Rene Russo Net Worth

Rene Russo Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Rene Marie Russo net worth is
$40 Million

Rene Marie Russo Wiki Biography

Rene Marie Russo is a Burbank, California-born American actress, film producer as well as former model. Born on 17 February 1954, of Italian, English and German ancestry, she has been actively entertaining us since 1972, best known for her performance in movies such as “One Good Cop”, “Lethal Weapon 3” and many more. Noted for her impeccable acting skills, she is one of the top actresses of Hollywood.

An actress who dominated Hollywood at her career peak, how rich is Rene Russo at the present? As of 2015, Rene has a net worth estimated by sources to be over of $40 million, her acting career being the major source of her wealth. Also, her film-making and modelling career has also helped her add to her riches.

Rene Russo Net Worth $40 Million

Rene was raised by her mother as her father left the family when Rene was only two years old. She has never graduated high school, as she dropped out of Burroughs High School while she was attending tenth grade. Shortly after, when she was seventeen, Rene began her modelling career, as she signed a contract with the Ford Modelling agency in 1972. Given her beauty and hard work, it did not take long for her to become a very popular model at that time. During her modelling career, she appeared on the covers of many reputable magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Vogue among others.

After enjoying around fifteen years of success in her modeling career being a top model of late 70s and 80s, but fearing demand for models of her age was waning, Rene took a leap in her career and started acting. Her debut was a supporting role in the television series “Sable” but her breakthrough appearance was her role as detective Lorna Cole in the movie “Lethal Weapon 3” in 1992, closely followed in 1993 by “In the Line of Fire” with Clint Eastwood. Given the widespread exposure from her modelling career and her performances in such movies, she went on to dominate Hollywood as an actress.

To date, Rene has been a part of around twenty-four Hollywood movies which include “Thor”, “Nightcrawler”, “The Thomas Crown Affair”, “Get Shorty” among many more. Rene took a six years break from her acting career from 2005 and made a comeback with the movie “Thor” in 2011. Her latest appearance was with Robert De Niro in “The Intern” in 2015, and  “Frank and Cindy” released in 2016.

During her acting career, she has been rewarded with Saturn award for best supporting actress, a nomination for BAFTA awards and many more. This sixty-one years old actress is still very prominent in the movie industry. All of these movies and projects have been avidly helping Rene raise her net worth over the years.

As for her personal life, in 1992 Rene married Dan Gilroy, a famous screenwriter, and they have a daughter. Rene and her family currently live in Brentwood, Los Angeles where she engages herself with her acting. Rene suffers from Bipolar disorder.

