Renée Zellweger

Renée Zellweger

Highest Rated: 91% Queen Mimi (2016)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Bachelor (1999)

Birthday: Apr 25, 1969

Birthplace: Katy, Texas, USA

Until she headlined Jerry Maguire opposite Tom Cruise in late 1996, Renée Zellweger claimed extremely limited public recognition. Though Zellweger essayed several key roles before Maguire, the vulnerability and versatility that the actress exhibited as Cruise's (long undeclared) love interest in Cameron Crowe's seriocomedy netted much-deserved praise from critics and audiences alike. Though the Academy passed her over when that year's Oscar nominations rolled around, she received several other laurels for her work in Maguire, including the title of Best Breakthrough Performer by the National Board of Review.Born April 25th, 1969, the willowy, strawberry blonde Zellweger began life in Katy, TX, a small town on the outskirts of Houston. The town was so small that it possessed neither cable television nor a movie theater. As a result, Zellweger reportedly did not see her first art film until she was a student at the University of Texas in Austin. Her career at U.T. was an exceptional one; a regular on the Dean's List, she graduated a year early with a B.A. in Radio, Film, and Television. While in college, Zellweger took an acting class and discovered a knack for performing; following graduation, she made her feature-film debut with a bit part in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused (1993). She then landed a role playing a whacked-out waitress in Love and a .45 (1994), for which she won her first Independent Spirit Award nomination; she won a second nomination for The Whole Wide World (1996), earning additional acclaim at various film festivals.Following the tremendous success of Jerry Maguire, Zellweger went on to prove herself as a versatile actress able to play roles ranging from an ambitious journalist (who temporarily shelves her career to care for her mother) in One True Thing (1998) to a rebellious Hassidic Jew in Boaz Yakin's A Price Above Rubies (1998). She then exhibited a capacity for romantic comedy in The Bachelor (1999), starring as the long-suffering girlfriend of a commitment-phobic Chris O'Donnell. Zellweger's second role as a deeply confused soap opera fanatic in Neil LaBute's offbeat crime comedy Nurse Betty won her the Best Actress in a Comedy Award at the 2000 Golden Globes. Nominated for yet another Golden Globe the following year for her memorable performance in Bridget Jones' Diary (2001), that same role also earned Zellweger her maiden Oscar nod. The following few years found Zellweger's leading lady status growing and numerous lucrative film offers flowing in, and the release of White Oleander (2002) the starlet received numerous positive reviews despite the film's lackluster performance. Later that same year, Zellweger was on top of the world when she received rave reviews for her role in Chicago. Based on the popular Broadway musical of the same name, director Rob Marshall's flashy cinematic extravaganza received nearly unanimous praise accompanied by multiple Academy Award nominations, including a second Best Actress in a Leading Role nod to Ms. Zellweger for her lively performance.Zellweger lost the award bid to Nicole Kidman, and then teamed up with that actress for Anthony Minghella's epic Cold Mountain. The performance netted Zellweger her third Oscar nomination, and on February 29, 2004, her losing streak ended as she took home the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. Attempting to keep up the momentum, Zellweger then returned to the character that earned her her first Oscar nod, starring in the sequel to Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004). Unfortunately, that outing (directed by To Wong Foo helmer Beeban Kidron) failed to draw the critical acclaim of its predecessor and was widely greeted with public apathy in the States, but in the final analysis, it grossed nearly as much as the premier outing (with a massive overseas take). After the second Bridget Jones installment, Zellweger's screen activity decrescendoed somewhat, but she placed a heightened emphasis

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% Judy Judy Garland 2019
23% Here and Now (Blue Night) Tessa 2018
33% Same Kind of Different As Me Deborah $6.5M 2017
30% The Whole Truth Loretta 2016
78% Bridget Jones's Baby Bridget Jones $24.1M 2016
91% Queen Mimi Actor 2016
21% Case 39 Emily Jenkins $13.3M 2010
No Score Yet My Own Love Song Jane 2010
68% My One and Only Ann Devereaux $2.4M 2009
73% Monsters vs. Aliens Katie $198.4M 2009
28% New In Town Lucy Hill $16.7M 2009
No Score Yet Living Proof Producer Executive Producer 2008
76% Appaloosa Allie $20.2M 2008
51% Leatherheads Lexie Littleton $31.2M 2008
50% Bee Movie Vanessa Bloome $126.6M 2007
67% Miss Potter Beatrix Potter Executive Producer $2.9M 2007
80% Cinderella Man Mae Braddock $61.7M 2005
28% Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Bridget Jones $40.3M 2004
36% Shark Tale Angie $160.8M 2004
70% Cold Mountain Ruby Thewes 2003
60% Down With Love Barbara Novak $20.2M 2003
86% Chicago Roxie Hart 2002
68% White Oleander Claire Richards $16.3M 2002
81% Bridget Jones's Diary Bridget Jones 2001
83% Nurse Betty Betty 2000
47% Me, Myself & Irene Irene P. Waters $0.6M 2000
9% The Bachelor Anne 1999
89% One True Thing Ellen Gulden 1998
57% A Price Above Rubies Sonia 1998
48% Deceiver Elizabeth $0.6M 1998
83% Jerry Maguire Dorothy Boyd 1996
76% The Whole Wide World Novalyne Price 1996
56% The Low Life Poet 1996
29% Empire Records Gina 1995
No Score Yet Shake, Rattle and Rock! Actor 1994
83% Love and a .45 Starlene Cheatham 1994
14% Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation Jenny 1994
31% 8 Seconds Prescott Motel Buckle Bunny 1994
65% Reality Bites Tami 1993
No Score Yet A Taste for Killing Mary Lou 1992

