Renée Zellweger

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Renee Kathleen Zellweger
  • Birth Place: Houston, TX
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/25/1969, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor
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This Texas-born actress had only a handful of roles under her belt when she won the part of a plucky single mom in the smash hit Jerry Maguire in 1996. An overnight star, Zellweger found continued success with roles that showcased her acting range: a young writer nursing her ailing mom in One True Thing, a fugitive in love with a mentally ill man in Me, Myself & Irene, and a critically acclaimed turn as a woman who retreats into a fantasy world in Nurse Betty. In 2003, Hollywood honored the versatile actress---who even gained weight for her role in the Bridget Jones films---with an Oscar for her work in Cold Mountain. Although the famously private Zellweger is something of a reluctant tabloid subject, she has also received media attention for her high-profile romances, including a brief 2005 marriage to country star Kenny Chesney.Renée Zellweger Fast Facts:
  • Competed in basketball and track and field and was on the cheerleading squad in high school.
  • Has worked as a cocktail waitress and bartender's assistant.
  • Signed up for her first drama class in college only because she needed the credit.
  • Beat out Winona Ryder, Mira Sorvino, Bridget Fonda and Marisa Tomei for the role of Dorothy Boyd opposite Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire (1996).
  • Renée Zellweger Relationships:
  • Jack White - Ex-significant Other
  • Emil Zellweger - Father
  • Drew Zellweger - Brother
  • Jim Carrey - Ex-significant Other
  • Kenny Chesney - Ex-husband
  • Kjellfrid Zellweger - Mother
  • Bradley Cooper - Ex-significant Other
  • Doyle Bramhall II - Significant Other
  • Renée Zellweger Awards:
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 2003 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2001 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2002 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2001 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2005 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Leading Actress - Winner
  • 2007 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • 2002 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2003 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Texas, Austin, TX (BA in English, 1992)

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