Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an American actress and producer. Zellweger first gained widespread attention for her role in the film Jerry Maguire
(1996) in which she played the romantic interest of Tom Cruise's character. Zellweger later won acclaim in One True Thing
(1998) opposite William Hurt and Meryl Streep, and in Neil LaBute's Nurse Betty
opposite Morgan Freeman. The role garnered the actress her first of three Golden Globe Awards.Subsequently She received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles as Bridget Jones in the comedy Bridget Jones's Diary
(2001), which she reprised in its sequel Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
(2004) and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago
(2002), and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama Cold Mountain
(2003).She has won three Golden Globe Awards and three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009, and has established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses in recent years.Zellweger has been dating actor Bradley Cooper since 2009.