Celebrity Renee Zellweger Turns 45 Today! See How She's Evolved Her Look Through the Years By Rita Kokshanian Rita Kokshanian Rita Kokshanian is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who covers celebrity, fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She was previously an Assistant Editor for InStyle and is currently the Senior Copywriter at The Grind. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on April 25, 2014 @ 07:24AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: YEARBOOK ARCHIVES; STEVE JENNINGS/GETTY IMAGES FOR THE PAINTED TURTLE Happy birthday, Renee Zellweger! The gorgeous actress turns 45 today. Zellweger became a household name after starring in 1996's Jerry Maguire---but she really captured our hearts (and an Academy Award nomination) four years later, when she played the lovable and relatable Bridget Jones in Bridget Jones's Diary. Over the years, Zellweger has transformed from big-haired Texan belle to Hollywood royalty, earning another Oscar nod for her role in Chicago, a best supporting actress win for Cold Mountain, as well as three Golden Globes and two SAGs. Not too shabby. Celebrate Zellweger's birthday by taking a look at her best beauty looks throughout the years!