Mother: Diana (Dill) Douglas, actor
Marriages: Catherine Zeta-Jones (November 18, 2000-present); Diandra (Luker) Douglas (1977-2000, divorced)
Children: with Catherine Zeta-Jones: Carys Zeta, April 20, 2003; Dylan Michael, August 8, 2000; with Diandra (Luker) Douglas: Cameron, December 13, 1978
Education: University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. in theater, 1968
Eldest son of Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas, with whom he appeared in two movies, "Cast a Giant Shadow" and "It Runs in the Family." "It Runs in the Family" also starred his son Cameron and his mother, Diana.
Also produced movies including "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "The China Syndrome" and "Face/Off."
Nominated for two Academy Awards and won twice.
Nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards
and won once.
1969 - Film debut in "Hail, Hero!"
1972-1976 - Stars in the television series "Streets of San Francisco."
Wins the Academy Award
for Best Picture for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," as a producer.
1988 - Wins the Academy Award for Best Actor for "Wall Street."
November 7, 2003 - The High Court orders Hello! magazine to pay Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas £14,600 (about $24,000) in damages for publishing unauthorized photographs of their wedding.
August 2010 -
Is diagnosed with throat cancer.
August 2010 - Begins eight weeks of chemotherapy and radiation to treat a Stage 4 cancerous tumor.
January 2011 -
Douglas announces in a "Today Show" interview that his cancerous tumor is gone.
May 26, 2013 - "Behind the Candelabra," Douglas' first role since announcing he beat throat cancer in 2011, debuts on HBO.
August 28, 2013 - Representatives for Zeta-Jones announce the couple is "taking some time apart to evaluate and work on their marriage."
September 2013 -
Wins an Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for "Behind the Candelabra."
October 2013 -
Reveals in an interview with actor Samuel L. Jackson that he was actually diagnosed with tongue cancer
, not throat cancer, in 2010.