April 25, 1969
52 years old
5 ft 4 in | 163 cm
34-24-35 in | 86-61-89 cm
53 kg | 117 pounds
9 US | 39.5 EU
Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born in Katy, Texas, United States, on April 25, 1969, is an American actress.
Young Renee Zellweger first started performing in high school and at the University of Texas, Austin.
She began her professional acting career in television thriller drama film A Taste for Killing (1992) in role as Mary Lou.
She made her big screen debut in comedy movie Dazed and Confused (1993), in uncredited role as Girl in Blue Truck.
Her breakthrough performance came as Dorothy Boyd in romantic comedy drama film Jerry Maguire (1996), for which she was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.
Judy (2019) biographical drama in role as Judy Garland, opposite Jessie Buckley and Finn Wittrock
She won the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Judy Garland in biographical drama movie Judy (2019).
She won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Ruby Thewes in war drama film Cold Mountain (2003).
She was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Bridget Jones in romantic comedy film Bridget Jones's Diary (2001). She played the same character in sequels:
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy Award for her role as Roxie Hart in musical crime film Chicago (2002).
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Betty Sizemore in black comedy movie Nurse Betty (2000).
Empire Records (1995) comedy drama with Liv Tyler
Cinderella Man (2005) biographical sports drama opposite Russell Crowe
Miss Potter (2006) romance drama with Ewan McGregor
Leatherheads (2008) sports comedy with George Clooney
Appaloosa (2008) Western opposite Viggo Mortensen and Ed Harris
My Own Love Song (2010) comedy drama opposite Forest Whitaker and Nick Nolte
Down With Love (2003) romantic comedy with Ewan McGregor
White Oleander (2002) drama with Michelle Pfeiffer and Robin Wright
Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994) horror thriller opposite Matthew McConaughey
Me Myself & Irene (2000) dark comedy opposite Jim Carrey
The Whole Truth (2016) thriller with Keanu Reeves
Same Kind of Different as Me (2017) drama opposite Jon Voight
Here and Now (2018) romantic drama with Sarah Jessica Parker
She portrayed Barbara Von Busch in ABC miniseries Murder in the Heartland (1993).
She played Anne Montgomery in Netflix thriller web television miniseries What/If (2019).
Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin (1991).
Has a brother, Drew.
Was a cheerleader at Katy High School, Texas.
Gained 20 pounds for her roles as Bridget Jones.
Received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in 2005.
She voiced Katie in animated science fiction comedy movie Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).
Good friend with actresses Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman.
She voiced Angie in animated comedy film Shark Tale (2004).
Huge fan of Chelsea FC.
Has been engaged to Jim Carrey (1999-2000).
She was married to Kenny Chesney (2005).
She dated Bradley Cooper (2009-2011), Dan Abrams (2009), John Krasinski (2007), Sims E. Ellison (1992- 995), Jack White (2003-2004), Rory Cochrane (1993-1995), Damien Rice (2004) and George Clooney (2003).