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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

Bridget Jones's Diary
Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones
(2001)
Chicago
Chicago Roxie Hart
(2002)
Jerry Maguire
Jerry Maguire Dorothy Boyd
(1996)
Cinderella Man
Cinderella Man Mae Braddock
(2005)

Filmography

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 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens
Katie (voice)
 2007 Bee Movie
Vanessa Bloome (voice)
 2005 Bridget Jones Interviews Colin Firth (Video short)
Bridget Jones (uncredited)
 2004 Shark Tale
Angie (voice)
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Tammy Duvall
- Ho, Yeah! (2001) ... Tammy Duvall (voice)
 1997 Deceiver
Elizabeth
 1996 Jerry Maguire
Dorothy Boyd (as Renee Zellweger)
 1995 The Low Life
Poet
 1995 Empire Records
Gina (as Renee Zellweger)
 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:

Was considered for the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001) but Nicole Kidman, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead. See more »

Nickname:

Zelly

Star Sign:

Taurus

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