Fans Stunned to Learn Reese Witherspoon’s Real Name!

Fans were recently surprised to learn that Reese Witherspoon is not her real name. Her real name is actually Laura Jeanne, a revelation that has prompted various reactions from the public.

Reese Witherspoon’s Birth Name

“Big Little Lies” is among the best shows available on Max, featuring prominent actresses such as Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Zoë Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley. During a Vanity Fair interview, Witherspoon shared an anecdote with Kidman, explaining why she referred to Laura Dern as “Dern” on the set:

‘Cause my name is Laura. And her name’s Laura. And it’s confusing to me. My real name’s Laura Jeanne. So, I get confused so I just call her ‘Dern.’ ‘Cause we can’t both be Laura.

It seems that having multiple Lauras on set led to some playful confusion. The name “Reese” comes from Witherspoon’s mother’s maiden name. It’s unclear when she officially adopted Reese as her stage name, but her earliest screen credit in “The Man in the Moon” lists her as Reese Witherspoon.

Fans’ Reactions to Reese Witherspoon’s Real Name

Fans expressed their surprise on social media upon learning that Reese Witherspoon’s real name is Laura Jeanne. In an Instagram reel revealing her name, many users shared their thoughts:

  • I was definitely Today Year’s Old learning Reese’s name is Laura. I need to know if people in her life call her Laura or Reese! Lol- @lowerdecknena
  • I mean…I thought you went by Reese? Am I in a twilight zone? This is weird. Yes I know actors/actresses have REAL names but she is known as Reese, not Laura and Laura Dern is known as Laura. Wouldn’t everyone just call her Reese on set?- @curlygoldielox3983
  • I have never known that her name is Laura 😳 Well shouldn’t she be okay when they call her just Reese? Or Reese Laura?- @cinetasticreviews
  • So she goes by Laura irl or it’s just cuz it’s her real name so she hears it so funny lol- @kirstennicolewade
  • What??? Laura Jeane???? 😮- @iarastefania

The reactions reveal that fans were both confused and intrigued by the real name of the actress they have known for years as Reese Witherspoon.

Wrapping Up

Reese Witherspoon, or should we say Laura Jeanne, has certainly surprised her audience with this name revelation. Her upcoming project, “You’re Cordially Invited,” set to release on January 30th, 2025, will be available on Amazon Prime.

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