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Cherry Jones

 
Birth Place:
Paris, TN, USA
Bio:
Cherry Jones is a Tony and Emmy-winning American actress best known for her work in theatre and television. Most recently, she appeared on Broadway in THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale. She made her West End debut in the triumphant revival of Tennessee Williams' ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Paris, TN, USA

Bio:
Cherry Jones is a Tony and Emmy-winning American actress best known for her work in theatre and television. Most recently, she appeared on Broadway in THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale. She made her West End debut in the triumphant revival of Tennessee Williams' ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2018
Emily
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2017
Amanda Wingfield
  [Off-Broadway]
Women's Project Theater Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Elizabeth [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2014
Agnes
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
The Mother
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2010
Mrs. Kitty Warren
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Grace
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2005
Sister Aloysius
  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Sister Aloysius
  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Mary Stassos
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Mary McCarthy
  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Barbara Undershaft
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Josie Hogan
  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Maxine
  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Mabel Tidings/Bigelow
  [Broadway]
1996
Hannah Jelkes
  [Broadway]
1995
Catherine Sloper
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Mormon Mother [Replacement]
Angel [Replacement]
Emily [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Bianca
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
The Angel [Replacement]
The Woman in the South Bronx [Replacement]
Emily [Replacement]
Ella Chapter [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Anna
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Constance Ledbelly
  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Anna
  [Broadway]
1991
Reverend Johnson
Liz Morden
  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Lady Macduff
  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Sarah Littlefield
  [Broadway]
1987
Lynne
  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Cecily Cardew
  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Kitty Chase
  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Liz

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2018
Emily

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2017
Amanda Wingfield

  [Off-Broadway]
Women's Project Theater Original Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Elizabeth [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2014
Agnes

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2013
The Mother

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2010
Mrs. Kitty Warren

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2006
Grace

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2005
Sister Aloysius

  [Off-Broadway]
2004
Sister Aloysius

  [Off-Broadway]
2003
Mary Stassos

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Mary McCarthy

  [Broadway]
Roundabout Revival, 2001
Barbara Undershaft

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2000
Josie Hogan

  [Off-Broadway]
1999
Maxine

  [Off-Broadway]
1997
Mabel Tidings/Bigelow

  [Broadway]
1996
Hannah Jelkes

  [Broadway]
1995
Catherine Sloper

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
Mormon Mother [Replacement]

Angel [Replacement]

Emily [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Bianca

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1993
The Angel [Replacement]

The Woman in the South Bronx [Replacement]

Emily [Replacement]

Ella Chapter [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
1993
Anna

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Constance Ledbelly

  [Off-Broadway]
1992
Anna

  [Broadway]
1991
Reverend Johnson

Liz Morden

  [Off-Broadway]
1991
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Lady Macduff

  [Off-Broadway]
1987
Sarah Littlefield

  [Broadway]
1987
Lynne

  [Off-Broadway]
1985
Cecily Cardew

  [Off-Broadway]
1984
Kitty Chase

  [Off-Broadway]
1983
Liz

Cherry Jones Biography

Cherry Jones is a Tony and Emmy-winning American actress best known for her work in theatre and television. Most recently, she appeared on Broadway in THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT opposite Daniel Radcliffe and Bobby Cannavale. She made her West End debut in the triumphant revival of Tennessee Williams' THE GLASS MENAGERIE, which garnered seven Olivier Award nominations, including a nomination for Cherry for Best Actress. She is a five-time Tony Award nominee for her work on Broadway, winning the Award for the 1995 revival of THE HEIRESS and for the 2005 original production of DOUBT, for which she also won the Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Obie Awards. Cherry is a founding member of the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Cherry was recently nominated for an Emmy for her role in SUCCESSION. She has received Emmy awards for her portrayal of 'Holly Maddox' in THE HANDMAID'S TALE and for playing 'U.S. President Allison Taylor' on the Fox series 24. More recently, she has had a recurring role on the Primetime Emmy Award-winning Amazon comedy-drama series TRANSPARENT, for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series in 2015. She can also be seen in Channel 4's CHIMERICA opposite F. Murray Abraham and DEFENDING JACOB opposite Chris Evans and Michelle Dockery.

Cherry's film appearances include THE HORSE WHISPERER, ERIN BROCKOVICH, SIGNS, OCEAN'S TWELVE and most recently I SAW THE LIGHT opposite Tom Hiddleston, Tina Fey's WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT, Sally Potter's black comedy THE PARTY, Amy Poehler's WINE COUNTRY, BOY ERASED alongside Lucas Hedges, Woody Allen's A RAINY DAY IN NEW YORK, and MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN opposite Edward Norton.

