Who is Renée Estevez?
Renée Estevez was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on 2 April 1967, in New York City, USA; she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is mixed, being of Irish and Spanish descent. Renée is an actress with over 45 credits to her name, perhaps still known best for her role as Betty Finn in the 1988 movie “Heathers”, in which she acted alongside Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty and Christian Slater. She’s also a screenwriter, probably known best for her work on the series “Anger Management”.
Early life, family and education
Renée was raised in New York alongside her three brothers, by their parents; their father is famous actor Martin Sheen (born Ramon Estevez), and their mother is Janet Estevez Sheen, an artist. Her brothers are Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez, and Charlie Sheen (born Carlos Estevez), who are also actors.
She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1985, didn’t enroll at college so to pursue her career as an actress. Later in 1995, she enrolled at California Culinary Academy, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Baking and Pastry Arts.
Roles in series
Renée’s first appearance on television was in 1986, in which she portrayed Max in an episode of the series “CBS Schoolbreak Special”; this adventure comedy drama had 133 award nominations, and won 62 including a Primetime Emmy, plus Renée won a Michael Landon Award at Young Artist Awards in 1987, which she shares with four other actors.
In the following years, she had guest roles in series such as “Growing Pains”, “MacGyver”, “ABC Afterschool Specials”, and “Red Shoe Diaries”, before she was cast to play Lieutenant Crandall in the series “JAG”.
Her most significant role on television has been in the series “The West Wing”, in which she acted alongside her father, Martin Sheen. Renée was cast to play Nancy, a young lady who was Assistant to the Executive Secretary to the President of the United States, in this drama about the lives of staffers in the West Wing of the White House. The series had 263 award nominations, and won 120, including 26 Primetime Emmys.
Role in movies
Renée made her acting debut on the big screen in the 1986 movie “Shattered Spirits”, in which she was cast in a minor role, followed by her appearance in the movie “Lethal Weapon”, in which she had the uncredited role as an Underage Hooker.
In 1988, she portrayed Marnie in the movie “For Keeps?”, followed by her role as Molly in “Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers”. In the following year, she was cast to play in the movie “Heathers”, and then starred alongside Dan Hicks and Elizabeth Cox in the movie “Intruder”, in which she portrayed Linda, the first victim of a mysterious maniac in this horror thriller directed by Scott Spiegel.
In the early ‘90s, Renée had supporting roles in the TV movies “Dead Silence”, “Guilty Until Proven Innocent”, “Touch and Die”, “A Matter of Justice”, and “Addams Family Reunion”.
She had a couple of supporting roles in movies such as “Single White Female”, “Running Wild”, “A Stranger in the Kingdom”, and “Out of These Rooms”.
Her most recent role was in the 2015 animated “The Kustomonsters Movie”, in which she voiced the character Gale; she hasn’t since been active in the film industry, but hasn’t officially retired.
Love life, relationships, and marriage with Jason Thomas Federico
Renée keeps her private life a secret, and hasn’t spoken of any men whom she has been with, however, it’s widely known about her marriage with Jason Thomas Federico, a professional golfer, who later became a chef when he graduated from California Culinary Academy with a Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Art; that’s where the two met. After a year of dating, they married on 11 October 1997 at the Church of Our Lady of the Scapular-St. Stephen in New York. It seemed that they were in a happy marriage, however, they divorced in 2011; they don’t have any children together.
There are still various rumors about Renée’s love life, however, she’s neither confirmed nor denied any of these assumptions, so as of October 2021, she is apparently still single.
Hobbies, and other interests
Growing up alongside three brothers had an impact on Renée, so it isn’t strange that her favorite hobbies are all kinds of team sports, however, when she wants to relax, she plays golf.
She likes swimming, especially on summer nights, and drinking cocktails at the beach, having by day preferring to sunbathe.
Her favorite musician is her former sister-in-law, Paula Abdul, particularly her song “The Promise of a New Day”; besides Paula’s music, Renée enjoys listening to songs of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Paul Young.
She’s into traveling, and thanks to her acting career, has visited a couple of US states, and for pleasure has traveled to other countries such as France, Spain and Italy. Her favorite travel destination to date is Paris, France, but when it comes to her dream travel destination, that’s Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Renée enjoys cooking for her family and friends, and her wish is to have her own restaurant one day.
In her spare time she likes to read, watch movies or go to the theatre; her favorite writers are Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf and Charles Dickens, her favorite actor is Anthony Hopkins, and her favorite actress is Emma Thompson. Her favorite play is Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”, in fact she appeared in theatre productions of this famous play, however, nowadays it seems that her acting career might be over.
Renée has no social media accounts, and seems to have decided to withdraw from the media – there is no information about her current career, and her personal life is a mystery; it was rumored that she became depressed after her divorce, although her family hasn’t confirmed it.
Age, height, and net worth
Renée is 54 years old, she has long blonde hair and her eyes are blue; she is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs).
As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at close to $1 million.