Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on 22nd March 1976, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA and claims descent from one of the signatories of the American Declaration of Independence,. She is a popular actress, the winner of such prestigious awards as Academy, Golden Globe and BAFTA. More, she owns a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Acting is not the only source of her income, though, as Reese Witherspoon is also a talented producer. She has been active in the film industry since 1991.
Is this stunning blonde rich? It has been estimated that the current net worth of Reese Witherspoon is $80 million. It has also been reported that she has earned $28 million in 2010, $32 million in 2009 and $25 million in 2008. No wonder that having such earnings her assets include luxurious Porsche Cayenne S Hybrid SUV valued $75,000, Mercedes Benz E-Class valued $55,000, and Brentwood estate valuedat $14 million.
Reese Witherspoon Net Worth $80 Million
To start from the very beginning, at the age of seven Reese was selected to participate in a television program, and this led to her interest in acting. She was successful at school, in addition being a member of the dancers support team. After leaving from school, she studied English literature at Stanford University for a year, but then decided to pursue an acting career.
Both Reese Witherspoon’s parents were medical professionals, however, she debuted on the big screen in the film “Man on the Moon” (1991) playing a 14-year-old rural girl who is in love with her neighbour. Her performance was praised by critics and she was nominated for the award. The same year she starred alongside Patricia Arquette and in the film “Wildflower” (1991) directed by Diane Keaton. Then she played a seriously ill girl in the TV film “Desperate Choices: To Save My Child” (1992), and a year later – the young wife in miniseries “Return to Lonesome Dove” (1993), then the lead role in the feature film “A Far Off Place” (1993). Afterwards, she played key roles in two films, which received positive reviews from critics: the thriller “Fear” (1996) with Mark Wahlberg and Alyssa Milano, and the comedy “Freeway” (1996) with Kiefer Sutherland and Brooke Shields. In Cognac Police Film Festival, she won the Best Actress Award which solidified her status as a rising star. All these roles signified an impressive start to Reese’s net worth.
Due to her popularity, and many offers, Reese refused parts in the horror film “Scream” (1996), and in “Urban Legend” (1998). Instead she starred in such popular films as “Twilight” (1998), “Overnight Delivery” (1998) and “Pleasantville” (1998). Supporting critic reviews promised her a great future, and in 1999 Reese starred with Sarah Michelle Gellar in the film “Cruel Intensions” (1999). Later her role in the film “Election” (1999) with Matthew Broderick, brought her a Golden Globe nomination. With her growing popularity, she landed a role in the thriller “American Psycho” (2000), and appeared in the popular sitcom “Friends” (2000).
The role of Elle Woods in the film “Legally Blonde” (2001) was another successful step towards fame and fortune. For this role she was nominated for another Golden Globe Award, and hailed as the new Meg Ryan. In 2005, she starred in the Johnny Cash biographical drama film “Walk the Line” directed by James Mangold, and won an Oscar for her highly acclaimed role of June Carter Cash. However, success was followed by failure, as her role in the thriller film “Rendition” (2007) was highly criticised.Subsequently, “How Do You Know” (2010) has been nominated as the most expensive box office flops of all time.
Undaunted, Reese didn’t even take a break during her pregnancy, appearing in the films “This Means War” (2012) and “Mud” (2013). Currently, she is working on the upcoming film “Hot Pursuit”..
Reese Witherspoon has been married twice. She has two children with her first husband actor and director Ryan Phillippe with whom she was married from 1999 to 2007. In 2011, she married her second husband Jim Toth. They have a child, too.
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