Renee Zellweger

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  • Name: Renee Zellweger ( Renee Kathleen Zellweger )
  • Date of birth: 25 April 1969
  • Age: 47 years
  • Place of birth: Katy, Texas
  • Height: 163
  • Activities: actress
  • Marital status: divorced

    Renee Zellweger: biography

    Renee Zellweger — American actress, best known as the performer of the main roles in the musical «Chicago» and the romantic Comedy «Bridget Jones’s Diary».

    She was born in Texas, in the small town of Katy, which is located near Houston. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger was an immigrant from Switzerland and held the position of electrical engineer. And the mother of Kjellfrid Irene Andreasen, Norwegian by birth, was a nurse. The family also raised the eldest son, drew, who later became a marketer. Interestingly, the children we Americanized the name of the father and turned it into Zellweger, while parents remained under the Swiss name.

    Little Rene always wanted to be an actress. During her school years she worked in the Studio of dramatic art, and also attended gymnastics section. After secondary school the girl attended on the acting course at the University of Texas and went on to conquer Hollywood.

    But the first attempt Renee Zellweger to conquer the Olympus of cinema proved a failure, and she returned home. However, to give up the dream girl wasn’t going to. She went to all the auditions and competitions in Houston, and in parallel worked as a waitress in a roadside cafe. She was given some small scenes in different projects, but this work was far. On some shots Renee met with then-budding actor Matthew McConaughey, who was the push that convinced Zellweger try to go to Los Angeles for the second time.


    The first experience for filming Renee Zellweger became the drama «Love and a .45 caliber» and the Comedy «Reality bites». Soon she got the main role in the teen horror film «the Texas chainsaw massacre 4: the next generation», which has been criticized by experts and fans of the first parts of the picture.

    After the successful execution of the role in the melodrama «the Whole wide world» actress called into the picture about a sports agent «Jerry Maguire». I must say that Renee was able to get ahead of these contestants to participate in the film, like Cameron Diaz and Winona Ryder, as a partner Zellweger became legendary Tom cruise. This success was followed by the criminal tragicomedy «Sister Betty», the drama «True values», the romantic history of «the Bachelor» and humorous picture of «me, myself and Irene».

    And in 2001, screens out the film that brought worldwide fame Renee. Romantic Comedy «the Diary of Bridget Jones» has brought her huge success and the first nomination on «Oscar». Interestingly, the actress had to participate in the film to gain 12 more pounds of weight, as in the story the heroine must be chubby. Three years later, the Director made a sequel film is the sequel to «Bridget Jones: the edge of reason». By the way, in 2016, the screens should come out the third part of this film.

    After the hype, I have produced «the Diary of Bridget Jones», Renee Zellweger starred with Michelle Pfeiffer in the drama «White Oleander», Comedy, «To hell with love!» and his second star the movie – musical «Chicago.» This picture was the box office hit of the year and winner of 6 awards «Oscar». Renee was also nominated, but again have not received the cherished statuette. Ironically, the most significant film award went to the actress after starring in the war drama «Cold mountain», which has not received much recognition.

    She then participated in the creation of biographical tape about the American boxer James Braddock «Cinderella man», was played by the famous children’s writer in the drama «Miss Potter», has attracted attention in the Thriller «Case number 39». We should also note three romantic comedies starring actress – «Frozen from Miami», «My only» and «My love song».

    After a long break, which lasted nearly six years, Renee Zellweger is back in the Studio and co-starred with Keanu Reeves in the Thriller «Only truth». In addition, in 2016 is expected to launch the new part of the popular series «Bridget Jones 3». The film also takes the involvement of British actor Colin Firth.

    Personal life

    Of course, such a bright woman like Renee Zellweger, it had a lot of celebrity fans. Of the most serious novels, it is worth noting her engagement with Jim Carrey in 1999, which, however, was broken after a year. Also tied her relationship with musician Jack white, leader of the band «The White Stripes».

    In 2005, the print edition all over the world spread the news about the wedding of Renee with country singer Kenny chesney. But after four months the actress initiated the divorce on the grounds of «fraud.» However, she never explained what was the main reason for such a hasty breakup.

    Renee Zellweger later met with actor Bradley Cooper and Blues guitarist Doyle Bramhall the Second, but has never married.


    • 1994 — Texas chainsaw massacre 4: the next generation
    • 1996 — Jerry Maguire
    • 2000 — me, myself and Irene
    • 2001 — Bridget Jones’s Diary.
    • 2002 — Chicago
    • 2003 — Cold mountain
    • 2005 — Cinderella man
    • 2006 — Miss Potter
    • 2009 — Frozen from Miami
    • 2016 — Only the truth


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