Sarah Jones (screen actress)

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Sarah Jones
Sarah Jones by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Jones in 2012
Born (1983-07-17) July 17, 1983 (age 35)
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present

Sarah Jones (born July 17, 1983) is an American actress who is known for playing Det. Rebecca Madsen in the Fox TV series Alcatraz.

Life and career[edit]

Sarah Jones, center, at WonderCon 2012 in promotion of Alcatraz.

Jones was born in Winter Springs, Florida. She graduated from Winter Springs High School in 2001.[1]

She began with a role on Medical Investigation, before going on to appear in other television credited roles that same year, including episodes of Cold Case and Judging Amy, before she appeared in the 2007 Hallmark Channel movie, Murder 101: College Can Be Murder.[2]

Jones also appeared in a recurring role as Leah on the television show Huff, guest-starred in a 2006 episode of Ugly Betty as Natalie Whitman, and Big Love as Brynn. She played the youngest of three sisters who run a wedding planner business in Fox's 2007 short-lived dramedy series The Wedding Bells. She also appeared in two independent movies, Still Green and The Blue Hour. Jones won the Spirit of the Independent Award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival for Best Ensemble for Still Green (2007), which she shared with Ryan Kelley, Douglas Spain, Noah Segan, Paul Costa and the rest of the cast of the film. She can also be seen in the Cary Brothers music video Who You Are.[3]

She portrayed Polly Zobelle, the scheming daughter and accomplice of Ethan Zobelle in Sons of Anarchy.

In 2011, she had a featured guest starring role in the FX crime drama Justified episode "The Life Inside". Other notable credits include a recurring role on Big Love and Lone Star. Jones then signed on to play the lead role of Det. Rebecca Madsen in the J.J. Abrams show, Alcatraz.[4][5] Jones has received wide recognition for her portrayal.[6] She took part in a recreation of the chase scene in Bullitt. The show premiered on January 16, 2012. Despite an impressive start, the series was officially cancelled by Fox on May 9, 2012, due to dropping viewership throughout its run.[7] However, Jones was featured in a May 2012 spread for Vanity Fair magazine, and she quickly returned to series television, being cast as a regular on Vegas.[8]

She portrayed Alison in the hulu original series The Path,[9] and Amelia Davenport in the USA Network TV series Damnation.

In 2018, Jones was cast as Lynn in CBS drama pilot L.A. Confidential, based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same name.[10] That same year, it was announced that she had been cast in one of the lead roles of Tracy Stevens in a space drama entitled For All Mankind created and written by Ronald D. Moore.[11] The series will premiere in Fall 2019.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Jones was dating Cary Brothers in 2007.[13] She was dating fellow Sons of Anarchy actor Theo Rossi from 2010 until 2013. Jones identifies as a feminist.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Cain and Abel Jennifer Proctor
2007 The Blue Hour Young Ethel
2007 Still Green Kerri
2008 Dead*Line Wendi Short film
2011 Red & Blue Marbles Kim
2011 2ND Take Charlie
2013 Up the Valley and Beyond Eve Turner Short film
2013 Mr. Jones Penny
2014 Return to Zero Dana
TBA Chemical Hearts Suds Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Medical Investigation Belinda Episode: "Little Girl"
2005 Cold Case Ellie McCormick Episode: "Revolution"
2005 Judging Amy Natalie Johnson Episode: "The New Normal"
2006 Sixty Minute Man Cami TV movie
2006 Huff Leah Recurring role; 4 episodes
2006 Ugly Betty Natalie Whitman Episode: "The Box and the Bunny"
2006–07 Big Love Brynn Recurring role; 9 episodes
2007 Murder 101: College Can Be Murder Danya Rosovitch Movie
2007 The Wedding Bells Sammy Bell Main role (4 episodes)
2008 The Riches Rosaleen 3 episodes
2009 Love Takes Wing Belinda Movie
2009 Love Finds a Home Belinda Movie
2009 Sons of Anarchy Polly Zobelle Recurring role; 6 episodes
2010 House Shannon Episode: "Knight Fall"
2010 Lone Star Gretchen 2 episodes
2011 Justified Jamie Berglund Episode: "The Life Inside"
2012 Alcatraz Det. Rebecca Madsen Main role (13 episodes)
2012 Kendra Kendra Main role (8 episodes)
2012–13 Vegas Mia Rizzo Main role (20 episodes)
2013 Lauren Kendra 2 episodes
2015 Texas Rising Pauline Wykoff Miniseries; 4 episodes
2016 The Path Alison Main role
2017–18 Damnation Ameila Davenport Main role
2018 L.A. Confidential Lynn Pilot
TBA For All Mankind Tracy Stevens Main role

Awards[edit]

Year Association Category Work Result
2007 Spirit of the Independent Award Best Ensemble[citation needed] Still Green Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hal Boedeker (12 January 2012). "Is Alcatraz the big break for Winter Springs actress?". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. ^ "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 157.
  3. ^ "Cary Brothers Questions 'Who You Are'". Spin.com. Retrieved July 26, 2007.
  4. ^ "J.J. Abrams' Alcatraz Pilot Casts Female Lead". TVGuide.com. Retrieved December 1, 2010.
  5. ^ Woerner, Meredith (January 20, 2011). "Could J.J. Abrams' new show be more bizarre than Lost? Here's everything we know so far". io9. Archived from the original on January 28, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011.
  6. ^ Hal Boedeker (12 January 2012). "Is Alcatraz the big break for Winter Springs actress?". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  7. ^ "Fox Cancels Alcatraz and The Finder". tvline.com. Retrieved May 9, 2012.
  8. ^ "Alcatraz' Sarah Jones Joins CBS New Series Vegas". televisionblend.com. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (July 22, 2015). "Sarah Jones Cast In Hulu Series The Way". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 14, 2018). "L.A. Confidential: Sarah Jones To Star In CBS Drama Pilot". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 15, 2018.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (August 14, 2018). "Joel Kinnaman, Sarah Jones & Michael Dorman To Star In Ron Moore's Apple Space Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
  12. ^ For All Mankind — Official First Look Trailer | Apple TV+ Apple TV Official YouTube Channel, June 3, 2019
  13. ^ "Cary Brothers Questions 'Who You Are'". Spin.com. Retrieved July 26, 2007.
  14. ^ Hal Boedeker (12 January 2012). "Is Alcatraz the big break for Winter Springs actress?". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 16 May 2012.

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