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She's been expanding her empire after becoming one of the biggest stars in .  

And Reese Witherspoon is 'over' hiding her ambition as she continues to push for success not just as an actress, but also as a producer and businesswoman.  

'I know I'm good at things,' the 41-year-old actress told the Wall Street Journal, which sees her on the cover of their Innovators Issue. 'And I'm over being bashful about it.'

'I know I'm good at things': Reese Witherspoon is 'over' hiding her ambition as she continues to push for success not just as an actress, but also as a producer and businesswoman - as she models for Wall Street Journal

'I know I'm good at things': Reese Witherspoon is 'over' hiding her ambition as she continues to push for success not just as an actress, but also as a producer and businesswoman - as she models for Wall Street Journal

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The actress spoke about the challenges she's faced as a female in - and how she's overcome them, and helped other women along the way. 

'Do basketball players have to sit there and act coy?' she questioned. 'Tell me something: Does LeBron James twiddle his thumbs and say, "Jeez, I'm kind of great at shooting, and I guess I'm OK at dribbling and passing"? No, he’s like, "I'm amazing! I rock!" I wish more actresses had that kind of bravado.'

Reese, who has been named WSJ's Entertainment Innovator Of The Year, has been in the acting business since she was a teenager, but likely is best known for her role as Harvard law student Elle Woods in Legally Blonde.

The actress has revealed the film has inspired a whole new generation of women to enter law school.

Huge hit: Since starring in the 2001 comedy, Reese won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2005 film, Walk The Line

Huge hit: Since starring in the 2001 comedy, Reese won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2005 film, Walk The Line

'At least once a week I have a woman come up to me and say, "I went to law school because of Legally Blonde,"' she told the website.  

Since starring in the 2001 comedy, Reese won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2005 film, Walk The Line. 

But that doesn't mean she isn't pitched dissatisfying female

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