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Who is Catherine Zeta-Jones?
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh well-known actress. She is notably known for her versatility and is a recipient of various accolades. This includes an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Tony Award. In 2010, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) because of her film and humanitarian work.
Being born and raised in Swansea, she aspired to be an actress from a young age. As a child, she played roles in the West End productions of the musicals Annie and Bugsy Malone. In 1987, she made her stage breakthrough with a leading role in a production of 42nd Street. Her screen debut came in 1990 in the unsuccessful French-Italian film 1001 Nights and she went on to find greater success as a regular in the British television series, The Darling Buds of May (1991 to 1993). She then relocated to Los Angels where she established herself in Hollywood with roles that highlighted her sex appeals, such as in the action film The Mask of Zorro (1998) and the heist film Entrapment (1999).
In 200, she received critical acclaim for her performances as a vengeful pregnant woman in Traffic and a murderous singer in the musical Chicago (2002). The latter won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Next, she went on to star in high-profile films for much of the decade, this included; the black comedy Intolerable Cruelty (2003), the heist film Ocean’s Twelve (2004), the comedy The Terminal (2004), and the romantic comedy No Reservations (2007). In 2009, she appeared in the Broadway production of A Little Night Music (2009) thus winning a Tony Award. She then continued to work intermittently in the 2010s, starring in the films; Side Effects (2013), Red 2 (2013), and Dad’s Army (2016), as well as the television miniseries Feud: Bette & Joan (2017), in which she portrayed actress Olivia de Havilland. Besides acting, she is a brand endorser and supports various charitable causes.
How Old Is Catherine Zeta-Jones?
She is 52 years old as of August 2022, having been born on September 25, 1969, in Swansea, Wales. Catherine shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Will Smith, Donald Glover, T.I., Jayda Cheaves, Rosalía, and many more.
Catherine Zeta-Jones Family
Who are Catherine Zeta-Jones’s Parents?
She was born to David James Jones (Father), the owner of a sweet factory, and Patricia Fair (Mother) a seamstress. Her father is Welsh whereas her mother is of Irish Catholic descent.
Does Catherine Zeta-Jones have Siblings?
She has two siblings. An elder brother by the name of David A. Jones (born in 1967, a film producer). And a younger brother by the name Lyndon Jones (born in 1972, a stunt performer).
Catherine Zeta-Jones Education
She received her high school education at Dumbarton House School. After high school, she attended Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick for a three-year course in musical theatre.
Catherine Zeta-Jones Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life, Michael Douglas (born on September 25, 1944) an American actor and producer. They married on November 18, 2000, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Catherine Zeta-Jones Kids
She and her husband Michael have two kids. A son by the name of Dylan Michael Douglas (born on August 8, 2000). And a daughter by the name of Carys Zeta Douglas (born on April 20, 2003).
Catherine Zeta-Jones Career
A Career from 1969 to 1989
From a young age, she participated in school stage shows and gained local media attention when her rendition of a Shirley Bassey song won a Junior Star talent competition. At the age of nine, she was selected to play July, one of the orphan girls in the original West End production of the musical Annie. In her early teens, she became a national tap dancing champion. In 1981, she played the lead role of Annie in a Swansea production.
Later after two years, she played the lead role of Tallulah in a West End production of Bugsy Malone. At age 15, she left school without obtaining O-levels and decided to live in London to pursue a full-time acting career. In 1987, as a 17-year-old she was picked as the second understudy to the lead actress in a West End production of 42nd Street. Her next stage appearance was in 1989, with the English National Opera at the London Coliseum where she played Mae Jones in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.
A Career from 1990 to 1996
She made her film debut in 1990, in the director Philippe de Broca’s film 1001 Nights. However, the film was not well received at the box office. But greater success followed when she starred opposite David Jason and Pam Ferris in the British period comedy-drama television series The Darling Buds of May from 1991 to 1993. Following a brief appearance in 1992 as Beatriz Enriquez de Arana in the unsuccessful adventure film Christopher Columbus: The Discovery, she went on to feature as a belly dancer in disguise in a 1992 episode of George Lucas’ television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
Next, she took on the part of an aspiring duchess in Splitting Heirs (1993). The next year, she played the melancholic Eustacia Vye in the television film, The Return of the Native. Whereas in 1995, she appeared as the pragmatic girlfriend of Sead Pertwee’s character in Blue Juice, published as Britain’s first surf film. In 1996, she earned the part of Sala, the hench-woman to the villainous Drax (Treat Williams) in the superhero film The Phantom starring Billy Zane in the titular role. That same year, the CBS television miniseries Titanic however was better received and it starred Peter Gallagher and George C. Scott.
