Renee Zellweger is a licensed pilot and has flown herself to film sets and events.
Zellweger is fluent in German and has often translated interviews for German- speaking actors and directors during press junkets.
Zellweger originally wanted to be a journalist and studied English at the University of Texas before pursuing acting.
Zellweger is an avid collector of vintage furniture and has furnished her homes with pieces from the 1920s & 1930s.
Zellweger has a pet rat named Emily who has accompanied her to film sets.
Zellweger is a huge fan of karaoke and has been known to perform at bars and private parties.
Zellweger was offered the lead role in "Monster," which later won Charlize Theron an Academy Award, but turned it down due to the dark subject matter.
Zellweger was once a waitress at a strip club in Austin, Texas.
Zellweger was briefly a member of a band called "The Big Picture" in the 1990s.
Zellweger was the first actress to portray both Roxie Hart in "Chicago" and Bridget Jones on screen, two roles that had previously been played only in stage productions.