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"The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power - not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like another prop."

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actor from New Orleans, Louisiana.

She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2005 for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in Walk the Line. Her breakout role was Elle Woods in Legally Blonde in 2001. She is noted for being able to play a broad spectrum of characters. In 2000, she co-founded her production company Type A Films, which has since merged with Hello Sunshine, a media firm she also co-founded that focuses on female-led stories. She has produced and starred in Big Little Lies, Little Fires Everywhere, and The Morning Show.

She was married to Ryan Phillippe and to Jim Toth. She became part of the ever-growing list of celebrities who have invested in US soccer teams in 2022, when she and her ex-husband became part of the ownership group of Major League Soccer side Nashville SC.

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