James Earl Jones Biography

Date of Birth: January 17, 1931 (85)
Birth Place: Arkabutla, MS, USA
Gender: Male

JAMES EARL JONES recently appeared in The Gin Game and made his Broadway debut in 1957 and has won Tony Awards for the Broadway productions of The Great White Hope and Fences; a Tony nomination for On Golden Pond; Drama Desk Awards for Othello, Les Blancs, Hamlet, The Cherry Orchard and Fences; Obie Awards for Clandestine on the Morning Line, The Apple, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl and Baal; a Theatre World Award for Moon on a Rainbow Shawl; the Los Angeles Critics Circle Award for Fences; and an Olivier Award nomination for his portrayal of Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in London.

Additional theatre credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway, Paul Robeson, The Iceman Cometh, Of Mice and Men and most recently the Broadway and London productions of Driving Miss Daisy.

Jones is also an award-winning film and television actor and was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Oscar.

James Earl Jones Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
James Earl Jones, The Best Man
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
James Earl Jones, Gore Vidal's The Best Man
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Actor
James Earl Jones, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
James Earl Jones, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Non-Resident Production
James Earl JonesOn Golden Pond
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
James Earl Jones, On Golden Pond
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
James Earl Jones, On Golden Pond
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1987 - Outstanding Actor - Play
James Earl Jones, Fences
 
Drama League Awards - 1987 - Distinguished Performance Award
James Earl Jones, Fences
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1987 - The American Express Tribute
James Earl Jones
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1987 - Best Actor
James Earl Jones, Fences
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
James Earl Jones, Fences
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1978 - Outstanding Actor - Play
James Earl Jones, Paul Robeson
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1973 - Outstanding Performance
James Earl Jones, Hamlet
James Earl Jones, The Cherry Orchard
James Earl Jones, Les Blancs
James Earl Jones, The Great White Hope
 
Tony Awards - 1969 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
James Earl Jones, The Great White Hope
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1965 - Best Performance
James Earl Jones, Othello
 
Obie Awards - 1965 - Performance
James Earl JonesBeal
 
Obie Awards - 1962 - Best Actor
James Earl Jones , Clandestine on the Morning Line
James Earl Jones , The Apple
James Earl Jones Moon on a Rainbow Shawl
 
Theatre World Awards - 1962 - Performance
James Earl JonesMoon on a Rainbow Shawl

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