CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (Cathleen Hostetler) is a multi-award winning actress whose talents range from film to theater. She garnered an Academy Award for her portrayal of the notorious 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 performance.
She won the Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for critically acclaimed debut on Broadway as Desiree Armfeldt in Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. The successful musical also starred the legendary Angela Lansbury.
Zeta-Jones will soon be seen in Steven Soderbergh's SIDE EFFECTS, with Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara and Jude Law. Her recent film credits include PLAYING FOR KEEPS, with Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, and Dennis Quaid; and Stephen Frears' LAY THE FAVORITE, with Bruce Willis and Vince Vaughn.
Previously, she starred in ROCK OF AGES, directed by Adam Shankman, also starring Tom Cruise, Russell Brand and Alec Baldwin; Warner Bros.' hit romantic comedy NO RESERVATIONS, also starring Aaron Eckhart; and the romantic thriller DEATH DEFYING ACTS, with Guy Pearce.
In 2005, Zeta-Jones reprised her role as Elena de La Vega 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 starred with George Clooney in the Coen Brothers' comedy INTOLERABLE CRUELTY.
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 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.
Zeta-Jones is married to actor Michael Douglas. They have a son, Dylan, and a daughter, Carys.
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