TV

Credit
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2019
42% What/If
2019
Anne 2019
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2019
2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest 2017
2016
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2016
2015
No Score Yet The Bachelor
2002
Reality cast member 2011
2009
No Score Yet America's Next Top Model
2003-2018
Reality cast member 2007
No Score Yet Iconoclasts
2005-2012
Host Appearing 2005
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest 2005
2004
2003
2001
2000
No Score Yet King of the Hill
1997-2010
Voice 2001
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Host Guest 2001
No Score Yet Married...With Children
1987-1997
Mindy 1991

QUOTES FROM Renée Zellweger CHARACTERS

Ruby Thewes says: This world won't stand long. God won't let it stand this way long.

Ruby Thewes says: Have you been shot?

Inman says: Not lately.

Ruby Thewes says: Let's put him in a pot.

Ruby Thewes says: Old lady Swanger says you need help. Here I am.

Ruby Thewes says: If I cry one tear for my daddy I stole it off a crocodile.

Ruby Thewes says: I despise a floggin' rooster.

Bridget Jones says: It is a magic mushroom moment, isn't it?

Vanessa Bloome says: [shock] How did you learn to do that?

Vanessa Bloome says: How did you learn to do that?

Barry B. Benson says: Do what?

Vanessa Bloome says: That, that-- the talking thing?

Barry B. Benson says: Same way you did, I guess. Mama, dada, honey, you pick it up.

Betty Sizemore says: I just know there's something special out there for me.

Ada Monroe says: I wouldn't go near that rooster if I was you. He's the devil I'm sure of it. He's Lucifer himself.

Ruby Thewes says: Why I depise a floggin' rooster.

Ada Monroe says: I wouldn't go near that rooster if I were you. He's the devil I'm sure of it. He's Lucifer himself.

Ruby Thewes says: Why I despise a flogging rooster!

Roxie Hart says: Forget it. It'll never work.

Velma Kelly says: Why not?

Roxie Hart says: 'Cause I hate you.

Velma Kelly says: There's only one business in the world where that's no problem at all.....[She raises her eyebrow, grins slyly and Roxie turned around and change her sad mood into a glad condition.]

Velma Kelly says: There's only one business in the world where that's no problem at all.

Velma Kelly says: We can make a couple hundred a week. Think about it, Roxie. Our faces back in the papers, our names on the marquee.Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart.

Roxie Hart says: Shouldn't it be alphabetical?

Velma Kelly says: That could work.

Roxie Hart says: A couple hundred? Maybe we could ask for a thousand.

Velma Kelly says: We're worth it...

Velma Kelly says: We're worth it.

Beatrix Potter says: You think that's lucky? Your mother is a monster! No, its fine. My mother and I have come to an understanding. We've agreed to not understand each other.

Lexie Littleton says: And don't think just 'cause you haven't said anything that I don't know what you're up to. I'm talking to you, behind the magazine. Don't you know I could have you arrested for eavesdropping?

Dodge Connolly says: Excuse me?

Lexie Littleton says: Or are you really an avid reader of "Ladies Home Journal?"

Dodge Connolly says: I never miss an issue.

Lexie Littleton says: Sure. Yeah. These are a lot like your plays, only a little more... effective.

Lexie Littleton says: Sure. Yeah. These are a lot like your plays, only a little more effective.

Dodge Connolly says: I'm not afraid to say it. I'm in love with Leonard. Go ahead and laugh, everyone does. We had something beautiful until you came along. You think you can just toss him away like a sack of flour?

Carter Rutherford says: Wait. Where were you two?

Dodge Connolly says: Out.

Lexie Littleton says: Nowhere.

Carter Rutherford says: Did you *kiss* her?

Carter Rutherford says: Did you kiss her?

Lexie Littleton says: Now wait a minute.

Carter Rutherford says: I want answers!

Dodge Connolly says: Yeah, I kissed her! On the mouth, twice! And I liked it. A lot!

Carter Rutherford says: Oh you did, did you?

