Reese was born in New Orleans on the 22nd March 1976. She started acting as a child and had her first role in "The Man in the Moon" in 1991. She received several awards for playing June Carter in "Walk the Line" (Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Critics Choice Award for Best Actress)
Beside being an actress she is also an entrepreneur and owns her own production company (Pacific Standard).
Notable movie roles are: Legally Blonde 1 and 2, Election, Wild, Monsters vs. Aliens and Pleasantville.