The director of the movie titled Jerry Maguire which was first aired in 1996 sprung a pleasant surprise on the public when he chose to cast a relatively unknown actress Renee Zellweger in the role of Dorothy Boyd, the single mother who played alongside Tom Cruise in the movie.
The movie’s commercial and critical success made the rising star one of the freshest talents in Hollywood as of the late 1990s. Today, the actor cum producer has achieved several prestigious accolades and critical acclaim which include; three Golden Globe Awards, an Academy Award, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a BAFTA award. In addition to the aforementioned, she was chosen as the Hasty Pudding’s Woman of the Year (2009) and has taken pride in being regarded as one of the highest earners of Hollywood.
Renee Zellweger Biography (Age)
The origin of the famed actress can be traced to Katy, Texas where she was born on the 25th day of April 1969 to an electrical and mechanical engineering father Emil Erich Zellweger who earned a living working in the oil refining business. Her mother Kjellfrid Irene, is a Norwegian with some roots in Sami. Renee Kathleen Zellweger, as her given name suggests, was raised in a family of devout Catholics and Episcopalians.
Her early education was achieved at Katy High School where she functioned as a speech team member, a cheerleader, a gymnast, and a drama club member. She was also active in sporting activities like baseball, soccer, and basketball.
The rising star proceeded to the University of Texas in Austin where she bagged a degree in the English language; this was in 1991. The drama courses she took while at the university ignited her interest in acting and while she was busy auditioning for roles in acting, she put in some time appearing in commercials. Subsequently, she started getting minor roles but her big break came when she was cast as Dorothy Boyd in the 1996 movie titled Jerry Maguire.
Her Net Worth
The super star’s net worth has been estimated at a jaw-dropping $60 million. A break down of the salaries she has earned in the past are 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 $15,000,000 richer, $11,000,000 was what she was paid for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004), Cinderella Man (2005) earned her the sum of $10,000,000 while the second round of the movie earned her an extra $5,000,000.
Who Is Her Husband?
Can we conveniently conclude that the actress/producer is unlucky in love or has she been going for the wrong kind of men? Her love life which seems to be switching on and off can be likened to a roller coaster ride that leaves its passenger shaken at the end of the day. Her engagement to Jim Carrey spanned from 1999 to 2000 before it hit the rocks. The well-known musician Jack White came to the scene in 2003, but their relationship was short-lived.
Unfazed, Renee Zellweger went all the way to actually tie the nuptial knot with popular singer Kenny Chesney on the 9th day of May 2009 but their marriage lasted for only four short months before Renee filed for an annulment, sighting fraud as the reason. On his own part, Kenny confirmed his inability to commit to the connubial life considering his hyperactive social life.
The break-up that really broke the beautiful entertainer’s heart was with Hollywood hunk Bradley Cooper, a film star whom she met on the set of the movie titled Case 39, the celebrity couple commenced their relationship in 2009. Renee was so in love with Cooper that she moved in with him and his mum and actually missed attending the Golden Globe Award ceremony just to lend him support during his dad’s funeral. However, just like others before him, Cooper lacked the commitment streak and they had to split in 2011. It was rumored that the split was what made the actress withdraw from the entertainment industry and go underground for three whole years.
One would not be totally wrong to assume that Renee Zellweger has failed in her quest to find love with the hunks of Hollywood who are often referred to as commitment-shy because of the belief that the perfect woman might just be lurking on the set of their next film waiting to be discovered. Notwithstanding, it appears that Renee has found her Mr. Right in Doyle Bramhall, a songwriter and an instrumentalist whom she met through a friend and since then, the couple seems to have hit it off. The actress has been purportedly supporting Doyle financially as he gets officially divorced from his ex-wife.
Height, How Tall Is Renee Zellweger?
The Hollywood star stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 53kg in body mass. She might not be very tall, but she had the privilege of being chosen as one out of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine in 2001. A summary of her general body stats reads 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 blonde hair and beautiful blue eyes.