Catherine Zeta Jones Biography
At age 10, Zeta Jones was part of a Catholic Congregation performing troupe. Catherine Zeta Jones attended Dumbarton House School in Swansea, but left school early to pursue a career in acting. She completed a three-year course in musical theater at the Chiswick Art Educational Schools. Her acting career started when she traveled to France and received a role in the French film, 1001 Nights, which was directed by Philippe de Broca.
Catherine Zeta Jones showed a promising future in her dancing and singing career, but she became popular as she displayed a straight acting role in the successful TV adaptation of The Darling Buds of May. She tried her luck with a music career by releasing the singles, I cant help myself and in the arms of love. She also had a duet with David Essex, True love ways, which reached #38 in the UK singles chart in 1994.
Catherine Zeta Jones was cast in the 1996 action film, The Phantom. The following year, she appeared in the CBS mini series, Titanic, alongside Peter Gallagher and Tim Curry. In her performance in Titanic, Steven Spielberg noticed her and recommended Catherine Zeta Jones to the director of The Mask of Zorro Martin Campbell. She subsequently landed the leading role opposite Antonio Banderas and later appeared in Entrapment costarring Sean Connery.
In 2003, Catherine Zeta Jones won an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her role in the musical film, Chicago. The same year, she lent her voice to Marina in Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas opposite Brad Pitt. She also appeared with George Clooney in the film, Intolerable Cruelty. In 2004, Catherine Zeta Jones played opposite Tom Hanks in Steven Spielbergs The Terminal, Oceans Twelve and Oceans Eleven.
In 2005, Catherine Zeta Jones reprised her role in The Legend of Zorro. Recently, she starred in the comedy film, No Reservations. Aside from acting, Catherine Zeta Jones also produced the rugby-related comedy film, Coming Out.
Catherine Zeta Jones is married to actor Michael Douglas. They have two children, a son Dylan Michael Douglas (born August 8 2000) and a daughter Carys Zeta Douglas (born April 20 2003).