In at least one movie, she was so brave that she lifted her T-shirt up, letting her petite breasts jump out.
Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer.
The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut.
Actress RenÃ©e Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene Andreassen , is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven Finnish , and Swedish descent.
McDormand started her career in 1984 when she appeared in Blood Simple.