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Catherine Zeta JonesCatherine Zeta Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones

Zeta-Jones in 2006
Birth name Catherine Jones
Born September 25, 1969 (1969-09-25) (age 37)
Treboeth, Swansea, Wales, UK
Spouse(s) Michael Douglas (2000-Present)

Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of television films and small roles in films, she came to prominence with roles in films such as The Phantom, The Mask of Zorro, and Entrapment in the late 1990s. She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for portraying Velma Kelly in the 2002 film adaptation of Chicago. Zeta-Jones is married to Michael Douglas, with whom she starred in the 2000 film Traffic.

Contents

  • 1 Biography
    • 1.1 Early life
    • 1.2 Career
    • 1.3 Personal life
    • 1.4 Zeta-Jones in popular culture
  • 2 Filmography
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links
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Biography

Early life

Zeta-Jones, the middle of three children, was born Catherine Zeta Jones[1] in Treboeth, a working-class area of Swansea, West Glamorgan in South Wales. Her father, David "Dai" Jones, is Welsh and a former sweets factory owner, and her mother, Patricia (Fair), is Irish and a seamstress.[2][3] Her father's cousin is married to singer Bonnie Tyler, who is also from Swansea. Her uncle owns Swansea's Å koda car dealership as well as Llanelli A.F.C. football club. Her name stems from those of her grandmothers â€" her maternal grandmother, Katherine Fair, and her paternal grandmother, Zeta Jones.

Zeta-Jones was raised Catholic.[1][4][5] After her parents won £100,000 at bingo in the 1980s, they moved to St. Andrews Drive in Mayals, an upper class area of Swansea. Zeta-Jones attended the moderately-priced private school, Dumbarton House in Swansea where she was apparently an average student. Comedian and actor Rob Brydon also went there. She left school early to further her acting ambitions without obtaining O levels and went on to attend The Arts Educational Schools in Chiswick for a full-time three year course in musical theatre.

Career

Zeta-Jones' stage career began in childhood. She often performed at friends and family functions when she was younger. She was a part of a Catholic congregation's performing troupe before she was 10. She also starred in a London production of Annie, as well as a version of Bugsy Malone. By 1987 she was starring in 42nd Street as Peggy Sawyer in the West End. Once the show closed, Zeta-Jones travelled to France, where she received the lead role in French director Philippe de Broca's 1001 Nights (also known as Sheherazade), her feature film debut.

Her exotic looks, along with her singing and dancing ability, suggested a promising future, but it was in a straight acting role, as Mariette in the successful television adaptation of H. E. Bates' The Darling Buds of May), that made her name. She briefly flirted with a musical career, beginning with a part in the 1992 album: Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of Spartacus, from which the single "For All Time" was released in 1989. It failed to chart. She went on to release the singles "In the Arms of Love", "I Can't Help Myself", and a duet with David Essex, "True Love Ways". The Duet was her only chart single, reaching #38 in the UK singles chart in 1994. She also starred in an episode of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, as well as in Christopher Columbus: The Discovery.

Playing Elena Montero in The Mask of Zorro was Zeta-Jones' first leading role. Playing Elena Montero in The Mask of Zorro was Zeta-Jones' first leading role.

She continued to find moderate success with a number of television projects, including The Return of the Native (1994) and the mini-series Catherine the Great (1995). She also appeared in Splitting Heirs (1993), a comedy starring Eric Idle, Rick Moranis and John Cleese.

In 1996, she was cast as the evil aviatrix "Sala" in the action film, The Phantom , based on the comic created by Lee Falk. Her character did her best to kill Billy Zane's Phantom, while assisting villain Xander Drax (Treat Williams) in taking over the world with a weapon of doom. The following year, she starred in the CBS mini-series Titanic, which also starred Tim Curry and Peter Gallagher. Steven Spielberg, who noted her performance in the mini-series, recommended her to Martin Campbell, the director of The Mask of Zorro.[6] Zeta-Jones subsequently landed a lead role in the film, alongside Antonio Banderas. The following year she co-starred with Sean Connery in the film Entrapment, and alongside Liam Neeson and Lili Taylor in The Haunting. In 2000, she starred in Traffic with future husband Michael Douglas.

Catherine Zeta-Jones in her Academy Award winning role as Velma Kelly in Chicago. Catherine Zeta-Jones in her Academy Award winning role as Velma Kelly in Chicago.

In 2003, she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Velma Kelly in the film Chicago. Chicago also won the Academy Award for Best Picture that year. On 22 October 2005, she referenced her award, as guest host on the television show Saturday Night Live, surrounded by four male dancers, mimicking the Bob Fosse-inspired Chicago-style dancing, suggesting in song that, no matter how bad she might be that night, "They Can't Take My Oscar Away".[7] For her role in Chicago, she specifically requested a 1920s-style short bob haircut, so her face could be seen and fans wouldn't doubt she did all her dancing herself.

