Taynton, Jean

American former teacher Jean Taynton is from a renowned family. John Arthur Lithgow, a renowned actor, is the ex-husband of Jean Taynton. Jean Taynton has kept her birthdate and other details about her early life private, so her age, zodiac sign, and additional information are unknown. Furthermore, little is known about her education and family history. She was six years older than John, however.

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Status of Relationships

In 1966, Jean married actor John Arthur Lithgow. Ian David Lithgow was born to the couple on February 3, 1972. Ian works as both a marital and family therapist and an actor. After he had an affair with the actress Liv Ullmann, Jean and John divorced in 1980.

Life in the Workplace and Career

By trade, Jean was a teacher. Regarding her professional life and work, there is no additional information. John Arthur Lithgow, her ex-husband, is an author, comedian, poet, musician, actor, and musician. He has received numerous awards, including two Golden Globes, six Primetime Emmys, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Tony Awards, and nominations for two Academy Awards and four Grammys. He has also been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame. He trained on the New York stage before beginning his illustrious career on Broadway, winning his first Tony Award for his work in The Changing Room in 1973. He was also nominated for Tony Awards in the 1980s for his performances in M. Butterfly and Requiem for a Heavyweight, and won his second Tony Award in 2002 for the musical The Sweet Smell of Success. In Peter Morgan's historical drama The Crown on Netflix, he received great praise for his portrayal of Winston Churchill, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He also had a recurring role in the HBO historical drama Perry Mason in 2020.

This actor is well-known for his work in films, having had early roles in Blow Out and All That Jazz, directed by Brian De Palma. He was nominated for an Academy Award for the first time in 1982 for his breakthrough performance in The World According to Garp and again in 1983 for Terms of Endearment. He has since appeared in films such as Footloose, Harry and the Hendersons, The Pelican Brief, Cliffhanger, A Civil Action, Dreamgirls, Rugrats in Paris: The Movie, Shrek, Love Is Strange, Miss Sloane, Kinsey, and Beatriz at Dinner. In the 2019 comedies Late Night with Mindy Kaling and Bombshell, he played Roger Ailes.

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Last Modified: Feb 24 2023
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