Reese Witherspoon High School:
|Harpeth Hall, Nashville, TN (1994)|
Reese Witherspoon College:
|Stanford University (dropped out)|
Reese Witherspoon may look like another blonde with a pretty face, but her education was certainly important to her. Born in New Orleans on March 22nd, 1976 to Dr's. John and Betty Witherspoon, she went by her given name, Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon. While her family settled down to life in Nashville, Tennessee, Reese was just beginning to rev up her modeling career. By the time she was seven her modeling was in full swing and she was making appearances in television commercials. While studying hard as a freshman at Harpeth Hall, an all-girls high school in Nashville, Reese starred in Robert Mulligan's "The Man in the Moon". She continued her lessons and after graduating from Harpeth Hall, Reese went on to further her education at Standford University, where she had every intention to major in English Literature. Those plans were soon placed on the back burner when she accepted lead roles in two other movies--there was no denying it; the acting bug had bitten too deep and she couldn't shake it off. Thankfully for the rest of us, she didn't even want to try to be cured from acting, going on to star in delightful comedies and serious dramas, we are always glad to show up and see what the alluring Reese Witherspoon will be teaching us next!