Star Jones

TV host, Legal correspondent, Lawyer
With her larger-than-life personality and outspoken demeanor, Star Jones drew upon both her legal and broadcasting backgrounds to become a formidable presence on television, most notably on the highly successful ABC ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1962 in Badin, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

Inside Edition 1988 - 2013 (TV Show)

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Drop Dead Diva 2012 (Tv Show)

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The Game 2012 (Tv Show)

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Spin City 1998 - 2000, 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Sports Night 1998 - 1999, 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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The Apprentice 2003 - 2004, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Contestant

Heart of the City: Dying to Eat in Jackson 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? 2009 (Tv Show)

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Bad Girls Club Reunion 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Host

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2007 (Tv Show)

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House Hunters 2006 (Tv Show)

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The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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The 37th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

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InStyle Celebrity Weddings 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Less Than Perfect 2005 (Tv Show)

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Popping the Question with Star Jones 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

Star Struck: Jamie Foxx & Jennifer Garner 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Host

The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

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Celebrity Poker Showdown 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

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The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

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Marshalls' Women In Comedy 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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The View: His & Her Body Test 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

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After Party at "The View" 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Soul Food 2002 (Tv Show)

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Bette! 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Soul Train Christmas Starfest 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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Strong Medicine 2001 (Tv Show)

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The 2001 Essence Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 28th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

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The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

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The 1999 Essence Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The 26th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

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The National Hate Test 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

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Jones & Jury 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

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Biography

With her larger-than-life personality and outspoken demeanor, Star Jones drew upon both her legal and broadcasting backgrounds to become a formidable presence on television, most notably on the highly successful ABC daytime talk show, "The View" (ABC, 1997- ). Raised by a single mother for the first few years of her life under modest means, Jones nevertheless managed to put herself through college and law school. After passing the bar exam she began working at the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, and before long made a name for herself as a tenacious trial lawyer with a flair for the dramatic. In the early 1990s, Jones began covering high-profile trials and providing analysis for Court TV and "The Today Show" (NBC, 1952- ). From there it was on to her own show, "Jones & Jury" (syndicated, 1994-95) and a stint on "Inside Edition" (syndicated, 1988- ), before being selected by news icon Barbara Walters to co-host "The View." The series launched Jones into the national spotlight, providing her a wealth of opportunities, book deals and other television projects among them. However, a perception of Jones as a self-absorbed diva began to take hold among viewers, an opinion only exacerbated by her insistence on obsessively detailing her upcoming wedding on the show. Her shocking weight loss leading up to the nuptials, combined with her refusal to divulge how it was accomplished, also did little to help Jones' image. By 2006 Jones was off the series, leaving behind bruised egos and claims of betrayal on all sides. Jones would remain a presence on television following her tenure on "The View," but her subsequent career slump could arguably be viewed as the result of a star that had ascended too quickly for its own good.

Relationships

Al Reynolds Actor

Husband
Proposed to Jones at the NBA all star game in Los Angeles on February 15, 2004 married Nobermber 13, 2004 in NYC filed for divorce in April 2008

Herb Wilson

Companion
Executive chef at NYC's Soho Grand and Tribeca Grand Hotels first dated in the 1990s and reunited after her divorce was finalized in 2008

EDUCATION

American University

University of Houston

Houston , Texas

Notre Dame High School

Lawrenceville , New Jersey

Milestones

2011

Joined the cast of the fourth season of "Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC)

2008

Hosted Oxygen Network's hit reality television show "The Bad Girls Club Season 2" reunion episode

2007

Hosted the news-driven talk show, "Star Jones" for Court TV

2006

Published her second book, Shine: A Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love

2006

Annouced that she would be leaving "The View" (ABC) after months of speculation

2006

Guest hosted on "The Michael Eric Dyson Show," a syndicated talk show that targeted black and urban listeners

2004

Replaced former fashion empresses Joan and Melissa Rivers as the top celebrity greeter and interviewer for "E! Live From the Red Carpet: The 2004 Emmy Awards"

2002

Named the "Chief of Consumer Style" for Payless ShoeSource; became their spokesperson

2001

Launched a home shopping television show entitled "It's All About You With Star Jones" as well as her own website: starjones.com.

1998

Penned You Have to Stand for Something, or You'll Fall for Anything, a collection of autobiographical essays

1997

Became Co-host of "The View", which is also hosted and produced by Barabra Walters; earned a Daytime Emmy (2006) nomination

1995

Named a senior correspondent and chief legal analyst for Inside Edition; assigned the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials

1994

Recieved own syndicated show "Jones & Jury"

1992

Became the NBC legal correspondent for "Today Show" and "Nightly News", covering the latest developments in the Mike Tyson rape case and the Rodney King police brutality trial.

1991

Television debut moonlighting as a studio commentator for "Court TV", during the William Kennedy Smith rape trial

1991

Made appearances as a guest on the Today show

Bonus Trivia

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In a September 2007 Glamour magazine interview, she revealed she had gastric-bypass surgery in August 2003, resulting in a loss of 160 pounds over three years.

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On March 17, 2010, Star underwent cardiac surgery from a surgery she had three decades ago from a thoracic tumor.

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