Birth Name: Renee Zellweger
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Renee Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, and raised in the Houston, TX suburb of Katy. Zellweger's was not the typical rural Texas upbringing, however, with a Norwegian-born nurse for a mother and Swiss-born engineer for a father - complete with kippers on the table instead of fried chicken. Growing up, Zellweger idolized her older brother Drew and took after him as an avid soccer and baseball player. Her father encouraged self-reliance in the young tomboy, teaching her auto repair and recruiting her to help in the building of a new family home when she was just nine years old. In high school, Zellweger became a cheerleader, appeared in several school plays, and was voted "Best Looking" b...
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