In 2003 she voiced Marina in Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, as well as starring in Intolerable Cruelty with George Clooney. In 2004 she was in The Terminal, as well as Ocean's Twelve, the sequel to Ocean's Eleven. In 2005 she reprised her role as Elena in The Legend of Zorro, the sequel to The Mask of Zorro. She stars in and produces the rugby-related comedy, Coming Out. The film is produced by her company Milkwood Films.[8]

Personal life

Zeta-Jones is married to actor Michael Douglas. She has the same birthday as her husband, although he is 25 years her senior. She claims that when they met, he used the line "I'd like to father your children".[9] They were married at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on 18 November 2000. A traditional Welsh choir (Côr Cymraeg Rehoboth) sang at her wedding; her wedding ring includes a Celtic motif and was bought in the Welsh town of Aberystwyth. Their son, Dylan Michael Douglas, was born 8 August 2000. Their daughter, Carys Zeta Douglas, was born April 20, 2003. While pregnant with Carys, photos were published of Zeta-Jones smoking cigarettes on a private balcony; afterwards, she became the target of anti-smoking and child health and welfare groups due to her behaviour.

Zeta-Jones has decided that her children will grow up aware of their Welsh heritage and has built a seaside home for her parents in her hometown of Swansea. She wants her children to know the Welsh language.[citation needed]

Her elder brother, David A. Jones (also known as Cameron Jones), is Vice President of the film company, Initial Entertainment. He was an executive producer of Gangs of New York. Her younger brother, Lyndon Jones, is her personal manager and producer for Milkwood Films. Catherine's parents recently moved from their Mayals property to a £2 million home two miles away, paid for by their daughter.

Apart from her acting career, Zeta-Jones is also an advertising spokeswoman. In 2003, she became spokeswoman for the mobile phone company T-Mobile. However, in September 2006, T-Mobile dropped Zeta-Jones for a more "man on the street" advertising campaign.[10] She is currently the global spokeswoman for cosmetics giant Elizabeth Arden. Zeta-Jones lives predominantly with her family in Bermuda.

Zeta-Jones in popular culture

Dawn French as Catherine Spartacus-Zeta-Douglas-Jones Dawn French as Catherine Spartacus-Zeta-Douglas-Jones

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders parodied Zeta-Jones as a vacuous über-celebrity named Catherine Spartacus-Zeta-Douglas-Jones on their show French & Saunders in the series Back With a Vengeance. Catherine Spartacus-Zeta-Douglas-Jones alternates between a strong Welsh accent and a strong American accent and uses Welsh-language phrases when she speaks.

In the U.S. version of the sitcom The Office, Catherine Zeta-Jones is the name of Agent Michael Scarn's secretary/love interest in Michael Scott's screenplay "Threat Level: Midnight".[11]



Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1990 Les 1001 nuits Sheherazade
1991 The Darling Buds of May Mariette
1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery' Beatriz
1993 Splitting Heirs Kitty
1995 Blue Juice Chloe
1996 The Phantom Sala
1996 Titanic (TV Miniseries) Isabella Paradine
1998 The Mask of Zorro Elena Montero Murrieta
1999 Entrapment Virginia Baker
The Haunting Theo
2000 High Fidelity Charlie Nicholson
Traffic Helena Ayala Also starred her husband, Michael Douglas.
2001 America's Sweethearts Gwen Harrison
2002 Chicago Velma Kelly Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
2003 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Marina Voice role.
Intolerable Cruelty Marylin Rexroth
2004 The Terminal Amelia Warren
Ocean's Twelve Isabel Lahiri
2005 The Legend of Zorro Elena Montero Murrieta de la Vega
2007 Death Defying Acts
No Reservations Kate Armstrong
Stompanato
2008 Crood Awakening
Coming Out Also producer

References

  • ^ a b http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0107/21/lklw.00.html
  • ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/89/Catherine-Zeta-Jones.html
  • ^ http://members.aol.com/AngelBook/czj/news/roughcut.htm
  • ^ http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20060621/ai_n16492119
  • ^ http://www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biography_home/1277:0/Catherine_Zeta_Jones.htm
  • ^ Catherine Zeta-Jones biography. tiscali.co.uk. Retrieved on 14 August 2006.
  • ^ Catherine Zeta-Jones. snltranscripts.jt.org. Retrieved on 14 August 2006.
  • ^ Catherine Zeta-Jones Teams Up With Gavin Henson. entertainmentwise.com. Retrieved on 14 August 2006.
  • ^ http://www.smh.com.au/news/people/how-cheesy-can-you-get/2007/07/12/1183833634622.html
  • ^ http://www.hollywood.com/news/detail/id/3558779 Hollywood.com Retrieved on
  • ^ http://www.tv.com/the-office/the-client/episode/539276/summary.html
  • External links

    • Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Internet Movie Database
    • Catherine Zeta-Jones at the TCM Movie Database
    • Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Notable Names Database
    Awards
    Preceded by
    Jennifer Connelly
    for A Beautiful Mind
    Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
    2002
    for Chicago
    Succeeded by
    Renée Zellweger
    for Cold Mountain
    Preceded by
    Jennifer Connelly
    for A Beautiful Mind
    BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    2002
    for Chicago
    Succeeded by
    Renée Zellweger
    for Cold Mountain


     




       
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