A film director and an American actor Tommy Lee Jones was born on 15th September 1946 in San Saba, Texas in the U.S. His mother’s name was Lucille Marie (Scott) and father Clyde C. Jones. He had a younger brother born three years after him, but unfortunately the child died in infancy, leaving Tommy with no siblings. He went to a very prestigious school St. Mark’s School of Texas, a boys prep school in Dallas, on a scholarship. Later, he went to Harvard securing another scholarship. He shared a room with the Al Gore the future Vice President and played as an offensive guard at the 29-29 football of 1968, the Harvard-Yale “The Tie”. In 1969 Tommy graduated from Harvard with a B.A. English literature certificate cum laud.
After his graduation, he moved on to New York to build his career as an actor. He appeared in many plays and his first debut in films was ‘Love Story’ in 1970. On 31st December 1971 he married Kate Lardner and moved on to Los Angeles with Kate’s two children from an earlier marriage. However this marriage did not last long and ended in a divorce on 9th February 1978. While shooting for the movie Back Roads, Tommy met Kimberlea Cloughley and fell in love with her. They married in 1981 and had two children Victoria and Austin Leonard Jones. They were divorced in 1996.
Tommy’s progress in his acting career enhanced and he appeared not only in plays and TV shows, but in many films as well. The most famous TV shows of Tommy Lee Jones are the Executioner’s Song and Lonesome Dove. In 1993 Tommy was awarded the Best Supporting Actor for his excellent performance as Gerard Samuel a U.S. Marshal in the thriller film ‘The Fugitive.’ Most of Tommy’s films are set in Texas and he enjoys playing the roles of real-life historical personalities like Gary Gilmore, Thaddeus Stevens, Oliver Lynn, Ty Cobb, Howard Hughes and Clay Shaw. He has a deep gravelly voice with a thick Texas accent. He also speaks Spanish very fluently.
He is a part time rancher in cattle and owns a huge 3000 acre ranch near to San Antonio, TX. Loves to play polo and also raises polo ponies. He invites polo players to his ranch each fall to practice polo. In 1998 he had a polo accident by falling off his horse during a polo match. It is noteworthy that his real life son Austin Jones played the role of his son in the 1986 movie ‘Yuri Nosenko, KGB. Nothing much is known about his girl friends or who is his current girlfriend.
However, on 19th March 2001 Tommy Lee Jones married Dawn Jones. However, till date there are living together and there has not been any plan of divorce so far. Besides being an actor and a film director, Tommy Lee is also a voice actor and screen writer and his net worth from his profession is estimated to $85 million.
Notable events in Tommy’s life: In 2000, Tommy presented a nominating speech for his room mate and best friend Al Gore who was nominated by the Democratic Part to be the nominee for the President of the United States. It took him 14 years after winning an Oscar for ‘The Fugitive’ in 1993, to be nominated for an Oscar in 2007 for ‘In the Valley of Elah.’
|15 Sep, 1946
|United States of America
|American actor and film director
|Net Worth 2021: