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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