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.
After battling the dating scene and finally finding love with Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones is ready to take her relationship to the next stage - well, sort of. After years of thinking that Mark was all she wanted, she realises that their relationship isn't as close as it once was and decides to call it a day.
Back where she started, Bridget decides that the men in her life are just distractions, now it's time to get fully involved in her work and climb to the position she's always wanted. As things start to fall into place for Bridget, soon her love life begins to pick up speed too.
A fleeting meeting with Mr Darcy leads to the pair reuniting - temporarily at least - whilst Bridget is also being wooed by a smooth American called Jack, a man who doesn't have Darcy's prim and proper ways but is just as charming. Playing the field doesn't work out quite as easily as Bridget hoped as she falls pregnant. Now all she must do is find out which partner she wants to be with and more importantly, who the father is.
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She's still looking worlds apart from her Bridget Jones days.
The public reacted with shock when Renee Zellweger appeared at the Elle Women In Hollywood Awards in 2014 looking remarkably different in her face. At the time she dismissed the furore as 'silly' and neither confirmed nor denied that she had had any facial reconstructive surgery. With her features still looking strangely different to her 'Bridget Jones' days, she addresses the subject once again.
Renee Zellweger shrugs off criticism for her new look
The 46-year-old actress claimed that she remained oblivious to any kind of criticism of her physical appearance in an interview with 'Today' yesterday (March 26th 2016). 'It's not really part of my life. It's part of the job, that I don't really experience except when I step into this arena', she said. 'In my home I'm not aware of it. I don't do any kind of social media, so I don't see it. I like to have, I guess you would call them, real experiences.'
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Actress Renee Zellweger doesn't pay attention to the chatter surrounding her changed appearance.
The Bridget Jones's Diary star hit headlines and became a trending topic on Twitter.com after she made her first public appearance in months at an awards show in Los Angeles in October, 2014, sparking a debate over her 'new face'.
Renee shrugged off the media storm at the time, putting her altered appearance down to a new, relaxed lifestyle, and now she reveals she didn't even know about any of the comments because she does not participate in any kind of social media.
"It's not really part of my life," she told U.S. breakfast show Today on Friday (25Mar16) "It's part of the job, that I don't really experience except when I step into this arena. In my home I'm not aware of it. I don't do any kind of social media, so I don't see it. I like to have... I guess you would call them real experiences."
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Renee Zellweger spoke in a British accent while playing singleton Bridget Jones during four months of filming.
The American actress caused controversy when she was cast as the quintessentially British lead in 2001 movie Bridget Jones's Diary. However, she won fans over with her impeccable English accent and once again took on the role in 2004 sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.
She can be seen playing the lovelorn character once again in the upcoming Bridget Jones's Baby, and admitted during an interview on British breakfast news show Good Morning Britain (GMB) on Thursday (24Mar16) she refuses to break character even when she's not filming.
"It is (helpful) to me (to stay in character)," she said. "I don't want to think about it (the British accent). And I feel like if I go in and out of it... it's really just lazy actually. It's lazy. I don't want to do the work to get back into it every day!"
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Renée Zellweger , Doyle Bramhall - Renée Zellweger and her boyfriend Doyle Bramhall arrive at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 29th December 2015
Renee Zellweger - Renee Zellweger causes traffic chaos by riding into oncoming traffic on a bike in her dressing gown on Albert Bridge! at Albert Bridge - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 22nd November 2015
Renee Zellweger And Jeremy Irons Were Among The Stars Who Turned Out For A Fundraising Event In London On Tuesday Night (02nov15) In Aid Of Paul Newman's Charity.
The event at London's Roundhouse venue was held to raise money for the SeriousFun Children's Network, which was set up by late Hollywood legend Newman in 1988 to provide summer camps for children battling serious illnesses.
Zellweger, who is in the British capital filming the third Bridget Jones movie, was among the guests, and gave a speech at the gala honouring Newman's charity legacy.
"Paul wanted to serve as many children as possible," she told the audience. "He couldn't have had any idea that over a half a million children and their families from over 50 countries - and counting - would benefit. Every time a child who thought they would never smile again discovers
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British Singer Ed Sheeran Has Filmed A Cameo For The Third Bridget Jones Movie, According To A U.k. Report.
The Thinking Out Loud star has landed small roles in TV shows including Australian soap opera Home and Away and U.S. comedy Undateable, and he is now moving into films with a minor part in the upcoming comedy, currently titled Bridget Jones's Baby.
Filming on the third movie, which stars Renee Zellweger, reportedly began in July (15) at Ed's gig at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland with Renee's body double, and it has now been revealed Ed managed to land a speaking role.
"Ed was really keen to be part of the movie after granting access to film at his gig," a source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper. "He's got experience playing himself in Home and Away and is not daunted by the prospect of starring alongside Renee. Bridget Jones is a huge British film so he feels nabbing a cameo is a bit of a coup... He just hopes he'll make the final cut."
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Ed Sheeran has been handed an honorary degree by University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich in recognition of his ''outstanding career in music''.
Ed Sheeran has been handed an honorary degree in recognition of his ''outstanding career in music''.
The 'Bloodstream' hitmaker - who was awarded the doctorate by University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich, near his hometown of Framlingham - was invited to speak at the ceremony and took the opportunity to urge young people to ''chill'' more.
He said: ''I know that's a weird thing to say when coming to receive a doctorate but I think there's a lot of pressure on kids to go to university, then a lot of them end up in debt with a degree they didn't really need to get the job they want.
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Stars Including Reese Witherspoon And Renee Zellweger Took Part In A Charity Walk In Los Angeles On Sunday (18oct15) To Support Their Publicist Nanci Ryder, Who Is Battling Als.
Reese and Renee, who are both long time clients and friends of Nanci, participated in the two-mile long Walk to Defeat ALS in downtown Los Angeles to show their support for their pal, and even wore shirts with "Team Nanci" printed on them.
Also on Team Nanci were Reese's teen daughter Ava Phillippe and husband Jim Toth, Renee's musician boyfriend Doyle Bramhall, and Courteney Cox, who was joined by daughter Coco Arquette.
Reese took to Instagram.com to share a snap of her and Nanci, adding the caption, "My dear friend Nanci was diagnosed with #ALS two years ago. Please help donate to #WalktodefeatALS to support research for this devastating disease. I love you Nanci. We are gonna beat this horrible disease!"
Renee Zellweger reportedly needs a little help perfecting her English accent for ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby’.
Renee Zellweger has hired a voice coach to help her regain her English accent for Bridget Jones’ Baby, according to reports in a British tabloid. The 46-year-old American actor has previously played Bridget in two previous films but, in all fairness to Zellweger, it has been a while since she needed to put on Bridget’s posh accent.
Renee Zellweger filming for Bridget Jones' Baby in London in October 2015.
'Bridget Jones's Baby' will be the third time Zellweger has played the character.
Actress Renee Zellweger has been spotted in London filming scenes for the much anticipated third Bridget Jones movie, provisionally titled Bridget Jones’ Baby. Zellweger was spotted in and around London's Borough Market filming the romantic comedy, which is slated for release some time next year.
Where could she be off to? Renee Zellweger filming the new Bridget Jones movie in London.
The film follows on from 2004’s Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and should bridge the gap between it and author Helen Fielding’s most recent book Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy, which was released in 2013.
Date of birth
25th April, 1969
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