The director of the film entitled Jerry Maguire, which was the first broadcast in 1996, pleasantly surprised the audience when he decided to cast the relatively unknown actress Renee Zellweger in the role of Dorothy Boyd, the single mother who played alongside Tom Cruise in the film.
The commercial and critical success of the film made the rising star one of the freshest talents in Hollywood from the late 1990s onwards. Today the actor cum producer has received several prestigious awards and critical acclaim, including three Golden Globe Awards, one Academy Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one BAFTA Award. She was also voted Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year (2009) and is proud to be considered one of Hollywood’s highest-earning women.
Renee Zellweger Biography (Age)
The famous actress’s origins can be traced back to Katy, Texas, where she was born on April 25, 1969, as the daughter of her father Emil Erich Zellweger, an electrical and mechanical engineer who earned his living in the oil refinery. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene, is Norwegian and has some Sami roots. Renee Kathleen Zellweger grew up, as her first name suggests, in a family of devout Catholics and Episcopalians.
She received her early education at Katy High School, where she was a member of the speech team, cheerleader, gymnast, and member of the drama club. She was also active in sports activities such as baseball, soccer, and basketball.
The rising star went to the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a degree in English in 1991. The acting courses she took while studying at the university sparked her interest in acting, and while she was busy auditioning for acting roles, she also appeared in commercials for some time. She subsequently got smaller roles, but her big breakthrough came when she was cast as Dorothy Boyd in the 1996 film called Jerry Maguire.
Her Net Worth
The superstar’s net worth is estimated at 60 million dollars. The salaries she has earned in the past are broken down as follows: $3,750,000 for Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001), $10,000,000 for Chicago (2002), Down with Love (2003) earned her the sum of $6,000,000, Cold Mountain (2003) made her 15. Million dollars richer, 11 million dollars were paid to Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Cinderella Man (2005) earned her the sum of 10 million dollars, while the second round of the film earned her an additional 5 million dollars.
Who Is Her Husband?
Can we comfortably conclude that the actress/producer is unlucky in love, or did she choose the wrong men? Her love life, which seems to turn on and off, can be compared to a roller coaster ride that leaves her passenger shaken at the end of the day. Her engagement to Jim Carrey lasted from 1999 to 2000, before she broke up. The well-known musician Jack White came on stage in 2003, but their relationship was short-lived.
Undeterred, Renee Zellweger went all the way to actually tie the knot with popular singer Kenny Chesney on May 9, 2009, but their marriage lasted only four short months before Renee filed for an annulment, citing fraud as a reason. Kenny, for his part, confirmed his inability to engage in conjugal life given his hyperactive social life.
The breakup that really broke the beautiful entertainer’s heart was the one with Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper, a movie star she met on the set of the movie called Case 39. The celebrity couple began their relationship in 2009, and Renee was so in love with Cooper that she moved in with him and his mother and missed attending the Golden Globe Awards ceremony just to support him at his father’s funeral. But like others before him, Cooper lacked the bonding skills and they had to separate in 2011. The rumor was that the split prompted the actress to retire from the entertainment industry and go underground for three whole years.
It wouldn’t be entirely wrong to assume that Renee Zellweger failed in her quest to find love with Hollywood stars, who are often described as afraid of commitment because they believe that the perfect woman is just waiting to be discovered on the set of their next film. Nevertheless, Renee seems to have found her Mr. Right in Doyle Bramhall, a songwriter, and instrumentalist she met through a friend, and since then the couple seems to have gotten along well. The actress allegedly supported Doyle financially when he officially divorced his ex-wife.
Height, How Tall Is Renee Zellweger?
The Hollywood star stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 53 kg body mass. She may not be very tall, but she had the privilege of being named one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine in 2001. A summary of her general body statistics is 34-24-35, the actress wears a bra size of 32b, a dress size of 4 US and a shoe size of 9 US. Renee Zellweger comes complete with natural blond hair and beautiful blue eyes.