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fatherine zeta-jonesWelsh-born Catherine Zeta-Jones began her career in the British version of the musical 42nd Street, but her breakthrough role came in the as the star in the comedy-drama The Darling Buds of May which premiered on British television in the early '90's.

With beauty and poise reminiscent of a classic Hollywood star, Zeta-Jones played bit roles in major movies before appearing in her breakthrough performance in The Mask of Zorro opposite Antonio Banderas in 1998.

She later made headlines with her marriage to actor Michael Douglas in 2000. A triple-threat acting-singing-dancing performance won her the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her appearance in the 2002 Broadway adaptation of Chicago.

Her next major screen appearance came in The Terminal (2004) starring alongside Tom Hanks, and the following year reprised her role in the Zorro franchise as Elena de la Vega alongside actor Antonio Banderas as Zorro in The Legend of Zorro..

Appearing in several minor roles in films since then, Zeta-Jones headed for the Broadway stage in 2010 where she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Desiree in A Little Night Music.


Catherine Zeta Jones memorable movie roles
Memorable movie appearances for the actress include co-starring with Antonio Banderas
in The Mask of Zorro (1998); as bad girl Velma Kelly in the movie musical Chicago (2002);
and in The Terminal (2004) alongside Tom Hanks.


In 2012, she also appeared in Playing for Keeps with Gerard Butler and Rock of Ages, alongside Tom Cruise. Her 2013 projects included Broken City and Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects.

Offscreen, the actress has also notably given personal interviews about her treatment for bipolar disorder, due to stress while caring for her husband, Michael Douglas, in his battle with throat cancer. By August 2013, the celebrity couple had reportedly been living apart for several months in a trial separation.


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