Jasmine Cephas Jones
Jasmine Cephas Jones
Performing at the Million Man Mosh concert
|Born||July 21, 1989|
|Education||Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School|
|Parent(s)||Ron Cephas Jones|
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 graduated from Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in 2011. She grew up in Midwood, 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 engaged to 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. On December 24, 2018, the two became engaged.
|2014||The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner||Kenisha||Off-Broadway|
|2015||Hamilton||Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds||Off-Broadway|
|2018||Monsters and Men||Marisol Orteg|
|2013||Blue Bloods||Shania Costa||Episode: "Justice Served"|
|2014||Unforgettable||Ellen||Episode: "East of Islip"|
|2017||Girls||Shopgirl||Episodes: "Full Disclosure", "The Bounce"|
Awards and nominations
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Result||Ref(s)|
|Broadway.com Audience Awards||May 10, 2016||Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical||Nominated|||
|Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance||Nominated|
|Grammy Awards||February 15, 2016||Best Musical Theater Album||Won|||
- Henderson, Kathy (September 3, 2015). "Jasmine Cephas Jones on Learning from Philip Seymour Hoffman & Strutting Her Stuff in Hamilton". Broadway Buzz. Broadway.com. Archived from the original on 2017-08-08.
- Jasmine Cephas Jones [@JasCephasJones] (July 21, 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 (video). August 18, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-12.[dead link]
- Morales, Wilson (August 11, 2015). "Jasmine Cephas Jones Talks Noah Baumbach's Mistress America & Broadway's Hamilton". Black Film. Archived from the original on 2018-01-15.
- "Bravo to Mackenzie Davis and Jasmine Cephas Jones, NP Class of 2011!". Retrieved 4 January 2019.
- Jasmine Cephas Jones on IMDb .
- Schulman, Michael (August 6, 2015). "The Women of Hamilton". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on 2018-08-21.
- "58th Annual GRAMMY Awards". The Recording Academy. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
- Lee, Ashley (January 27, 2017). "Super Bowl: Hamilton Stars to Perform". Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2018-05-21.
- Brody, Richard (August 24, 2015). "Mistress America and the Art of Making a Living as an Artist". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on 2018-08-21.
- Lefkowitz, Andy. "A Hamilton Love Story: Anthony Ramos & Jasmine Cephas Jones Are Engaged". Retrieved 4 January 2019.
- "Vote Now! Hamilton Breaks Record for Most Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations". Broadway.com. April 26, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2019.