Renee Zellweger at:
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Born: Renee Kathleen Zellweger,
April 25, 1969,
Katy, Texas, USA
Currently resides: Hollywood Hills
Father: Emil, Swiss-born engineer
Kjellfrid Irene Andreassen, Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife
Brother: Drew, two years older, marketing executive.
Ex husband: Kenny Chesney
Former beaux: George Clooney,
Education: University of Texas at Austin, Graduated 1991
Raised in Katy, a small town outside
Houston, Texas, Zellweger took up acting in college. She appeared
in bit parts in mainstream movies like Dazed and Confused
(1993) and Reality Bites (1994) before earning praise for
her leading roles in the independent films, Love and a .45
(1994) and The Whole Wide World (1996), co-starring Vincent
D’Onofrio. Director Cameron Crowe surprised many when he cast the
relatively unknown actress as the single mother who is swept off
her feet by Tom Cruise’s soul-searching sports agent in Jerry
Maguire (1996). The film’s critical and commercial success made
Zellweger one of Hollywood’s hottest new commodities.
In 2000, Zellweger made headlines
because of her romance with comic star Jim Carrey, and because of
her performance with him in Me, Myself and Irene. That same
year, she won a Golden Globe for her performance in the black comedy,
In 2001, Zellweger starred as the
neurotic British title character in the film adaptation of Helen
Fielding's bestselling novel, Bridget Jones's Diary, and in 2004, in the sequel, The Edge of Reason.
In 2003, she earned her second Golden Globe for her performance
in Chicago and will starred in the retro-romantic comedy Down
With Love opposite Ewan McGregor.
"When a woman stands naked in a room, unless
that particular moment is held up by the subject matter, all you
notice is that there’s a naked girl."
"I'm getting better at dealing with fame, I guess. But I still
feel stupid. I mean, if I were Stephen Hawking, then you could come
up to me and tell me I'm great."