Zellweger is 53 years old as of now; she was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, a mechanical and electrical engineer, worked in the oil refining business.

And, her mother, Kjellfrid Irene Andreassen, worked as a nurse and midwife in Norway before moving to the US to serve as a governess for a Norwegian family in Texas.

Renée has Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, and Sami ancestry. Her older brother, Drew Zellweger, works as a marketing executive.

Zellweger attended Katy High School in Katy, Texas. She then enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1992.

What is Renée Zellweger’s net worth in 2022?

Renée Zellweger has a net worth of $90 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth. In her nearly three-decade-long career, Zellweger has appeared in numerous movies, earning accolades such as Academy, and BAFTA, to name a few, for her versatility.

Career, House, Salary

Zellweger debuted with the 1992 television film A Taste for Killing. Following this, the Academy award-winning actress went on to appear in several independent and low-budget films before moving to the big-budget ones.

Her first main role came two years later when she co-starred in the fourth installment in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series named “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation” alongside Matthew McConaughey. She had already worked with him in 1993 critically acclaimed coming-of-age comedy film Dazed and Confused.

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After achieving success with independent films as Love and a .45 and The Whole Wide World, Renée had starring roles in well-known movies such as Jerry Maguire, One True Thing, Me, Myself and Irene, and Nurse Betty, winning her first Golden Globe Award for the latter.

Zellweger’s most iconic role, Bridget Jones, in the British romantic comedy Bridget Jones’s Diary, based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Helen Fielding, earned her a second Golden Globe Award nomination and her first Academy Award and BAFTA Award nominations.

How much did Renée Zellweger get paid for Bridget Jones?

The 51-year-old actress reportedly received $3.75 million for portraying Bridget Jones in the movie, which grossed over $280 million worldwide.

Renée’s salary increased to $11 million for the sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, which also became commercially successful, grossing over $260 million worldwide.

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Additionally, for playing the role of Roxie Hart in the 2002 Oscar-winning musical crime film Chicago, Zellweger earned $10 million.

The next year, she co-starred in the epic war film Cold Mountain, receiving $15 million and winning her first Academy Award for Best Actress.

Moreover, for her role in the 2003 movie Down with Love, she earned $6 million, and $5 million for the 2005 drama Cinderella Man.

Renée Zellweger’s House

Renée bought a 39-acre farm property near Pomfret Center, Connecticut, in late 2004 for $1.32 million.

In 2011, she sold her 5,000 square feet complex of apartments located in a grand Beaux-Arts townhouse building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for $7.4 million.

Moreover, Zelly listed her home in East Hampton, New York with a $4.45 million price tag in 2014.

She had purchased the property in April 2003 for $2.15 million and eventually sold it for $4.65 million.

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The Chicago actress briefly owned an estate in LA’s Bel Air neighborhood which she sold to actress Debra Messing for $7 million in July 2003.

Zellweger had also bought a ranch-style residence in the Hollywood Hills for $1.875 million in March 2000. He sold it a few years later after purchasing the 6,410 square feet Bel Air mansion.

Who is Renée Zellweger dating?

Renee is currently in a relationship with English television presenter Ant Anstead for a year since June 2021.

Moreover, Zellweger has been romantically linked to some well-known Hollywood stars in the past. She dated Jim Carrey for a year back in 2000.

The two met on the set of Me, Myself & Irene in 1999 and had even got engaged before ending the relationship.

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In 2003, Renée briefly dated the White Stripes lead singer Jack White after both met on the set of Cold Mountain. Moreover, in 2009, the 51-year-old started dating actor Bradley Cooper.

As per IMDb, Zellweger and Cooper purchased a four-bedroom house for $4 million in the Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles in December 2009.

They stayed together for about two years before splitting in 2011. From 2012 to 2019, Renée was in a relationship with musician Doyle Bramhall II.

Husband & Children

Zellweger married singer Kenny Chesney on May 9, 2005. The wedding ceremony took place on the resort island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Renée Zellweger

Renée and Kenny met at a tsunami relief benefit in January 2005. However, after just four months, the ex-couple annulled the union. Zellweger has no children as of now.