Elle Woods

Elle Woods is a fictional character who is the protagonist in Legally Blonde. The character originated in the 2001 novel, Legally Blonde, by Amanda Brown. Woods was portrayed in two films by actress Reese Witherspoon. In a Broadway theatre adaptation of the first film, Legally Blonde - The Musical Woods has been portrayed by seven different actresses in different stagings of the show. They were Laura Bell Bundy, Bailey Hanks, Becky Gulsvig, Jessica Jung, Nikki Bohne, Luna Park and in the West End by Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps star Sheridan Smith (who was later to be replaced by her Legally Blonde co-star Susan McFadden). From 11th July 2011 Carley Stenson will take over the role of Elle Woods with Susan McFadden leaving the show.

Entertainment Weekly put it on its end-of-the-decade, "best-of" list, saying, "She's blond, bubbly, and carries a tiny Chihuahua. But despite the inevitable Paris Hilton comparisons, Reese Witherspoon's Legally Blonde dynamo managed to be taken seriously. Case closed!"

The character is mentioned, but not seen, in a later direct-to-video sequel, Legally Blondes, which portrays the adventures of two British cousins of Elle Woods.

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Legally Blonde (musical) - Production History - North American Tours (2008-2011)
... appeared in the ensemble of the original Broadway cast and understudied the role of Elle Woods, is featured as Elle Woods ... Nikki Bohne led the cast as Elle Woods, with Nic Rouleau (Emmett Forrest), Jillian Wallach (Paulette), Hannah Rose DeFlumeri (Vivienne Kensington), and Kahlil Joseph (Professor Callahan) ...
Laura Bell Bundy - Career
... in Legally Blonde The Musical where she originated the lead role of Elle Woods, receiving her first Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical ... succeeded by Bailey Hanks, the winner of Legally Blonde - The Musical The Search for Elle Woods ... Bundy reprised the role of Elle Woods in the U.S ...
Legally Blonde (musical) - Production History - Broadway (2007-2008)
... Broadway cast included Laura Bell Bundy in the lead role of Elle Woods and featured Christian Borle, Orfeh and Michael Rupert ... with a reality show program called Legally Blonde – The Musical The Search for Elle Woods, which aimed to cast the next actress to play Elle Woods on Broadway, replacing Laura Bell Bundy ... on July 21, 2008 on MTV, and her debut as Elle Woods was on July 23 ...
Legally Blonde – The Musical: The Search For Elle Woods
... Legally Blonde — The Musical The Search for Elle Woods is an MTV program created in order to cast an actress to replace Laura Bell Bundy in the role of Elle Woods in the Broadway production of ... the musical and Zakrin performed in the ensemble as well serving as understudy to Becky Gulsvig as Elle Woods ...
Elle Woods - Character Arc
... The character arc of Elle Woods is a transition from a ditzy sorority girl who believes that her happiness is dependent on the man in her life, to a confident ... In the sequel to Legally Blonde, Elle Woods learns how to use her voice and earn the vote of the people ...

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