Full NameRene Russo
Net Worth$40 Million
Date Of BirthFebruary 17, 1954
Place Of BirthBurbank, California
Height1.73 m
ProfessionActress, producer, former model
EducationBurroughs High School,
SpouseDan Gilroy (m. 1992-), Bernie Taupin (div. 1980s)
ChildrenRose Gilroy
ParentsNino Russo, Shirley Balocca
SiblingsAnthony John Russo, Toni Russo, Jim Russo, January Debra Russo, David Russo
AwardsBroadcast Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress (1998), Saturn Award, AARP Award for Best Supporting Actress (2014)
NominationsSaturn Awards for Best Supporting Actress (1992, 2000), MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss, Screen Actors Guild Award (1995), BAFTA Award, Detroit Film Critics Society Award, Denver Film Critics Society Award (2014)
Movies"Major League" (1989), "Mr. Destiny" (1990), "One Good Cop" (1991), "The Thomas Crown Affair" (1999), "Nightcrawler" (2014), "Villa Capri" (2017)
TV ShowsThe Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Sable (1987-1988), The Directors (1997-)
1Wavy red hair and piercing blue eyes.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)$5,000,000
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)$3,000,000
1[regarding the table read for The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)] "I walked in the door and there was June Foray. She did the original voice of Natasha and I thought, 'Oh good, they have June here to make me look like an idiot.' I asked June if she could read a couple of lines for me, and she did, she was so gracious. So I got the accent down, the Russian accent, for which I lowered my voice."
2Beauty and youth can stay inside, but it doesn't outside.
3That's a really good question - what is it like living with a writer? I guess it depends on the writer. You know what? They live in a fantasy world a lot of the time. My husband lives in a fantasy world. It's really hard for him to be in the world, because if his head isn't in a script, I guess to write what he does, he has to sort of twist the world a little bit and live in a fantasy. And I think he doesn't live in reality - in my reality, let's put it that way. He's much more "Everything's fine fine fine and everything's good good good," and I'm like, "What, are you nuts? Everything's rotten and sucks."
4All of us are broken - some of us more than others. It might be a nurturing, mother thing. I do think there is that, "Oh my God, you're hurting. I know what that feels like and I'd like to be there and support you in that."
5On her nude scenes in The Thomas Crown Affair (1999): "It never really dawned on me that, gee, I'm 45 and I'm taking off my clothes. For me it was a matter of living inside the character."
1Has suffered from bipolar disorder since she was a young girl.
2Her father was of Italian descent. Her maternal grandfather was also of Italian descent, while her maternal grandmother had German, English, and Irish ancestry.
3Ex-sister-in-law of Bernie Taupin.
4Aunt-in-law of Carolyn Gilroy and Sam Gilroy.
5Lives in Los Angeles and Toluca Lake, California.
6Had scoliosis in junior high school and wore a full-torso brace.
7Is a huge Red Sox fan, she often attends games at Fenway Park and road games when the team is in California. She attended their post World Series victory party at the team hotel in Colorado after game 4 in 2007.
8Sister-in-law of John Gilroy and Tony Gilroy.
9Daughter-in-law of Frank D. Gilroy.
10Was originally cast as Dr. Chase Meridian in Batman Forever (1995) but, when Michael Keaton was replaced by Val Kilmer, she was replaced with Nicole Kidman because the producers felt that she was too old to be a convincing love interest for Kilmer.
11Gave birth to her only child at age 39, a daughter Rose Jean Gilroy on August 31, 1993. Child's father is her husband, Dan Gilroy.
12Is allergic to sesame.
13She met her husband, Dan Gilroy, while they were both working on the film Freejack (1992). Gilroy as screenwriter had turned down an offer to rewrite it, and Rene had turned down an offer to star in it. Both changed their minds, met on the set, and were soon married.
14Has seven siblings on her father's side. The late one-time auto mechanic turned sculptor Nino Russo had at least six other children besides Rene. They are: Jim, January Debra, Toni Lynn, David, and Anthony John Russo.


Villa Capri2017post-productionKathy Hill
The Intern2015/IFiona
Frank and Cindy2015Cindy
Nightcrawler2014Nina Romina
Thor: The Dark World2013Frigga
Yours, Mine & Ours2005Helen North
Two for the Money2005Toni
Big Trouble2002Anna Herk
Showtime2002Chase Renzi
The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle2000Natasha
The Thomas Crown Affair1999Catherine Banning
The Free Willy Story - Keiko's Journey Home1999TV MovieNarrator (voice)
Lethal Weapon 41998Lorna Cole
Buddy1997Mrs. Gertrude 'Trudy' Lintz
Ransom1996Kate Mullen
Tin Cup1996Dr. Molly Griswold
Get Shorty1995Karen Flores
Outbreak1995Robby Keough
Major League II1994Lynn (uncredited)
In the Line of Fire1993Lilly Raines
Lethal Weapon 31992Lorna Cole
Freejack1992Julie Redlund
One Good Cop1991Rita Lewis
Mr. Destiny1990Cindy Jo
Major League1989Lynn Wells
Meanwhile in Santa Monica1988
Sable1987-1988TV SeriesEden Kendell


Two for the Money2005executive producer


In the Line of Fire: The Ultimate Sacrifice2000Video documentary short special thanks
Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes1998Video documentary short special thanks


