Renee Zellweger Biography

Renee Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969 in Katy, Texas) is an Academy Award-winning movie actress. Zellweger, the daughter of Emil Zellweger (a Swiss immigrant) and Kjellfrid Irene Andreassen (a Norwegian immigrant of Sami origin), graduated from Katy High School in Katy, a suburb of Houston in 1987.

She was a cheerleader and gymnast, and participated in the drama club. By the time she graduated from college, she knew that she wanted to pursue a career in acting. Her breakout role was in 1996's Jerry Maguire, where she played the romantic interest of Tom Cruise's character. She has since starred and received Academy Award nominations for her roles in Bridget Jones's Diary and Chicago. In 2004, she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in Cold Mountain.

On May 9, 2005, Zellweger married singer Kenny Chesney in a ceremony at the island of St. John that lasted only four months. On May 24, 2005, Zellweger received her star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Zellweger is, together with Marc Forster, taking part in the 2005 HIV prevention campaign of the Swiss federal health department. She's shown with the text "No intercourse without a condom" and "Semen or blood - never in the mouth"

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We have to be influential enough to create jobs: Sabyasachi Mukherjee (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Feb 07,2018   11:34 am
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) Sabyasachi Mukherjee just wanted to earn money to get on an airplane and travel the world when he entered the fashion industry, and went on to make a special place for himself by weaving traditional stories with threads of Indian culture through his creations. India's ace couturier says he wants to make sure that he "comes up with something that the copy market can copy" that in turn creates jobs in the market. View More..

Patrick Dempsey lands first TV role after 'Grey's Anatomy'

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   1:10 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 16 (IANS) Actor Patrick Dempsey is returning to television two years after leaving "Grey's Anatomy". View More..

Bridal line only option for designers to grow in India: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

    Updated On : Nov 24,2016   1:03 pm
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee says that the organised retail sector in India is still very poor and hence designers have to take the bridal route to grow in both stature and turnover. View More..

Demonetisation will make way for new buying class: Sabyasachi Mukherjee (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Nov 15,2016   12:28 pm
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modis demonetisation move will lead to a new consumer behaviour pattern among buyers, says Indias ace couturier Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who has carved a place for himself in the fashion world by weaving traditional stories with threads of Indian culture in his ensembles. View More..

'Bridget Jones's Baby' a sassy bore (Review)

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   12:10 pm
Film: "Bridget Jones's Baby"; Director: Sharon Maguire; Cast: Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth and Patrick Dempsey; Rating: * View More..

Renee Zelleweger enjoyed privacy during break

    Updated On : Sep 11,2016   4:52 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 11 (IANS) Actress Renee Zellweger is set to make a comeback to the big screen with "Bridget Joness Baby" after a hiatus of six years. She says she enjoyed anonymity during her break from the industry. View More..

Jamelia allergic to underwear

    Updated On : Sep 07,2016   4:16 am
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Television presenter Jamelia says she is allergic to underwear and always goes out commando. View More..

Renee Zellweger found comeback scary

    Updated On : Sep 04,2016   1:36 am
Los Angeles, Sep 4 (IANS) Actress Renee Zellweger found returning to the spotlight "scary". View More..

Our designers won't have global identity without Indian textiles: Sabyasachi (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Aug 09,2016   1:08 pm
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The best names from the Indian fashion industry are increasingly promoting local textiles and handicrafts in innovative ways. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, a celebrated name in the field, feels the only way Indian designers can carve a global identity is by using Indian textiles. View More..

Renee Zellweger annoyed with reactions over her weight gain

    Updated On : Jun 08,2016   1:36 pm
Los Angeles, June 8 (IANS) Actress Renee Zellweger, who is making a return to the big screen in "Bridget Jones's Baby", has slammed critics for scrutinising her weight gain for the film. View More..

What made Renee Zellweger disappear from Hollywood?

    Updated On : Jun 07,2016   5:20 am
Los Angeles, June 7 (IANS) Actress Renée Zellweger, who took a six-year hiatus from Hollywood, says she was "fatigued" and wasn't taking the time she required to recover between projects. View More..

Renee Zellweger ignored scrutiny over her appearance

    Updated On : Dec 23,2015   2:42 am
Los Angeles, Dec 23 (IANS) Actress Renee Zellweger, who made headlines last year because of her dramatically different appearance at an award show, says she handled the scrutiny over her looks by focussing on the support she received from her friends and fans. View More..

Won't work in Bollywood for the sake of it: Sabyasachi Mukherjee

    Updated On : Oct 26,2015   3:42 pm
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) He has lent his creativity in fashion to films like "Black", "Guzaarish" and "Paa", but ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee says he won't delve into the designing for movies "for the sake of it". View More..

'Bridget Jones's Baby' to release next year

    Updated On : Oct 15,2015   5:00 pm
London, Oct 15 (IANS) The third instalment of Renee Zellweger-starrer "Bridget Jones" movie series is scheduled to arrive in North America in September next year. View More..

Zellweger's first look in 'Bridget Jones's Baby' revealed

    Updated On : Oct 04,2015   3:16 am
Los Angeles, Oct 4 (IANS) The first official image from Renee Zellweger's upcoming film "Bridget Jones's Baby" has been released by Universal Pictures. View More..

All women really want is to look feminine, beautiful: Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Interview)

    Updated On : Jul 30,2015   12:50 pm
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Widely known for creating ensembles that are not only rooted in Indian culture, but also accentuate feminism even if draped in the simplest way, ace designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee says he will continue to celebrate the beauty of the human body through his work by making "beautiful garments". View More..

Renee Zellweger spotted at Paris Fashion Week

    Updated On : Mar 12,2015   4:12 pm
Paris, March 12 (IANS) "Bridget Jones's Diary" fame actress Renee Zellweger was spotted in the city of love for the Paris Fashion Week. View More..

Naomi Watts defends Renee Zellweger

    Updated On : Dec 21,2014   5:32 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Actress Naomi Watts has spoken out in defence of Renee Zellweger, saying getting older is no easy task. View More..

Renee Zellweger slams surgery rumours as 'silly'

    Updated On : Oct 22,2014   6:00 pm
Los Angeles, Oct 22 (IANS) Terming the plastic surgery rumours as baseless, actress Renee Zellweger says she looks different because she is healthier and happier. View More..

Weight issues - when Hollywood movies went wrong

    Updated On : Aug 01,2014   12:04 pm
Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Depictions of weight gain or loss we see in Hollywood movies are rarely true to life, and yet we believe them. View More..