9 things you never knew about Reese Witherspoon

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8 Things You Never Knew About Reese Witherspoon
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Actress, business owner, wife and mother - Reese Witherspoon is one busy woman.

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 48-year-old than meets the eye. Here are nine things you may not know about her.

She attended one of the world’s top universities

Reese attended Stanford University for a year. She studied English literature, but left the college before completing her studies to pursue acting full-time.

She’s a major bookworm

Reese regularly shares her current book recommendations on Instagram through her own book club profile, Reese’s Book Club. Additionally, she options the rights to certain books through her production company and turns them into films.

8 Things You Never Knew About Reese Witherspoon
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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 is a true dog lover! She often shares tributes to her family’s many pups on social media.

 

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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. Recently Reese spoke at the American Film Institute event honouring Nicole Kidman with a Life Achievement Award.

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Image: Reese Witherspoon Instagram

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 produced major films including Gone Girl and Wild, plus successful television series such as Big Little Lies. In 2016 Witherspoon gained full control of the company and she founded Hello Sunshine, which Pacific Standard is now a subsidiary of.

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. In 2018 the actress demonstrated her unique sense of humour when she came across the star and spent a moment cleaning it and confessing her love.

8 Things You Never Knew About Reese Witherspoon
Image: Reese Witherspoon Instagram

She loves to cook

Reese is a wife and mother of three, and loves to spend time with her family – including cook for them. She has been known to share southern recipes she learnt from her grandmother.

8 Things You Never Knew About Reese Witherspoon
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