Catherine Zeta-Jones

Zeta-Jones in 2005, 360b /

Birth Name: Catherine Zeta Jones

Place of Birth: Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales

Date of Birth: 25 September, 1969

Ethnicity: Welsh, smaller amounts of Irish and English

Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago (2002). Her roles also include the films The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment, The Haunting, Traffic, Intolerable Cruelty, Ocean’s Twelve, No Reservations, and Side Effects, and television’s Catherine the Great, among other works.

Her father is of Welsh descent. Her mother is of Welsh, English, and Irish ancestry. She is married to American actor Michael Douglas, with whom she has two children.

Catherine’s paternal grandfather was named Bertram G. Jones (whose parents’ surnames were Jones and Johns). Bertram was born in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales.

Catherine’s paternal grandmother was named Zeta Davies (whose parents’ surnames were Davies and Morgan). Catherine’s grandmother Zeta was born in Swansea.

Catherine’s maternal grandfather was William Edgar Fair (the son of Ernest George Fair and Edith Margaret Williams). William was born in Swansea. Ernest was born in Swansea, to English parents, from Devon, William Fair and Agnes Pugsley, with Agnes at least being from Barnstaple. Edith was the daughter of James Williams and Ruth Lewis.

Catherine’s maternal grandmother is named Kathleen/Catherine O’Callaghan. Catherine was born in Swansea.

Catherine is sometimes described on the internet as being of Greek ancestry. This is not accurate.

Source: Genealogy of Catherine Zeta-Jones –


Curious about ethnicity

251 Responses

  1. midori29 says:

    People like to ignore the fact that England is a multicultural place with alot of Indians, Middleeasterners and Africans living there.

  2. Hadnodiner says:

    not pretty

  3. italiano90 says:

    I’m convinced you and @RamboJohnJ are the same person.

  4. Kimmel says:

    There is much more than what is stated. I’ve always thought some Romanian blood and/or least some African heritage (I hate saying that and not being able to specify more accurately, because I can just not beyond the bigger African countries).

    • phaedra says:

      Just because someone’s a bit dark that doesn’t mean they would have African ancestry.

      Maybe Spanish or Sicilian, yes. I could see that in here. But NOT black.

      • midori29 says:

        Spanish and socilians do have small amounts of West African dna they just aren’t dark for no reason that’s been proven by dna tests which you can google. Lots of Italian and Spanish folks have taken dna tests and Black African subsaharan African has appeared. It’s makes zero sense to be so racist that you’re ignoring basic common sense which you can research .

    • marjanel says:

      No, she is lime many welsh and British people

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