Catherine Zeta Jones was born on September 25, 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. She is a famous Welsh actress.
Biography and Career :
Catherine Zeta-Jones was born in Swansea, Wales on September 25, 1969 to parents Patricia, an Irish seamstress, and David James Jones, a Welsh sweet factory owner.
She got her name for her from those of her grandmothers, her maternal grandmother, Catherine Fair, and her paternal grandmother, Zeta Jones. She now hyphenates her name as "Catherine Zeta-Jones", accepting the mistake by the American press early in her career.
Catherine Zeta-Jones first played Velma Kelly in the 2002 film adaptation of the musical “Chicago”, a critical and commercial success, and received an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, a Screen Act
ors Guild Award and got nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Later, she had a role in the 2003 romantic comedy movie ”Intolerable Cruelty” and 2004 crime comedy film “Ocean's Twelve”.
Catherine Zeta-Jones landed the lead female role in the 2005 sequel of the 1998 film, “The Legend of Zorro”. She also starred in the 2008 biopic romantic thriller “Death Defying Acts”. She won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Desiree in “A Little Night Music” in 2010.
Why is Catherine Zeta-Jones famous?
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress that began her career on stage at an early age. After starring some of United Kingdom and United States television films and small roles in films, she became known with roles in Hollywood movies such as the 1998 action film “The Mask of Zorro” and the 1999 crime thriller film Entrapment. Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 film “Traffic”, for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture.
Why do we like Catherine Zeta-Jones?
Catherine Zeta-Jones has appeared on many magazine covers like Allure, Harper's Bazaar, W, Vanity Fair, and Vogue. She was named one of "1998's Most Beautiful People" by People magazine, she also was named number 68 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement and was ranked number 82 in 2006. She was also number 50 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties" and in 2010, Peoplestar.co.uk Celebrity Magazine, featured her as number 5 in "The World's Most Beautiful Women".
- Height : 5'8''/171 cm
- During her Darling Buds of May period, Catherine also helped her cousin promote his "Lazerzone" business in Swansea by appearing as a special guest at open days.
- Once appeared on Welsh TV channel HTV teaching children how to tap dance.
- She is a resident of Bermuda.
- Was unable to attend the funeral of her grandfather, Billy Fair, as she was pregnant and unable to fly.
- Does not attend many family functions such as weddings as she does not want her presence to take the focus off the event.
- Her uncle Robert Jones owns Swansea's Skoda car dealership as well as Llanelli A.F.C. football club.
- Her father was the manager of a candy factory.
- Her first child with fiance Michael Douglas, a boy named Dylan Michael was born on 8th August about 6 p.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre near Beverly Hills. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds and seven ounces and measured 21-1/2 inches.
- She was chosen one of 1998's Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.
Her father's cousin, Robert Sullivan, is married to singer Bonnie Tyler, who is also Welsh.
- Has a niece named Jena Jones. (Daughter of Catherine's brother David Jones)
- She Is a former girlfriend of former Blue Peter presenter John Leslie, UK actor Angus MacFayden and Hollywood producer Jon Peters, ex-boyfriend of Barbra Streisand
- She is a trained singer and dancer.
- She became engaged to Michael Douglas in Aspen, Colorado [31 December 1999]
- Catherine Zeta Jones owns the film company "Milkwood Films" that will put out Coming Out in 2006 in which she will also act, besides having the producers role.
- Mother is Irish, father is Welsh.
- "I used to go around looking as frumpy as possible because it was inconceivable you could be attractive as well as be smart. It wasn't until I started being myself, the way I like to turn out to meet people, that I started to get any work."
- "I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one's more feminist than me, but you don't have to look as if you don't give a - you know. You can be smart, bright, and attractive aesthetically to others - and to yourself."
- After Scottish actor Sean Connery presented her with the Oscar: "A Scotsman giving a Welsh girl an Oscar - oh my God!"
- "For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end."
- Crood Awakening (2008)
- Stompanato (2007)
- Rachel's Holiday (2006)
- Death Defying Acts (2006)
- Coming Out (2006)
- Untitled Scott Hicks Film (2007)
- The Legend of Zorro (2005)
- Ocean's Twelve (2004)
- The Terminal (2004)
- Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
- Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003) (voice)
- Chicago (2002)
- America's Sweethearts (2001)
- Traffic (2000)
- High Fidelity (2000)
- The Haunting (1999)
- Entrapment (1999) .... Virginia Baker
... aka Verlockende Falle (Germany)
- The Mask of Zorro (1998)
- Titanic (1996) (TV) (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
- The Phantom (1996) (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
- Blue Juice (1995)
- Catherine the Great (1995) (TV)
- The Return of the Native (1994) (TV)
- The Cinder Path (1994) (TV)
- "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles"
- Palestine, October 1917 (1993) TV Episode
- Splitting Heirs (1993)
- "The Darling Buds of May" (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
- Climb the Greasy Pole: Part 2 (1993) TV Episode
- Climb the Greasy Pole: Part 1 (1993) TV Episode
- The Happiest Days of Your Lives: Part 2 (1993) TV Episode
- The Happiest Days of Your Lives: Part 1 (1993) TV Episode
- Le Grand Weekend (1992) TV Episode (as Catherine Zeta Jones)
- Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
- The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert (1992) (V)
- Out of the Blue (1991) (TV)
- 1001 nuits, Les (1990)
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