Renee Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969 in the small American town of Katy (Texas). Father – Emil Erich Zellweger, worked as a mechanic and electrical engineer. Mother – Chelfried Irene (virgin Andreassen), nurse and nurse. Rene is of Finnish, Norwegian and Swiss roots. The older brother is Drew (1967).
While studying at school, the future actress was actively involved in gymnastics and attended a drama club. After graduating from Katy High School, Rene decided to become an actress, and entered acting courses at the University of Texas (Austin).
After receiving a bachelor’s degree in English literature, Rene went to conquer Hollywood. However, after the first unsuccessful attempts to start a career there, the future star returned to her hometown and began to attend all kinds of auditions.
In 1992-1994, the young actress played small roles in the films Taste for Murder, Reality Bites, 8 Seconds and Shake, Rattle and Rock!
In 1994, Zellweger starred Starlin in the drama Love and Caliber 45. In the same year, Renee starred in the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, on the set of which she met Matthew McConaughey. Thanks to his advice, the actress moved to Los Angeles and began a successful film career.
Renee first came to prominence in 1996 after playing Tom Cruise’s girlfriend in the drama Jerry Maguire directed by Cameron Crowe.
In 2000, Rene was engaged to renowned comedian Jim Carrey, but they broke up a year later. The couple named “different life goals and aspirations” as the reason for the breakup.
Renee Zellweger: “I love to experiment. Including in his personal life. And I do not lose hope of finding my half. Sitting and waiting with folded hands is not my style. One thing I know for sure – never marry anybody, ”
The quote is taken from “Moviesda”
Success came to Zellweger in 2001 after the publication of melodrama rental” Bridget Jones’s Diary. ” In 2004, a sequel to the film was released – “Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason”, which also became very popular. For the sake of these works, the actress lost more than 10 kg, and then gained them.
Renee Zellweger: “My heroine is extremely close to me, she got stuck in search of the man of her dreams ..
In 2002, Renee cemented her success by playing in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Chicago. For this work, Zellweger was awarded the prestigious Screen Actors Guild of the USA and the 2003 Golden Globe for Best Actress (Musical or Makitah).
In 2003, Zellweger starred in the war drama directed by Anthony Minghella based on the novel of the same name by Charles Fraser, Cold Mountain. Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Donald Sutherland also starred in the film. For her role as Ruby Thews, Renee received BAFTA, Oscar and Golden Globe awards in the Best Supporting Actress nomination (all 2004).
Angie the fish speaks in the voice of the actress in the cartoon “The Underwater Lads” (2004).
On May 9, 2005, the actress married country singer Kenny Chesney. However, this marriage did not last long: on September 15 of the same year, the couple divorced.
Renee Zellweger: “From the experience of communicating with men, we first of all endure knowledge about ourselves, and do not at all learn from mistakes”
During her career, Renee Zellweger has played more than 25 roles in films such as Reality Bites (1994), Empire Store (1995), The Whole Big World (1996), Lie Detector (1997), True Values ”(1998),” Oacian “(1999),” Sister Betty “(2000),” Me, Me and Irene “(2000),” White Oleander “(2002),” Fuck Love! ” (2003), Knockdown (2005), Miss Potter (2006), Appaloosa (2008), Love Out of the Rule (2008), Case No. 39 (2009), Frozen from Miami ( 2009), “My One and Only” (2009), “My Love Song” (2010), “Only Truth” (released in 2015), etc.
▪ Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Sister Betty (2001)
▪ Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Ensemble for Chicago (2003)
▪ Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Musical or Comedy for Chicago (2003)
▪ BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress for Cold Mountain (2004 )
▪ Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Supporting Actress for Cold Mountain (2004)
▪ Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Cold Mountain “(2004)
▪ Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for Cold Mountain (2004)
▪ People’s Choice Awards for Favorite Actress (2005)
▪ Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2005)
▪ Golden Camera Award for Best International Actress (2011)
Spouse – Kenny Chesney, singer (marriage from May 9 to September 15, 2005)
Jim Carrey, actor (1999-2000)
Jack White, musician (2003-2004)