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Renee Zellweger (born 25.4.1969) Renee Zellweger is an American Actress, best known for her title role in Bridget Jones' Diary.

Childhood: Renee Zellweger was born and raised in Texas, by her father Emil (an oil refinery engineer) and her mother Kjellfried Irene (a nurse). Her father is of Swiss origin and her mother is Norwegian. Renee has one older brother, Andrew.

Whilst attending Katy High School, Renee was a keen participant in soccer, baseball and football. She was also a member of the drama club. Zellweger graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, with a BA in English Language.

Renee's first acting job after university was an appearance in a beef commercial.

Acting Career: Zellweger's acting career began whilst she was still living in Texas, In 1993, she landed a small role in the ABC TV series Murder In The Heartland, followed by her first film appearance the next year, in Reality Bites, which was Ben Stiller's directorial debut. Her first major film role came in 1994's Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Zellweger starred in the film alongside Matthew McConaughey.

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, Zellweger appeared in Empire Records in 1995, followed by 1996's the Whole Wide World.

Renee Zellweger's breakthrough role came later on in 1996 when she appeared alongside Tom Cruise in the hit movie Jerry Maguire. Her performance in Nurse Betty, opposite Morgan Freeman, earned her a Golden Globe Award. When Hugh Grant announced her name as the winner, she was in the bathroom. She later apologized, saying that she had had lipstick on her teeth.

The role that really propelled Zellweger to international stardom was as Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones' Diary, the film based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name. To make for a believable performance, Renee had to gain a substantial amount of weight and learn to do a convincing British accent. Her performance earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination. She also starred in the sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

In 2002, Zellweger undertook the legendary character of Roxy Hart in the big screen version of Chicago, which also starred Catherine Zeta Jones and Richard Gere.

Her first Oscar win came in 2004, for her Best Supporting Actress role in Cold Mountain, which starred Nicole Kidman and Jude Law.

In 2006, Zellweger turn her hand to film production, with Miss Potter. She also took the lead role in the film, which was based on the life of Beatrix Potter. In 2008, she also co-produced Living Proof, a TV movie starring Harry Connick Jr.

Personal Life: Renee Zellweger has been romantically linked with a number of actors, including Joshua Pate and George Clooney. She also dated Jim Carrey - a relationship that was frequently in the media spotlight. She also dated Jack White, the guitarist and lead singer of The White Stripes.

In 2005, Zellweger married Kenny Chesney, a musician and singer, but the marriage was annulled after just four months.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Chris Evans And Chris Hemsworth Need Their Own Bromantic Comedy Show - Stat!


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When embarking on a franchise like 'The Avengers', it must help to get on well with your other cast members. In a recent interview with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and Chris Evans (Captain America), the two actors displayed a hilarious friendship with one anther - giving a tiny glimpse into what it must be like on set with these guys.

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"Lovers, kindred souls, kindred spirits", said Hemsworth, while discussing the relationship between Thor and Captain America. Evans jumped in by revealing: "We wear necklaces with a little broken heart, and when we put them together." But when they tried to draw a comparison between themselves and another movie, they found themselves with different opinions.

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American Hollywood star Renee Zellweger was snapped as she arrived back from a trip to Paris, France in to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 12th March 2015

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Amy Adams To Star In Long-Awaited Janis Joplin Biopic With "Dallas Buyers Club" Helmer Possibly Directing


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It’s been a long time coming (so long, in fact, that the whole thing became a running joke on the late 30 Rock), but the Janis Joplin biopic starring Amy Adams is finally about to become a real thing. Get It While You Can is set to film in the second half of 2015 in Los Angeles and San Fran.

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Amy Adams to play Janis Joplin? Well, it's not Jenna Maroney, but good enough.

Now, biopics can be really hit-and-miss as we’ve seen in the past year, but something that works in this one’s favour is the directing choice – Get It While You Can could be helmed by Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée. Vallee is currently in talks to direct the flick, but it’s been a long winding road getting to this point. Back in 2013, Lee Daniels was slated to direct the flick. Over the years, has had Fernando Meirelles and Catherine Hardwicke attached as directors, Renee Zellweger as star and Temple Hill as producers.

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Renee Zellweger Addresses Attention Surrounding New Look: "I'm Glad Folks Think I Look Different"


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When Renee Zellweger attended the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards on Monday (October 20th), with her boyfriend, musician Doyle Bramhall II at the Four Seasons Hotel in California, many people were immediately startled by the obvious change in the actress’ facial appearance.

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Zellweger's facial features look rather different these days

As the internet has been in a buzz since Zelllweger debuted her somewhat changing facial features, she has come forward to express how happy she is that her new look hasn’t gone unnoticed.

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Was That Really Renee Zellweger At The Elle Women In Hollywood Awards?


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We expected Renee Zellweger to have changed quite a bit since we first fell in love with her as Bridget Jones 13 years ago. But the Renee Zellweger who attended the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards yesterday (October 20th), was barely recognisable as the Oscar winning actress.

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The usually low profile actress attended the event with her boyfriend, musician Doyle Bramhall II at the Four Seasons Hotel in California.

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Renee Zellweger - A variety of Hollywood stars attended the 21st Annual Elle Women in Hollywood Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 21st October 2014

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