Description:Learn 10 fun facts about actress Reese Witherspoon. She named her French Bulldog Coco Chanel and likes to accessorize it in pearls. Prior to becoming an actress, she spent 7 years as a gymnast. She lived in Wiesbaden, Germany for 4 years as a child. She stated that her daughter Ava was the first baby she ever held. In high school, she was a cheerleader and Nashville debutante. Her birth name is Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon.