Biography: Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta-Jones received an Academy Award®, Broadcast Film Critics Association Critic’s Choice Award, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award® and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the murderous Velma Kelly in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Chicago. Previously, Zeta-Jones earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of the wife of a drug-runner in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic, also sharing a SAG Award® for Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture.

On stage, she recently won a Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her critically acclaimed debut on Broadway, opposite Angela Lansbury, as Desirée Armfeldt in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

Zeta-Jones first captured international recognition in the action adventure film The Mask of Zorro, alongside Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins, later reprising her role as Elena de la Vega in The Legend of Zorro. Among her many other credits are Jon Amiel’s romantic-thriller Entrapment, opposite screen legend Sean Connery; starring alongside Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal and John Cusack in the ensemble comedy America’s Sweethearts;  Steven Soderbergh‘s Ocean’s 12; Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal,  opposite Tom Hanks; starring with George Clooney in the Coen Brothers’ comedy Intolerable Cruelty; with Justin Bartha; No Reservations, also starring Aaron Eckhart; and the romantic thriller Death Defying Acts, with Guy Pearce.

Born in Wales, Zeta-Jones began her career on the stage in London and was subsequently cast in the popular Yorkshire Television series The Darling Buds of May, based on the novels of H.E. Bates.  In 2010, Zeta-Jones was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to the film industry and charity.

Zeta-Jones is married to actor Michael Douglas.  They have a son, Dylan, and a daughter, Carys.

This biography/filmography of Catherine Zeta-Jones is courtesy of Warner Brothers and the film, Rock of Ages

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