Renée Zellweger

Born Apr 25, 1969

Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress and producer. Zellweger first gained widespread attention for her role in the film Jerry Maguire (1996), and subsequently received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles as Bridget Jones in the comedy Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago (2002). She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Cold Mountain (2003).… Read More

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1969 Birth Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas. … Read More


1986 17 Years Old In 1986 her academic paper, "The Karankawas and Their Roots", won third place in the first ever Houston Post High School Natural Science Essay Contest.


1991 22 Years Old After high school, she enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with a B.A. in English in 1991. … Read More
1994 25 Years Old …  Zellweger's first main role in a movie came with the 1994 horror film Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, alongside Matthew McConaughey. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old She starred in 1998's religious drama A Price Above Rubies, where she played Sonia Horowitz, a young woman who finds it difficult to conform to the restrictions imposed on her by the community. … Read More


1999 30 Years Old From 1999 to 2000, Zellweger was engaged to Jim Carrey.
2000 31 Years Old …  Zellweger next appeared as Irene Waters in the Farrelly brothers comedy Me, Myself and Irene, which was theatrically released in 2000. … Read More
2001 32 Years Old In 2001, Zellweger gained the prized lead role as Bridget Jones, playing alongside Hugh Grant and Colin Firth, in the British romantic comedy film Bridget Jones's Diary, based on the 1996 novel Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding. … Read More
2002 33 Years Old She starred with Michelle Pfeiffer in White Oleander, which first premiered at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival and was later theatrically released in October that year. … Read More
2003 34 Years Old In 2003, she had a brief relationship with musician Jack White.
…  She subsequently was cast in 2005's Ron Howard film Cinderella Man opposite Russell Crowe and Paul Giamatti. … Read More


2009 40 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The film received a release in selected theaters on August 21, 2009. … Read More
2011 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Zellweger is one of the patrons for gender equality foundation The GREAT Initiative; in 2011 she visited Liberia with the charity.
2013 - 2014 2 More Events
2016 47 Years Old After her work in this feature, Zellweger took a six-year hiatus from screen acting, as she found the time "to go away and grow up a bit", according to a July 2016 interview with Vogue magazine.
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