Career: Renée got her big break in the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, but is best known for playing Bridget Jones in the films Bridget Jones’s Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. Her other films include Chicago, Cold Mountain and Miss Potter and she has had voice roles in the animated features Shark Tale and Bee Movie.
Relationships: Renée has a reputation for being unlucky in love. She has had high-profile relationships with Jim Carrey and Jack White and she was married to country singer Kenny Chesney for just four months. She started dating actor Bradley Cooper in 2009 but they split up in March 2011.
FYI: Renée gained 20lbs in preparation for her role as Bridget Jones and spent three weeks working undercover on a work experience placement at British publishing company Picador. Her efforts were rewarded with a Best Actress Oscar nomination.