Becoming... Reese Witherspoon

See how the Vanity Fair star went from Nashville schoolgirl to Hollywood A-lister. By Serena Kappes

MOM'S THE WORD

"I take myself a lot less seriously," Witherspoon says about becoming a mom to Ava, 4 (left), and 10-month old Deacon. "I'm not a supercool person. I'm a mom and a wife, and that's what I like to be." Of husband Ryan Phillippe, whose mom ran a daycare center when he was growing up, Witherspoon says, "He's just instinctual."