Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones Biography

Full Name Catherine Zeta-Jones
Age 54 Years old.
Birth Name Catherine Zeta-Jones
Birth Date 1969-09-25
Gender Female

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress who is well recognized for her role as the murderous nightclub singer Velma Kelly in the Oscar/Academy award-winning movie, "Chicago"(2002), for which she even won her very first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She established herself as a Hollywood sex appeal role model with her marvelous acting roles in several hit movies, "The Mask of Zorro", "Entrapment", and "Traffic".  Aspired to be an actress from a young age, Catherine made her debut in the film, "1001 Nights"(1990), and since then she hasn't turned back eventually establishing herself as one of the most recognizable actresses in the world.

Catherine also has been awarded several honors and awards including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, and a Tony Award, and was even appointed as the Commander of the Order of the British Empire(CBE) in 2010. Additionally, she was seen in a guest role as Morticia Addams in two episodes of the Netflix fantasy series "Wednesday" (2022). She is also active on social media sites with over 5.1 million followers on Instagram: @catherinezetajones. 

Catherine Zeta-Jones's Personal Details.

Place Of Birth Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Religion Roman Catholic
Nationality Welsh
Ethnicity Mixed
Best Known For The Mask of Zorro
Awards Critics' Choice Movie Awards for Best Acting Ensemble Evening Standard British Film Awards for Best Actress

Catherine Zeta-Jones Background

Catherine Zeta-Jones opened her eyes for the very first time on 25th September 1969, in Swansea, Wales. Her nationality is Welsh and she belongs to mixed ethnicity. She celebrated her 53rd birthday in 2022 while Libra is her zodiac sign. Likewise, her religious belief is in the Christian religion and her race is white.

Catherine Zeta-Jones's Family Details.

Father David Jones
Mother Patricia (nee Fair)
Brothers Older brother, David, and a younger brother, Lyndon

Born as one of the three children to her father; David Jones and her mother, Patricia Jones in the city of Swansea in Wales, Catherine was raised along with her two siblings, an older brother, David, and a younger brother, Lyndon. Her father, David was a simple Welsh owner of a sweet factory while her mother, Patricia was an Irish Catholic seamstress. Being a hyperactive child, her mother sent her to the Hazel Johnson School of Dance when she was just 4 and even was the main performer in the theatre group of her local church. She was even selected to play one of the orphan girls in a West End production of the musical, "Annie" when she was just 9. 

Talking about Catherine's education, she attended the Dumbarton House School but she dropped out of school without obtaining her 'O-Levels' and moved to London to pursue her career. She then went on to attend the independent Arts Educational Schools for a three-year course in musical theatre in London. She got her first major break when she was cast as Peggy Sawyer in the play '42nd Street', in 1987 at age of 18. Jones was just 14 when she made her professional acting debut as the lead role in Annie at the Swansea Grand Theatre.

Catherine Zeta-Jones Career

  • Catherine Zeta-Jones kicks off her career as an actress making her debut in the film, "1001 Nights" in 1990 and coming into prominence with her role as Mariette in the series, "The Darling Buds of May"(1991-93). 
  • She then appeared in television shows like 'The Return of the Native' and 'Catherine the Great.
  • She portrayed the lead role of Isabella Paradine, in the television miniseries, "Traffic" in 1996. 
  • Roles that made her a sex appeal factor were in the film, "The Mask of Zorro"(1998) and the heist film, "Entrapment"(1999).
  • Her role as a vengeful pregnant woman in the movie, "Traffic"(2000), further earned her recognition. 
  • Her first-ever sole film project was in the romantic comedy, "America's Sweethearts" in 2001. 
  • She got her biggest break when she starred as Velma Kelly in the superhit film, "Chicago" in 2002. The movie was a blockbuster movie that even earned her Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actress. 
  • It was followed up with her performance in high-profile films, "Intolerable Cruelty", "The Terminal" and the global blockbuster "Ocean's Twelve". 
  • She made her Broadway debut in 2009 with the play 'A Little Night Music. 
  • She then starred in the sequel to 'The Mask of Zorro' titled 'The Legend of Zorro' and 'No Reservations'. 
  • She also starred in the films, "Side Effects"(2013) and "Red 2"(2013), as well as the television miniseries "Feud"(2017), portraying the role of Olivia de Havilland.
  • She then starred as the drug lord Griselda Blanco in the Lifetime television film, "Cocaine Godmother" in 2018. 
  • She was seen in the lead role of Vicki Ellis, an unrelenting pageant coach, in the Facebook Watch comedy-drama series "Queen America". Catherine also starred in a recurring role in the second season of the Fox drama series "Prodigal Son" in 2021 and next took on a guest role as Morticia Addams in two episodes of the Netflix fantasy series "Wednesday" (2022). 
  • Besides, she also provided her voice to a character in Jeff Wayne's musical entitled "Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of Spartacus" in 1992. 
  • Through Wayne's WOw! Records, her first single, "In the Arms of Love" was released in 1995. 

