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CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (Denise) is a multi-award winning actress
whose talents range from film to theater. She garnered an Academy
Award" for her portrayal of the notorious 'Velma Kelly' in the screen
adaptation of the Broadway musical CHICAGO. The film, which won
the Oscar and Golden Globe for "Best Picture," also starred Renee
Zellweger and Richard Gere. Zeta-Jones was nominated for a Golden
Globe and took home the Critics' Choice Award, a Screen Actors Guild
Award and the BAFTA Award for "Best Supporting Actress" for her
She won the Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical as â€˜DesirÃ©e Armfeldt' in Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.
Zeta-Jones was recently seen in ROCK OF AGES, directed by
Adam Shankman and co-starring with Tom Cruise, Russell Brand and Alec
Baldwin. Upcoming she will be seen in BROKEN CITY, with
MarkWahlberg and Russell Crowe; LAY THE FAVORITE; and
Steven Soderbergh's latest film BITTER PILL with Jude Law, Rooney Mara
and Channing Tatum. She is currently in production on RED 2, also
starring Helen Mirren and Anthony Hopkins.
In 2005, she reprised her role as Elena de La Vega in THE LEGEND OF ZORRO, the sequel to the blockbuster film THE MASK OF ZORRO. She starred
in Steven Soderbergh's OCEAN'S TWELVE, and prior to that appeared opposite
Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's THE TERMINAL. Zeta-Jones also
starred with George Clooney in the Coen Brothers' comedy INTOLERABLE CRUELTY. Her recent films include the hit romantic comedy NO RESERVATIONS and the romantic thriller DEATH DEFYING ACTS.
Zeta-Jones earned a Golden Globe nomination for her portrayal of
the wife of a drug-runner in Steven Soderbergh's TRAFFIC. The cast of the
critically praised film received a SAG Award for 'Outstanding
Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture.'
She first captured international recognition in the action adventure
film, THE MASK OF ZORRO, opposite Antonio Banderas and Anthony
Hopkins. Zeta-Jones continued to captivate audiences in 1999, in Jon
Amiel's romantic-thriller ENTRAPMENT, opposite screen legend Sean
Connery. She also starred with Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal and John Cusack
in the ensemble comedy AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS.
Born in Wales, Zeta-Jones began her career on the stage in London
and following that was cast in the popular Yorkshire Television series, THE DARLING BUDS OF MAY, based on the novels of H.E. Bates.
In 2010, Zeta-Jones was awarded a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the
film industry and charity.
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