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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Who is Cherry Jones

Cherry Jones (born November 21, 1956) is an American Tony Award-winning actress.
Jones was born in Paris, Tennessee, to a high school teacher mother and a flower shop owner father.[4] In 1995, when Jones accepted her first Tony Award, she thanked her then-partner, architect Mary O'Connor. When she accepted her Best Actress Tony in 2005 for her work in Doubt, she thanked "Laura Wingfield", the Glass Menagerie character being played in the Broadway revival by Jones' partner, actress Sarah Paulson.[5]

Jones is known primarily for her stage work, including her Tony-winning lead performances in Lincoln Center's 1995 production of The Heiress and John Patrick Shanley's play Doubt, which opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre in March 2005. Other Broadway credits include Nora Ephron's play Imaginary Friends (with Swoosie Kurtz); Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika,
the 2000 revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten, and Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, for which she earned her first Tony nomination.[1] She is considered to be one of the foremost theater actresses in the United States.
She also narrated the audiobook adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series including, "Little House in the Big Woods", "Little House on the Prarie" and "On the Banks of Plum Creek"
In recent years, Jones has ventured into the film industry, in which she has played mostly supporting roles. Her screen credits include Cradle Will Rock, The Perfect Storm, Ocean's Twelve, Signs, The Village.[2]

Jones will play President Allison Taylor on the seventh season of the Fox series 24.[3]

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