Reese Witherspoon

Posted on Apr 21 2009 - 2:33pm by GJ Staff

Date of Birth

22 March 1976, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


Birth Name

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon



5′ 1½” (1.56 m)


Mini Biography


Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was the second child born to Dr. John Witherspoon and Betty Reese. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in the ear, nose and throat. Her mother was a Registered Nurse who later became a Ph.D in pediatric nursing. Reese spent the first four years of her life in Wiesbaden, Germany where her father served as a lieutenant colonel in the US Army reserves. Shortly after, John moved the family back to the States, settling in Nashville, Tennessee