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Renée Zellweger Biography

Birth Name:
Renee Kathleen Zellweger
Birth Place:
Houston, Texas, United States
Profession
Actor

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)

Awards

  • 2020BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: winner
  • 2020Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 2019Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2019Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2007Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2005People's Choice Awards-Favorite Leading Actress: winner
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2004Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2004BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2003Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2003Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2003Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2003Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2003BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2002Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2002BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2002Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2002Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2001Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2001Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1997Critics' Choice Awards-Breakout Artist: winner
  • 1997Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1996National Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up): winner
  • 1996National Board of Review-Best Breakthrough Performance: winner
  • 1995Independent Spirit Awards-Best Debut Performance: nominated