Catherine Zeta-Jones

BirthDay:

25 Sep 1969

BirthPlace:

Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK

BirthName:

Catherine Jones

Bio:

Catherine Zeta-Jones was born September 25, 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK. She is the daughter of Patricia (Fair) and David James "Dai" Jones, who formerly owned a candy factory. Her father is of Welsh descent and her mother is of English, Irish, and Welsh ancestry. Her brothers are David Jones (born 1967), a development executive, and Lyndon Jones (born 1972), who works at her production company.

Catherine showed an interest early on in entertainment. She starred on stage in "Annie", "Bugsy Malone" and "The Pajama Game". At age 15, she had the lead in the British revival of "42nd Street". She was originally cast as the second understudy for the lead role in the musical but when the star and first understudy became sick the night the play's producer was in the audience, she was given the lead for the rest of the musical's production. She first made a name for herself in the early 1990s when she starred in the Yorkshire Television comedy/drama series The Darling Buds of May (1991). The series was a success and made her one of the United Kingdom's most popular television actresses.

She subsequently played supporting roles in several films including Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), the miniseries Catherine the Great (1996) and a larger role as the seductive Sala in The Phantom (1996) before landing her breakthrough role playing the fiery Elena opposite Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas in The Mask of Zorro (1998). She starred in many big-budget blockbusters like Entrapment (1999), The Haunting (1999) and Traffic (2000), for which many believed she was robbed of an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress as murderous vaudevillian Velma Kelly in the musical comedy Chicago (2002). She then appeared opposite George Clooney in Intolerable Cruelty (2003), Ocean's Twelve (2004) and reprised her starring role in the sequel The Legend of Zorro (2005).

In November 2000, she married actor Michael Douglas. She gave birth to their son Dylan Michael in August 2000 followed by daughter, Carys, in April 2003. She was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
Filmography

Actor ( 96 credits )

Dad's Army (2016) Rose Winters
Wogan: The Best Of (2015)  Herself (archive footage) (1 episode)
RED 2 (2013) Katja
Side Effects (2013) Dr. Victoria Siebert
Broken City (2013) Cathleen Hostetler
Movie Guide (2013)  Miranda Wood (1 episode, 2013)
Tu cara me suena - Argentina (2013)  Herself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2014)
Playing for Keeps (2012) Denise
Rock of Ages (2012) Patricia Whitmore
Lay the Favorite (2012) Tulip
IC Places Hollywood (2012)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
No me la puc treure del cap (2010)  Velma Kelly (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
Kirk Douglas: Before I Forget (2009) Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
The Rebound (2009) Sandy
Aliens in the Attic (2009) Elena Montero (archive footage) (uncredited)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Herself - Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Live from Studio Five (2009)  Herself (2 episodes, 2010)
The Story of the Costume Drama (2008)  Victoria Chapman (1 episode, 2008)
Death Defying Acts (2007) Mary McGarvie
No Reservations (2007) Kate
Up Close with Carrie Keagan (2007)  Herself (2 episodes, 2007-2012)
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters (2006) Marylin Rexroth (archive footage) (uncredited)
Close Up (2006)  Actress / ... (1 episode, 2012)
Rachael Ray (2006)  Herself (1 episode, 2010)
The Legend of Zorro (2005) Elena de la Vega
Made in Hollywood (2005)  Herself (2 episodes, 2012-2013)
20 to 1 (2005)  Elena Montero (uncredited) (1 episode, 2007)
The Friday Night Project (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Cinema mil (2005)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
All-Star Cup 2005 (2005)  Herself
Ocean's Twelve (2004) Isabel Lahiri
The Terminal (2004) Amelia Warren
Broadway: The American Musical (2004)  Velma Kelly (in 'Chicago') (1 episode, 2004)
Intolerable Cruelty (2003) Marylin
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) Marina (voice)
MythBusters (2003)  Virginia Baker (1 episode, 2006)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Tooth Fairy (1 episode, 2014)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Herself (2 episodes, 2005-2013)
Celebrities Uncensored (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Shownieuws (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2007)
Famous (2003)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Chicago (2002) Velma Kelly
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Caiga quien caiga (2002)  Herself (uncredited) (1 episode, 2004)
America's Sweethearts (2001) Gwen Harrison
Eigo de shabera-night (2001)  Herself (1 episode, 2006)
Traffic (2000) Helena Ayala
High Fidelity (2000) Charlie Nicholson
Rove Live (2000)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
The Haunting (1999) Theo
Entrapment (1999) Virginia Baker
TV total (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
VH-1 Behind the Movie (1999)  Herself (1 episode, 2002)
The Mask of Zorro (1998) Elena
Top Ten (1998)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
The View (1997)  Herself (3 episodes, 2001-2013)
Corazón de... (1997)  Herself (6 episodes, 2005-2007)
The Phantom (1996) Sala (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
Access Hollywood (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2009)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Herself (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Magacine (1996)  Herself (3 episodes, 2005)
Mundo VIP (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Herself (1 episode, 2012)
Blue Juice (1995) Chloe
Extra (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 2003)
Talking Telephone Numbers (1994)  Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Splitting Heirs (1993) Kitty (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Herself / ... (4 episodes, 2005-2013)
Live & Kicking (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 1994)
Corazón, corazón (1993)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) Beatriz (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992)  Maya (1 episode, 1993)
HBO First Look (1992)  Herself (5 episodes, 1999-2004)
Getaway (1992)  Herself / ... (5 episodes, 2005-2007)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Gomorron (1992)  Herself (1 episode, 2001)
The Darling Buds of May (1991)  Mariette (18 episodes, 1991-1993)
Charlie Rose (1991)  Herself - Guest (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Les 1001 nuits (1990) Sheherazade
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Herself (2 episodes, 2001-2007)
This Morning (1988)  Herself (4 episodes, 2003-2005)
Coup de foudre (1988) (1 episode, 1992)
The Play on One (1988)  Chirsty (1 episode, 1991)
Biography (1987)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Going Live! (1987) (1 episode, 1992)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Herself (1 episode, 2004)
Larry King Live (1985)  Herself (2 episodes, 2003-2004)
Aspel & Company (1984)  Herself (1 episode, 1992)
Wetten, dass..? (1981)  Herself (1 episode, 2005)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Herself (18 episodes, 2003-2014)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Herself - Guest Host / ... (1 episode, 2005)
Good Morning America (1975)  Herself / ... (3 episodes, 2005-2012)
HBO Boxing (1973)  Herself - Audience Member (1 episode, 2008)
The Godmother (0) Griselda Blanco
Vivaldi (0) Countess Teragni (rumored)