Cherry Jones

  • Birth Name: Cherry Jones
  • Birth Place: Paris, Tennessee, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Has been candid about her lesbianism since she started her acting career at 21.
  • Thanked her same-sex partner from the podium when she won her first Tony Award.
  • Was a founding member of the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA.
  • Is a frequent narrator for the Selected Shorts series on NPR.


  • 1991, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 2005, Tony — Actress (Play): Winner
  • 2000, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 1995, Tony — Actress (Play): Winner
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2014, Tony — Actress (Play): Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2019, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Olivier Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Winner


  • Mary O'Connor — Ex-significant Other
  • Sarah Paulson — Ex-significant Other


  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States (BFA in Drama, 1978)
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