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Cherry Jones

Cherry Jones graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.F.A. in drama. Her talent and passion for performing led her to Broadway where she took the stage by storm and captured the attention of theater-goers and critics alike.

In 1991, Jones was nominated for her first Tony Award for her performance in Our Country's Good. But it was her role as Catherine Sloper in the Lincoln Center's revival of The Heiress that bestowed upon her Broadway's highest honor, the Tony Award for Best Actress. Jones went on to star in Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana and gave another Tony Award-nominated performance in Eugene O'Neil's A Moon for the Misbegotten. In 2005, Jones won her second Tony Award for her performance in John Patrick Shanley's Doubt. Additional stage credits include Nora Ephron's play Imaginary Friends, Major Barbara and Faith Healers.

Jones has also left her mark on the big screen. She most recently is in Mira Nair's Amelia opposite Hilary Swank, and has been seen in numerous critically acclaimed films including Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Twelve and Erin Brokovich, The Horse Whisperer directed by Robert Redford, Wolfgang Petersen's The Perfect Storm and M. Night Shyamalan's The Village and Signs opposite Mel Gibson.

A native of Paris, TN, Jones has been a proud member of Equity since 1978. She divides her time between Los Angeles and New York.


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Cherry Jones Facts

OccupationActress
BirthdayNovember 21, 1956 (60)
SignScorpio
BirthplaceParis, Tennessee, USA
Awards2009 Emmy Awards: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama (for 24)

Selected Filmography

24: Redemption
Knight of Cups
I Saw The Light
Erin Brockovich
The Wiz
11.22.63
The Horse Whisperer
Housesitter
24: Season 8
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