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Tommy Lee Jones
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Jones at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
Born September 15, 1946 (1946-09-15) (age 72)
Residence Terrell Hills, Texas
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1970–present
Spouse(s) Katherine "Kate" Lardner (1971–1978)
Kimberlea Cloughley (1981–1996)
Dawn Laurel (2001–present)
Children 2
Awards Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (1994), Golden Globe Award (1994), Emmy Award (1983)

Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and movie director. He won the Academy and the Golden Globe awards in 1993 for his role in the movie The Fugitive.

Early life

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.

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