CHERRY JONES Emily
Cherry most recently made her West End debut in the triumphant revival of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie, which garnered seven Olivier Award nominations, including a nomination for Cherry for Best Actress. Cherry last appeared on Broadway also in The Glass Menagerie (Tony Award nomination) which originated at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she is a founding member and where earlier in her career she appeared in more than 25 productions including Twelfth Night, The Three Sisters, and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Broadway and Off-Broadway: Doubt (Tony, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle and Obie Awards), Lincoln Center Theater’s production of The Heiress (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards); Pride’s Crossing (Drama Desk Award); When We Were Young and Unafraid; The Baltimore Waltz (Obie Award); Faith Healer; Flesh and Blood; Imaginary Friends; A Moon for the Misbegotten (Tony Award nomination); Angels in America; Our Country’s Good (Tony Award nomination); and Roundabout Theatre Company’s productions of Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Major Barbara, and The Night of the Iguana. Television: President Allison Taylor in “24” (Emmy Award), “What Makes a Family,” Seasons Two and Three of “Transparent” on Amazon (Critics’ Choice Award Nomination), the mini-series “11/22/63,” Season Two of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and Charlie Brooker’s “Black Mirror.” Film: The Horse Whisperer, Erin Brockovich, Signs, The Village, Ocean’s Twelve, and most recently Tina Fey’s Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and Sally Potter’s black comedy The Party. Coming up, she will be in Amy Poehler’s Wine Country, Boy Erased alongside Lucas Hedges, Woody Allen’s A Rainy Day in New York, Motherless Brooklyn opposite Edward Norton, and Lucy Kirkwood’s “Foreign Skies,” based on the stage play Chimerica.
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FACT: Cherry started her career at American Repertory Theatre. She began acting with the Cambridge, Massachusetts company in 1980, when she was only 23. At the time, she could often be seen around town riding a pink bicycle.
FACT: Many of her roles at A.R.T. were classic characters, but she’s the first person to play her character in The Lifespan of a Fact. Get your tickets and see how she’s doing it!
FACT: In the world of 24, Allison Taylor was America’s first female president. Even though the character was a Republican, she was based on Hillary Clinton.
FACT: Cherry’s character in The Lifespan of a Fact isn’t the president, but she’s a powerful leader all the same, trying to keep her business afloat. Get your tickets and see how she takes charge.
FACT: There have been five Broadway productions of The Heiress, but Cherry is the only actor to win a Tony for the leading role of Catherine Sloper. Olivia de Havilland won an Oscar for playing the character in 1949.
FACT: There may eventually be five Broadway productions ofThe Lifespan of a Fact, but now’s your chance to see the very first. Get tickets now!