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Tommy Lee Jones
Jones at the 2017 Tokyo International Film Festival
|Born||September 15, 1946
San Saba, Texas, U.S.
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Spouse(s)||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.
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