More Cherry Jones Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones appeared in the Roundabout Theatre's Broadway revival of Shaw's Major Barbara, directed by Dan Sullivan.
Other Broadway appearances include the Lincoln Center Theater production of The Heiress, for which she won the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League Awards; her Tony-nominated performance in A Moon For the Misbegotten; Our Country's Good (Tony Award nomination); The Night of the Iguana; Angels in America; Macbeth and Stepping Out. Regional and off-Broadway credits include Pride's Crossing (Drama Desk, Outer Critics' Circle, and Lucille Lortel Awards); The Baltimore Waltz (Obie Award); The Good Person of Setzuan (Joseph Jefferson Award); A Moon For the Misbegotten; I Am a Camera; The Seagull; The Importance of Being Earnest and Goodnight Desdemona/Good Morning Juliet.
On film, Jones was recently seen in Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and appeared in Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock, Wolfgang Peterson's The Perfect Storm, Erin Brockovich with Julia Roberts, and in The Horse Whisperer, directed by Robert Redford. Her work on television includes the Lifetime movie What Makes a Family with Brooke Shields, as well as PBS's Masterpiece Theater adaptation of Langston Hughes' Cora Unashamed and two appearances opposite Gene Wilder in the A&E mysteries Murder in a Small Town and The Lady in Question.
Ms. Jones trained at Carnegie-Mellon University and is a founding member of the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she has performed in over two dozen productions, including As You Like It, Twelfth Night, The Three Sisters, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and the premieres of both Christopher Durang's Baby With the Bathwater and Larry Gelbarts' Mastergate. She recently returned to the ART to play the title role in a new adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata.