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Cherry Jones

Birth Place: Paris, TN, USA

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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.

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Cherry Jones 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


Cherry Jones Movies

O'Malley
[ 1983 ] Secretary
Adam's Apple
[ 1986 ] Janice Eaton
Alex: The Life of a Child
[ 1986 ] Tina Crawford
Light of Day
[ 1987 ] Cindy Montgomery
The Big Town
[ 1987 ] Ginger McDonald
HouseSitter
[ 1992 ] Patty
Julian Po
[ 1997 ] Lucy
The Horse Whisperer
[ 1998 ] Liz Hammond
Murder in a Small Town
[ 1999 ] Mimi
Cradle Will Rock
[ 1999 ] Hallie Flanagan
The Lady in Question
[ 1999 ] Mimi Barnes
Erin Brockovich
[ 2000 ] Pamela Duncan
Cora Unashamed
[ 2000 ] Lizbeth Studevant
The Perfect Storm
[ 2000 ] Edie Bailey
What Makes a Family
[ 2001 ] Sandy Cataldi
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
[ 2002 ] Buggy
Signs
[ 2002 ] Officer Paski
Ocean's Twelve
[ 2004 ] Molly Star & Mrs. Caldwell
The Village
[ 2004 ] Mrs. Clack
Swimmers
[ 2005 ] Julia Tyler
24: Redemption
[ 2008 ] President-Elect Allison Taylor
Doubt
[ 2008 ]
Mother and Child
[ 2009 ] Sister Joanne
Amelia
[ 2009 ] Eleanor Roosevelt
New Year's Eve
[ 2011 ] Mrs. Rose Ahern
The Beaver
[ 2011 ] Vice President
Buck
[ 2011 ]
Days and Nights
[ 2014 ] Mary
Knight of Cups
[ 2015 ] Ruth
I Saw the Light
[ 2015 ] Lillie Williams
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
[ 2016 ] Geri Taub
The Party
[ 2017 ] Martha
Boy Erased
[ 2018 ] Dr. Muldoon
Wine Country
[ 2019 ] Lady Sunshine
Motherless Brooklyn
[ 2019 ] Gabby Horowitz
Our Friend
[ 2019 ] Faith Pruett
A Rainy Day in New York
[ 2019 ] Gatsby's Mother
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
[ 2021 ] Rachel Grover
The Sky Is Everywhere
[ 2022 ] Fiona

Cherry Jones TV Shows

Spenser: For Hire
Tracy Kincaid
Loving
[ 1991-1992 ] Frankie
Tribeca
Tough Woman
Frasier
Janet
The West Wing
Barbara Layton
Clubhouse
[ 2004-2005 ] Sister Marie
24
[ 2009-2010 ] President Allison Taylor
Awake
Dr. Judith Evans
Black Mirror
Susan
Mercy Street
Dorothea Dix
11.22.63
Marguerite Oswald
American Crime
Laurie Ann Hesby
Portlandia
Bridge Manager, New Mayor
Chimerica
Mel Kincaid
Succession
Nan Pierce
The Handmaid's Tale
[ 2018-2019 ] Holly Maddox
Transparent
[ 2015-2019 ] Leslie Mackinaw
Defending Jacob
Joanna Klein
Extrapolations
Elizabeth Burdick
Five Days at Memorial
Susan Mulderick

Cherry Jones Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2017 - Best Actress

Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie


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Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Actress in a Play

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


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Helen Hayes Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Non-Resident Production

Cherry JonesDoubt, A Parable


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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Leading Actress in a Play

Cherry Jones, Doubt


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Drama Desk Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actress in a Play

Cherry Jones, Doubt


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Actress in a Play

Cherry Jones, Doubt


winner
The Lortels - 2005 - Outstanding Lead Actress

Cherry Jones, Doubt


winner
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

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


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The Lortels - 1998 - Outstanding Lead Actress

Cherry JonesPride’s Crossing


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Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Actress - Play

Cherry Jones, Pride's Crossing


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Drama Desk Awards - 1995 - Outstanding Actress - Play

Cherry Jones, The Heiress


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Drama League Awards - 1995 - Distinguished Performance Award

Cherry Jones, The Heiress


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Actress - Play

Cherry Jones, The Heiress

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1995 - Best Off Broadway Musical

Cherry Jones, The Heiress


winner
Tony Awards - 1995 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

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

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Cherry Jones News


Heidi Blickenstaff, Alex Edelman, and More Receive Elliot Norton Awards; Full List

Awards were presented tonight in 37 categories including outstanding actors, directors, designers, choreographers, musicians, productions and 4 visiting productions by the Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) at the 41st Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.  
Unpack the Tony Awards History of the 2024 Nominated Revivals

The results of this season's Tony races are still up in the air, but many of this season's nominated revivals have been through awards season before. How did they fare? The past may not always be the best indicator of the future, but accolades of years past provide interesting insight nonetheless. Check out a complete list of who was nominated, in what categories, and most importantly... if they won!
A TUPPERWARE OF ASHES, THE OTHER PLACE, and More Set For the National Theatre's Autumn Season

The National Theatre has announced two new productions for its South Bank stages this autumn: the world premiere of Tanika Gupta’s A Tupperware of Ashes in the Dorfman theatre, and a new play by Alexander Zeldin inspired by Antigone called The Other Place in the Lyttelton theatre.
Heidi Blickenstaff, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY And More Honored At 41st Annual Elliot Norton Awards

