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Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE is a Welsh singer and actress known for her roles as Velma Kelly in "Chicago" (2002) and Elena in "The Mask of Zorro" (1998). She was born in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales on September 25, 1969. Her father was a candy factory owner. ...Read moreShe got an early start in theater productions; at age 15 she got the lead role in the British revival of "42nd Street." She first made a name for herself in the early 1990s when she starred in the Yorkshire Television comedy series "The Darling Buds of May" (1991). The show was a smash hit and made her one of the United Kingdom's most popular television actresses. She subsequently got supporting roles in several films including "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery" (1992), the TV miniseries "Catherine the Great" (2000), and a larger part as the seductive Sala in "The Phantom" (1996). She snagged her breakout film role in "Traffic" (2000), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress. Next came the adapted musical tour de force "Chicago," in which she played a jailed vaudeville performer who killed her husband and sister after discovering them in bed. Leading a pack of fame-hungry murderesses, Kelly and Roxie Hart (Renee Zellwegger) make a stab at proving their innocence, powered by the ultimate, seductive goal of nation-wide fame. Zeta-Jones won an Oscar for her performance, and the film won six Oscars total. She's also appeared in "Entrapment" (1999), "Intolerable Cruelty" (2003), "Ocean's Twelve" (2004), "Death Defying Acts" (2007) and "Side Effects" (2013). In 2010, she won the coveted Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical for portraying Desiree in "A Little Night Music." Zeta-Jones has been married to the distinguished actor Michael Douglas, 25 years her senior, since 2000. Together, they share the same birthday as well as two children.



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  • Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE is a Welsh singer and actress known for her roles as Velma Kelly in "Chicago" (2002) and Elena in "The Mask of Zorro" (1998). She was ...Read moreborn in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales on September 25, 1969. Her father was a candy factory owner. She got an early start in theater productions; at age 15 she got the lead role in the British revival of "42nd Street." She first made a name for herself in the early 1990s when she starred in the Yorkshire Television comedy series "The Darling Buds of May" (1991). The show was a smash hit and made her one of the United Kingdom's most popular television actresses. She subsequently got supporting roles in several films including "Christopher Columbus: The Discovery" (1992), the TV miniseries "Catherine the Great" (2000), and a larger part as the seductive Sala in "The Phantom" (1996). She snagged her breakout film role in "Traffic" (2000), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress. Next came the adapted musical tour de force "Chicago," in which she played a jailed vaudeville performer who killed her husband and sister after discovering them in bed. Leading a pack of fame-hungry murderesses, Kelly and Roxie Hart (Renee Zellwegger) make a stab at proving their innocence, powered by the ultimate, seductive goal of nation-wide fame. Zeta-Jones won an Oscar for her performance, and the film won six Oscars total. She's also appeared in "Entrapment" (1999), "Intolerable Cruelty" (2003), "Ocean's Twelve" (2004), "Death Defying Acts" (2007) and "Side Effects" (2013). In 2010, she won the coveted Tony Award for best leading actress in a musical for portraying Desiree in "A Little Night Music." Zeta-Jones has been married to the distinguished actor Michael Douglas, 25 years her senior, since 2000. Together, they share the same birthday as well as two children.

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