Renee Zellweger is an American actress and producer who has established herself as one of Hollywood's highest paid actresses with award-winning performances in several films. Making her debut with the 1992 television film 'A Taste for Killing', she bagged her first major role in the horror-film 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation'. She subsequently gained critical acclaim for her roles in 'Empire Records' (1995), 'Jerry Maguire' (1996) and 'Nurse Betty' (2000), the last of which won her a 'Golden Globe'.
Her breakthrough role came in 'Bridget Jones's Diary' (2001), in which her portrayal of the titular character earned her nominations for the 'Academy Award' and the 'BAFTA Award'. She won another 'Golden Globe', as well as an 'Academy Award' nomination for her role in the musical 'Chicago' (2002). The 2003 epic war drama 'Cold Mountain' saw her in one of her best roles as Ruby Thewes, for which she won an 'Oscar', a 'BAFTA', a 'Golden Globe', and a 'Screen Actors Guild Award'. Successful films in her recent filmography include 'Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason' (2004), 'Cinderella Man' (2005), 'Miss Potter' (2006), 'Appaloosa' (2008), 'My One and Only' (2009), 'Case 39' (2009), and 'Bridget Jones's Baby' (2016).