FOX - Returning for a second season on 24, Cherry Jones receivedcritical acclaim and an Emmy nomination for Outstanding SupportingActress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of steadfast“President Allison Taylor.” A graduate of CarnegieMellon University, Jones’ talent and passion for performingled her to Broadway where she captured the attention oftheater-goers and critics alike.
Jones earned her first Tony Award nomination in 1994 for herperformance in “Our Country’s Good,” but it washer role as “Catherine Sloper” in the LincolnCenter’s revival of “The Heiress” that won herthe Tony Award for Best Actress. Jones went on to star in TennesseeWilliams’ “The Night of the Iguana” and gaveanother Tony Award-nominated performance in EugeneO’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten.” In2005, Jones nabbed her second Tony Award for her performance inJohn Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt.” Her additionalstage credits include Nora Ephron’s “ImaginaryFriends,” “Major Barbara” and “FaithHealers.”
Jones recently wrapped production on Mira Nair’s“Amelia,” and has been seen in numerous criticallyacclaimed films including Steven Soderbergh’s“Ocean’s Twelve” and “ErinBrokovich,” Robert Redford’s “The HorseWhisperer,” Wolfgang Petersen’s “The PerfectStorm” and M. Night Shyamalan’s “TheVillage” and “Signs.”
A native of Paris, TN, Jones has been a proud member of Equitysince 1978. She divides her time between Los Angeles and NewYork.
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