Jasmine Cephas Jones
|Jasmine Cephas Jones|
Performing at the Million Man Mosh concert
|Born||July 21, 1989|
|Known for||Hamilton (2015 musical)|
|Home town||Brooklyn, New York|
Ron Cephas Jones (father)|
Kim Lesley (mother)
Jasmine Cephas Jones (born July 21, 1989) is an American stage and screen actress, best known for originating the dual roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the 2015 Broadway musical Hamilton.
Jones is the daughter of actor Ron Cephas Jones and British-born jazz singer Kim Lesley. She attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and grew up in Brooklyn, where she still lives today.
In 2015, she originated the roles of Maria Reynolds and Margarita "Peggy" Schuyler Van Rensselaer in the original Off-Broadway production of Hamilton. When the show moved to Broadway, she continued in those roles, and remained with that production until December 8, 2016. In 2016, she won a Grammy Award for her work as one of the principal soloists on the Hamilton cast album.
Cephas Jones is in a relationship with fellow Hamilton original Broadway cast member Anthony Ramos, whom she met and began dating during rehearsals for the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton at The Public Theatre in 2015.
|2014||The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner||Kenisha||Off-Broadway|
|2015||Hamilton||Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds||Off-Broadway|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Shania Costa||TV Series||Episode: "Justice Served" season 4|
|2014||Unforgettable||Ellen||TV Series||Episode: "East of Islip"|
|2017||Girls||Shopgirl||TV Series||Episodes: "Full Disclosure," "The Bounce"|
|2018||Monsters and Men||Marisol Ortega||Film|
Awards and nominations
- 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for Hamilton (won)
- 2016 Broadway.com Audience Awards for Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical for Hamilton (nominated)
- 2016 Broadway.com Audience Awards for Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance for Hamilton (nominated)
- "Jasmine Cephas Jones on Learning from Philip Seymour Hoffman & Strutting Her Stuff in Hamilton". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
- Jasmine Cephas Jones [@JasCephasJones] (21 July 2015). "Sang some Stevie wonder with my momma on my Birthday for the #ham4ham lotto! #bestbirthdayever @HamiltonMusical" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
- "Mistress America: Jasmine Cephas-Jones On Her Character". The New York Times. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- Morales, Wilson (11 August 2015). "Jasmine Cephas Jones Talks Noah Baumbach's Mistress America & Broadway's Hamilton". Black Film. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- "Jasmine Cephas Jones on Learning from Philip Seymour Hoffman & Strutting Her Stuff in Hamilton". Retrieved 2015-09-23.
- "Jasmine Cephas Jones". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
- Schulman, Michael (6 August 2015). "The Women of 'Hamilton'". The New Yorker. Retrieved 12 August 2015.
- Super Bowl: 'Hamilton' Stars to Perform Ashley Lee. Super Bowl: 'Hamilton' Stars to Perform. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017
- Brody, Richard (24 August 2015). "'Mistress America' and the Art of Making a Living as an Artist". The New Yorker.
- Thomas, Leah. "Before The 'Hamilton' Cast Performs At The Grammys, Get To Know These Revolutionary Stars". Retrieved 2016-12-30.