Renee Zellweger was born on April 25,1969
(Swiss father, Norwegian mother). Attending Katy High School Renee was member of the Thespian Society, the Drama Club
and she acted in several school productions. After graduating from high school in 1987, Renee moved from her hometown of Katy to Austin, Texas.
After graduating from college Renee worked on a few movies with tiny bit parts in My Boyfriend's Back, Dazed and Confused, 8 Seconds and a few TV movies. Dazed and Confused starred many of the Gen-X we see in the movies now, but because of the budget Renee could only work as a background person.
Renee's first lead starring role was in The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre working along with her co - Dazed and Confused pal Matthew McConaughey.
Zellweger did more commercials until she decided to move to California in 1993.
When she'd arrived in L.A. the phone was ringing off the hook for Renee to 'do lunch'. She signed up with the management company of Gallin-Morey & Associates having John Carrabino as her manager.
She also signed up with United Talent Agency, having Nick Stevens as her agent.