->''"You had me at hello!"''
-->-- ''Film/JerryMaguire''

Renée Kathleen Zellweger (born April 25, 1969) is an American actress. She first gained widespread attention for her role in the 1996 film ''Film/JerryMaguire'', where the above quote comes from, and subsequently received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles as Literature/BridgetJones in the 2001 comedy ''Bridget Jones's Diary'' and as Roxie Hart in the 2002 musical ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the drama ''Film/ColdMountain'' in 2004. Her other popular films include ''Film/MeMyselfAndIrene'', ''WesternAnimation/SharkTale'', ''Film/CinderellaMan'', and ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie''.

Her first high-profile romance was with actor/comedian Creator/JimCarrey. The relationship ended in December 2000. In 2005, she was briefly married to CountryMusic singer Music/KennyChesney (who coincidentally recorded the ''Film/JerryMaguire''-inspired "You Had Me from Hello" in 1999).

She took a break from acting after 2010, but is in the process of making a comeback with some new films in the works, including a third ''Bridget Jones'' movie.