruna Papandrea’s Make Movies banner to create a production company, Pacific Standard in 2012. They have since produced major films including Gone Girl and Wild, plus successful television series such as Big Little Lies.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Reese was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010 after years of work in the film industry. Earlier this year the actress demonstrated her unique sense of humour when she came across the star and spent a moment cleaning it and confessing her love.
She loves to cook
Reese is a wife and mother of three, and loves to spend time with her family – including cook for them. On Thanksgiving she posted a photo of her pumpkin pie to Instagram with the caption “Pie game strong!”