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Renée Zellweger


Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. Renée has a brother named Drew Zellweger, a ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 28 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Chicago
Chicago Roxie Hart
(2002)
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain Ruby Thewes
(2003)
Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire Dorothy Boyd
(1996)
Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones
(2001)

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 2018 Judy (pre-production)
Judy Garland
 2017 Same Kind of Different as Me
Deborah Hall
 2016 Bridget Jones's Baby
Bridget
 2016 The Whole Truth
Loretta
 2010 My Own Love Song
Jane Wyatt
 2009 Case 39
Emily Jenkins
 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens
Katie (voice)
 2009 My One and Only
Anne Devereaux
 2009 New in Town
Lucy Hill
 2008 Appaloosa
Allison French
 2008 Leatherheads
Lexie Littleton
 2007 Bee Movie
Vanessa Bloome (voice)
 2006 Miss Potter
Beatrix Potter
 2005 Cinderella Man
Mae Braddock
 2005 Bridget Jones Interviews Colin Firth (Video short)
Bridget Jones (uncredited)
 2005 Club Oscar (Short)
Angie (voice)
 2004 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
Bridget Jones
 2004 Shark Tale
Angie (voice)
 2003 Cold Mountain
Ruby Thewes
 2003 Down with Love
Barbara Novak
 2002 Chicago
Roxie Hart
 2002 White Oleander
Claire Richards
 2001 Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Tammy Duvall
- Ho, Yeah! (2001) ... Tammy Duvall (voice)
 2000 Me, Myself & Irene
Irene
 2000 Nurse Betty
Betty Sizemore
 1999 The Bachelor
Anne Arden
 1998 One True Thing
Ellen Gulden
 1998 A Price Above Rubies
Sonia Horowitz
 1997 Deceiver
Elizabeth
 1996 Jerry Maguire
Dorothy Boyd (as Renee Zellweger)
 1996 The Whole Wide World
Novalyne Price
 1995 The Low Life
Poet
 1995 Empire Records
Gina (as Renee Zellweger)
 1994 Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation
Jenny (as Renee Zellweger)
 1994 Love and a .45
Starlene Cheatham
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Susan Doyle
- Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) ... Susan Doyle (as Renee Zellweger)
 1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie)
Susan
 1994 8 Seconds
Buckle Bunny
 1994 Reality Bites
Tami (as Renee Zellweger)
 1993 Dazed and Confused
Girl in Blue Truck (uncredited)
 1993 Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini-Series)
Barbara Von Busch (uncredited)
 1992 A Taste for Killing (TV Movie)
Mary Lou (as Renee Zellwegger)
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Other Works:

2001: Voice-over for Diet Coke commercial.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 16 Interviews | 29 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 48 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rene Zellverger | Renee Zellweger | Renee Zellwegger

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

It was very exciting for me to fill out Bridget's dresses. It felt really great. I didn't feel any different. I didn't feel uncomfortable, and I didn't feel as if it changed my life. I got such positive responses from the fellows in my life while I looked like Bridget Jones. I had a lot of friends who said I should think about keeping some of the weight on. I have to say I agreed, because there ... See more »

Trivia:

Prior to the filming of Chicago (2002), Renee had only sung previously in public in the last scene of Empire Records (1995) and in the comical karaoke scene in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001). However, critics were amazed how good her voice was in the movie. See more »

Nickname:

Zelly

Star Sign:

Taurus

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