Catherine Zeta-Jones was born on 25 September 1969, in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK, the daughter of Dai Jones, who formerly worked for a candy factory, and Pat Jones. Her brother David Jones (b. 1967) is a development executive and brother Lyndon Jones (b.1972) works at her production company. Catherine showed an interest early on in entertainment. She starred on stage in “Annie”, “Bugsy Malone” and “The Pajama Game”. At 15 she 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 1990s when she starred in the Yorkshire Television comedy/drama series “The Darling Buds of May” (1991). The show was a smash hit and made her one of the United Kingdom’s most popular television actresses. She subsequently played supporting roles in several films including Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), the miniseries Catherine the Great (1995) (TV) and a larger part as the seductive Sala in The Phantom (1996) before landing her breakthrough role playing the fiery Elena opposite Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas in The Mask of Zorro (1998). She starred in many big-budget blockbusters like Entrapment (1999), The Haunting (1999) and Traffic (2000), for which many believed she was robbed of an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. In November 2000 she married actor Michael Douglas. She gave birth to their son Dylan Michael in August 2000.
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Michael Douglas (18 November 2000 – present) 2 children
Is a trained singer and dancer.
Her father was the manager of a candy factory.
Became engaged to Michael Douglas in Aspen, Colorado. [31 December 1999]
Chosen one of 1998’s Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.
Her first child with fiance Michael Douglas, a boy named Dylan Michael was born on 8 August 2000 about 6 p.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds and seven ounces and measured 21-1/2 inches.
Sister of David A. Jones, an executive at Initial Entertainment group, the company that co-financed Traffic (2000).
Named after her grandmothers: Catherine Fair on her mother’s side, and Zeta Jones on her fathers.
Catherine and husband Michael Douglas share the same birthday, 25 years apart. He was born 25 September 1944; she was born 25 September 1969.
Daughter-in-law of Kirk Douglas and Diana Douglas.
Stepmother of Cameron Douglas.
Sister-in-law of Joel Douglas, Peter Douglas and the late Eric Douglas.
Her character in Traffic (2000) was changed to a pregnant woman, because Zeta-Jones herself was pregnant at the time with her son, Dylan.
Speaks Welsh fluently.
Measurements: 34C-25-36. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).
Mother is Irish, father is Welsh.
She portrayed Palene, the beautiful Thracian prophetess and woman of Spartacus, in Jeff Wayne’s 1992 musical version of “Spartacus.” The role of Spartacus was played by her future father-in-law, Kirk Douglas, in Stanley Kubrick’s motion picture Spartacus (1960).
In the June 1998 of Yahoo! Internet magazine, she was listed as the number one actress being searched on Yahoo!.
Gave birth to her first daughter, named Carys Zeta Douglas, early Easter morning in New Jersey (April 20, 2003).
A traditional Welsh choir sang at her wedding.
Her wedding ring includes a Celtic motif and was bought in a Welsh town called Aberystwyth.
Hired as the spokeswoman for T-Mobile cellular communications 
As a child, she was exposed to a virus that gave her breathing difficulties. This required a tracheotomy surgery, which ultimately left a surgical scar on her neck.
Is an avid fan of musicals, paticularly the ones she saw as a child: Mary Poppins (1964) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).
Thursday December 11 2003 she was a hostess, together with husband Michael Douglas, at the 2003 annual Nobel Peace Price Concert in Oslo Spectrum in Oslo, Norway.
Ocean’s Twelve (2004) reunited her with previous colleagues Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle.
She is a spokesperson for Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics.
Was born in Swansea but grew up in the small seaside town of Mumbles in Wales.
Her production company is Milkwood Films, named after the play “Under Milkwood” by Welsh writer Dylan Thomas. She and Thomas are both from the same Welsh town, Swansea.
Her friend, singer Bonnie Tyler, sang at her wedding. Both Zeta-Jones and Tyler come from the same region of Wales.
She released the singles “For All Time” in 1989, “In the Arms of Love” and “I Can’t Help Myself” in 1995 and a duet with David Essex, “True Love Ways”, which was her only chart single. It appeared at #38 in the UK Top 75 singles chart in 1994.
Ranked #50 on VH1’s 100 Hottest Hotties
In addition to Michael Douglas, she also shares a birthday with Will Smith, Heather Locklear, Barbara Walters, Michael Madsen and the late Christopher Reeve.
21 October 2004 – Filed lawsuit against the Spice House, “Reno’s Friendliest Topless Cabaret” for the unauthorized use of her photo on its website.
On an awards show, speaking of her role of Velma Kelly in the movie Chicago (2002), she stated that while it was as exciting, it was almost as painful as giving birth to her son.
In 1992 the Columbia single ‘For All Time’ peaked at #36 in the UK charts; In 1995 she spent a week on the UK chart at #72 with ‘In the Arms of Love’.
Ranked as #68 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005″ special supplement. (2005)
Named #82 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006″ supplement. (2006).
Was once engaged to Angus Macfadyen.
Was considered for the role of Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005).
Was originally approached to play “Roxie” in Chicago, but wanted to play Velma Kelly because of the song “All That Jazz”. Renee Zellwegger ended up winning the role of Roxie.
In 2004, she began a two year $20 million contract to endorse T-Mobile.
Turned down the role of Claudia Nardi in the musical Nine (2009). Nicole Kidman was later given the part.
“I used to go around looking as frumpy as possible because it was inconceivable you could be attractive as well as be smart. It wasn’t until I started being myself, the way I like to turn out to meet people, that I started to get any work.”
“I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one’s more feminist than me, but you don’t have to look as if you don’t give a – you know. You can be smart, bright, and attractive aesthetically to others – and to yourself.”
“In Wales it’s brilliant. I go to the pub and see everybody who I went to school with. And everybody goes “So what you doing now?” And I go, “Oh, I’m doing a film with Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins.” And they go, “Ooh, good.” And that’s it.”
After Scottish actor Sean Connery presented her with the Oscar: “A Scotsman giving a Welsh girl an Oscar – oh my God!”
“After Zorro, people spoke Spanish to me for ages. I’m Welsh but that movie instantly gave me a new ethnicity.”
“For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.”
[On her duel/strip scene from “The Mask of Zorro”]: “I kept thinking ‘Thank God I have long hair in this movie’.”
“This film holds a lot of meaning to me, both professionally and personally. I actually met my husband when I was promoting the film in Deauville, France, and it was such an amazing time for me, being completely unknown, really, in America or in Mexico, where I shot the first one. It’s a very important film for me and it’s very close to my heart.” [on ‘Mask of Zorro, The’]
“I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses.”
“Did I want this role? That’s like saying did I want to wake up in the morning wanting to breath!” on landing the part of Velma Kelly in Chicago.
“I do think I’m lucky I met Michael. Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf, but Michael Douglas, the love of my life. I really do think it was meant to happen.”
I like to feel sexy. I know my husband thinks I’m sexy. I think he is too. But I don’t go out half-naked with ‘sex’ written across my back.
Humor and that wonderful word called ‘charisma.’ You cannot translate it. I can’t nail it on the head, other than to just say that I’m completely over the top about my husband. – on what makes a man irresistible.
Yes, I was in love with my husband at first sight and still am. We have the most solid relationship.
“I don’t go into the triple-X sites. I’m certainly not going to pay money to see myself naked, when I can just go into the bathroom and whip it off for free.” -speaking on the Internet and its fascination with celebrities and porno
I’m more insecure than I ever let anyone know, sometimes you protect yourself with this kind of armor that people see more than they see you.