Catherine Zeta-Jones was born September 25, 1969 in Swansea, Wales, UK. Her father - David James Jones, owner of the Welsh confectionery center, and her mother - a seamstress. As a child she participated in amateur theater productions, at age 14 was invited to audition for a TV show. In 1987, Catherine made her London debut in the musical "42nd Street. A year later she was offered the role of Scheherazade in "1001 Nights" by Philip De Brock. In 1991 Catherine starred in the television series "Sweet Blossoms of May", which brought her even greater fame.
Further career as an actress rapidly expanded in Hollywood. In his native Wales, Catherine founded her own film company "Milkwood Films. One of the notable works of the actress - a role in the movie "The Legend of Zorro" (2005) with Antonio Banderas.
In 2003, she won an Oscar for her supporting role in the musical "Chicago".
Catherine has been married to Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas since November 18, 2000. They have two children - son Dylan Michael Douglas (born August 8, 2000) and daughter Caris Zeta-Douglas (born April 20, 2003).
In April 2011, Zeta-Jones was treated for bipolar affective disorder.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas were born on the same day, September 25, 25 years apart.