Without a doubt, Tommy Lee Jones has one of the most recognizable faces in Hollywood. This is not because of his adorable looks, but because of his outstanding talent, which has been seen on television screens and cinemas for more than five decades. The Texas native, four-time Academy Award nominee, is best known for his performances in films such as The Fugitive (1993), Man of the House (2005), No Country for Old Men (2008) and the film series The Men in Black among other things. Read on to learn more about his journey to stardom as well as his personal life and income.
Who is Tommy Lee Jones?
On September 15, 1946 in San SabaTexas Tommy Lee Jones was born to his parents; Lucille Marie (née Scott) and Clyde C. Jones. His mother was a police officer, school teacher and beauty salon owner, and his father was an oil field worker.
Jones was raised in Midland, Texas, where he also attended Robert E. Lee High School. His family later moved to Dallas, Texas, where he received a scholarship to St. Mark’s School of Texas in 1965. Jones received a need-based scholarship for his college, which enabled him to attend Harvard College to study English. At Harvard, he was most notably a roommate with future Vice President of the United States Al Gore and a key member of the undefeated 1968 Harvard collegiate football team that won the first-team All-Ivy League Selection for his efforts.
Tommy Lee Jones graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He immediately moved to New York to look for actors and landed his first role in the Broadway show. A patriot for me the same year. The following year, Jones made his film debut in Love Story (1970), playing the role of a Harvard student. He then returned to Broadway to play the role of Dr. Mark Toland on the ABC soap opera, A Life to Live (1971-1975). In the following years he starred in films such as Jackson County Jail (1976), Rolling Thunder (1977), The Amazing Howard Hughes(1977), The Betsy (1978) among others.
Jones received his first Golden Globe nomination in 1980 for his performance in the biographical film Coal Miner’s Daughter Three years later, he received an Emmy Award for his performance in The Hangman’s Song (1983). During the late ’80s and throughout the ’90s, Jones became one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood and one of the highest-paid, having starred in blockbusters like The Fugitive (1993), which won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Batman Forever (1995) and Men in Black (1997), the first in the film series.
Recently, Tommy Lee Jones has appeared in films such as The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Firm of Men (2010), Hope Springs (2012), Lincoln (2012) and The Master of the House (2014).
Wealth (income and earnings)
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tommy Lee Jones has an estimated net worth of around $85 million. The veteran actor was able to make his fortune through his career in Hollywood, which has spanned acting, producing, writing and directing.
As mentioned above, Jones was one of the highest paid actors in the 1990s, earning tens of millions of dollars for the roles he took. Because of this, he was able to own real estate both inside and outside the United States. His favorite properties include a 3,000-acre cattle ranch in San Saba County, Texas, another ranch in Van Horn, Texas, a home at a polo country club in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tommy Lee Jones Spouse/Wife – Dawn Laurel-Jones and Children
Tommy Lee Jones is currently in his third marriage to photographer Dawn Laurel-Jones. Not much is known about her and how the two met other than the fact that they married on March 19, 2001.
Jones’ first marriage was in 1971 to actress KateLardner, daughter of screenwriter and journalist Ring Lardner Jr. The two were together until 1978, when they divorced. In 1981, he married Kimberlea Cloughley, daughter of former San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger. The couple’s marriage lasted until 1996, during which time they had two children. Austin Leonard, born in 1982, and Victoria Kafka, born in 1991.