O-Lan Jones

Actor, Playwright, Composer
This dark-haired, sweet-faced but sometimes tough-acting character actress first gained notice in the plays of Sam Shepard to whom she married from 1969 until 1984.
Born: 05/23/1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (38)

Head Case 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Chicago Hope 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Diagnosis Murder 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1993 - 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Live Virgin 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

JAG 1993 - 1996, 1998 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spa-Tel 1999 (Movie)

Bea (Actor)

The Gold Cup 1999 (Movie)

Jill (Actor)

Clockwatchers 1998 (Movie)

Madame Debbie (Actor)

Michael Hayes 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Truman Show 1998 (Movie)

Bar Waitress (Actor)

Animals 1997 (Movie)

Essie (Actor)

Touch 1997 (Movie)

Bib Overalls (Actor)

Mars Attacks! 1996 (Movie)

Sue Ann Norris (Actor)

Nash Bridges 1993 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harts of the West 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Natural Born Killers 1994 (Movie)

Mabel (Actor)

The Favor 1994 (Movie)

Mrs Moyer--Lamaze Class (Actor)

The John Larroquette Show 1993 - 1994 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shelf Life 1993 (Movie)

Tina (Actor)

Beethoven 1992 (Movie)

Biker Woman (Actor)

Danielle Steel's "Secrets" 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Edward Scissorhands 1990 (Movie)

Esmeralda (Actor)

False Identity 1990 (Movie)

Irma (Actor)

Pacific Heights 1990 (Movie)

Hotel Maid (Actor)

How I Got Into College 1989 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Miracle Mile 1989 (Movie)

Waitress (Actor)

Married to the Mob 1988 (Movie)

Phyllis (Actor)

Wildfire 1988 (Movie)

Mrs Johnson (Actor)

The Right Stuff 1983 (Movie)

Pretty Girl (Actor)

Shoot the Moon 1982 (Movie)

Countergirl (Actor)

Out 1981 (Movie)

Nixie (Actor)

A Death in Canaan (TV Show)

Actor

Community (Tv Show)

Actor

Convicted: A Mother's Story (TV Show)

Actor

Lonesome Dove (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (1)

Shelf Life 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

This dark-haired, sweet-faced but sometimes tough-acting character actress first gained notice in the plays of Sam Shepard to whom she married from 1969 until 1984.

Relationships

Johnny Dark

Step-Father
married Jones' mother in the late 1960s

Halldor Enard

Companion
holds dual French and Icelandic citizenship

Scarlett Johnson

Mother
divorced Johnson's father married to second husband Johnny Dark in the late 1960s

Kristy Johnson

Sister
younger

Sam Shepard Actor

Husband
Born November 5, 1943 in Illinois married on November 9, 1969 divorced in 1984

Jesse Shepard

Son
born in May 1970

EDUCATION

dropped out of school at age 14

Milestones

2001

Composed the chamber opera "The Woman Who Forgot Her Sweater"

2000

Acted in the film "Live Virgin"

1998

Was briefly seen in "The Truman Show" as a waitress

1996

Had small role in Tim Burton's "Mars Attacks!"

1994

Made cameo appearance in "Natural Born Killers"

1993

Screenwriting debut, "Shelf Life"; adapted stage play with co-authors and co-stars Andrea Stein and Jim Turner; also co-starred

1990

First collaboration with Tim Burton, "Edward Scissorhands"

1984

Divorced Shepard

1983

Made brief appearance in Phil Kaufman's "The Right Stuff", co-starring Sam Shepard

1981

Feature film debut in Alan Parker's "Shoot the Moon", billed as O-lan Shepard

1979

Founded Overtone Industries, a theater company

1979

Co-wrote musical "After Stardive" with Kathleen Cramer

1978

TV-movie debut, "A Death in Canaan", billed as O-lan Shepard

1970

Lived in England with Shepard (dates approximate)

1968

Married Shepard

1968

First gained notice in Sam Shepard's play "Forensic and the Navigators"

Raised in California

Moved with mother and sister to NYC

Was series regular on the CBS drama "Harts of the West"

At age 15, moved with mother to the jungles of the Yucatan

Left school at 14 and began acting in off-off-Broadway productions

Resumed using her former stage name, O-Lan Jones

Bonus Trivia

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Her mother named her after the heroine of Pearl S Buck's novel "The Good Earth".

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