With actress Reese Witherspoon celebrating her 37th birthday on March 22, let's take a look back at the birthday girl's career so far.
Reese Witherspoon, seen here at the 2011 Oscars, celebrates her 37th birthday March 22. In celebration of her birthday, join us for a look at her career so far.
Witherspoon began modeling and appearing in TV commercials at the age of 7, but she made her acting debut in 1991's "The Man in the Moon," playing a 14-year-old tomboy in the Southern drama.
Her first role lead to bigger parts, including roles in 1993 in "Jack the Bear" with Danny DeVito and the Disney movie "A Far Off Place."
In 1996, she co-starred with Alyssa Milano and Mark Wahlberg in the thriller "Fear."
Witherspoon poses with Marley Shelton at the premiere of the 1998 film "Pleasantville."
A still from the 1999 film "Election," in which Witherspoon played an obsessive class presidential hopeful.
Witherspoon plays Elle Woods, a sorority girl looking to win her boyfriend back by earning a law degree, in her breakout hit, 2001's "Legally Blonde."
Witherspoon at the premiere of the 2002 film "Sweet Home Alabama" with former husband Ryan Phillippe. They have two children together, daughter Ava and son Deacon, and divorced in October 2006.
A still from the film "Sweet Home Alabama" with co-star Patrick Dempsey.
Witherspoon poses for the photographers as she arrives for the premiere of her film "Vanity Fair" in New York in August 2004.
In 2005, Witherspoon played June Carter Cash in the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line." Joaquin Phoenix played Johnny Cash in the film.
Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon pose at news conference for "Walk The Line" at the 30th Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 13, 2005.
Witherspoon accepts the Oscar for Best Actress at the 78th annual Academy Awards on March 5, 2006, for her "Walk The Line" role.
Witherspoon backstage at the Oscars with Philip Seymour Hoffman, who won the Best Actor Oscar for "Capote."
A still from the 2006 film "Penelope" featuring Witherspoon.
Witherspoon laughs as she is interviewed at the premiere of "Penelope" during the 31st Toronto International Film Festival in 2006.
Witherspoon poses backstage during the 64th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 15, 2007.
Witherspoon poses for a photograph following a March 2008 press conference in New York to announce a partnership between UNIFEM, the women's fund at the United Nations, and Avon with Witherspoon as Avon's Global Ambassador.
As an Avon global ambassador, Witherspoon takes part in a Japanese tea ceremony in Tokyo in June 2008 to launch the UNIFEM's women empowerment bracelet, proceeds of which went to a trust fund to end violence against women.
Witherspoon poses with her award for Favorite Female Movie Star at the 35th annual People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles in January 2009.
Witherspoon waves at the premiere of "Monsters vs. Aliens" in Universal City, Calif., in March 2009. She voiced the role of "Susan Murphy/Ginormica" in the movie.
Witherspoon poses with her children Ava and Deacon at ceremonies unveiling her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in December 2010.
Witherspoon with Owen Wilson in the 2010 romantic-comedy "How Do You Know."
Witherspoon with Wilson and Paul Rudd at the Dec. 13, 2010, premiere of "How Do You Know" in Los Angeles.
Witherspoon opposite "Twilight's" Robert Pattinson in the 2011 movie adaptation of Sara Gruen's bestselling novel "Water for Elephants."
Witherspoon arrives at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on June 5, 2011.
Witherspoon arrives at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 15, 2012.
Witherspoon poses at the Hollywood premiere of "This Means War" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre on Feb. 8, 2012.
Witherspoon with co-star Chris Pine in a scene from 2012's "This Means War." The movie also stars Tom Hardy.
Witherspoon poses during a photocall for her film "Mud," which was in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival, on May 26, 2012. At the time, she was pregnant with her third child, Tennessee James Toth, who was born Sept. 27, 2012.
In "Mud," which is scheduled for a U.S. release in April 2013, Witherspoon plays the supporting role of Juniper, the former girlfriend of a fugitive (Matthew McConaughey), who enlists two local boys to help him escape capture and rekindle his romance with Witherspoon's character.
Witherspoon, wearing a black and royal blue Louis Vuitton gown, arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 24, 2013.
Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth watch the Toronto Raptors play the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles on March 8, 2013. Toth, who was a talent agent working for Creative Artists Agency, which represents Witherspoon, when the couple started dating, married Witherspoon on March 26, 2011, in Ojai, Calif.
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