Renée Zellweger Wiki – Biography
Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards. Zellweger was one of the world’s highest-paid actresses by 2007 and was named Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ Woman of the Year in 2009.
Renée Zellweger has won the best actress Oscar at the 92nd Academy Awards for her role as Judy Garland in the biopic of the singer and movie star. Zellweger was the favorite for the award, but faced competition from Saoirse Ronan in Little Women, Cynthia Erivo in Harriet, Charlize Theron in Bombshell and Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story.
“I love you all. You won't forget me, will you? Promise you won't.” We never could. Renée Zellweger, #Oscars Best Actress in a Leading Role for #Judy. https://t.co/wldPPOOFRG pic.twitter.com/D6A7jvAbIP
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Renée Zellweger Born
Born April 25, 1969Katy, Texas, U.S.
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Renée Zellweger Early life
Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is from the Swiss town of Au, St. Gallen and descends from an Appenzell noble family. He was a mechanical and electrical engineer who worked in the oil refining business. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (née Andreassen), is Norwegian of Kven and Sámi descent. Kjellfrid grew up in Ekkerøy near Vadsø, as well as Kirkenes, and was a nurse and midwife who moved to the United States to work as a governess for a Norwegian family in Texas. Referring to her religious background, Zellweger has described herself as being raised in a family of “lazy Catholics and Episcopalians.”
Renée Zellweger winning best actress as Judy
Judy is set mostly in the last year of Garland’s life, as she tries to rebuild her career with a series of concerts in London. The film also stars Finn Wittrock and Rufus Sewell (playing two of Garland’s husbands, Mickey Deans, and Sidney Luft) and Michael Gambon as promoter Bernard Delfont.
"Though Judy Garland did not receive this honor in her time, I am certain that this moment is an extension of the celebration of her legacy."
— ABC News (@ABC) February 10, 2020
Renée Zellweger best-supporting actress Oscar in 2004
Zellweger made an almost clean sweep of the major awards this season, winning best actress at the Baftas, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards, and the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama. Zellweger was nominated for the best actress Oscar for Bridget Jones’s Diary and Chicago and won a best-supporting actress Oscar in 2004 for Cold Mountain.
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From 1999 to 2000, Zellweger was engaged to Jim Carrey. In 2003, she had a brief relationship with musician Jack White. In May 2005, Zellweger married singer, Kenny Chesney.Four months later the couple obtained an annulment.
In 2009, she started dating Bradley Cooper, after having met on the set of Case 39 in 2009. They separated in 2011.
From 2012 to 2019, she was in a relationship with Doyle Bramhall II, who is a musician, songwriter, and producer.