Catherine Zeta Jones

Biography: Catherine Zeta Jones was born on September 25, 1969, in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK to father Dai Jones, who formerly worked for a candy factory, and mother Pat Jones. Catherine also has two brothers named David Jones, a development executive born in 1967, and Lyndon Jones, who works at Catherine's production company; born in 1972.

Catherine showed an interest early on in entertainment. She sang and danced her way to local stardom before she was ten years-old, as a part of a Catholic congregation's performing troupe. She later starred on stage in 'Annie', 'Bugsy Malone', and 'The Pajama Game'. At 15, Catherine had the lead in the British revival of 42nd Street. She was originally cast as the second understudy for the lead role in the musical but when the star and first understudy became sick the night the play's producer was in the audience, she was given the lead for the rest of the musical's production.

She first made a name for herself in the early '90s when
she starred in the Yorkshire Television comedy/drama series "Darling Buds of May" (1991). The show was a smash hit and made Jones one of the United Kingdom's most popular television actresses.

Catherine subsequently played supporting roles in several films, including Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), the miniseries Katharina die Große (1995) (TV) and a larger part as the seductive Sala in Phantom, The (1996) before landing her breakthrough role playing the fiery Elena opposite Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas in The Mask of Zorro(1998).

She next starred in many big budget blockbusters like Entrapment (1999), Haunting, The (1999) and Traffic (2000), for which many believed Catherine was robbed of an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

In November 2000, Catherine married actor Michael Douglas. She gave birth to their son, Dylan Michael, in August 2000.

In March 2003, she won her first Academy Award for her portrayal of Velm a Kelly in the movie musical Chicago. Just weeks later, she gave birth to her second child, daughter Carys Zeta Douglas in Ridgewood, NJ on April 20th.

Catherine Zeta Jones' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 55
Highest Metascore: 82 Chicago
Lowest Metascore: 27 Playing for Keeps
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
19 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
79 High Fidelity Mar 31, 2000 Charlie Nicholson 8.4
82 Chicago Dec 27, 2002 Velma Kelly 7.9
63 The Mask of Zorro Jul 17, 1998 Elena Montero/Elena Murrieta 7.6
55 The Terminal Jun 18, 2004 Amelia Warren 7.2
75 Side Effects Feb 8, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Dr. Erica Siebert / Dr. Victoria Siebert 7.2
47 RED 2 Jul 19, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Katja / Miranda Wood 6.7
54 Entrapment Apr 30, 1999 Virginia Baker 6.6
48 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Jul 2, 2003 Marina 6.5
50 No Reservations Jul 27, 2007 Kate 6.4
48 Death Defying Acts Jul 11, 2008 Mary McGarvie 6.3
47 Rock of Ages Jun 15, 2012 Patricia Whitmore 5.9
44 America's Sweethearts Jul 20, 2001 Gwen Harrison 5.5
49 Broken City Jan 18, 2013 Cast / Principal Cast / Cathleen Hostetler 5.4
71 Intolerable Cruelty Oct 10, 2003 Marylin 5.3
58 Ocean's Twelve Dec 10, 2004 Isabel Lahiri 5.1
27 Playing for Keeps Dec 7, 2012 Denise 4.9
38 Lay the Favorite Dec 7, 2012 Tulip Heimowitz / Tulip Heimowitz 4.7
47 The Legend of Zorro Oct 28, 2005 Elena De La Vega 4.5
64 Blue Juice Nov 15, 1996 Chloe tbd