Birthday: April 25, 1969
Role That Made Her Famous:
Playing the single mom who falls for
her boss (Tom Cruise) in the romantic comedy, "Jerry Maguire."
-Won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her
role in "Cold Mountain"
-Oscar nominee for Best Actress for "Bridget
Jones's Diary" and "Chicago"
Renee Zellweger Biography (Courtesy
of Miramax Films and "Cold Mountain"):
Prior to winning an Oscar
for her role in "Cold Mountain," Renee Zellweger received an Academy
Award nomination, a SAG Award and a Golden Globe Award as Best Actress in a Comedy
or Musical for her performance as Roxy Hart in the hit musical film "Chicago."
The year before, starring in the title role of the smash hit "Bridget Jones’s
Diary," Zellweger garnered international acclaim and an Oscar and Golden
Zellweger’s other recent films include "White
Oleander" and "Down With Love," a satirical homage to the Rock
Hudson/Doris Day sex comedies, co-starring opposite Ewan McGregor. In 2004, Zellweger
will be heard in the animated comedy "Sharkslayer" and will reprise
her role in "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason."