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Renée Zellweger

Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969 in Katy, Texas) is a movie actress.

Renee graduated from Katy High School in 1987. She was a cheerleader, gymnast, and participated in the drama club. After high school, she went off to the University of Texas at Austin to major in English. Though she took a drama class only because she needed a fine arts credit to complete her degree, it reminded her of how much she loved acting.

By the time she graduated from college, she knew that she wanted to pursue a carrer in acting. She immediately began auditioning for commercials and small films that were being shot in Texas.

Her role in 1993's Dazed and Confused[?] was her first film role, and was followed by a role in The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre[?]. While on the set of Chainsaw she heard about the film Love and a .45[?] which was in the midst of casting for actors. Renee auditioned and won the lead. Thus, a star was born.

Notable roles include those in Nurse Betty[?] (for which she won a Golden Globe Award), Bridget Jones's Diary (Oscar nomination; Golden Globe Award nomination; BAFTA Award nomination), and Chicago (Oscar nomination; BAFTA Award nomination; won, Golden Globe Award).

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