She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Chicago and played roles in Entrapment and Traffic.
She made her professional acting debut as the lead role in Annie at the Swansea Grand Theatre when she was 14.
She had her breakthrough role as Elena Montero in The Mask of Zorro.
She married Michael Douglas in 2000, and the couple had a son named Dylan that same year. They also had a daughter named Carys in 2003.
She starred in the 2012 film Lay the Favorite, with Bruce Willis.