Catherine Zeta-Jones grew up in Mumbles, Wales . Her father Dai Jones owned a candy factory. She has two brothers, David Jones and Lyndon Jones, who works for her production company. As a child, she suffered from a respiratory disease that required an operation on the trachea; the operation left a permanent scar.
Zeta-Jones, half Irish , half Welsh, felt called to show business as a child . She danced and sang among other things in a Catholic parish. She starred in the plays Annie and Bugsy Malone before moving to London at 15 to become an actress. At 17, she was lucky enough to get a leading role in the West End production of the musical 42nd Street . This made her breakthrough in the theater, at times she was on stage eight times a week.
In 1990, Zeta-Jones spent an entire year in France to play the title role in the film Sheherazade - With 1001 HP Into Adventure . On her return she played the eldest daughter of a farming family in the television series The Darling Buds of May . The series was a success and made her a star in England.
Meanwhile, she tried to advance her dream career as a singer and dancer. Her first single For All Time (1992) made it into the top 40 of the British charts. The single True Love Ways (1994) in a duet with David Essex made it to number 38 in the UK Top 75. Other songs such as In the Arms of Love and I Can't HelpMyself (1995) had little commercial success.
Zeta-Jones now focused on her acting career. This was followed by roles in the television series The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones and in the film Christopher Columbus - The Explorer in 1992. Through her appearance in the television production Titanic , Hollywood became aware of her. With a leading role in the movie The Mask of Zorro (alongside Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins , released in 1998), she also achieved her breakthrough in the international film business. Other successful productions followed, including Das Geisterschloss (1999), Traffic - Macht des Kartell (2000) and the film musical Chicago (2002).
On December 13, 1999, she got engaged to actor Michael Douglas , who was exactly 25 years her senior ; They married on November 18, 2000. With him she has a son (* 2000) and a daughter (* 2003). Since the marriage, her civil name has been Catherine Zeta-Jones-Douglas. For the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago , she received an Oscar in 2003 in the category Best Supporting Actress. She also received the British Academy Film Award for her performance in Chicago . A pregnancy had to be built into the role of Helena Ayala in Traffic , as Zeta-Jones was pregnant with her first son Dylan Michael at the time. Zeta-Jones has also been successful in advertising: in 2006 she was the highest-paid advertising star worldwide thanks to a two-year contract with T-Mobile for $ 16 million.
Since 2017 she has been increasingly seen on television, as Griselda Blanco in the biopic Cocaine Godmother , as Olivia de Havilland in the series Feud and since 2018 as the leading actress in the dramedy Queen America .
Zeta-Jones is the owner of the Milkwood Films production company .
German dubbing voice
Catherine Zeta-Jones is predominantly voiced by the actress and voice actress Arianne Borbach .
- 1990: Sheherazade - With 1001 HP into adventure (Les 1001 nuits)
- 1991: Out of the Blue
- 1991: The Darling Buds of May (TV series, 18 episodes)
- 1992: Christopher Columbus - The Discoverer
- 1993: The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones ( TV series, episode Die Brunnen von Bersheba or Palestine, October 1917)
- 1993: And the heirs creep forever (Splitting Heirs)
- 1994: The Cinder Path (miniseries, three episodes)
- 1994: The Return of the Native (TV movie)
- 1995: Katharina the Great (Catherine the Great , TV movie)
- 1995: Against the Surf (Blue Juice)
- 1996: The Phantom (The Phantom)
- 1996: Titanic (TV movie)
- 1998: The Mask of Zorro (The Mask of Zorro)
- 1999: Entrapment (Entrapment)
- 1999: The Haunting (The Haunting)
- 1999: The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Daredevils of the Desert
- 2000: High Fidelity
- 2000: Traffic - Power of the Cartel (Traffic)
- 2001: America's Sweethearts
- 2002: Chicago
- 2003: Sindbad - Lord of the Seven Seas (Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas , speaking role)
- 2003: An (im) possible case of hardship (Intolerable Cruelty)
- 2004: Terminal (The Terminal)
- 2004: Ocean's 12 (Ocean's Twelve)
- 2005: The Legend of Zorro (The Legend of Zorro)
- 2007: Recipe to fall in love with (No Reservations)
- 2007: Death Defying Acts (Death Defying Acts)
- 2009: Dear In Love (The Rebound)
- 2012: Rock of Ages
- 2012: Lady Vegas (Lay the Favorite)
- 2012: Kiss the Coach (Playing for Keeps)
- 2013: Side Effects - Fatal Side Effects
- 2013: Broken City
- 2013: RED 2 (RED 2)
- 2016: Dad's Army
- 2017: Cocaine Godmother
- 2017: Feud (TV series)
- since 2018: Queen America (TV series)
- 1999, 2003: Two ShoWest Awards in the category "Supporting Actress of the Year"
- 1999: Audience Award ( European Film Prize ) in the “Best Actress” category for Tempting Traps
- 1999: Blockbuster Entertainment Award in the “Favorite Female Newcomer” category for The Mask of Zorro
- 2000: Blockbuster Entertainment Award in the "Favorite Actress - Action" category for Verleckendefallen
- 2001: Screen Actors Guild Award in the category "Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture" for Traffic - Power of the Cartel (shared with colleagues)
- 2003: Screen Actors Guild Award in the category “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role” for Chicago
- 2003: Screen Actors Guild Award in the category "Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture" for Chicago (shared with colleagues)
- 2003: Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago
- 2003: Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress for Chicago
- 2003: Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago
- 2003: Critics Choice Award in the category "Best Acting Ensemble" for Chicago (shared with colleagues)
- 2003: BAFTA Film Award in the category “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role” for Chicago
- 2003: Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago
- 2005: Woman of the Year Award ( Hasty Pudding )
- 2005: Critics Choice Award in the category "Best Acting Ensemble" for Ocean's 12 (shared with colleagues)
- Literature by and about Catherine Zeta-Jones in the catalog of the German National Library
- Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Internet Broadway Database (English)
- Biography on film-zeit.de
- Queen honors Catherine Zeta-Jones. In: n-tv . June 12, 2010, accessed August 18, 2020 .
- Catherine Zeta-Jones Top Songs. In: MusicVF.com. Accessed August 18, 2020 .
- David Essex & Catherine Zeta-Jones Top Songs. In: MusicVF.com. Accessed August 18, 2020 .
- Catherine Zeta-Jones Biography (1969-). In: Film Reference. Accessed August 18, 2020 .
- Queen America in the Internet Movie Database (English)
- Catherine Zeta-Jones. In: synchronkartei.de. German dubbing file , accessed on March 2, 2017 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Jones, Catherine Zeta|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||British actress|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 25, 1969|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Swansea , Wales , United Kingdom|