Rene Marie Russo or as people call her in short as Rene Russo is a popular American actress cum producer and a former model. Rene’s career began modelling in international magazines and then came motion pictures. Her debut film Major League released in the year 1989, and since then she appeared in thriller and action movies of Hollywood. All must have watched Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World where Rene played the mother of a titular hero. It is not just viewers’ appreciation, but over the years she has won awards like BAFTA Saturn etc. Let’s take a quick look at Rene’s early life career achievements and net worth in 2019.
Russo was born on 17th February 1954 in Burbank, California. Rene’s father Shirley Balocca was a factory worker cum barmaid and her mother Nino Russo a sculptor and car mechanic. Both her parents had a different origin like Shirley was completely Italian and Nuno a mix of Italian, German, and English. In the early years of childhood Russo grew up with her only sister Toni and attended Burroughs High School until she dropped out in the 10th grade.
It was the end of her academic career, and she started earning for her family. Rene took several part-time jobs which were good enough to run a small family. Some of her job role which is still quite poignant is a cashier in a theatre and a worker in eyeglass factory.
She had a mishap during her early childhood days which by God’s grace got better. During middle school, Russo was diagnosed with scoliosis where the spine curves sideways. The treatment went quite well, and she had a speedy recovery.
Russo’s career graph has quite a few transformations which are an interesting read. In the year 1972 Rene appeared in a concert by Rolling Stones, and that became a turning point. John Crosby an international agent who arranged the concert showed her a positive direction to modelling. Soon she was hired by Ford Modelling Agency, and the period between 1970 and the early 80’s became the most promising time as she signed contracts with the big brands like Vogue Cosmopolitan and Mademoiselle.
Along with modelling, Rene started to experiment with other genres like commercials, theatre, and acting. In the initial years, she appeared in small theatre shows till her first appearance in a series Sable at ABC television network.
As we have read that her debut film Major League released in 1989, and from then onwards she was seen in several other projects like one Good cop, Freejack, Buddy, Lethal weapon 4 and there were many.
The film ‘Two for the money’ was a huge success where Russo was both an actress and a producer. The film had two stalwarts of the industry Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey.
In Russo’s career, Nightcrawler is a film which won both commercial and critical acclaim. In the film, she portrayed the role of Nina Romina.
Russo’s new film Velvet Buzzsaw by Dan Gilroy is scheduled to release around October 2018.
Awards and Achievements
Over a long span of her career, she won much applause and recognition. For Lethal weapon 4, she won the favourite supporting Actress at the Entertainment Award. The most significant film of Russo’s career Nightcrawler got multiple awards like AARP for best supporting Actress, San Diego Film Critics Award, and even Saturn Award.
Net Worth of Rene Russo
Over the years Rene Russo has earned quite a good amount of money to lead a secured and luxurious life. As of now, her estimated net worth is $50 million.
There can be many things to talk about Rene Russo, but hardly people speak about her versatility. She has been a successful model, an actress, and even a producer. All throughout her life, she has been a woman of steel who never looked back but moved ahead to achieve every bit of success.