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Renée Zellweger

Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. Renée has a brother named Drew Zellweger, a ... See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 34 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Monsters vs. Aliens
Katie (voice)
 2007 Bee Movie
Vanessa Bloome (voice)
 2005 Bridget Jones Interviews Colin Firth (Video short)
Bridget Jones (uncredited)
 2004 Shark Tale
Angie (voice)
 2001 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Tammy Duvall
- Ho, Yeah! (2001) ... Tammy Duvall (voice)
 1997 Deceiver
 1996 Jerry Maguire
Dorothy Boyd (as Renee Zellweger)
 1995 The Low Life
 1995 Empire Records
Gina (as Renee Zellweger)
 1994 Rebel Highway (TV Series)
Susan Doyle
- Shake, Rattle and Rock! (1994) ... Susan Doyle (as Renee Zellweger)
 1994 Shake, Rattle and Rock! (TV Movie)
 1994 8 Seconds
Buckle Bunny
 1994 Reality Bites
Tami (as Renee Zellweger)
 1993 Dazed and Confused
Girl in blue pickup truck (uncredited)
 1993 Murder in the Heartland (TV Mini-Series)
Barbara Von Busch (uncredited)
 1992 A Taste for Killing (TV Movie)
Mary Lou (as Renee Zellwegger)
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Other Works:

2001: Voice-over for Diet Coke commercial.

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 15 Interviews | 27 Articles | 14 Pictorials | 47 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rene Zellverger | Renee Zellweger | Renee Zellwegger


5' 3" (1.6 m)

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It's great to be a brunet. I can sneak around downtown Los Angeles and nobody knows it's me. I went to Starbucks to get my coffee in the morning, and they said, 'What's your name?' I said, 'Oh, Renée.' Nobody even looked at me twice. My friends even walk past me. It's fantastic because I feel so free again. That's why I think the old adage that blonds have more fun is a presumption! [on dying her... See more »


Her Norwegian mother, Kjellfrid Irene Andreassen, has Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and possible Sami ancestry. The Sami are a minority originating mainly from the northern parts of the Scandinavian peninsula often referred to as Lappland. See more »



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She looks so lovely now! Krimar316
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