Dodge Connolly says: Yeah!

Lexie Littleton says: Thanks.

Dodge Connolly says: You're welcome.

Dodge Connolly says: So you flying solo, or is the Bullet casting about?

Dodge Connolly says: So you flying solo or is the Bullet casting about?

Lexie Littleton says: What do you care? You're here to entertain Miss Nipplewidth.

Dodge Connolly says: It wouldn't look good for you to get caught in a place like this.

Lexie Littleton says: I dare say it wouldn't look good for *anyone* to be caught in a place like this.

Lexie Littleton says: I dare say it wouldn't look good for anyone to be caught in a place like this.

Dodge Connolly says: Being the slickest operator in Duluth is sort of like being the world's tallest midget, if you ask me!

Lexie Littleton says: You know, it's too bad we are so much alike, otherwise we would have gotten along perfectly!

Dodge Connolly says: I'll live.

Lexie Littleton says: Alone!

Dodge Connolly says: So here we are.

Lexie Littleton says: Not sure what the next move is.

Dodge Connolly says: It happens.

Lexie Littleton says: It's the first time for me.

Dodge Connolly says: They all say that.

Beatrix Potter says: There's something delicious about writing those first few words of a story. You can never quite tell where they will take you. Mine took me here, where I belong.

Ruby Thewes says: Number one - shut this, it's freezin'. Number two - shut that door, it's freezin'. I'm layin' on my back, with two fingers poked my ears tryin' to shut out who's got a bag of diamonds and who's carryin' a tray. If you wanna get three feet up a bull's ass, listen to what sweethearts whisper to each other.

Jerry Maguire says: Hello. I'm looking for my wife. Alright. If this is where it has to happen, then this is where it has to happen. I'm not letting you get rid of me. How about that? This used to be my specialty. I was good in a living room. Send me in there, I'll do it alone. And now I just... I don't know...but our little company had a good night tonight. A really big night. But it wasn't complete, it wasn't nearly close to being in the same vicinity as complete, because I couldn't share it with you. I couldn't hear your voice, or laugh about it with you. I missed my wife. We live in a cynical world, and we work in a business of tough competitors, I love you. You complete me. And I just...

Dorothy Boyd says: Shut up. Just shut up. You had me at hello.

Bridget's Dad says: Dad: Ciggy? Bridget Jones: No, no, thanks. I've given up again. Dad: Shame. I find them very useful. I take great comfort in the fact they might kill me before things get worse.

Bridget's Dad says: Ciggy?

Bridget Jones says: No, no, thanks. I've given up again.

Bridget's Dad says: Shame. I find them very useful. I take great comfort in the fact they might kill me before things get worse.

Dorothy Boyd says: First class, that's what's wrong. It used to be a better meal, now it's a better life.

Dorothy Boyd says: In this age, optimism like that is a revolutionary act.

Ada Monroe says: Ruby... I'm sorry...

Ruby Thewes says: Every piece of this is a man's bullshit... they called this war a cloud over the land but they made the weather then they stand in in the rain and say 'Shit! It's raining!' [starts to cry]

Katie says: B.O.B.: Wait, is it the whole 'there isn't a jar in the world I can't open' thing again? Did you find a jar you couldn't open? Did it have pickles in it? Where is the giant jar of pickles!?

B.O.B. says: Wait, is it the whole 'there isn't a jar in the world I can't open' thing again? Did you find a jar you couldn't open? Did it have pickles in it? Where is the giant jar of pickles!?

Ada Monroe says: Ruby... I'm sorry...

Ruby Thewes says: Every piece of this is a ma's bullshit... they called this war a cloud over the land but they made the weather then they stand in in the rain and say "Shit!!! it's raining!!!".... (starts to cry)...

Ruby Thewes says: Every piece of this is a ma's bullshit... they called this war a cloud over the land but they made the weather then they stand in in the rain and say 'Shit!!! it's raining!' [starts to cry]

Ruby Thewes says: Every piece of this is a ma's bullshit... they called this war a cloud over the land but they made the weather then they stand in in the rain and say 'Shit! It's raining!' [starts to cry]

Ruby Thewes says: Number one - shut this door, it's freezing. Number two - shut that door, it's freezing. I'm laying on my back, with my fingers poked in my ears trying to shut out who's got a bag of diamonds and who's carrying a tray. If you want to get three feet up a bull's ass, listen to what sweethearts whisper to each other.

Ruby Thewes says: Have you been shot?

Inman says: Not lately.

Ruby Thewes says: [On discussing the war's origin] Every piece of this is man's bullshit. They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!'

Velma Kelly says: Me and Roxie, We just like to say thank you!!!

Velma Kelly says: Me and Roxie, We just like to say thank you!

Roxie Hart says: Thank you!!! Believe us we could not have done it,...without you!!!

