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Biography #2 (for Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas)

Catherine Zeta-Jones won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the Oscar-winning Best Picture Chicago, in which she starred with Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere. She also won Screen Actors Guild (SAG), BAFTA and Critics Choice Awards, and received a Golden Globe Award nomination for her acting, singing and dancing portrayal of the murderous Velma Kelly in the musical. In addition to Zeta-Jones' individual awards, the entire cast of Chicago won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast.

Zeta-Jones had previously earned a Golden Globe nomination for her work in Steven Soderbergh's drama Traffic, and, along with her fellow castmates, won a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Motion Picture Cast.

This fall, Zeta-Jones will star opposite George Clooney in the Coen brothers' comedy Intolerable Cruelty, in which she plays a gold-digging Beverly Hills divorcee.

Born in Wales, Zeta-Jones began her career on the stage, starring in the West End production of 42nd Street. She then landed a leading role in the hit Yorkshire Television series The Darling Buds of May, based on the novels of H.E. Bates.

Zeta-Jones first gained international recognition with her standout performance in the action adventure hit The Mask of Zorro, in which she starred opposite Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins. She next played an undercover insurance investigator trying to trap a thief, played by Sean Connery, in Jon Amiel's romantic thriller Entrapment. She more recently starred as a diva movie star in Joe Roth's directorial debut feature America's Sweethearts, with Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal and John Cusack.

Bio courtesy DreamWorks for "Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas" (01-Jan-2000)


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