Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones

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Tommy Lee Jones was born on September 15, 1946 in San Saba, Texas. Following graduating from Harvard, he moved to New York to go into acting, and he made his Broadway debut in 1969 in A Patriot for Me. He made his film debut in 1970’s Love Story, but continued to live in New York and appear in on- and off-Broadway plays. In 1971, he made his television debut as Dr. Mark Toland on the daytime soap opera, One Life to Live, and continued to play the role until 1975.

After moving to Los Angeles, he appeared in more television shows, including Charlie’s Angels. He received his first Golden Globe nomination in 1980 for his portrayal of country singer Loretta Lynn’s husband, Doolittle Lynn, in the biographical film Coal Miner’s Daughter. He was nominated for several Emmys throughout the 1980’s for his television work. He became one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood in the 1990’s thanks to blockbuster hits like Men in Black (1997), Batman Forever (1995), Under Siege (1992) and The Fugitive (1993), the later of which earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2012, he reprised his Agent K role in Men In Black 3, and earned his fourth Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Thaddeus Stevens in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln.

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