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This article's subject relates to 24: Redemption.This article's subject relates to Season 7 of 24.This article's subject relates to Season 8 of 24.This is a production article written from an out-of-universe perspective

Cherry Jones (born November 21, 1956; age 63) played Allison Taylor in 24: Redemption, Season 7, and Season 8 of 24.

Biography and career[edit | edit source]

Cherry Jones was born in Paris, Tennessee to a high school teacher mother and a flower shop owner father. She graduated of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in 1978, and worked at City Theatre while studying.

Most of Jones' work has been in theater. She won Broadway's 1995 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of The Heiress, and again in 2004 for John Patrick Shanley's Doubt (her role was later played by Meryl Streep in the movie adaptation). She is openly lesbian and is a prominent advocate for gay rights. Her early forays into film included The Perfect Storm (with Bob Gunton) and Signs. M. Night Shyamalan, director of the latter, liked her so much in the support role that he cast her for his following project The Village.

In 2012, Jones became part of the main cast of Awake, produced by Howard Gordon and Evan Katz.

Role on 24[edit | edit source]

Jones started playing the role of President Allison Taylor in 24: Redemption. The role continued all through Season 7, where she was part of the main cast. Jones appeared in a total of 23 episodes. In 2009, she won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2009 for her role. Jones, along with Kiefer Sutherland and Sarah Clarke, are the only actors who have received awards for their work on 24.

Jones returned to the role for Season 8, where she was again part of the main cast. This time she appeared in a total of 20 episodes, during which she received last billing. This brings her total appearances to 44 episodes, including Redemption.

24 credits[edit | edit source]

24-related appearances[edit | edit source]

With dialogue consultant Marci Michelle

Selected filmography[edit | edit source]

  • Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
  • Boy Erased (2018)
  • Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
  • Knight of Cups (2015)
  • The Beaver (2011)
  • Amelia (2009)
  • Swimmers (2005)
  • Ocean's Twelve (2004)
  • The Village (2004)
  • Signs (2002)
  • The Perfect Storm (2000)
  • Erin Brockovich (2000)
  • The Horse Whisperer (1998)

Television appearances

  • The Handmaid's Tale (2018-2019)
  • Black Mirror (2016)
  • Awake (2012)
  • 24 (2009-2010)
  • The West Wing (2004)

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