|Born||Renée Kathleen Zellweger
April 25, 1969
Katy, Texas, United States
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin (B.A.)|
(m. 2005-2005, annulled)
Kjellfried (née Andreassen)
Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an American actress, producer and voice artist. She won an Academy Award for her role in the movie Cold Mountain. She has acted in many movies, including Jerry Maguire, Bridget Jones's Diary, Chicago and Cinderella Man.
Early life[change | change source]
Zellweger was born in Katy, Texas. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is from a small town in the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and is a mechanical and electrical engineer who worked in the oil refining business. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (née Andreassen), a native of Norway, is of Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish, and possible Sami, ancestry. Kjellfrid grew up in Kirkenes and Ekkerøy, and is a nurse and midwife who moved to the United States to work as a governess for a Norwegian family in Texas. Zellweger has described herself as being raised in a family of "lazy Catholics and Episcopalians". Zellweger took acting classes because she wanted to make certain she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a literature degree.
Acting career[change | change source]
Movies[change | change source]
- Cinderella Man (2005)
- Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
- Shark Tale (2004)
- Cold Mountain (2003)
- Down with Love (2003)
- Chicago (2002)
- White Oleander (2002)
- Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
- Nurse Betty (2000)
- Me, Myself and Irene (2000)
- The Bachelor (1999)
- One True Thing (1998)
- Jerry Maguire (1996)
- Empire Records (1995)
- Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994)
Awards[change | change source]
- Golden Globe Awards
- Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Cold Mountain (2004)
- Best Performance by an Actress-Comedy/Musical: Chicago (2003)
- Best Performance by an Actress-Comedy/Musical: Nurse Betty (2001)
References[change | change source]
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- "Biography for Renée Zellweger". IMDb. Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- Muus, Nathan. "Who Are the Sámi?". Retrieved January 7, 2014.
- "Biskopen, stjernen og minoritetene". Aftenposten.no. 2014-01-07.
- Agelorius, Monica. "Bridget Jones's Diary LA junket". scene-magazine.com 2001-03-17.
- "Renee Zellweger Biography". Tiscali.co.uk. 2014-01-07.