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Jones, Cherry 1956-

Jones, Cherry 1956-

PERSONAL

Born November 21, 1956, in Paris, TN; father, a flower shop owner; mother, a high school teacher; companion of Mary O'Connor (an architect). Education: Carnegie-Mellon University, B.F.A., drama.

Addresses:

Agent—William Morris Agency, One William Morris Pl., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Career:

Actress. American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, founding member and member of company, 1980-?; Arena Stage, Washington, DC, guest artist, 1983-84. Previously worked as a waitress.

Member:

Actors Equity.

Awards, Honors:

Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best performance by a leading actress in a play, 1991, for Our Country's Good; Obie Award, Village Voice, 1992, for The Baltimore Waltz; Antoinette Perry Award, best actress, Drama Desk Award, outstanding lead actress in a play, Outer Critics' Circle Award, outstanding lead actress in a play, Drama League Award, 1995, Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award, outstanding lead performance, 1997, all for The Heiress; Elliot Norton Award, sustained excellence, 1995; Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award, excellence in theater, 1998; Drama Desk Award, outstanding lead actress in a play, Outer Critics Circle Award, outstanding lead actress in a play, Lucille Lortel Award, outstanding actress, 1998, all for Pride's Crossing; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best actress in a play, 2000, for A Moon for the Misbegotten; Chlotrudis Award nomination, best supporting actress, 2000, for Cradle Will Rock; Vito Russo Award, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), 2004; Antoinette Perry Award, best performance by a leading actress in a play, Lucille Lortel Award, outstanding lead actress, Drama Desk Award, outstanding actress in a play, Obie Award, performance, 2005, all for Doubt; Antoinette Perry Award, best actress in a play, Drama Desk Award, outstanding actress in a play, Drama Desk Award nomination, outstanding actress in a play, 2006, all for Faith Healer; Joseph Jefferson Award, for The Good Person of Setzuan; Joseph Jefferson Award, for The Night of the Iguana.

CREDITS

Stage Appearances:

Rosalind, As You Like It, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1980.

Dorcas, The Winter's Tale, Helen Owen Carey Playhouse, Brooklyn, NY, 1980.

Millicent, He and She, Brooklyn Academy of Music Theatre, Brooklyn, 1980.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, American Repertory Theatre, 1981.

Irina, Three Sisters, American Repertory Theatre, 1983.

The Boys from Syracuse, American Repertory Theatre, 1983.

Liz, The Philanthropist, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1983.

Kitty Chase, The Ballad of Soapy Smith, New York Shakespeare Festival, Public Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Love's Labour's Lost, American Repertory Theatre, 1984.

Sally Bowles, I Am a Camera, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1984.

Cecily Cardew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Samuel Beckett Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Lynne, Steppin' Out, John Golden Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Sara Littlefield, Claptrap, Manhattan Theatre Club, 1987.

Dorine, Tartuffe, Portland Stage Company, Portland, ME, 1987.

Fran, Big Time: Scenes from a Service Economy, American Theatre Exchange, Joyce Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Lady Macbeth, Macbeth, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Perry Street Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Reverend Johnson, Liz Morden, Our Country's Good, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1991.

Anna, the sister, The Baltimore Waltz, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Constance Ledbelly, Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), East 13th Street Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Angel, Emily, Mormon mother, Angels in America: Perestroika, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1993-94.

Ella Chapter, Emily, The Angel, and woman in the South Bronx, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1993-94.

Bianca, Desdemona, Circle Repertory Theatre, 1993.

Anna, And Baby Makes Seven, Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York City, 1993.

Catherine Sloper, The Heiress, Lincoln Center, New York City, 1995, Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, c. 1997.

Hannah Jelkes, The Night of the Iguana, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Necessary Targets, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1996.

Mabel Tidings Bigelow, Pride's Crossing, Old Globe Theatre, then Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre, New York City, 1997-98.

Psyche, New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, 1998.

Maxine, Tongue of a Bird, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York City, 1999.

Josie Hogan, A Moon for the Misbegotten, Goodman Theatre, Chicago, IL, then Walter Kerr Theatre, 2000.

Barbara Undershaft, Major Barbara, American Airlines Theatre, New York City, 2001.

Title role, Lysistrata, Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA, 2002.

Mary McCarthy, Imaginary Friends, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 2002, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 2002-2003.

Mary Stassos, Flesh and Blood, New York Theatre Workshop, New York City, 2003.

Sister Aloysius, Doubt, Walter Kerr Theatre, 2005-2006, then Ahmanson Theatre, 2006.

