Cherry Jones Biography (1956-)

Born November 21, 1956, in Paris, TN; father, a flower shop owner; mother, ahigh school teacher. Addresses: Agent: The Gersh Agency, 232 N. CanonDr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Birth Details
November 21, 1956
Paris, Tennessee

Famous Works

  • Stage Appearances
  • Rosalind, As You Like It, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1980
  • Dorcas, The Winter's Tale, Helen Owen Carey Playhouse, Brooklyn, NY, 1980
  • Millicent, He and She, BAM Playhouse, 1980
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, American Repertory Theatre, 1981
  • Irina, Three Sisters, American Repertory Theatre, 1983
  • The Boys from Syracuse, American Repertory Theatre, 1983
  • Liz, The Philanthropist, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1983
  • Kitty Chase, The Ballad of Soapy Smith, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public/Newman Theatre, New York City, 1984
  • Love's Labour's Lost, American Repertory Theatre, 1984
  • Sally Bowles, I Am a Camera, American Jewish Theatre, 1984
  • Cecily Cardew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 1985
  • Lynne, Steppin' Out, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1987
  • Sara Littlefield, Claptrap, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1987
  • Dorine, Tartuffe, Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME, 1987
  • Fran, Big Time: Scenes from a Service Economy, American Theatre Exchange, Joyce Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1988
  • Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • Liz, Our Country's Good, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1991
  • Anna, the sister, The Baltimore Waltz, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1992
  • The Heiress, Lincoln Center, New York City, c. 1995.
  • The Night of the Iguana, Roundabout Theater, New York City, 1996
  • Necessary Targets, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1996
  • Mabel Tidings Bigelow, Pride's Crossing, Old Globe Theater, then Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1997
  • Psyche, New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, 1998
  • A Moon for the Misbegotten, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, then Walter Kerr Theater, New York City, 2000
  • Also appeared as Viola, Twelfth Night, American Repertory Theatre;title role, Major Barbara, American Repertory Theatre; Sganarelle, American Repertory Theatre; The Journey of the Fifth Horse, American Repertory Theatre; Ghosts, American Repertory Theatre; The School for Scandal, American Repertory Theatre; Baby with the Bath Water, American Repertory Theatre; The Caucasian Chalk Circle, American Repertory Theatre; Angels in America; Macbeth; The Good Person of Setzuan; The Seagull; Goodnight Desdemona/Goodmorning Juliet; Mastergate, American Repertory Theatre; And Baby Makes Seven.
  • Film Appearances
  • Ginger McDonald, The Big Town (also known as The Arm), Columbia, 1987
  • Cindy Montgomery, Light of Day (also known as Born in the U.S.A.), Tri-Star, 1987
  • Patty, HouseSitter, 1992
  • Mother, Polio Water, 1995
  • Lucy, the maid, Julian Po (also known as The Tears of Julian Po), Fine Line Features, 1997
  • Voice of Annie Adams Fields, Out of the Past, Unapix Entertainment, 1998
  • Liz Hammond, The Horse Whisperer, Buena Vista, 1998
  • Hallie Flanagan, Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999
  • Pamela Duncan, Erin Brockovich, Universal, 2000
  • Edie Bailey, The Perfect Storm, Warner Bros., 2000
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Tina Crawford, Alex: The Life of a Child, ABC, 1986
  • Mimi Barnes, Murder in a Small Town, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Mimi Barnes, The Lady in Question, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • Lizbeth Studevant, Cora Unashamed, PBS, 2000
  • Sandy Cataldi, What Makes a Family, Lifetime, 2000
  • Miniseries
  • Voices, Jazz, PBS, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Secretary, O'Malley, NBC, 1983
  • Janice Eaton, Adam's Apple, CBS, 1986
  • Episodic
  • Tracy Kincaid, "Sleepless Dream," Spenser: For Hire, 1987
  • Taped Readings
  • Prime Cut, BDD Audio, 1999

Further Reference


    • Newsmakers 1999, Gale Group, 1999
    • New York Times, May 26, 1991, p. H5

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