Move over Elle Woods, Reese Witherspoon has long broken out of her classic role in Legally Blonde and has taken the stage not only as an actress but a producer, an entrepreneur and a voice for women.
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The Oscar-nominated, Golden Globe-winning actress, known for films including Legally Blonde, Election, American Psycho, Wild and more, has an extensive on-camera resume, however she’s just as impressive off-camera too. On top of her success as an actress, Witherspoon also launched a production company, Hello Sunshine, which, according to its website, is “all about shining a light on female authorship and agency.” The company is behind the success of many popular films and series, including Gone Girl, Wild and Big Little Lies.
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Outside of Hollywood, Witherspoon started a children’s clothing company, Draper James, which she partnered with Girls Inc. to launch. She also founded Avon Foundation for Women, focused on bringing an end to domestic violence. It’s safe to say, Witherspoon’s not your ordinary Hollywood star and she’s making strides towards a more equal world, inside and outside the entertainment industry.
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