Reese Witherspoon did not limit herself to movies as she had a small recurring role on the very popular situation comedy Friends and she also added her voice to the very popular animated series King Of The Hill for two episodes. Reese Witherspoon’s resume also includes an extremely long list of television appearances on late night shows like The Tonight Show and The David Letterman Show and in 2001 Reese Witherspoon even got to host an episode of Saturday Night Live. She has made numerous appearances on the major award shows on television and she has also been a recurring guest on shows like The Ellen Degeneres Show and Live With Regis And Kathie Lee. But with all of this exposure and success it was not until she took on the role of a blonde woman who plays dumb but is actually pretty smart that Reese Witherspoon soon started to get even more involved in the motion picture business.
Reese Witherspoon had her first real major motion picture hit with the smash comedy Legally Blonde in 2001 when she played the lead character Elle Woods. Legally Blonde is about a girl that gets dumped by her boyfriend and decides to go to law school to follow him and try to win him back. When she gets to law school she realizes that she has more natural legal talent than she ever imagined and she soon begins to enjoy a successful law career. Financially Legally Blonde was a huge success and it launched Reese Witherspoon into the status of A-list Hollywood star. Reese Witherspoon was so tied to the success of the movie that she was allowed to produce the sequel Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, And Blonde. The sequel did not match the financial success that the original did but it still made a profit and helped Reese Witherspoon’s star to rise even higher.
In 2005 Reese Witherspoon realized every actor’s dream when she won the Oscar for best leading actress for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in the huge hit Walk The Line. Witherspoon’s Oscar win was a validation of all of the hard work she has done to this point in here career and soon made her not only a fan favorite but a favorite of the movie critics as well which can either be a great thing for an actor or actress or the kiss of death depending on what she does next. Reese Witherspoon’s career looks to be on the right track.