Reese Witherspoon was born in Nashville Tennessee in 1976. Her first major acting gig came in a role on Man in the Moon which earned her rave reviews. She then attended Stanford University where she majored in English. Her college plans were temporarily put on hold when she accepted roles in the films Fear, and Freeway. In 2001 she starred in the movie Legally Blonde which was a big box office hit, which was followed up by Sweet Home Alabama. She has been in numerous other movies including Walk the Line, and Monsters VS Aliens. Witherspoon who is divorced has recently been romantically linked to Jake Gyllenhaal.