Celebrities Renee Zellweger January 27, 2016 MoviePoster Renee Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, the daughter of Swiss engineer Emil Erich Zellweger and nurse of Norwegian origin Kjellfrid Irene. While attending Katy High School, Renee went in for gymnastics and was a drama club member. In 1991, she graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and became a B.A. in English. In 1994, she got her debut role in “Reality Bites”. The role of Jenny in “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” (1994) was the first lead role in her career. In 1996, Zellweger made a breakthrough after playing in “Jerry Maguire”. She got nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and many other awards. In 2001, “Bridget Jones’s Diary” with Renee in the lead role was released. It brought her Academy Award for Best Actress, BAFTA, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. In 2010, the actress made a break in her career and returned to the screen only in 2015. He other famous movies are “White Oleander” (2002), “Chicago” (2002), “Cold Mountain” (2003) and “Miss Potter” (2006). In 2005, the actress received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Besides, she owns an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award (both for “Cold Mountain”), three Golden Globe Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards. In addition, she got to the lists of Top 20 Entertainers of 2001, 50 most beautiful people in the world in 2003 and the 20 richiest women in entertainment in 2006. In 1999-2000, Renee Zellweger was engaged to Jim Carrey. In 2005, she got married to singer Kenny Chesney, but the same year their marriage was annuled. Since 2014, she is in relationship with musician Doyle Bramhall II.