Rene Russo

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  • Birth Name: Rene Marie Russo
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model
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  • Dropped out of high school in the 10th grade; classmate Ron Howard later directed her in 1996's Ransom.
  • As a teen, she was spotted outside a concert by an agent and signed to a modeling contract; became a top model of the 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Breakthrough role was as a tough detective in 1992's Lethal Weapon 3; she reprised the role six years later in Lethal Weapon 4.
  • Was scheduled to play opposite Michael Keaton in 1995's Batman Forever; when Keaton dropped out and was replaced by Val Kilmer (who was eight years his junior), Russo was replaced by the younger Nicole Kidman.
  • Returned to the big screen after a six-year hiatus in 2011, appearing as the title character's stepmother in the Marvel epic Thor.
  • Has promoted products for Buffalo's White Cow Dairy.

Awards

  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actress: Nominee

Relationships

  • Toni Russo — Sister
  • Shirley Russo — Mother
  • Dan Gilroy — Husband
  • Nino Russo — Father
  • Rose Gilroy — Daughter

Details

  • Birth Name: Rene Marie Russo
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Model