Rene Marie Russo is an American actress and model.
Rene was born on February 17, 1954, in Burbank, California. She grew up with her mother and sister after her father ran away. She attended Burroughs High School but had to drop out in 10th grade due to bullying. She took up part-time jobs just to survive as a teenager.
Russo began her career in the 1970s as a model. She signed with Ford Modelling Agency. As a model, she appeared on the cover and in several magazines including Vogue, Mademoiselle, and Cosmopolitan. She also appeared in commercials for top brands.
In 1987, she began acting after she took a role in a television series titled Sable. She earned her first lead role in 1991 by playing the wife of a police officer in One Good Cop. Since then, she has featured and played in several movies and television films including Lethal Weapon 3 (1992), In the Line of Fire (1993), Outbreak (1995), Get Shorty (1995), Ransom (1996), Lethal Weapon 4 (1998), and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999).
She also played the mother of Thor in Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), and Avengers: Endgame (2019). in 2014, she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Rene Russo Siblings
Rene Russo has five siblings. They are Anthony John Russo, David Russo, January Debra Russo, Toni Russo, and Jim Russo.
Anthony, David, January, and Jim are her step-siblings from her mother’s second marriage.