1. She has received critical acclaim and many accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
2. She later gained widespread attention for her roles in the comedy-drama sports film Jerry Maguire , for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
3. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for the epic war drama Cold Mountain .
4. She reprised her title role in Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason , which earned her her fifth Golden Globe Award nomination.
5. She then starred in Cinderella Man led to a 5-year hiatus from acting work.
6. Zellweger will return to the screen in the thriller The Whole Truth .
7. While in junior high school, Zellweger participated in several sports, including soccer, basketball, baseball, and football. and drama club member.
8. In 1986 her academic paper, “The Karankawas and Their Roots,” won third place in the first ever Houston Post High School Natural Science Essay Contest.
9. “As much as I did in my classes that that club paid for…
10. While still in Texas, Zellweger appeared in several indie and low budget films.