Discover the winners of the 41st Annual Elliot Norton Awards, celebrating excellence in the Boston theater scene. Stay updated with BroadwayWorld's latest news.
THIS IS NOT A DREAM Reading Set For Next Month From Vineyard Theatre

Vineyard Theatre will present This Is Not A Dream, the first New York reading of seven ten-minute plays from Young Playwrights Ukraine, written during a mentorship project on Zoom.
Review: FAITH HEALER, Lyric Hammersmith

Frank Hardy has a problem. He’s an Irish faith healer without faith in his power to heal. It comes, it goes and he only knows for sure when it is not going to happen. With his wife Grace and manager Teddy, their tour of Wales and Scotland in a battered van has seen his abilities steadily failing him. A last throw of the die sees him return to his homeland. What could go wrong?
Soho Rep Gala to Honor Berwin Lee Brown New York / London Playwrights & Celebrate Raja Feather Kelly

Soho Rep’s 2024 Spring Fête will honor Berwin Lee Brown New York / London Playwrights. The evening also celebrates Raja Feather Kelly. Learn more about the event!
Review Roundup: DOUBT Returns To Broadway Starring Liev Schreiber and Amy Ryan

The first Broadway revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt: A Parable opens tonight at the Todd Haimes Theatre. See what the critics are saying!
Recap the Works of John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley's masterpiece, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Doubt, officially opens in its first Broadway revival since it premiered in 2005. This comes just weeks after his latest play, Brooklyn Laundry, opened off-Broadway at MTC. Do you know the rest of Shanley's plays and films?
LIFESPAN OF A FACT Begins Performances At Desert Theatre Ensemble

Center, will present The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, January 26–28 and February 2–4, 2024. The play, a hit on Broadway in 2018, is based on a book by Jim Fingal and John D’Agata that detailed their personal experience preparing a magazine essay for publication in 2003.
Cherry Jones Will Lead THE GRAPES OF WRATH at The National Theatre; Summer 2024 Line-Up Announced

The National Theatre has announced new productions for all three South Bank stages this summer: Alan Bleasdale’s Boys from the Blackstuff and Mnemonic in the Olivier theatre and The Grapes of Wrath in the Lyttelton theatre, alongside the previously announced The Hot Wing King in the Dorfman theatre. 
Great Barrington Public Theater Kicks Off 2024 With A Conversation With Jeff Zinn January 29

Great Barrington Public Theater hosts a live conversation and Q&A with Jeff Zinn, a writer, director, and theater guru, on January 29 at St. James Place.
THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT At Desert Ensemble Theatre

Desert Ensemble Theater (DET), in residence at the Palm Springs Cultural Center, will present The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell, January 26–28 and February 2–4, 2024.
David Rockwell, Brian Anthony Moreland & More to be Honored at Theatre Communications Group Gala

Theatre Communications Group's 2024 TCG Gala: Our Stories will honor ​architect and designer David Rockwell, Broadway producer Brian Anthony Moreland, director Schele Williams, and The Shubert Foundation.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 21st, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is November 21, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
Feature: The Days Of Cabaret Gratitude - Day Fourteen - The Historian

Today, we return to The Days Of Cabaret Gratitude with THE HISTORIAN.
Photos: Meet the Cast of THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT At TimeLine Theatre

Casting has been revealed for TimeLine Theatre Company’s The Lifespan of a Fact, a comedic showdown between truth and fact, set in the world of non-fiction publishing, based on true events, running November 1 – December 23, 2023.
Cleveland Play House Reimagines Iconic Horror Story, MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN

Mary Shelley's shocking classic novel, Frankenstein, receives new life at Cleveland Play House. A haunting and highly theatrical adaptation of the classic horror story. Directed by Michael Barakiva, the production features Josh Bates, Madeline Calais, Ellen Grace Diehl, Gavin Michaels, and Kayodè Soyemi.
Telly Leung & More to Star in HAS ANYONE SEEN MY MIND? Industry Readings

Private industry readings of 'Has Anyone Seen My Mind?' by Bill Russell, are scheduled for October 26 & 27.
Ariana DeBose, Cody Renard Richard & More Join Broadway Cares Board of Trustees

Discover the latest news as Ariana DeBose, Cody Renard Richard, and other prominent Broadway stars are appointed to the Broadway Cares Board of Trustees. Learn more about their roles and what this means for the organization's future.

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?

Cherry Jones has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. These nominations include Best Actress at the Olivier Awards for "The Glass Menagerie," Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same production, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Glass Menagerie." She was also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Non-Resident Production at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Doubt, A Parable," Best Leading Actress in a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Doubt," and Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Doubt." Additionally, she received nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress at The Lortels for "Doubt," Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Doubt," and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "A Moon for the Misbegotten." Other nominations include Outstanding Lead Actress at The Lortels for "Pride’s Crossing," Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Pride's Crossing," Outstanding Actress - Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Heiress," Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards for "The Heiress," Best Actress - Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Heiress," Best Off Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Heiress," and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "The Heiress" and "Our Country's Good."

What awards has Cherry Jones won?

Cherry Jones has won several awards for her performances in various Broadway productions. Some of her notable wins include Outstanding Actress in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Glass Menagerie," Best Leading Actress in a Play at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Doubt," and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Doubt" and "The Heiress." She has also received recognition from the Drama Desk Awards, The Lortels, Helen Hayes Awards, and the Drama League Awards for her outstanding work in productions such as "Pride's Crossing" and "The Heiress."

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