Rene Russo

Actor, Model
With sparkling blue eyes, exquisite cheekbones and a sassy, down-to-earth attitude, Rene Russo has parlayed a successful modeling career into an equally prosperous acting one. While still a high school student, she ... Read more »
Born: 02/16/1954 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (37)

Frank and Cindy 2015 (Movie)

Cindy Brown (Actor)

The Intern 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nightcrawler 2014 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

Thor: The Dark World 2013 (Movie)

Frigga (Actor)

Thor 2011 (Movie)

Frigga (Actor)

The 9th Annual A Home for the Holidays 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Two for the Money 2005 (Movie)

Toni Morrow (Actor)

Yours, Mine & Ours 2005 (Movie)

Helen North (Actor)

A Home For The Holidays 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

A Home For the Holidays 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Trouble 2002 (Movie)

Anne Herk (Actor)

Showtime 2002 (Movie)

Chase Renzi (Actor)

A Home For the Holidays 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle 2000 (Movie)

Natasha Fatale (Actor)

The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 (Movie)

Catherine Banning (Actor)

Lethal Weapon 4 1998 (Movie)

Lorna Cole (Actor)

A Day With... 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Buddy 1997 (Movie)

Trudy Lintz (Actor)

Ransom 1996 (Movie)

Kate Mullen (Actor)

Tin Cup 1996 (Movie)

Dr Molly Griswold (Actor)

Get Shorty 1995 (Movie)

Karen Flores (Actor)

Outbreak 1995 (Movie)

Dr Roberta "Robby" Keough (Actor)

The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

In the Line of Fire 1993 (Movie)

Lilly Raines (Actor)

Freejack 1992 (Movie)

Julie Redlund (Actor)

Lethal Weapon 3 1992 (Movie)

Lorna Cole (Actor)

One Good Cop 1991 (Movie)

Rita Lewis (Actor)

Mr. Destiny 1990 (Movie)

Cindy Jo (Actor)

Major League 1989 (Movie)

Lynn Wells (Actor)

Sable 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

With sparkling blue eyes, exquisite cheekbones and a sassy, down-to-earth attitude, Rene Russo has parlayed a successful modeling career into an equally prosperous acting one. While still a high school student, she caught the attention of agent John Crosby who arranged a contract with modeling diva Nina Blanchard. Russo was an immediate success and became one of the top models of the 1970s and early 80s, appearing on the covers of many fashion magazines including Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Russo moved to the Eileen Ford Agency where she worked with top photographers like Richard Avedon and Francesco Scavullo and went on to be featured prominently in a series of print ads and commercials for Revlon.

Relationships

Dan Gilroy Screenplay

Husband
Met on the set of "Freejack" (1992) married March 14, 1992

Rose Gilroy

Daughter
Born August 23, 1993 father, Dan Gilroy

Nino Russo

Father
Abandoned family when Russo was two years old reportedly contacted her after she began her modeling career had a total of eight children by four different women died of congestive heart failure in 1996 at age 74

Shirley Russo

Mother
Russo revealed in a March 14, 2002 "Good Morning America" interview that her mother raised her with a lesbian partner

Toni Russo

Sister
Born in April 1956

David Russo

Half-Brother
Born c. 1957

EDUCATION

Burroughs High School

Burbank , California
Dropped out in tenth grade; classmate was Ron Howard

Jordan Middle School

Burbank , California

Milestones

2011

Portrayed the wife of Odin (Anthony Hopkins) in Kenneth Branagh's big screen adaptation of "Thor"

2005

Co-starred with Dennis Quaid in the remake of "Yours, Mine and Ours," a comedy about a blended family

2005

Portrayed Pacino's muse and wife in D.J. Caruso's "Two for the Money"

2000

Cast as Natasha to Jason Alexander's Boris in the mixed live action-animated feature "The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle"

1999

Won rave reviews for her performance in the remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair"

1997

First film lead, the family picture "Buddy"

1996

Played a woman torn between Don Johnson and Kevin Costner in "Tin Cup"

1995

Earned plaudits for her turn as B-movie actress in Barry Sonnenfeld's "Get Shorty"

1993

Starred opposite Clint Eastwood in "In the Line of Fire"

1992

Breakthrough film appearance, "Lethal Weapon 3"

1989

Film acting debut, "Major League"

1987

TV acting debut in "Sable" (ABC)

1972

Began modeling after being spotted at a Rolling Stones concert

Appeared in layouts and on the covers of several fashion magazines in the 1970s and 1980s

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