Cherry Jones


Date Of Birth

November 21, 1956


Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee. A drama degree holder from the Carnegie Mellon University, she established herself as a prolific stage actress, making her debut on stage in 1980. She has since gone on to win two Tony Awards, both for Best Leading Actress in a Play: the first in 1995, for The Heiress; the second ten years later, for Doubt. She also appeared in celebrated Broadway runs of plays such as Imaginary Friends, Angels in America and Our Country’s Good.

Jones also acted for the screen, making her debut in the 1980 television movie O’Malley. She eventually appeared in movies such as Light of Day, HouseSitter, The Horse Whisperer, Erin Brockovich, The Perfect Storm and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. On television, she became a cast member of The West Wing in 2004, before later joining the cast of action series 24 as President Allison Taylor. She played the role for eight seasons and earned her an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In 2012, she was cast as Dr. Judith Evans on the series Awake.

Place of Birth

Paris, TN

Birth Name

Cherry Jones



Fun Facts

She dated Sarah Paulson between 2003 and 2009.


1995 Drama Desk Awards - Outstanding Actress in a Play - The Heiress
1995 Tony Awards - Best Actress in a Play - The Heiress
1998 Drama Desk Awards - Outstanding Actress in a Play - Pride's Crossing
2004 GLAAD Media Awards - Vito Russo Award
2005 Drama Desk Awards - Outstanding Actress in a Play - Doubt
2005 Tony Awards - Best Actress in a Play - Doubt
2009 Primetime Emmy Awards - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - 24


2013 Days and Nights
2012 Awake (TV Series)
2011 New Year's Eve
2011 The Beaver
2009-2010 24 (TV Series)
2009 Amelia
2009 Mother and Child
2008 24 (TV Movie)
2007 The Breakfast. (Short)
2007 The Jogger (Short)
2004-2005 Clubhouse (TV Series)
2005 Swimmers
2004 Ocean's Twelve
2004 The Village
2004 The West Wing (TV Series)
2002 Signs
2002 Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
2002 The American Experience (TV Series documentary)
2001 Frasier (TV Series)
2001 What Makes a Family (TV Movie)
2000 Cora Unashamed (TV Movie)
2000 The Perfect Storm
2000 Erin Brockovich
1999 The Lady in Question (TV Movie)
1999 Cradle Will Rock
1999 Murder in a Small Town (TV Movie)
1998 The Horse Whisperer
1997 Julian Po
1995 Polio Water (Short)
1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
1992 HouseSitter
1987 Spenser: For Hire (TV Series)
1987 The Big Town
1987 Light of Day
1986 Adam's Apple (TV Movie)
1986 Alex: The Life of a Child (TV Movie)
1983 Loving (TV Series)
1983 O'Malley (TV Movie)





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