O-Lan Jones

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O-Lan Jones
Born (1950-05-23) May 23, 1950 (age 64)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Sam Shepard (November 9, 1969 – November 9, 1984; divorced); 1 child
Halldor Enard (24 August 2003 – present)
Children Jesse Mojo Shepard

O-Lan Jones (born May 23, 1950) is an American actress. She is perhaps most known for her role as Esmeralda in Edward Scissorhands.[1] Her first name comes from the heroine of the novel, The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck. During her marriage to playwright/actor Sam Shepard, she was billed as O-Lan Shepard.

Jones's father deserted the family when his daughter was a child. Her mother, Scarlett Johnson, married Johnny Dark. In 1979, Scarlett Johnson Dark suffered a stroke and aphasia.[2]


Year Film Role Notes
1978 A Death in Canaan Carla Pitts TV movie
Credited as Olan Shephard
1982 Deadly Drifter N/A
1983 The Right Stuff Pretty Girl
1988 Married to the Mob Phyllis
Miracle Mile Waitress
1990 Edward Scissorhands Esmeralda
Pacific Heights Hotel Maid
1992 Seinfeld Waitress TV show, "The Bubble Boy Episode"
1993 Shelf Life Tina
1993–94 Harts of the West Rose McLaughlin TV show
1994 Natural Born Killers Mabel
1996 The X-Files Nurse Rebecca Waite TV show
1996 Mars Attacks! Sue-Ann Norris
1998 The Truman Show Bar Waitress


  1. ^ Ariano, Tara; Adam Sternbergh (2005). Hey! It's That Guy!. Quirk Books. p. 996. ISBN 978-1-59474-042-8. 
  2. ^ Info re Scarlett Johnson Dark

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