Cherry Jones is an American actress born in 1956 in Paris, Tennessee. She first appeared on Broadway in 1987 in the production of Stepping Out. Jones is also well known for her role as President Allison Taylor on Fox’s 24. She has appeared in movies such as Erin Brockovich, The Village, Amelia and The Horse Whisperer. Jones has earned two Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Play and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress.