Reese Witherspoon is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. Reese Witherspoon is one of the world’s most well-known and well-paid entertainers. Throughout her career, she has garnered various prizes and distinctions, including an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the film “Walk the Line” and a Primetime Emmy Award for her work on the television series “Big Little Lies.” She’s also known for her roles in films including “Legally Blonde,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Wild.”
Witherspoon is a successful producer and entrepreneur in addition to her acting career. Hello Sunshine, her production firm, was formed in 2016. She has produced a variety of successful television shows and films through Hello Sunshine, including “Big Little Lies,” “The Morning Show,” and “Little Fires Everywhere.” As we will see in the following section, Reese sold Hello Sunshine in August 2021 for $900 million.
Reese Witherspoon Divorce
Reese Witherspoon and her talent agent spouse Jim Toth have divorced after nearly 12 years of marriage. They signed a marital dissolution agreement and parenting plan on August 2, less than four months after announcing their breakup.
“It is with a great deal of care and consideration that we have made the difficult decision to divorce,” Pop Tingz wrote in a joint statement in March. “We have enjoyed so many wonderful years together and are moving forward with deep love, kindness and mutual respect for everything we have created together.”
Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth announce their divorce after 12 years of marriage. pic.twitter.com/s1N6MVOcUZ
— Pop Tingz (@ThePopTingz) March 24, 2023
Witherspoon and Toth, who own a business together, kept separate bank accounts during their marriage, and neither will be given alimony. They will each pay their own attorney fees and split the court costs involved with the divorce process equally.
Witherspoon linked her recent divorce to her divorce from ex-husband Ryan Phillippe, with whom she had two children, Ava, 23, and Deacon, 19. They announced their split in 2006 via a statement from their publicist.
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Reese Witherspoon Career
Reese Witherspoon made her cinematic debut in 1990 with “The Man in the Moon.” At the Young Artist Awards, she was nominated for Best Young Actress for the role. Later that year, she appeared in the cable television film “Wildflower.” She participated in another TV movie, “Desperate Choices: To Save My Child,” in 1992, and in a CBS mini-series the following year, “Return to Lonesome Dove.” She appeared in two blockbuster films in 1996, “Fear” with Mark Wahlberg and “Freeway” with Brooke Shields.
Witherspoon starred in three films in 1998: “Overnight Delivery,” “Pleasantville,” and “Twilight.” Reese featured opposite Tobey Maguire in “Pleasantville,” a film Celebrity Net Worth’s Amy Lamare also worked on, about teenage siblings from the 1990s who are mysteriously transferred into the setting of a television series set in the 1950s. She was nominated for a Young Hollywood Award for Best Female Breakthrough Performance for her work in “Pleasantville.”
In the drama film “Cruel Intentions,” Witherspoon co-starred alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar and future husband Ryan Phillippe in 1999. The following year, Reese starred in the film adaptation of the novel “Election,” for which she received Best Actress nominations from both the National Society of Film Critics and the Online Film Critics Society. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe and an Independent Spirit Award. She made cameo appearances in “Little Nicky” and an episode of season six of the TV sitcom “Friends” in 2000, where she played Jennifer Aniston’s character’s sister.
Witherspoon’s career reached a new high in 2001 with the release of the feature film “Legally Blonde,” for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. In 2002, she starred in “Sweet Home Alabama,” a feature film starring Josh Lucas and Patrick Dempsey.
The sequel to “Legally Blond” was released in 2003 and grossed $90 million at the movie office, earning Witherspoon $15 million, making her one of Hollywood’s highest-paid actresses. She starred in the 2004 film “Vanity Fair,” which earned rave reviews. In 2005, she starred in “Walk The Line,” a film on the life of singer/songwriter Johnny Cash, for which she earned a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, and Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA awards.
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon’s “Walk the Line” was released 16 years ago on this day, November 18, 2005.
The film was nominated for five Academy Awards including a Best Actress win for Reese Witherspoon’s portrayal of country music legend June Carter. pic.twitter.com/e11gbPoFju
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) November 18, 2021
Witherspoon co-produced and acted in the 2014 film adaption of Cheryl Strayed’s bestseller “Wild.” Strayed was depicted by Witherspoon on her 1,000-mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail.
In January 2016, Witherspoon began shooting the seven-part miniseries adaption of Liane Moriarty’s best-selling novel “Big Little Lies.” She co-produced the miniseries with Nicole Kidman and the show’s director, Jean-Marc Vallée.
Witherspoon co-creates and co-stars in the Apple TV+ drama series “The Morning Show” with Jennifer Aniston and Steve Carell. For her work in the series, Witherspoon was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama.
Witherspoon is also an executive producer on the Apple TV+ drama series “Truth Be Told,” which debuted in December 2019 and was renewed for a second season in March 2020. Witherspoon co-stars and executive produces the Hulu drama miniseries “Little Fires Everywhere,” starring alongside Kerry Washington and based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 novel of the same name.
Reese Witherspoon co-starred with Ashton Kutcher in “Your Place or Mine” in 2023. She is currently working on new projects as an executive producer following the publication of the drama series “Daisy Jones & the Six.”