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Renee Zellweger Trivia: Facts About the Oscar Winner Bridget Jones

Trivia for the Oscar-winning actress of Bridget Jones's Diary, Cold Mountain, Chicago & Jerry Maguire Renee Zellweger.

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1. Renée Zellweger was born in 1969, in Texas.

2. Her father is Swiss, and her mother is Norwegian.

3. She stands at 5' 4" (1.63 m).

4. She was briefly married to singer Kenny Chesney.

5. She majored in English at the University of Texas, Austin

6. She put on 20 pounds for her role as Bridget Jones.

7. She dated Me, Myself and Irene co-star Jim Carrey. Jim Carrey plays a man with Split Personality Disorder, where his character harbors 2 personalities: the nice and naïve man vs. the crude, manipulative jerk.

8. Jim Carrey is great friends with Nicole Kidman, who Renee Zellweger co-starred alongside in the Oscar-winning movie Cold Mountain.

9. Cold Mountain’s Oscar went to Zellweger, in the category for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

10. She was nominated for Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the movies Bridget Jones’s Diary & Chicago.

11. Out of her 6 Golden Globe nominations (for the movies Miss Potter, Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason, Cold Mountain, Chicago, Bridget Jones’s Diary & Nurse Betty), she won 3 of them. Her wins were for the movies Nurse Betty, Chicago and Cold Mountain.

12. She holds a BAFTA for her role in Cold Mountain.

13. Her celebrity boyfriends include Bradley Cooper, George Clooney & Jack White, who all co-starred with Zellweger in different movies. George Clooney was in Leatherheads with Renee, Bradley shared screen time with her in the horror/thriller Case 39 and Jack Black had a small role in the movie Cold Mountain, but he is primarily a singer.

14. She is good friends with fellow Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon.

15. Her most notable movies are Jerry Maguire, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Chicago, Cold Mountain & Cinderella Man.

16. Her co-stars include Tom Cruise, Kelly Preston, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jerry O'Connell, Jay Mohr, Jonathan Lipnicki and Bonnie Hunt (Jerry Maguire), Bradley Cooper (Case 39), Jim Carrey (Me, Myself & Irene), Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago), Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Jack White, Kathy Baker, Ray Winstone, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland (Cold Mountain), Chris O’ Donnell (The Bachelor), Ewan McGregor (Down with Love), Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear, Aaron Eckhart (Nurse Betty), Tom Everett Scott, Meryl Streep, William Hurt, Lauren Graham (One True Thing), Michelle Pfeiffer, Robin Wright, Alisan Lohman (White Oleander), Russell Crowe Cinderella Man), Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson (Miss Potter), Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen (Appaloosa), Harry Connick Jr., J.K. Simmons (New in Town), Troy Garity, Logan Lerman, Nick Stahl, Kevin Bacon, Eric McCormack, Molly C. Quinn, Chris Noth (My One and Only), George Clooney, John Krasinski (Leatherheads), Colin Firth, Hugh Grant (Bridget Jones’s Diary, Bridget Jones Edge of Reason).

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Comments (2)

I really like her

Fun fun fun! Thank you. I love Renee Z. and didn't realize I was younger :) Great article