Cherry Jones Biography

Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Score: 9 / 10
Released: June 7, 2002
Director: Callie Khouri
Producer: Hunt Lowry
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, James Garner, Ashley Judd, Cherry Jones, Ron Eldard, Shirley Knight, Matthew Settle, Maggie Smith, Fionnula Flanagan
Genre: Comedy
Length: minutes
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Cherry Jones Biography


Date of Birth: November 21, 1956

She appeared with Robert Redford in The Horse Whisperer but if asked, will tell you she much prefers to act on the stage.

"I love the language of the theater, and I know that that's something that often is left out of the equation of even very fine film making nowadays. There is a heightened, articulate, poetic language that I crave in my work that I just don't think you get much of a shot at in movies."

Cherry Jones won the coveted Tony Award for Best Actress for her work in The Heiress in 1997 and made history when she thanked her same-sex partner. Since then she starred as Hannah Jelkes in The Night of the Iguana at the Roundabout Theatre's Stage Right.

Cherry Jones has also appeared on Broadway in Angels in America, Our Country's Good, Macbeth and Stepping Out. Her awards include an Obie for her performance in Baltimore Waltz and Chicago's Jeff Award for her roles in The Good Person of Setzuan and The Night of the Iguana at the Goodman Theatre.

Most recently, on the Apple TV+ series Defending Jacob (2020), she played a lawyer who defends a teenager accused of murder.

Cherry is an outspoken advocate for gay rights. She received the Vito Russo Entertainer Award in 2004 from the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards.

She has been married to actress/director Sophie Huber since 2015.


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