She received her first role (though uncredited) in the 1993 stoner film “Dazed and Confused,” and followed up her performance alongside her “Dazed” co-star Matthew McConaughey in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.” After receiving an Independent Spirit Award the following year for her work in a low-budget feature, director Cameron Crowe approached her about appearing in his next film, “Jerry Maguire,” and the young actress was promptly skyrocketed to star status with a number of awards for her performance alongside Tom Cruise.
Since then, Renee has become one of the most highly touted actresses walking down the red carpet, and for good reason too. Despite receiving immense praise from critics all over the world, Renee has repeatedly chosen smaller projects over the high-paying Hollywood fluff, and she continues to be rewarded for her efforts. Following a Golden Globe award for her performance in “Nurse Betty” and a near-marriage to comic co-star Jim Carrey, Renee welcomed three Oscar nominations in two short years for her roles in “Bridget Jones’ Diary,” “Chicago” and “Cold Mountain.” With so much critical renown currently enveloping Renee’s career, it’s no surprise that she’s at the top of nearly every director’s wish list, and her future has only just begun to climax.
Renee Zellweger on the Web
The online database of Renee's past films and future projects.
TV Guide: Renee Zellweger
Renee Zellweger Videos, Interviews and More on TV Guide's Online Video Guide
The actor page features a daunting biography and a nice selection of red carpet photos.
Yet another Angelfire-powered fan site with news, an archive of magazine articles, and contact info for the actress.
Renee's Willow Lane
This fan site acts more like a timeline, with separate galleries dedicated to specific times in Renee's life.
Celebrity Teaser - Renee Zellweger
News, videos, pics and more from this celebrity blog.
The official fan listing for the sexy actress includes updated news and links to every important Renee site on the web.
Renee Zellweger on the Screen
Renee is one of the fastest rising stars in the industry, and she's proven that she deserves to be at the top with a number of scene-stealing roles in earlier films like "Reality Bites" and "Empire Records," as well as in her award-nominated performances in "Cold Mountain" and "Chicago." Renee has also appeared in the overlooked comedy "Nurse Betty," the Jim Carrey flop "Me, Myself and Irene," the incredibly successful book-to-film adaptation of "Bridget Jones' Diary," and the film that first introduced her as a star-in-the-making, "Jerry Maguire."
Renee is one of the most talented actresses in the business, and she looks to continue her good look at the annual award shows with her latest role opposite Academy heavyweight Russell Crowe in "Cinderella Man." She will also appear as legendary singer Janis Joplin in the 2006 biopic "Piece of My Heart" and will lend her voice to the animated Jerry Seinfeld-comeback film "Bee Movie" (November 7, 2007). Perhaps the biggest news in Renee's life is her recent marriage to country superstar Kenny Chesney, though we must admit that it was a bit of surprise, considering her past long-term relationship with White Stripes frontman Jack White.
"Being horrible in a big film is a quicker nosedive than doing an obscure film and making no money."
On her sudden stardom from "Jerry Maguire":
"I'm a dork. That's the truth. I'm a dork and the idea that I'm in a movie with Tom Cruise is hysterical. It really is."