Cherry Jones Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Actress
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production Gold Star
Cherry JonesDoubt, A Parable
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Leading Actress in a Play Gold Star
Cherry Jones, Doubt
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Cherry Jones, Doubt
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actress in a Play Gold Star
Cherry Jones, Doubt
 
The Lortels - 2005 - Outstanding Lead Actress Gold Star
Cherry Jones, Doubt
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Cherry Jones, Doubt
 
Tony Awards - 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cherry Jones, A Moon for the Misbegotten
 
The Lortels - 1998 - Outstanding Lead Actress Gold Star
Cherry JonesPride’s Crossing
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Cherry Jones, Pride's Crossing
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actress - Play Gold Star
Cherry Jones, The Heiress
 
Drama League Awards - 1995 - Distinguished Performance Award Gold Star
Cherry Jones, The Heiress
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Actress - Play Gold Star
Cherry Jones, The Heiress
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Off Broadway Musical
Cherry Jones, The Heiress
 
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Gold Star
Cherry Jones, The Heiress
 
Tony Awards - 1991 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cherry Jones, Our Country's Good

Cherry Jones News

Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MU Photo Joshua Henry, Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes & More to Star in BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.

Photos: Colton Ryan, Bernadette Peters & More Arrive at GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY R Photo Photos: Colton Ryan, Bernadette Peters & More Arrive at GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY Re-Opening Night Gala
by Bruce Glikas - May 13, 2022

Girl From the North Country, which temporarily closed on January 23 with the promise of returning this spring, returned for a limited engagement, April 29-June 19 at the Belasco Theatre.

BWW Interview: Director Peter Allas Adds GOD OF CARNAGE to His List of Proud Producti Photo BWW Interview: Director Peter Allas Adds GOD OF CARNAGE to His List of Proud Productions
by Gil Kaan - May 2, 2022

The first Los Angeles revival of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning comedy God of Carnage plays a limited three-week engagement at the Odyssey Theatre beginning May 13, 2022. Peter Allas directs the playwright-approved cast of Matthew Downs, Jack Esformes, Lisa LoCicero and Leilani Smith. The very busy Peter made some time to answer a few of my queries.

39th Elliot Norton Awards Nominations Announced - See the Full List! Photo 39th Elliot Norton Awards Nominations Announced - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022

More than 60 nominations in over two dozen categories of outstanding actors, directors, designers, choreographers, musicians, and productions were announced today by the Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 39th Elliot Norton Awards.

Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AMERICAN BUFFALO Photo Photos: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for AMERICAN BUFFALO
by Bruce Glikas - Apr 15, 2022

Just last night, David Mamet's American Buffalo opened on Broadway at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 W 50th Street), exactly two years after it was originally scheduled to open, starring Emmy & Tony Award winner Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award & Golden Globe winner Sam Rockwell and Emmy Award & Golden Globe winner Darren Criss.

Hedgerow Theatre and Delaware County Community College Team Up For A Limited Engageme Photo Hedgerow Theatre and Delaware County Community College Team Up For A Limited Engagement Of Jewel Walker's TUESDAY
by Stephi Wild - Mar 21, 2022

Hedgerow Theatre Company and Delaware County Community College team up to present a rare theatrical experience, Jewel Walker's Tuesday. With a limited two-week run from April 21 through May 1, this double Barrymore Award-winning miniature masterpiece is directed by Stephen Patrick Smith.

The Philly POPS Celebrates Oscar Hammerstein in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You Next Mon Photo The Philly POPS Celebrates Oscar Hammerstein in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

Music Director and Principal Conductor David Charles Abell brings the fun and elegance of Oscar Hammerstein 2nd's masterworks to the POPS in HAMMERSTEIN: The Song is You, April 1‚Äď3 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.

Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera Photo Photos: Sara Bareilles Performs at Roundabout Gala Honoring Chita Rivera
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 8, 2022

Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company honored the great Chit Rivera at its 2022 Gala 'Paint the Town' at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City. The evening celebrated Ms. Rivera's contribution to the theater and include the presentation of The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.

Free Event BECOMING HELEN KELLER Announced at The Ellen Theatre Photo Free Event BECOMING HELEN KELLER Announced at The Ellen Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

The documentary Becoming Helen Keller screens at The Ellen Theatre March 25 at 7:30 PM. Through photos, archival film clips and interviews, the film examines little-known details of Helen Keller's personal life including her public persona and advocacy, including her support for women's suffrage, the NAACP, worker's rights, and access to health care and assistive technology. 

Apple Original Films & Skydance Animation Set LUCK Release Date Photo Apple Original Films & Skydance Animation Set LUCK Release Date
by Michael Major - Jan 26, 2022

Eva Noblezada (‚ÄúHadestown,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMiss Saigon,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúYellow Rose‚ÄĚ) leads the cast as ‚ÄúSam.' other voices in the cast include Jane Fonda, Flula Borg, Lil Rel Howery, Colin O'Donoghue, John Ratzenberger, Adelynn Spoon, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Cherry Jones Videos

VIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale! VideoVIDEO: Watch Broadway Unite for the BROADWAY BACKWARDS Finale!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2021

‚ÄúYou Will Be Found‚ÄĚ by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul is performed by Jenn Colella, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Cast Amy Adams, James Monroe Iglehart, Cheyenne Jackson, L Morgan Lee, Raymond J. Lee, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Ruthie Ann Miles, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and many more!

