Rene Russo Biography

Updated On Jan 23, 2019 Published On Sep 22, 2015
Facts of Rene Russo
Date of Birth: 1954 , February-17
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Rene Russo
Birth Name Rene Marie Russo
Father Nino Russo
Mother Shirley Balocca Russo
Nationality Ameriacn
Birth Place/City Burbank, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $ 40 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Red
Body Measurements 36-24-36
Shoe Size 8.5 US
Weight in KG 61 KG
Married Yes
Married to Dan Gilroy (m. 1992)
Children Rose Gilroy
Education Sherman E. Burroughs High School
Awards Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress - Action/Adventure
Movies Nightcrawler 2014
Siblings Toni Russo, Anthony John Russo, January Debra Russo, David Russo, Jim Russo
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Renee Russo is an American actress, a former model, and a producer as well. As a model, Rene has been the cover girl of many popular journals like Cosmopolitan and Vogue. She is well known for playing the role of Lorna Cole in the movies Lethal Weapon 3 and Lethal Weapon 4.

Rene Russo's early life

Rene Russo was born as Rene Marie Russo in Burbank, California on the 17th of February, 1954. She is the daughter of father Nino Russo and mother Shirley Russo. Her family also consists of her sister named Toni Russo. She is an American as per her nationality and her ethnicity is mixed.

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Rene Russo's childhood was not as good as expected; she had to work while she was in school to support her family financially. She attended Burroughs High School, along with classmate Ron Howard, son of late Rance Howard. During that time Rene also worked in the movie company. It was from that time on she induced her interest in acting.

Rene Russo's career

Rene Russo began her professional career as a model. She began her modeling career since 1972 and also modeled for prestigious modeling agencies and journals like Cosmopolitan and Vogue, for about a decade.

After that, she gave up her modeling career and established herself as an actress. She began acting in 1986 when she landed the role of Eden Kendell in the TV show Sable.

During her early acting career, Rene Russo appeared in several other television series. She got her first movie role after two years in Major League, starring Tom Berenger and Charlie Sheen.

Rene Russo's most notable performances can be found in films like Lethal Weapon 3 and  Lethal Weapon 4, featuring  Mel Gibson and Joe Pesci.

Rene Russo's personal life

Rene Russo is a married woman. She is married to her beloved husband Dan Gilroy. They got married on 14th March 1992 in a beautiful wedding ceremony. The couple was said to have dated for long before they tied in a marital relationship. 

Rene Russo has one child; a daughter named Rose Gilroy with him. Besides this, she is not involved in any kind of extramarital affairs and Dan is her only boyfriend-turned-spouse.

Rene Russo's net worth

Rene Russo has acted in numerous blockbuster movies which have had great earnings at the box office like Major league, which earned $49 million. Her other films Mr. Destiny earned $15 million, Lethal Weapon 4 earned $285 million. It has been assumed that Rene Russo received a fair amount for her part in these films which have all amounted to her current net worth.

As of 2019, Rene Russo has an estimated net worth of $40 million. Personally, she also earned a massive amount of salary in her life, for her role in Lethal Weapon 4, her salary was $3,000,000.

Rene Russo facts on timeline

Married to Dan Gilroy

March 14 , 1992

Rene Russo is a married woman. She is married to Dan Gilroy. They got married on 14th March 1992. She also has one child with him. Besides this she is not involved in any kind of extra marital affairs and he is her only boyfriend and spouse.

First child, Rose

1993

Rene Russo has also become the mother of her child. For the first time in her life, she became pregnant with her first child in 1993 after being married with her husband, Dan Gilroy. She gave birth to her only child, a sweet girl, Rosy in 1993.

Born in Burbank, California

February 17 , 1954

Rene Russo was from the middle class family born as Rene Marie Russo in Burbank, California, United States of America to Shirley and Nino Russo. Both of her parents were middle class worker. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

Her father abandoned her family

1956

Rene Russo was born to Shirley and Nino Russo in 1954.  Her childhood days become bad to worse when her father abandoned her family. Her father left home when she was just two. She has to work while she was in school to support her family financially.

Began her modeling career

1972

Rene Russo began her professional career as a model. She began her modeling career since 1972 and she also modeled for prestigious modeling agencies for about a decade. After than she gave up her modeling career and established herself as an actress.

Retired from modeling

1981

After working as a model for about a decade, her interest to become an actress increased more and more. While Rene Russo worked as a model, she also modeled for prestigious modeling agencies. But in 1981, she changed her mind and give up her modeling career.

Began her acting career

1986

Rene Russo childhood was not good as expected; she has to work while she was in school to support her family financially. During that time she also worked in the movie company. It was from that time on she induced her interest in acting. After retiring from her modeling career, in 1986, she began her acting career.

Nominated in BAFTA Awards

2015

Recently in 2015, Rene Russo was nominated in several prestigious awards. This year, in 2015 she got her nomination in BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She actually got her nominations in this award for portraying her role in Nightcrawler.

Won Academy of Science Fiction

2015

Rene Russo has also been honored by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror award. She was first nominated in this award in 1993 for Best Supporting Actress, since then she has been nominated in this award twice and she won this in 2015.

Won Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

1999

Rene Russo has also been honored by the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards. She was first nominated in this award in 1999 for portraying her role in Lethal Weapon 4. She was lucky that she won this award that time. She was also nominated in this award the following year.

Played her major movie role

1989

Rene Russo began her acting career in 1986 but it took a long time to win the heart of the movie director. During her early acting days, she only appeared in television series but from 1989 she finally got her chance to appear in the movie. She got her first movie role after two years in Major League.

Nominated in Awards Circuit Community Awards

1996

Rene Russo was also nominated in Awards Circuit Community Awards. Actually she has been nominated in this award twice in her life. First, she was nominated in this award in 1996 for Best Cast Ensemble. She also got her nomination in this award in 2014.

Nominated in Online Film & Television Association

2015

2015 was a year for her as Rene Russo got nominated in several prestigious awards. But it was also a sad year for her because she didn't won from all of her nominations. She was nominated in awards like Online Film & Television, North Carolina Film Critics and many more.

Won San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2014

2014 was a year to remember for her. Rene Russo actually won the San Diego Film Critics Society Awards that year. She was nominated in that award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she was also nominated in Village Voice Film Poll but she was unable to be honored with that award.