Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones

actor, director, writer

Tommy Lee Jones was born on Sep 15, 1946 in USA. Tommy Lee Jones's big-screen debut came with Love Story directed by Arthur Hiller in 1970, strarring Hank - Oliver's Roommate (as Tom Lee Jones). Tommy Lee Jones is known for Lincoln directed by Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis stars as Abraham Lincoln and Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln. Tommy Lee Jones has got 43 awards and 90 nominations so far. The most recent award Tommy Lee Jones achieved is Almeria Western Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Tommy Lee Jones plays is The Comeback Trail which will be released on Nov 18, 2022.

Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (Scott), a police officer and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, who worked on oil fields. Tommy himself worked in underwater construction and on an oil rig. He attended St. Mark's School of Texas, a prestigious prep school for boys in Dallas, on a scholarship, and went to Harvard on another scholarship. He roomed with future Vice President Al Gore and played offensive guard in the famous 29-29 Harvard-Yale football game of '68 known as "The Tie." He received a B.A. in English literature and graduated cum laude from Harvard in 1969.Following college, he moved to New York and began his theatrical career on Broadway in "A Patriot for Me" (1969). In 1970, he made his film debut in Love Story (1970). While living in New York, he continued to appear in various plays, both on- and off-Broadway: "Fortune and Men's Eyes" (1969); "Four on a Garden" (1971); "Blue Boys" (1972); "Ulysses in Nighttown" (1974). During this time, he also appeared on a daytime soap opera, On ne vit qu'une fois (1968) as Dr. Mark Toland from 1971-75. He moved with wife Kate Lardner, granddaughter of short-story writer/columnist Ring Lardner, and her two children from a previous marriage, to Los Angeles.There he began to get some roles on television: Drôles de dames (1976) (pilot episode); Carambolages (1976); and The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977). While working on the movie Back Roads (1981), he met and fell in love with Kimberlea Cloughley, whom he later married. More roles in television--both on network and cable--stage and film garnered him a reputation as a strong, explosive, thoughtful actor who could handle supporting as well as leading roles. He made his directorial debut in Les derniers pionniers (1995) on TNT. In addition to directing and starring in the film, he co-wrote the teleplay (with J.T. Allen). The film, based on Elmer Kelton's novel, is set in west Texas where Jones has strong family ties. Consequently, this story of a cowboy facing the end of an era has special meaning for him.

  • Birthday

    Sep 15, 1946
  • Place of Birth

    San Saba, Texas, USA
  • Also known

    Томми Ли Джонс, 토미 리 존스, 汤米·李·琼斯, Tomî Rî Jônzu, Tom Lee Jones

Known For


43 wins & 90 nominations

Almeria Western Film Festival
Best Feature Film
Winner - Audience Award
Texas Film Awards
Texas Legend Award
Winner - Texas Film Hall of Fame
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