Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer.
A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.
Her Scottish mother, Margaret Hutton , worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University.
She attended public school in Brooklyn, where she.
Youngest is Sopia Loren at 16, oldest is Jessica Tandy at 85.