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Catherine Zeta-Jones – biography

Catherine Zeta-Jones was born on September 25, 1969 in Swansea (Wales, UK). Father – David James Jones, owner of a Welsh confectionery center. Mother – Patricia Fair, seamstress. Brothers – Lyndon (manager) and Craig (stuntman).

While studying at school, the future star began to play in local theatrical performances. After graduation, Katherine studied for 3 years at the School of the Arts in London at the Faculty of Music and Theater.

At the age of 14, Zeta-Jones was invited to play the role of Tallulla in the theatrical adaptation of Bugsy Malone.

In 1987, Katherine played one of the main roles in the London musical 42nd Street.

In 1990, the actress made her film debut, playing the role of Scheherazade in the film 1001 Nights. From that moment on, Katherine’s Hollywood career took off. She played in the films: “Christopher Columbus: The Conquest of America” ​​(1992), “The Tangled Heirs” (1993), “The Chronicles of Young Indiana Jones” (1993), “Oacian” (1994), “Homecoming” (1994) , “Catherine the Great” (1995), “Blue Juice” (1995), “Phantom” (1996), “Titanic” (1996), “Mask of Zorro” (1998), “Trap” (1999), “The Ghost of the House on Hill “(1999),” The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: War in the Desert “(1999),” Fanatic “(2000),” Traffic “(2000),” America’s Favorite “(2001), etc.

On November 18, 2000, Catherine Zeta-Jones married popular actor Michael Douglas, who was born with her on the same day, 25 years apart. In the marriage, the star couple had a son, Dylan (2000) and a daughter, Caris (2003). The Douglas-Zeta-Jones family has homes in Mallorca, Bermuda, Catherine’s hometown in Wales, and an apartment in New York. While the children were young, the family mainly lived in the Bahamas to avoid publicity, but now they spend most of their time in New York and its suburbs, where children go to school.

Catherine Zeta-Jones: “Michael and I complement each other perfectly! He is an incredibly disciplined person, organized, he always does everything on schedule, does not forget anything, and I prefer spontaneity. I never think. ”
The quote is taken from “Moviesda

In 2002, the comedy-musical directed by Rob Marshall “Chicago” was released, where Zeta-Jones played Valma Kelly. This role earned the actress an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (2003).

In 2005, Katherine, together with Antonio Banderas, played in the second part of the adventure film about Zorro “The Legend of Zorro”. This work has become one of the best in her career as an actress.

Catherine Zeta-Jones starred in the films: “Intolerable Cruelty” (2003), “Terminal” (2004), “Ocean’s Twelve” (2004), “The Legend of Zorro” (2005), “Taste of Life” (2007), “Deadly number “(2007),” Babysitter on Call “(2009),” Man in great demand “(2012),” Rock for Ages “(2012),” Fortune of Vegas “(2012),” City of Vice “(2013),” Makitah“(2013) and” RED 2 “(2013).

In 2011 and 2013, Katherine was undergoing treatment for a mental disorder, and Michael Douglas was cured of cancer of the larynx. In August 2013, the marriage of Zeta-Jones and Douglas was in jeopardy due to the actress’s depression. However, in November, the stars announced that they had restored their relationship.

Michael Douglas: “You know, I clearly realized that often we take the love of people close to us for granted. We try to impress strangers, and pay little attention to those who are nearby. But it’s not right. How beautiful orchids and all that is like this flower, needs affection and care, marriage, if it does not care and does not nurture, rather than to bloom, wither and dry up, ”

Awards

▪ European Film Awards Best Actress for Trap (1999)
▪ Screen Actors Guild Awards Best Cast for Traffic (2001)
▪ Award Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago (2003)
▪ BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago (2003)
▪ Evening Standard British Film Awards Best Actress for Chicago (2003)
▪ Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Supporting Actress and Best Cast for Chicago (2003)

A family

Spouse – Michael Douglas, actor (married 11/18/2000)
Son – Dylan Michael (08/08/2000)
Daughter – Caris Zeta (04/20/2003)

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