Jayne Houdyshell Biography

Birth Place: Topeka, KS, USA
Gender: Female

Broadway: The Humans (Tony Award), Fish in the Dark, Romeo and Juliet, Follies (Tony nomination), The Importance of Being Earnest, Dead Accounts, Bye Bye Birdie, Wicked, Well (Tony nomination, Theater World Award).

Off-Broadway: The Humans (Obie Award, Drama Desk Award for Best Ensemble); Harrison, TV; Coraline; The Receptionist; The New Century; The Pain and the Itch; Much Ado About Nothing; Well (Obie).

She is the recipient of a 2013 special Drama Desk Award "for her artistry as an exceptionally versatile and distinctive Broadway and Off-Broadway performer."

Film: Lucky Stiff, Everybody's Fine, Garden State, Trust the Man, Bounty Hunter.

Television: The Good Fight, American Odyssey, Elementary, Blue Bloods, and Law & Order: SVU.

Jayne Houdyshell Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll's House, Part 2
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll's House, Part 2
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll's House, Part 2
 
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