A Career from 1998 to 2000
In 1998, Steven Spielberg took notice of Catherine in Titanic and recommended her to Martin Campbell who was directing The Mask of Zorro, for Steven’s production company. Catherine co-starred alongside Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas. However, the role proved to be a breakthrough for Catherine and she was nominated for the MTV Movie Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
Her first release in 1999 was the heist film Entrapment in which she starred opposite Sean Connery. Later that year, she appeared in The Haunting alongside Liam Neeson and Lili Taylor. The feature received generally poor reviews but found a significant worldwide audience. In 2000, after taking the supporting part of the lead John Cusack’s former romantic interest in the comedy-drama High Fidelity, Catherine starred in Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic (2000). The ensemble of Traffic won the SAG Award for Outstanding Cast and Catherine was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress.
A Career from 2001 to 2004
Her first solo film release in 2001 was the romantic comedy America’s Sweethearts. In the film, she starred as a shrewd movie star, opposite Julia Roberts. The following year, she starred as the murderous nightclub singer Velma Kelly in Chicago alongside Renee Zellweger. Her performance and the film all received widespread critical acclaim. Moreover, the film grossed $306 million and was the recipient of the Academy Award for Best Picture. Furthermore, Catherine’s performance won the Academy Award, and SAG Award. And the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress, among other awards and nominations. Following the success of Chicago, next, she voiced the part of Princess Marina in Sinbad: Legend of the Sevenn Seas (2003). In 2003 also, she starred alongside George Clooney in the Coen brothers’ black comedy Intolerable Cruelty. The next year, Spielberg approached her to play an insecure air hostess in his comedy The Terminal.
A Career from 2005 to 2010
In 2005, The Legend of Zorro, a sequel to The Mask of Zorro saw her reprise the role of Elena opposite Banderas. In the year 2006, she did not have any film releases. However, the next year, she appeared in a biopic film of Harry Houdini titled, Death Defying Acts, starring Guy Pearce. That same year, she starred alongside Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin in the romantic comedy No Reservations. Catherine made her return to the stage in 2009 with a revival of the musical A Little Night Music, which marked her Broadway debut. Because of her performance, she won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
A Career from 2012 to 2016
Following a three-year leave from acting, she made her screen comeback in 2012, in Lay the Favorite. A comedy co-starring Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hall. Next, she played the part f a religiously conservative wife of the mayor in the ensemble musical comedy Rock of Ages, co-starring Tom Cruise and Bryan Cranston. Her final release of 2012 was Playing for Keeps. The next year, she took on a leading role in the crime thriller Broken City. Co-starring Mark Wahlberg, and Russel Crowe.
Her next 2013 film was when she collaborated with Soderbergh for the third time in the critically acclaimed thriller Side Effects. The film co-starred Channing Tatum, Jude Law, and Rooney Mara. In 2013 also, she played a seductive Russian double agent alongside Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, and Mary-Louise Parker in the action comedy Red 2. Following Rec2, she took another leave from acting. She returned in 2016, where she found the role opposite Bill Nighy and Toby Jones in the British war comedy film Dad’s Army. The film is based on a television sitcom of the same name.
A Career from 2017 to Present
In 2017, she returned to television where she portrayed actress Olivia de Havilland. In the first season of Ryan Murphy’s anthology drama series Feud. The series is about the rivalry between the actresses Joan Crawford and Bette Davis (played by Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, respectively). The next year, she starred as the drug lord Griselda Blanco in the Lifetime television film Cocaine Godmother. In 2021, she appeared in a recurring role in the second season of the Fox drama series Prodigal Son. In the series, she played Dr. Vivian Capshaw, a doctor opposite Michael Sheen. However, the series was canceled after its second season. Next, she will star as Morticia Addams in the Netflix fantasy series Wednesday and will feature in the Disney+ adventure series National Treasure: Edge of History.
A Career in Other Ventures
Besides acting, she supports various charities and causes. Moreover, she is a patron of Swansea’s Longfields Day Centre for the disabled. In 2001, she auctioned an outfit she wore in The Mask of Zorro (1998), to raise funds for AIDS patients in Africa. She then became the ambassador of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children charity. And launched the Full Stop appeal in Wales to raise awareness of child abuse.
Also, she has given her support to other charitable organizations for children such as the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children and the Noah’s Ark Appeal among others. In the early 1990s, she briefly dabbled with a singing career. She then provided her voice to the character of actress Jean Simmons in 1992. In Jeff Wayne’s musical retelling of Spartacus entitled, Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of Spartacus. Three years later, she released her first single, “In the Arms of Live” on Wayne’s Wow! Records. Later in 1994, she sang “True Love Ways” a duet with David Essex.
Catherine Zeta-Jones Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 7inches (1.7m) and a weight of 60kg (132lbs).
Catherine Zeta-Jones Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but has a net worth of $150 million.