Renee Zellweger Biography (1969-)

Full name, Renee Kathleen Zellweger; born April 25, 1969, in Houston (some sources cite Katy), TX; daughter of Emil Erich (an engineer and in the oil refining business) and Kjellfried Irene (a nurse and midwife; maiden name, Andreassen) Zellweger; married Kenny Chesney (a singer and songwriter), May 9, 2005(marriage ended). Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: John Carrabino, John Carrabino Management, 100 North Crescent Dr., Suite 323, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.; Publicist: Nanci Ryder, Baker/Winokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor,West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress
Birth Details
April 25, 1969
Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Senior, Dazed and Confused, Gramercy Pictures, 1993
  • (Uncredited) My Boyfriend's Back (also known as Johnny Zombie), Buena Vista, 1993
  • Jenny, The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (also known as TCM4, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 4, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre:The Next Generation), Cinepix Film Properties/Sony Pictures Classics, 1994
  • Prescott Motel buckle bunny, 8 Seconds (also known as The LaneFrost Story), New Line Cinema, 1994
  • Starlene Cheatham, Love and a .45, Trimark Pictures, 1994
  • Tami, Reality Bites, Universal, 1994
  • Gina, Empire Records (also known as Empire and Rock andFun), Regency/Warner Bros., 1995
  • Poet, The Low Life, CFP Distribution, 1995
  • Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire, Columbia/TriStar, 1996
  • Novalyne Price Ellis, The Whole Wide World, Sony Pictures Classic,1996
  • Elizabeth Loftus, Deceiver (also known as Liar), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1998
  • Ellen Gulden, One True Thing, Universal, 1998
  • Sonia Horowitz, A Price above Rubies (also known as Price belowRubies), Miramax, 1998
  • Anne Arden, The Bachelor, New Line Cinema, 1999
  • Betty Sizemore, Nurse Betty (also known as Nurse Betty--Gefaehrliche Traeume), USA Films, 2000
  • Irene P. Waters, Me, Myself & Irene, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • Bridget Jones, Bridget Jones's Diary (also known as Bridget Jones and Le journal de Bridget Jones), Miramax, 2001
  • Claire Richards, White Oleander (also known as Weisser Oleander), Warner Bros., 2002
  • Roxie Hart, Chicago (musical), Miramax, 2002
  • Barbara Novak, Down with Love (also known as Down with love--Zum Teufel mit der Liebe!), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2003
  • Ruby Thewes, Cold Mountain, Miramax, 2003
  • Bridget Jones, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (also known as Bridget Jones--On the Edge, Bridget Jones 2, and Bridget Jones: L'age de raison), Universal, 2004
  • Voice of Angie, Shark Tale (animated; also known as Sharkslayer), DreamWorks, 2004
  • Mae Braddock, Cinderella Man, Universal, 2005
  • The Eye, Paramount, c. 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Miniseries
  • Barbara Von Busch, Murder in the Heartland, ABC, 1993
  • (In archive footage) The 100 Greatest Musicals, Channel 4 (England), 2003
  • (In archive footage) Roxie Hart, Broadway: The American Musical, PBS, 2004
  • Movies
  • Mary Lou, A Taste for Killing, 1992
  • Specials
  • Herself, Canned Ham: Me, Myself & Irene, Comedy Central, 2000
  • Herself, Canned Ham: Nurse Betty, Comedy Central, 2000
  • Presenter, VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin, VH1,2001
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 2003
  • In the Shadow of "Cold Mountain," 2003
  • A Journey to "Cold Mountain," 2003
  • 100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival, MTV, 2003
  • Oscar Countdown 2003, ABC, 2003
  • Herself and voice of Angie, Shark Tale: Gettin' Fishy with It, HBO, 2004
  • Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope, multiple networks, 2005
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 1997 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 1997
  • Presenter, MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1999
  • Presenter, The 71st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1999
  • Presenter, The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 2000 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 2000
  • 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000
  • Presenter, The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 2000, 2001
  • Presenter and host of technical awards banquet, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2001
  • Presenter, The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2002
  • Presenter, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, E! Entertainment Television, 2002
  • The 74th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2002
  • Presenter, The Ninth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2003
  • Presenter, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Presenter, The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2003
  • Presenter, The 58th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2004
  • Presenter, The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004
  • Presenter, The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2004
  • Presenter, 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2004
  • Presenter, The 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2005
  • Presenter, The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005
  • The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 2005
  • Television Guest Appearances
  • Episodic
  • Susan, "Shake, Rattle and Rock!," Rebel Highway, Showtime, 1994
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1996, 2000, 2001
  • Voice of Tammy Duvall, "Ho, Yeah!," King of the Hill (animated), Fox, 2001
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "SaturdayNight," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2001
  • Rove Live, 10 Network (Australia), 2001, 2004
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2004, 2005
  • The Frank Skinner Show, Independent Television, 2002
  • "Down with Love," HBO First Look, HBO, 2003
  • "Ewan McGregor," The South Bank Show, Independent Television, 2003
  • Extra (also known as Extra: The Entertainment Magazine), syndicated, 2003
  • Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2003
  • "Missistae mittaa," 4Pop, 2004
  • "Shark Tale," HBO First Look, HBO, 2004
  • "Suomen Bridget Jones," 4Pop, 2004
  • "Wetten, dass...? aus Leipzig," Wetten, dass...?, 2004
  • (In archive footage) Celebrities Uncensored, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Eigo de shabera-night, 2004
  • Film '04, BBC, 2004
  • Mioch versus Goderie, 2004
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2004
  • Parkinson, BBC, 2004
  • This Morning (also known as This Morning with Richard and Judy), Independent Television, 2004
  • Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004, 2005
  • "Cinderella Man," HBO First Look, HBO, 2005
  • Corazon de ... , Television Espanola (Spain), 2005
  • GMTV, Independent Television, 2005
  • Magacine, [Spain], 2005
  • Appeared in Behind the Movie, VH1.
  • Herself, "The 40 Hottest Rock Star Girlfriends ... and Wives," The Greatest (also known as The Greatest: The 40 Hottest Rock Star Girlfriends ... and Wives), VH1, 2005
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Herself, Declaration of Independence, Declaration of Independence,Inc., 2003
  • The Making of "Down with Love," Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Climbing "Cold Mountain," Miramax Home Entertainment, 2004
  • Albums
  • Chicago (film soundtrack), Sony, 2003

