Cherry Jones

Cherry Jones

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 Cherry Jones's Career

Jones may be best-known for her role as President Allison Taylor on the Fox series24, for which she won an Emmy. However, most of her career has been in the theatre on Broadway, including her Tony-winning lead performances in Lincoln Center 's 1995 production ofThe Heiressand John Patrick Shanley 's playDoubt, a role which earned her the 2005 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play . The play opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre in March 2005.

Other Broadway credits include Nora Ephron 's playImaginary Friends(with Swoosie Kurtz );Angels in America : Millennium ApproachesandPerestroika, the 2000 revival ofA Moon for the Misbegotten, and Timberlake Wertenbaker 'sOur Country's Good, for which she earned her first Tony nomination.She is considered to be one of the foremost theater actresses in the United States.[citation needed]

She has narrated the audiobook adaptations of Laura Ingalls Wilder 'sLittle Houseseries including,Little House in the Big Woods,Little House on the Prairie,Farmer Boy,On the Banks of Plum Creek,By the Shores of Silver Lake,The Long WinterandLittle Town on the Prairie. In recent years, Jones has ventured into feature films. Her screen credits includeCradle Will Rock,The Perfect Storm,Signs,Ocean's TwelveandThe Village.

Jones plays President Taylor on the Fox series24, a role for which she won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series . After beginning her role in the seventh season , she has reprised it for the eighth season, which began airing in January 2010 and concluded in May 2010.

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 Cherry Jones's Personal life

Jones was born in Paris, Tennessee , to a high school teacher mother and a flower shop owner father.She is a 1978 graduate of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama .

In 1995, when Jones accepted her first Tony Award, she thanked her then lover, architect Mary O'Connor. When she accepted her Best Actress Tony in 2005 for her work inDoubt, she thanked "Laura Wingfield", theGlass Menageriecharacter being played in the Broadway revival by Jones's girlfriend actress Sarah Paulson .The pair had attended the awards together and kissed right after Jones won, thus making it clear that Paulson was not closeted about the relationship. In 2007, Paulson and Jones declared their love for each other in an interview with VelvetPark at Women's Event 10 for the LGBT Center of New York.

Paulson and Jones ended their relationship amicably in 2009.

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