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Catherine Zeta-Jones Biography

Birth Name:
Catherine Zeta Jones
Birth Place:
Swansea, Wales
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Her name comes from both of her grandmothers, one named Catherine and the other named Zeta (who was named after a ship her great-grandfather had sailed on)
  • Had a tracheotomy as a child, which left a scar
  • Reportedly turned down a marriage proposal from producer Jon Peters in 1996 because she wanted to be known as an actress rather than just a Hollywood wife
  • For her role in Chicago, reportedly requested a short bob haircut so that her face would be visible and audiences would know that she did all of her own dancing
  • Performed an Oscar-nominated song from Chicago at the 2003 Academy Awards while eight-months pregnant with her second child
  • She took home a statue that night as Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the film
  • Named Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2011
  • Built a house in her hometown of Swansea so her children would grow up aware of their Welsh heritage
  • Shares a birthday with her husband, Michael Douglas, who is 25 years her senior

Awards

  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2003Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2002Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: winner
  • 2001Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1999European Film Academy-Best European Actress- People's Choice Award: winner
  • 1999European Film Awards-Best European Actress - People's Choice Award: winner

Relationships

  • David Jones -- Brother
  • Lyndon Jones -- Brother
  • Carys Zeta Douglas -- Daughter
  • Angus Macfayen -- Ex-fiancée
  • Dai Jones -- Father
  • David (Dai) Jones -- Father
  • Pat Jones -- Mother
  • Patricia Jones (nee Fair) -- Mother
  • Dylan Michael Douglas -- Son