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale, 2001
    Periodicals
    • Cosmopolitan, April, 2003, pp. 191-93
    • Detour, September, 1998, pp. 130-34, 136
    • Empire, issue 94, 1997, p. 76
    • Entertainment Weekly, September 8, 2000, p. 51; September 15, 2000, p. 38; February 22, 2002, p. 44; February 21, 2003, p. 34; February 6, 2004, pp. 64-65
    • Hello!, October 16, 2001, pp. 58-62; December 24, 2002, pp. 86, 88
    • HQ, January, 1999, pp. 40-44
    • Interview, June, 2003, pp. 64-73
    • Maclean's, February 3, 1997, p. 63
    • Mademoiselle, October, 1998, p. 111
    • Out, February, 2003, pp. 44-49
    • Parade, May 27, 2001, pp. 8-9
    • People Weekly, July 17, 2000, p. 105; January 8, 2001, p. 71; May14, 2001, p. 194; January 12, 2004, p. 69; November 22, 2004, p. 79; January10, 2005, p. 21; May 16, 2005, p. 65; May 23, 2005, p. 60; June 13, 2005, p.71; July 4, 2005, p. 24
    • Premiere, January, 1997, pp. 74-75; April, 2001; November 1, 2003,pp. 56-62, 118
    • Reader's Digest, January, 2004, pp. 82-88
    • Redbook, March, 1998, pp. 86-89, 138
    • Sydney Morning Herald, October 28, 2004
    • Total Film, September, 1997, p. 122; October, 2000, pp. 38-39
    • Urban Cinefile, July 19, 2001
    • USA Today, June 23, 2000, p. 1E
    • Vanity Fair, September, 1997, pp. 262-67, 320-22; July, 2000, pp.74-79, 129-31
    • Variety, March 10, 2003, pp. SS54-60
    • W, December, 2001, pp. 268-71, 294

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