Catherine Zeta-Jones CBE is a wales actress. Born and raised in Swansea, Zeta-Jones aspired to be an actress from a young age. As a child, she played roles in the West End productions of the musicals Annie and Bugsy Malone. atherine Zeta-Jones was born September 25, 1969. She was awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.