Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress and producer. 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. She was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2009; and established herself as one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses as of 2007.\nZellweger's first major film role came in the horror sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation which she followed with a critically acclaimed appearance in Empire Records. She later gained widespread attention for her roles in the comedy-drama sports film Jerry Maguire and for Nurse Betty, for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She subsequently received two other nominations for the Golden Globe in same category as well as for the Best Actress Award at the Academy Awards, the BAFTA Awards, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her performances in the romantic comedy Bridget Jones's Diary, and in the musical Chicago.