Catherine Zeta-Jones

Welsh actress

Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE (born 25 September 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress, living in the United States. She started acting in theatre from a young age. After this, she had many small roles in British and American films and television shows. She established herself as an actress once she began starring in Hollywood films such as The Phantom, The Mask of Zorro, and Entrapment in the late 1990s.

Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Jones

(1969-09-25) 25 September 1969 (age 54)
Years active1981–present
TelevisionThe Darling Buds of May
(m. 2000)
ChildrenSon and daughter
Parent(s)David Jones
Patricia (née Fair)
AwardsAcademy Awards
2002 Chicago

She won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for acting as Velma Kelly in the 2002 film Chicago. She is the first and only Welsh actress to win that award.

In 2010 Zeta-Jones was given a CBE.[1]

Zeta-Jones is married to American actor Michael Douglas, with whom she shares a birthday. They have two children - Dylan (named after Dylan Thomas) and Carys.

Zeta-Jones said in 2011 that she has been diagnosed with bipolar II disorder.[2]


  1. "Catherine Zeta Jones awarded CBE". 12 June 2010.
  2. Brown, Eryn (13 April 2011). "Catherine Zeta-Jones is treated for bipolar II disorder. What is it?" – via LA Times.

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