We all know who Reese Witherspoon is. I mean how can we not? She has been coined "America's Sweetheart" and according to her IMDB page, she held the role of highest-paid actress in Hollywood in 2007.
She hit the scene at the tender age of seven. She dabbled in modeling and made her first major acting debut at the age of fourteen — the movie was The Man in the Moon. I remember watching this movie at a young age myself and thinking she was just someone I wanted to be like. And the same holds true this day.
Reese is a mother to three, an actress, activist, and entrepreneur — her clothing and home design collection, Draper James can be found at Crate & Barrel. She's a woman who seems to have it all.
Most recently she posed for Vogue magazine with her look-alike daughter and mother. As you can see, the Witherspoon gene runs strong.
In this picture, Reese poses with her mama (Betty) and daughter (Ava). Ya can't help but be a little jelly of the beauty in this pic.
Yeah, she is definitely a Kween!
Southern belles with southern charm.
It seems they really are living their best life!
Her mother, Betty also had success.
Reese was raised in Tennessee.Wikipedia, Witherspoon was raised as an Episcopalian and has said she is proud of the "definitive Southern upbringing" which she received. She said that it gave her "a sense of family and tradition" and taught her about "being conscientious about people's feelings, being polite, being responsible and never taking for granted what you have in your life".
Her father was a surgeon.
via: GettyReese's father, Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose, and throat. He also served in the US Army Reserves.
She actually has a home in Tennessee.IMBD refers to it as an "estate." She has resided there since 2014.
Reese used to be in "awe" of her mother.Vogue that when she visited her mother at work, "There would usually be two women, and they’d be doing all the diapering, all the feeding — everything, all at once," she said. "She always had a positive attitude, always laughing, always telling a joke, and she always had a billion friends at work."
"Reese" is actually the star's middle name.IMDB page, "Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976, at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana." Reese is her mother's maiden name.
Her parents often referred to her as "Little Type A."
Reese has 59 movie credits to her name.But, she'll forever be remembered for her role as Elle Woods in the movie, Legally Blonde.
Do you remember some famous quotes from that movie?I think mine is when "Stifler's Mom," says, "You look like the Fourth of July! Makes me want a hotdog real bad!"
And if you're a huge fan of Reese's, then you should know this...Legally Blonde 3 is in pre-production. It is slated to come out in February 2020.
Reese was once heard saying...Elle Woods says, but it's true!!"
The mother-daughter bond runs strong with Reese and Ava.
via: GettyReese is also proud of her daughter, Ava. She told Vanity Fair, "I do see the resemblance. She is a beautiful person inside and out. She’s just a good soul. I’m not sure what she thinks. I’m just ‘Mom’ to her."
Ava was named after a family member.
It's unknown if her daughter will follow in her footsteps.
via: GettyReese says that her daughter still has time to think about what she wants to do as far as career goes. And only time will tell if she follows in her Mama's shoes.
Ava was born just six months after the premiere of her mother (and father's) very popular film.
via: ShutterstockCan you name it? The year was 1999 and the movie also starred Sarah Michelle Gellar — a rising star at the time. Cruel Intentions.
1999 was a very prominent year for Reese.
via: ShutterstockA little bit of trivia for you here. Cruel Intentions was released on March 5, 1999. Reese got married on June 5, 1999, and Ava was born on September 9, 1999. I wonder if 9 is Reese's lucky number? If you have never seen this movie before, then get on it! It's a must-see, with amazing performances by the entire cast.
Reese also starred in another hit movie this same year.That's right, Reese's other claim to fame was from the movie, Election. She played Tracy Flick — an overachieving Type-A student stopping at nothing to become class president.
And you do remember who Ava's dad is, right?!
via: ShutterstockWe can't help acknowledge the luck this girl has. While the resemblance to her mother is striking, let's not forget who her famous father is — Ryan Philippe.
Ryan and Reese met at the actress's 21st birthday party.
via: ShutterstockReese has said that when she first met Ryan at her birthday party, she asked him if he was her "birthday present?" I guess you can say things went well for them after that initial meeting.
But sometimes good things don't last forever.Ryan and Reese divorced in 2007 — just eight years into their marriage. And they both have agreed that their age is ultimately what split them up. Though, they have two children together. Ava and her brother, Deacon.
Ava's brother Deacon is four years younger than her.
The couple have one child.
Reese has accomplished many things.
Reese also has good taste in design.
via: GettyIn addition to acting and raising a family, she has a home and fashion line, called "Draper James" — the name is in honor of Witherspoon's grandparents.