Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Actor British born on 25 september 1969 at Swansea (USA)
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Birth name Catherine Zeta JonesNationality United-kingdomBirth 25 september 1969Catherine Zeta-Jones, (/ˈziːtə/; born Catherine Zeta Jones; 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades throughout her career, including one Academy Award, one BAFTA Award, and three Screen Actor Guild Awards. She was named Hasty Pudding's Woman of the Year in 2005, and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours.
(49 years) at Swansea (USA
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Zeta-Jones began her acting career at age 12, with the lead role in the stage musical Annie, and subsequently pursued a career on theatre with appearances in productions, such as West End's 42nd Street. She made her movie debut in the 1991 French fantasy feature Les 1001 nuits and continued her film work with supporting roles in Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) and Splitting Heirs (1993), while starring in the ITV series The Darling Buds of May from 1991 until 1993. She established her early film career in the United Kingdom and eventually transitioned into Hollywood mainstream movies, appearing in the action western The Mask of Zorro (1998) and the crime thriller Entrapment (1999), both of which were international commercial successes. Her performance in Steven Soderbergh's Traffic (2000) earned her significant critical praise and her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture.
Zeta-Jones starred as Velma Kelly in the film adaptation of the musical Chicago (2002), another critical and commercial success. For the film, she received the Academy Award and the British Academy Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, plus two Screen Actors Guild Awards and her second Golden Globe Award nomination, for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She then appeared in the romantic comedy Intolerable Cruelty (2003), the crime film Ocean's Twelve (2004) and reprised her starring role in the sequel of the 1998 film, The Legend of Zorro (2005). Parts in the smaller-scale features Death Defying Acts (2008) and The Rebound (2009) were followed by a 3-year hiatus from screen acting. During that time, she returned to the stage and portrayed Desiree in A Little Night Music (2010), for which she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. She has since done further film work in the musical comedy Rock of Ages and the psychological thriller Side Effects (2013).
Zeta-Jones met actor Michael Douglas, with whom she shares a birthday and who is 25 years her senior, at the Deauville Film Festival in France in August 1998, after being introduced by Danny DeVito. According to Catherine, when they met, he told her that "I'd like to father your children". They began dating in March 1999 and eventually became engaged on 31 December 1999; they were married at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on 18 November 2000, after Douglas' divorce was finalised. A traditional Welsh choir sang at their wedding. Her Welsh gold wedding ring includes a Celtic motif and was purchased in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth. Mick Hucknall from the band Simply Red, who previously dated Zeta-Jones, also performed at their wedding.
Zeta-Jones and Douglas have two children, son Dylan Michael (born 8 August 2000) and daughter Carys Zeta (born 20 April 2003). The family resides in Bedford, New York.
In August 2013, People claimed that Douglas and Zeta-Jones began living separately in May 2013, but had not taken any legal action towards separation or divorce. A representative for Zeta-Jones subsequently confirmed that they "are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage." It was reported on November 1 that the couple had reconciled and moved back in together.
In April 2011, Zeta-Jones sought treatment for bipolar II disorder, checking herself into Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut. Zeta-Jones checked into a health care facility again in April 2013 for further treatment related to her bipolar disorder.