Roxie Hart says: Thank you! Believe us we could not have done it, without you!

Mae Braddock says: Every time you get hit, it feels like I'm getting hit, too.

Ruby Thewes says: Catastrophe. I can spell it too. Learned it in the same place you did: a school house. "Ruby Thewes. You are a c-a-t-a-s-t-r-o-p-h-e."

Ruby Thewes says: Catastrophe. I can spell it too. Learned it in the same place you did: a school house. 'Ruby Thewes. You are a c-a-t-a-s-t-r-o-p-h-e.'

Ruby Thewes says: This world won't stand long. God won't let it stand this way long.

Dorothy Boyd says: First class, that's what's wrong. It used to be a better meal, now it's a better life.

Jerry Maguire says: I love you. You... you complete me. And I just...

Dorothy Boyd says: Shut up, just shut up. You had me at "hello".

Dorothy Boyd says: Shut up, just shut up. You had me at 'hello'.

Dorothy Boyd says: I just want to be inspired.

Dorothy Boyd says: I love him! I love him for the man he wants to be. And I love him for the man he almost is.

Roxie Hart says: Baby what baby? oh!.. Jesus...

Roxie Hart says: Baby what baby? Oh!.. Jesus...

Emily Jenkins says: are you scared?(Lilith is trembling) well i'm not..

Emily Jenkins says: Are you scared?[Lilith is trembling] Well I'm not...

Bridget Jones says: Now I'll go home and.......de-bunny

Bridget Jones says: Now, I'll go home and... de-bunny.

Ruby Thewes says: They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!'.

Ruby Thewes says: They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'Shit, it's raining!'

Ruby Thewes says: They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say 'shit, it's raining!'

Velma Kelly says: First of all i'd like to point out the qoute about being burgled was said by roxie hart.... Person: DO you swear to tell the whole truth nothing but the truth so help you god Velma: and then some

Roxie Hart says: You want some advice, well here's a piece of advice from me to you, lay, to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

Dorothy Boyd says: Stop...just stop. You had me at hello.

Dorothy Boyd says: Stop... just stop. You had me at hello.

Kate Gulden says: Welcome! There's no place like home!

Kate Gulden says: [dressed as Dorothy] Welcome! There's no place like home!

Ellen Gulden says: Thank God.

Ellen Gulden says: [silently, to herself] Thank God.

Bridget Jones says: And that was it. Right there. Right there, that was the moment... I suddenly realized that unless something change soon I was going to live a life where my major relationship was with a bottle of wine and I'd finally die fat and alone and be found three weeks later half-eaten by Alsatians, or I was about to turn into Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.

Bridget Jones says: Interviewer: What do you think about the El Nino phenomenon? Bridget: It's a blip. Latin music's on its way out.

Interviewer 1 says: What do you think about the El Nino phenomenon?

Bridget Jones says: It's a blip. Latin music's on its way out.

Bridget Jones says: Wait a minute... nice boys don't kiss like that.

Mark Darcy says: Oh yes, they fuckin' do.

Bridget Jones says: This is an occasion for genuinely tiny knickers.

Bridget Jones says: After all, what's worse than a smug married couple? Lots of smug married couples.

Bridget Jones says: The only thing worse than smug married couple; lots of smug married couples.

Bridget Jones says: Bridget Jones, wanton sex goddess with a very bad man between her thighs... Mum, hi.

Bridget Jones says: Bridget Jones, wanton sex goddess, with a very bad man between her thighs... Mum... Hi.

Wayne says: i interviewed many children till now but never felt like this

Wayne says: I interviewed many children till now, but never felt like this.

Emily Jenkins says: how did you feel

Emily Jenkins says: How did you feel?

Wayne says: threatened...

Wayne says: Threatened.

Ann Deveraux says: I love my sister. It's being around her I hate.

Ann Deveraux says: I love my sister, George. It's being near her that I hate.

Velma Kelly says: He was trying to burgle me.

Roxie Hart says: He was trying to burgle me.

Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison says: From what I hear, he's been burgling you three times a week for the past month.

Martin Harrison says: From what I hear, he's been burgling you three times a week for the past month.

Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison says: This is hanging case, and we're ready to go to in front of the jury tomorrow.

Roxie Hart says: Wha-Wha-What do you mean hanging?

Assistant District Attorney Martin Harrison says: You're not so tough now, are you?

Velma Kelly says: What do ya mean hanging?

Bridget Jones says: At least, now that I'm in my thirties, I can hold my drink.

Roxie Hart says: Don't you wanna take my picture?

Emily Jenkins says: They say when you're born you're given your eternal soul. The part of you that lives on, lives again. Whatever evil she is,didn't come from us. It was already there. From the moment she came into being, she brought something with her. Something older, destructive. Soul of a demon.

Dorothy Boyd says: You had me at 'Hello'.