Reese Witherspoon turns 46: Celebrate her birthday with 10 of her most iconic roles

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SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 27: Reese Witherspoon attends the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at Barker Hangar on February 27, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Reese Witherspoon turns 46 on March 22. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Pop culture icon Reese Witherspoon turns 46 on March 22, and the star's birthday is the perfect time to queue up some of her most beloved TV and movie roles.

From her Oscar-nominated performance in "Wild" to her Emmy-nominated role in the HBO hit "Big Little Lies," Witherspoon continues to impress with her range of films and TV appearances.

To celebrate all things Reese, we've put together some of her best films and series to enjoy, plus where you can stream them now.

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde. Image via IMDB
Legally Blonde. Image via IMDB

Elle (Reese Witherspoon) has it all. She's president of her sorority, a natural blonde, and she dates the cutest boy on campus, Warner. But when he doesn't pop the question and leaves for Harvard Law, Elle rallies all her resources to get into Harvard, determined to win him back. Streams on Prime Video.

Wild

Wild. Image via IMDB
Wild. Image via IMDB

Driven to the edge by the loss of her beloved mother (Laura Dern), the dissolution of her marriage and a dive into self-destructive behavior, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) makes a decision to put her life back together again by hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, one of the United States's longest and toughest trails, alone. Streams on Disney+

Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies. Image via IMDB
Big Little Lies. Image via IMDB

Based on the book of the same name by Liane Moriarty, "Big Little Lies" tells a darkly comedic tale of murder and mischief in the beachfront town of Monterey, Calif. The series follows the mothers of Monterey — Madeline (Reese Witherspoon), Celeste (Nicole Kidman) and Jane (Shailene Woodley) — who have their own secrets to carry while they get themselves wrapped up in a murder that shakes the town. Streams on Crave

Little Fires Everywhere

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Little Fires Everywhere. Image via IMDB

Based on Celeste Ng’s 2017 bestselling novel, "Little Fires Everywhere," this series follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family (Reese Witherspoon, Joshua Jackson) and a mother/daughter duo (Kerry Washington, Lexi Underwood) who upend their lives. Streams on Prime Video

The Morning Show

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The Morning Show. Image via IMDB

This binge-worthy drama looks at the post-Me Too workplace through the lens of a fictional morning show. Alex Levy (Jennifer Aniston) and Bradley Jackson (Reese Witherspoon) navigate their personal and professional lives as sexual harassment accusations come to the surface against one of their own. Streams on Apple TV+

The Good Lie

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The Good Lie. Image via IMDB

When Sudanese orphans from a refugee camp finally have a chance to settle in the U.S., they are met in Kansas by Carrie Davis (Reese Witherspoon) who has been charged with finding them jobs. However, seeing how adrift they are in 20th-century America, Carrie endeavours to help them in rebuilding their shattered lives. Streams on Prime Video

This Means War

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This Means War. Image via IMDB

CIA operatives Foster (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are best friends and partners in the field. However, their bond is put to the test when they fall for the same woman, Lauren (Reese Witherspoon) and turn their deadly skills against each other in a battle for her love. Streams on Prime Video

Sweet Home Alabama

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Sweet Home Alabama. Image via IMDB

New York fashion designer Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) is engaged to the city's most eligible bachelor Andrew (Patrick Dempsey). But she hides the fact that she is still married to Jake (Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. When she sneaks back home to Alabama to change his mind, the South has different plans for her. Streams on Prime Video

Walk the Line

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Walk the Line. Image via IMDB

The film follows the rise of country music legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) who ends up in Memphis with his wife, Vivian (Ginnifer Goodwin), and breaks into the music scene after finding his voice. While on tour, Cash meets the love of his life, singer June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), but his lifestyle threatens to keep them apart. Streams on Disney+

Just Like Heaven

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Just Like Heaven. Image via IMDB

David (Mark Ruffalo) is a recently widowed architect who moves into a new apartment in San Francisco. However, it's haunted by the ghost of Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon), who can't remember much about her life. She's convinced that she isn't really dead and David tries to get rid of her by any means necessary. Streams on Prime Video

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