Awards and Achievements

  • 3 Screen Actors Guild
  • 2 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
  • 2 Critics' Choice Movie Awards
  • European Film Awards
  • British Academy Film Awards
  • Evening Standard British Film Awards
  • Hasty Pudding Theatricals
  • Outer Critics Circle Awards
  • Drama Desk Awards
  • Tony Awards

Catherine Zeta-Jones Married Life: Husband and Children

Catherine Zeta-Jones's Maritial Status.

Marital Status Married
Husband Michael Douglas
Sexual Orientation Straight
Children 2

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a married woman. She exchanged vows with Michael Douglas who is also a well-renowned American actor and producer who has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, and 5 Gloden Globe Awards for his marvelous acting. The pair met each other for the first time at the Deauville Film Festival in France in August 1998. They were actually introduced to each other by Danny DeVito. Shortly after the couple began dating each other and eventually got engaged on 31st December 1999. Almost a year later, on 18th November 2000, the couple got married in a high-profile ceremony at the Plaza Hotel in New York after Douglas' divorce was finalized. Their wedding was so huge that they even signed a £1 million deal with OK! magazine to release pictures and also sued Hello! magazine which surreptitiously took pictures of the event.  

Despite the age gap of 25 years, Jones and Douglas have been living a happy luxurious life for over 21 years now. They have two children together: a son, Dylan Michael, born in August 2000, and a daughter, Carys Zeta born in April 2003. The Douglas family lived in Bermuda until 2009 when they shifted to rural New York State in 2016. Their marriage also faced some problems back in 2010 when Douglas was diagnosed with tongue cancer, Jones also suffered from depression and bipolar II disorder. Due to the stress of both of their illness, the couple lived separately in 2013 and got happily reconciled in 2014. 

Furthermore, after 13 years of marriage and months of split rumors, Michael Douglas's rep confirmed that the pair were on a break on 28th August 2013, adding: "Michael and Catherine are taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage." The pair had been on holiday separately and were rumored to be living in different houses. Previously, while Catherine was in the high peek of her career in the early 1990s, she dated several men including television personality John Leslie, singer David Essex, and pop star Mick Hucknall. She was even engaged to Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen briefly. 

Catherine Zeta-Jones's Net Worth

Catherine Zeta-Jones has quite healthy earnings from her professional career as an actress. Her worth net worth is estimated to be around $ 150 million as of 2023 and she also earns a handsome amount of salary which is around $5 million per year. Having her career started in the year 1984, she has managed to come a long way up becoming one of the most recognizable actresses of the 1990s. With her charismatic acting performances and sex appeal profile, Jones won the hearts of millions of fans thus earning her more and more opportunities in movies and series. Her major source of income is surely her acting career. 

Catherine Zeta-Jones's Networth & Salary.

Net Worth $150 million
Source of Wealth Acting career

Moreover, Zeta-Jones has been featured as an advertising spokeswoman for several brands and products. She was also named the global ambassador for the cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden, Inc. in 2002. Also that year, she was signed on by the phone company T-Mobile for an estimated $10 million per year, making her the highest-paid celebrity endorser at the time. With her million-worth of fortune, she certainly has managed to live a luxurious lifestyle also her husband, Michael Douglas himself being one of the richest actors has a whopping net worth of $350 million. They even paid $5.07 million for their house in Westchester County. 

Catherine Zeta-Jones Measurements: Height and Weight

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a gorgeous lady with a well-maintained slim body physique in her 50s. She stands tall with a height of 5ft. 7inch(1.7m) while her body weighs around 57kg(125 lbs).Even though Catherine is in her 50s, she has a jaw-dropping body physique of measurement 37-25-35 inches with 36B as her bra size. She has a fair complexion with dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Catherine Zeta-Jones's Body Measurements.

Height 5 ft and 7 in
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Light brown
Weight 60 kg
Breast Size 37
Hip Size 36
Waist Size 25
Body Shape Hourglass
Foot Size 9
Bra Cup Size 34C
Body Type Average