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Tommy Lee Jones
|Tommy Lee Jones|
Jones at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
September 15, 1946|
San Saba, Texas, U.S.
|Residence||Terrell Hills, Texas|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
Katherine "Kate" Lardner (1971–1978)|
Kimberlea Cloughley (1981–1996)
Dawn Laurel (2001–present)
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (1994), Golden Globe Award (1994), Emmy Award (1983)|
He was born in Texas in 1946. His mother, Lucille Marie (née Scott), was a police officer, school teacher, and beauty shop owner, and his father, Clyde C. Jones, was an oil field worker. The two were married and divorced twice. Jones has stated that his grandmother was of Cherokee ancestry. He was raised in Midland, Texas. Jones was given an athletic scholarship to go to a school in Dallas, Texas. After finishing school he worked on the oil rigs before going to Harvard University to study English.
He finished university in 1969 and moved to New York to be an actor. His first role was in the Broadway play, A Patriot For Me. He had many small parts until he got the main role in the movie JFK. He won the Academy Award for the best actor in a supporting role for the movie The Fugitive.
- "Tommy Lee Jones Biography (1946–)". Filmreference.com. http://www.filmreference.com/film/98/Tommy-Lee-Jones.html. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- "Tommy Lee Jones (1946— )". Today's Birthday (The Age): pp. 16. September 15, 2009.
- Eric O'Keefe, Photography by Dawn Jones (September 2000). "WD Ranch: Riding Herd with Tommy Lee Jones". Cowboys & Indians. http://www.ericokeefe.com/wdranch.php. Retrieved 2014-01-08.
- Waycross Journal-Herald, November 6, 1982, page 4, Google News