Reese Witherspoon's Life in Photos

At 14, Reese Witherspoon landed her first major role in "The Man in the Moon," marking the beginning of her journey in Hollywood alongside Jason London and Emily Warfield.

1991: Her Big Break

By 1993, Witherspoon expanded her portfolio with roles in the TV miniseries "Return to Lonesome Dove" and films "A Far Off Place" and "Jack the Bear."

1993: More Experience

Witherspoon made a statement at the Hollywood premiere of "Two Days in the Valley," showcasing her fashion-forward style in a red leather jacket and pin-striped pants.

1996: A Bold Look

Witherspoon made her debut at the Vanity Fair Oscars After-Party, exuding elegance in an all-black ensemble, signaling her arrival on the Hollywood scene.

1997: Her First Oscars

Witherspoon's star soared with her role in "Cruel Intentions," solidifying her as a leading actress alongside co-stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair.

1999: A Hit Movie

Juggling motherhood and her career, Witherspoon was seen on set with husband Ryan Phillippe and daughter Ava while filming "Legally Blonde," showcasing her dedication.

2000: Balancing a Family

In 2003, Metro-Goldwyn-Meyers announced a sequel for Legally Blonde—and that the original cast, from Witherspoon to Moondoggie (a.k.a. Bruiser) would be returning.

2003: A 'Legally Blonde' Sequel

Both behind and in front of the camera, Witherspoon loves to keep busy. She was nominated for a well-deserved Lead Actress Emmy in 2022 for The Morning Show.

2022: Making Award-Worthy TV