Grace Hardy, Faith Healer, Booth Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Also appeared as Viola, Twelfth Night, American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA; title role, Major Barbara, American Repertory Theatre; Sganarelle, American Repertory Theatre; The Journey of the Fifth Horse, American Repertory Theatre; Ghosts, American Repertory Theatre; The School for Scandal, American Repertory Theatre; Baby with the Bath Water, American Repertory Theatre; The Caucasian Chalk Circle, American Repertory Theatre; The Good Person of Setzuan; The Seagull; Mastergate, American Repertory Theatre.

Film Appearances:

Ginger McDonald, The Big Town (also known as The Arm), Columbia, 1987.

Cindy Montgomery, Light of Day (also known as Born in the U.S.A.), TriStar, 1987.

Patty, HouseSitter, 1992.

Virginia, Polio Water, 1995.

Lucy, the maid, Julian Po (also known as The Tears of Julian Po), Fine Line Features, 1997.

Voice of Annie Adams Fields, Out of the Past, Unapix Entertainment, 1998.

Liz Hammond, The Horse Whisperer, Buena Vista, 1998.

Hallie Flanagan, Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999.

Pamela Duncan, Erin Brockovich, Universal, 2000.

Edie Bailey, The Perfect Storm (also known as Der Sturm), Warner Bros., 2000.

Grandma "Buggy" Abbott, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Warner Bros., 2002.

Officer Paski, Signs (also known as M. Night Shyamalan's "Signs"), Buena Vista, 2002.

Herself, Making "Signs" (documentary), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003.

Mrs. Clack, The Village (also known as Grey and M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village"), Buena Vista, 2004.

Molly Star/Mrs. Caldwell, Ocean's Twelve, Warner Bros., 2004.

Julia Tyler, Swimmers, Skouras Pictures, 2005.

Herself, RSC Meets USA: Working Shakespeare, 2005.

Voice of herself, Chaos and Order: Making American Theater, Films for the Humanities, 2005.

Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (documentary; also known as B.G.A. 2 and Broadway: The Golden Age 2), 2008.

Television Appearances; Series:

Frankie, Loving, 1992.

President Allison Taylor, 24, Fox, 2008.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Voice, The West, 1996.

Voices, Jazz, PBS, 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Tina Crawford, Alex: The Life of a Child, ABC, 1986.

Mimi Barnes, Murder in a Small Town, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Mimi Barnes, The Lady in Question, Arts and Entertainment, 1999.

Lizbeth Studevant, Cora Unashamed, PBS, 2000.

Sandy Cataldi, What Makes a Family, Lifetime, 2000.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Voice, Margaret Sanger, PBS, 1998.

Presenter, The 55th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2001.

Narrator, Miss America, PBS, 2002.

The 50th Annual Drama Desk Awards, 2005.

The 59th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Secretary, O'Malley, NBC, 1983.

Janice Eaton, Adam's Apple, CBS, 1986.

Sister Marie, Clubhouse, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Tracy Kincaid, "Sleepless Dream," Spenser: For Hire, 1987.

Voice, "Innocence Lost: The Plea," Frontline, PBS, 1997.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1999, 2000.

In the Life, 2001.

Janet, Frasier, NBC, 2001.

Narrator, "Miss America," The American Experience, PBS, 2002.

"ODB on Parole," Inside Out, MTV, 2003.

Barbara Layton, "Eppur Si Muove," The West Wing, NBC, 2004.

Sister Marie, "Breaking a Slump," Clubhouse, CBS, 2004.

Radio Appearances:

Read stories on Selected Shorts, National Public Radio.

RECORDINGS

Taped Readings:

Secrecy, Random House Audio, 1997.

The Grilling Season: A Culinary Mystery, Random House Audio, 1997.

Prime Cut, Random House Audio, 1998.

Practical Magic, Audioworks, 1998.

Tough Cookie, Random House Audio, 2000.

Sticks & Stones, Random House Audio, 2001.

Body of Lies, Random House Audio, 2002.

Little House in the Big Woods, HarperAudio, 2003.

On the Banks of Plum Creek, HarperChildren's Audio, 2003.

Little House on the Prairie, HarperChildren's Audio, 2003.

Bulfinch's Mythology: Gods and Heroes, Caedmon, 2003.

Farmer Boy, Harper Children's Audio, 2004.

So B. It, Harper Children's Audio, 2004.

By the Shores of the Silver Lake, Harper's Children Audio, 2004.

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Harper, 2004.

The Long Winter, Harper Children's Audio, 2005.

Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules, Simon & Schuster Audio, 2005.

Little Town on the Prairie, Harper Children's Audio, 2005.

Those Happy Golden Years, Harper Children's Audio, 2006.

The First Four Years, Harper Children's Audio, 2006.

Little House in the Big Woods (unabridged), Harper Children's Audio, 2007.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Newsmakers 1999, Issue 3, Gale Group, 1999.

Periodicals:

New York Times, May 26, 1991, p. H5.

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