CATHERINE ZETA-JONES (Katja) 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 performance.
She won the Tony Award for Lead Actress in a Musical for her critically acclaimed debut on
Broadway as Desiree Armfeldt in Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. The musical was a box office
success co-starring the legendary Angela Lansbury.
In the past year Zeta-Jones was seen in the musical Rock of Ages, Playing the Field, Broken City
and Lay the Favorite, with her Red 2 co-star Bruce Willis.
She recently co-starred with Jude Law, Rooney Mara, and Channing Tatum in
Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects.
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 12, 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.
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.
Zeta-Jones is married to actor Michael Douglas. They have a son, Dylan, and a daughter, Carys.