Renée Zellweger is one of the most cherished and respected actors in modern cinema. Zellweger is most notably known for her starring role as the seminal British everywoman in the film “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and its sequel “Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason”. In the first installment of the franchise, she earned her first Oscar nomination, also earning Golden Globe, SAG and BAFTA nominations, among others. The sequel delivered her another Golden Globe nomination for best performance by an actress in a motion picture-comedy or musical.
She earned her second Academy Award nomination in “Chicago,” the Oscar-winning film version of the Tony-winning musical. Zellweger took home a Golden Globe Award for best actress in a motion picture-comedy or musical and others, including a SAG Award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role. She later earned the Academy Award for best supporting actress in Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain.”