Catherine Zeta Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE, is a Swansea born actress and brought up in the West Cross / Mumbles area. Her father, Dai, managed a confectionery factory, Her mother, Pat, was Irish and a seamstress by trade. Catherine has one older brother, David A Jones, and one younger, Lyndon, both of whom now aid her in her work with her production company, Milkwood Films. She began her career on stage at an early age. After starring in a number of United Kingdom and United States television films and small roles in films, she came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies such as the 1998 action film The Mask of Zorro and the 1999 crime thriller film Entrapment starring Sean Connery.
Catherine’s breakthrough role was in the 2000 film Traffic for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She subsequently starred as Velma Kelly in the 2002 film adaptation of the musical Chicago that was both a critical and commercial success, and received an Academy Award, BAFTA Award and a screen Actors Guild Award was nominated for the Golden Globe Aard for best Actress) Motion Picture Musical or Comedy) Later, she appeared in the 2003 romantic comedy film Intolerable Cruelty and 2004 crime comedy film Ocean’s twelve. Catherine starred in the 2005 sequel of the 1998 film, The Legend of Zorro. She also starred in the 2008 biopic romantic thriller Death Defying Acts. In 2010, she won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Desiree in A little Night Music.