Catherine Zeta Jones, Singer, Dancer, & Actress

Portrait of Catherine Zeta Jones
Catherine Zeta Jones

Catherine Zeta Jones was born September 25, 1969 in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales. She was named after her grandmothers: Catherine Fair on her mother’s side and Zeta Jones on her father’s side. Dai Jones, her father who speaks Welsh, was a manager of a candy factory. Pat Jones, her mother, is Irish.

She has two brothers, David Jones and Lyndon Jones. Lyndon was born 1972 and David was born 1967. She began singing and dancing at age 4 because of a Catholic Church group she belonged to. She loved musicals like Marry Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

She moved to London from Wales and got her first Actors Guild card when she was 15. She played in Annie when she was ten. Also she played in Bugsy Malone and The Pajama Game at age 11 and 12. When she was 16, she had the lead in 42ndStreet. She was just a regular actor but then the main character and the understudy were both sick, so she had to play the main character. The producer was in the audience so she got the lead for 2 ½ years!

She met her husband, Michael Douglas, in Deauville’s Film Festival in September 1998. They were engaged in Aspen, Colorado on December 31, 1999 and they were married in 2000. Their sons name is Dylan Michael. He was born on August 8, 2000 in Los Angeles. Her daughter’s name is Carys Douglas, she was born Easter April 20th 2003 in New Jersey.

She put herself in the hospital because she found out about her disability, which is Bipolar illness. Bipolar illness is a disability that is sometimes called manic-depressive illness. It is a brain disorder that causes you to be very happy or really depressed. Its changes your mood and activity levels from time to time. She put herself in the hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut on April 6th, 2011 for a 5-day treatment. She left the hospital April 11th 2011.

A personal thought of mine is that she must be very athletic because she likes singing and dancing. I would love to meet her because she might be able to teach me some of the moves she used. I think she’s nice and generous and she has a lot of money. I feel sorry for her because she feels happy at one point and sad in another and she can’t control it. It must be very hard for her to focus when she’s practicing a play or movie. I wonder if she still has bipolar illness?