Jayne Houdyshell Biography

Birth Place: Topeka, KS, USA
Gender: Female

Jayne Houdyshell was nominated for Tony Awards for her performances in the most recent revival of Follies and the Broadway production of Well. She won Obie and Theatre World Awards for Well’s original run at the Public Theater. Her other Broadway appearances include Romeo and Juliet, Wicked, Bye Bye Birdie, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Dead Accounts. Recent Off-Broadway productions include Horton Foote’s Harrison, TX; Coraline; The New Century; The Receptionist; and The Pain and the Itch. She appeared in the films Lucky Stiff, Everybody’s Fine, Morning Glory, Changing Lanes, Garden State, and Trust the Man. Television credits include “Elementary,” “Blue Bloods,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” and a recurring role on NBC’s new series “Odyssey.”

Jayne Houdyshell Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
 
The Lortels - 2016 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Jayne Houdyshell, Follies
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Jayne Houdyshell, Follies
 
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Jayne HoudyshellCoraline
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2009 - Outstanding Actress in a Musical (tie)
Jayne Houdyshell, Coraline
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, The New Century
 
The Lortels - 2008 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Jayne Houdyshell, The Receptionist
 
Theatre World Awards - 2006 - Performance
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
Obie Awards - 2004 - Performance
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, Well
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actress
Jayne HoudyshellWell

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