Nightcrawler: If It Bleeds, It Leads2015Video shortHerself
The EE British Academy Film Awards2015TV Special documentaryHerself - Audience Member
20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
72nd Golden Globe Awards2015TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Today2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Reel Junkie2014TV SeriesHerself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Ryan2000-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Queen Latifah Show2014TV SeriesHerself - Nightcrawler
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live2014TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself - Nightcrawler
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHerself - Nightcrawler / Outbreak
Maximum Impact: The Legacy of 'Lethal Weapon'2012Video documentary shortHerself
Psycho Pension: The Genesis of 'Lethal Weapon'2012Video documentary shortHerself
Pulling the Trigger: Expanding the World of 'Lethal Weapon'2012Video documentary shortHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
25th Annual Genesis Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2011TV SeriesHerself
The Role That Changed My Life2011TV Series documentaryHerself
The 10th Annual 'A Home for the Holidays' with Faith Hill2008TV MovieHerself
The Making of 'Two for the Money'2006Video documentary shortHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Corazón de...2005TV SeriesHerself
Get Shorty Party Reel2005Video shortHerself
The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Ransom: Between Takes2004Video shortHerself
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary2003TV MovieHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1999-2002TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look1995-2002TV Series documentary shortHerself
Spotlight on Location: The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle2001Video shortHerself / Natasha
In the Line of Fire: The Ultimate Sacrifice2000Video documentary shortHerself (as Renee Russo)
The Directors2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2000TV SeriesHerself
The Making of the Master Piece2000Video documentary shortHerself
A Home for the Holidays1999TV MovieHerself
MADtv1999TV SeriesHerself
The View1999TV SeriesHerself
Charlie Rose1999TV SeriesHerself
Lethal Weapon 4: Cast and Crew Interviews1998Video documentary shortHerself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Pure Lethal!: New Angles, New Scenes, and Explosive Outtakes1998Video documentary shortHerself
A Day with...1997TV Movie documentaryHerself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Clint Eastwood1996TV Special documentaryHerself (host)
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: "Make Up Your Mind" Song
In the Line of Fire: Behind the Scenes with the Secret Service1993TV Special documentaryHerself
Shooting 'In the Line of Fire'1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Mel Gibson's Video Diary 2: Lethal Weapon 31991TV Special shortHerself
Showbiz Today1991TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Oscar, que empiece el espectáculo2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesCatherine Olds Banning

Won Awards

2015Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNightcrawler (2014)
2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2014SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actress - Action/AdventureLethal Weapon 4 (1998)

Nominated Awards

2015BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2015CCOPCríticos de Cinema Online Portugueses AwardsBest Supporting Actress (Melhor Atriz Secundária)Nightcrawler (2014)
2015DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2015GFCA AwardGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Best Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2015ICS AwardInternational Cinephile Society AwardsBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2015INOCAInternational Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)Best Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2015NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2015OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2015Seattle Film Critics AwardSeattle Film Critics AwardsBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2014ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleNightcrawler (2014)
2014DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2014Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Supporting Actress of the YearNightcrawler (2014)
2014IGN AwardIGN Summer Movie AwardsBest Movie Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2014ICP AwardIndiewire Critics' PollBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2014VVFP AwardVillage Voice Film PollBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)
2006Movies for Grownups AwardAARP Movies for Grownups AwardsBest Grownup Love StoryTwo for the Money (2005)
2005Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst On-Screen CoupleYours, Mine & Ours (2005)
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressThe Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
2001Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressThe Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actress - Drama/RomanceThe Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
2000Stinker AwardThe Stinkers Bad Movie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressThe Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle (2000)
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleRansom (1996)
1996Golden AppleGolden Apple AwardsFemale Star of the Year
1996ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a CastGet Shorty (1995)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActressFreejack (1992)
1993MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissLethal Weapon 3 (1992)

2nd Place Awards

2014LAFCA AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)

3rd Place Awards

2015NSFC AwardNational Society of Film Critics Awards, USABest Supporting ActressNightcrawler (2014)

Known for movies

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