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Tommy Lee Jones Biography

Birth Name:

Tommy Lee Jones

Date of Birth:

September 15, 1946

Birth Place:

San Saba, TX


St. Mark's School of Texas
Harvard University


Katherine Lardner (1971 - 1978)
Kimberlea Cloughley (1981 - 1996)
Dawn Laurel (2001 - present)


Victoria (daughter) - born in 1991
Austin (son) - born in 1982

Famous Family:

First wife, Katherine Lardner was the granddaughter of Hollywood writer Ring Lardner, Jr. who is best known for his Oscar winning screenplay for Woman of the Year. He was infamously blacklisted during the 1950's.

Big Break:

Worked on Broadway and television. He played a doctor on the soap opera One Life to Live for four years. People began to take notice when he won an Emmy for his portrayal of murderer Gary Gilmore in the TV adaptation of Norman Mailer's novel The Executioner's Song.

Starmaking Role:

Academy Award winning performance in The Fugitive

Biggest Hit:

Men in Black

Career Low:

Man of the House (but we forgive him.)

Side Jobs:

Polo Player

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The Executioner's Song

Sheriff Ed Tom Bell ( No Country For Old Men ):

"I always figured when I got older, God would sorta come inta my life somehow. And he didn't. I don't blame him. If I was him I would have the same opinion of me that he does."

Tommy Lee Jones won an Emmy for which television movie about serial killer, Gary Gilmore?