Catherine Zeta-Jones, born 25 September 1969, in Mumbles, a seaside town near Swansea in south Wales, to a seamstress mother and a chocolatier father, Catherine was a performer from the start. A tap dance champion at age 11, she left home shortly after her 15th birthday to appear in West End musicals, including a turn in 42nd Street where she famously replaced the ailing lead and stole the part right out from under her. Catherine Zeta-Jones is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress known for such films as 'Traffic' and 'Chicago.' She is married to actor Michael Douglas. Here's Catherine Zeta-Jones Biography and Profile.