Catherine Zeta-Jones

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE (/ˈziːtə/; born Catherine Zeta Jones; 25 September 1969) is a Welsh actress. She began her career on stage at age 12 with the lead role in Annie. After some film roles as a young adult, she starred in a number of British and American television series, including The Darling Buds of May from 1991 until 1993. She came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies such as the action film The Mask of Zorro (1998) and the crime thriller Entrapment (1999). Her breakthrough role was the film Traffic (2000), for which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. Zeta-Jones subsequently starred as Velma Kelly in the film adaptation of the musical Chicago (2002), a critical and commercial success, and received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Later, she appeared in the romantic comedy film Intolerable Cruelty (2003) and crime comedy film Ocean's Twelve (2004). Zeta-Jones starred in the sequel of the 1998 film, The Legend of Zorro (2005). She also starred in the biography romantic thriller Death Defying Acts (2008) and psychological thriller Side Effects (2013). In 2010, Zeta-Jones won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Desiree in A Little Night Music.