Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, or Reese Witherspoon, has a bio a mile long. There is little this savvy Southern gal hasn’t done or accomplished. Here’s a brief listing:
- Academy Award Winner
- 2 Golden Globes
- An Emmy Award
- One of the highest paid actresses in the world
- Named to Forbes World’s Most Powerful Women
- Global Ambassador for Avon
- Board Member Children’s Defense Fund
- Clothing Company Owner
As to her origins Reese claims her Southern roots made her what she is today. Born in New Orleans, and raised in Nashville, her father was an otolaryngologist, and her mother a nurse with PhD credentials. She attended private southern schools and began modeling at 7, then acting bug hit and she began acting lessons.
College was Stanford which she never completed as Hollywood beckoned and the rest is history.
Reese is one steel magnolia.