VIDEO: Cherry Jones Accepts her Emmy Award For SUCCESSION VideoVIDEO: Cherry Jones Accepts her Emmy Award For SUCCESSION
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2020

Cherry Jones took home her third Emmy Award last night for her role in Succession.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN Starring Edward Norton VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN Starring Edward Norton
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2019

Lionel Essrog (Edward Norton), a lonely private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend, Frank Minna (Bruce Willis). Armed only with a few clues and the engine of his obsessive mind, Lionel unravels closely guarded secrets that hold the fate of New York in the balance. In a mystery that carries him from gin-soaked jazz clubs in Harlem to the hard-edged slums of Brooklyn and, finally, into the gilded halls of New York's power brokers, Lionel contends with thugs, corruption and the most dangerous man in the city to honor his friend and save the woman who might be his own salvation.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Amy Poehler's WINE COUNTRY VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Amy Poehler's WINE COUNTRY
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

In honor of Rebecca (Rachel Dratch)'s 50th birthday, Abby (Amy Poehler) plans a scenic Napa getaway with their best, longtime friends. Workaholic Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), post-op Val (Paula Pell), homebody Jenny (Emily Spivey), and weary mom Naomi (Maya Rudolph) are equally sold on the chance to relax and reconnect. Yet as the alcohol flows, real world uncertainties intrude on the punchlines and gossip, and the women begin questioning their friendships and futures.

VIDEO: Watch Casts of FLOWER DRUM SONG Reunite for Red Bucket Follies Opening Number! VideoVIDEO: Watch Casts of FLOWER DRUM SONG Reunite for Red Bucket Follies Opening Number!
by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2018

Equality, inclusion and joy permeated the performances at this year's poignant and record-breaking Red Bucket Follies. The show celebrated six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising by 67 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 

VIDEO: HAMILTON, THE LION KING, And More Take the Stage at BC/EFA Red Bucket Follies! VideoVIDEO: HAMILTON, THE LION KING, And More Take the Stage at BC/EFA Red Bucket Follies!
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2018

Equality, inclusion and joy permeated the performances at this year's poignant and record-breaking Red Bucket Follies. The show celebrated six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising by 67 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring shows for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. See highlights from the evening below!

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Bobby Cannavale Separates Fact from Fiction in His Care VideoBackstage with Richard Ridge: Bobby Cannavale Separates Fact from Fiction in His Career on Broadway and Beyond!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 11, 2018

Fact: Two-time Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale is back on Broadway this season, starring opposite Cherry Jones and Daniel Radcliffe in The Lifespan of a Fact. In a recent interview with Richard Ridge, he opens up about the challenges of taking on this particular role, and separates fact from fiction when it comes to some of his past performances!

BWW TV: True Story- THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: True Story- THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Oct 19, 2018

FACT: Studio 54 was the place to be last night as Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale took their first official Broadway bows in The Lifespan of a Fact. Written by Jeremy Kareken& David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, the play is directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman.

VIDEO: Cherry Jones, Daniel Radcliffe, and Bobby Cannavale Play Fact Or Fiction on TO VideoVIDEO: Cherry Jones, Daniel Radcliffe, and Bobby Cannavale Play Fact Or Fiction on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2018

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb challenge Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale, stars of the Broadway play "The Lifespan of a Fact," to a game of Fact or Fiction, where the actors have to guess truths about each other.

VIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Gives Al Roker Tips Ahead of His Run in WAITRESS VideoVIDEO: Daniel Radcliffe Gives Al Roker Tips Ahead of His Run in WAITRESS
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2018

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in the new play coming to Broadway "The Lifespan of a Fact," sits down with Hoda Kotb to discuss his role. He later gives tips to TODAY's own Al Roker, who will star in a run of "Waitress" on Broadway. Radcliffe says doing TV and Broadway simultaneously is tough, but doable.


Cherry Jones Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Cherry Jones been in?
Cherry Jones has appeared on Broadway in 15 shows.

How many West End shows has Cherry Jones been in?
Cherry Jones has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Cherry Jones's first West End show?
Cherry Jones's first West End show was The Glass Menagerie which opened in 2017

What awards has Cherry Jones been nominated for?
Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for The Glass Menagerie , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Glass Menagerie , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Glass Menagerie , Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Doubt, A Parable , Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Doubt , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Doubt , Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Doubt , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Doubt , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Doubt , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Moon for the Misbegotten , Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Pride’s Crossing , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Pride's Crossing , Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Heiress , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Heiress , Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Heiress , Best Off Broadway Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Heiress Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Heiress and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Our Country's Good .

What awards has Cherry Jones won?
Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Glass Menagerie, Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Doubt, A Parable , Best Leading Actress in a Play (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Doubt, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Doubt, Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Doubt, Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Doubt, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Doubt, Outstanding Lead Actress (The Lortels) for Pride’s Crossing, Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Pride's Crossing, Outstanding Actress - Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Heiress, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Heiress Best Actress - Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Heiressand Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for The Heiress.