Jim Toth is an American talent agent and media industry entrepreneur and investor who is known for being the husband of the Oscar-winning American actress Reese Witherspoon.
Jim Toth was born on Monday, July 27, 1970 (age 51 years; as of 2021), and he hails from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. Later, he relocated to Los Angeles. From 1988 to 1992, he attended Loyola Marymount University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and government. Jim Toth’s Linkedin
Height (approx.): 6′ 1″
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Light Brown
Family & Ethnicity
Parents & Siblings
His father, Jim Toth Sr., passed away in 2009 due to lung cancer. ‘The Jim Toth Sr. Breakthrough Lung Cancer Research Award’ was introduced in his father’s honor, which aims at providing funding for highly innovative clinically focused cancer research programs.
Wife/Husband & Children
In 2011, Jim Toth tied the knot with the American actress Reese Witherspoon who is well known for playing the role of Elle Woods in the American film series ‘Legally Blondes.’
The couple made acquaintance at a friend’s party when a very drunk man tried to hit on Reese and then picked a quarrel. Jim swooped in and said,
Please excuse my friend. He’s just broken up with someone.”
The couple got married at Reese’s ranch in Ojai in 2011. Together, they have a son named Tennessee James Toth (born in 2012).
Earlier, Reese was married to the American actor Ryan Philippe. Together, Reese and Ryan has two children, a daughter named Ava Elizabeth Phillippe and a son Deacon Reese Phillippe.
For 23 years, Jim worked at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), a Los Angeles-based American talent and sports agency that reps a host of Hollywood’s top talent, during which he represented numerous Hollywood elites including Matthew McConaughey, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, and Neil Patrick Harris. After graduation, he began working at the Creative Artists Agency mailroom and gradually worked his way up to become an agent of the reputable talent agency. In 2010, he became the co-head of the motion picture talent department at the CAA. In 2013, he co-founded Witherspoon’s American lifestyle brand, Draper James. In May 2016, he was one of the founding board members of Witherspoon’s women-centric media company Hello Sunshine. The Loyola Marymount University alumni became a board of trustees member of the university in 2019. In November 2020, he became a member of the board of directors of the offline to online company Flowcode. In 2019, Jim left his longtime job at CAA to join ex-Disney chairman Jeffrey Katzenberg’s startup Quibi as the Head of Content Acquisition and Talent. Quibi was an American streaming platform, which was shut down in December 2020 after falling short of its subscriber projections.
In July 2013, he became a member of the board of directors at the civic and social organization Heart of Los Angeles. In 2014, he became a member of the board of trustees of the non-profit organization just keep livin Foundation. In January 2021, he joined the advisory board of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Board of Overseers. After losing his father to cancer in 2009, Jim joined the charity ‘Stand Up to Cancer.’ In 2021, Witherspoon and Toth were the executive producers of the 2021 Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) fundraising telecast.
Reportedly, in April 2013, Witherspoon and Toth were arrested and briefly jailed for disorderly conduct in Atlanta after he was pulled over under suspicion of driving while being intoxicated. Apparently, Toth faced a DUI charge for driving in the wrong lane. Meanwhile, Witherspoon was also arrested on a disorderly conduct charge. Variety
- In 2016, in an interview, Reese revealed that her husband played a crucial role in her decision to establish a production company. She said,
He said, ‘You should produce movies. You read more books than anybody I know. You should just buy some of them and turn them into films.’ ”
- He is a fitness enthusiast who actively participates in various triathlons and marathons like the Los Angeles Marathon.
- He is an avid dog lover who has a pet bulldog named Minnie and a labrador retriever named Hank.
- His left arm is inked with numerous tattoos, which include a faced crescent moon, an eagle, and a cross locket.