Jasmine Cephas Jones

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Jasmine Cephas Jones
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Performing at the Million Man Mosh concert
Born (1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 29)[1][2]
EducationFiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2013–present
Parent(s)Ron Cephas Jones

Jasmine Cephas Jones (born July 21, 1989) is an American actress and singer, best known for originating the dual roles of Peggy Schuyler and Maria Reynolds in the 2015 Broadway musical Hamilton.[3]

Early life[edit]

Jones is the daughter of actor Ron Cephas Jones[4] 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.[5] She grew up in Midwood, Brooklyn, where she still lives today.[1]

Career[edit]

Jones has made small appearances in multiple independent films, including Titus (2013) and Fairfield (2014). She has also appeared in episodes of Blue Bloods and Unforgettable.[6]

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.[7] In 2016, she won a Grammy Award for her work as one of the principal soloists on the Hamilton cast album.[8]

In the 2017 Super Bowl, she, along with fellow Hamilton stars Renée Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo, sang "America the Beautiful".[9]

Jones also appears in the 2015 film Mistress America,[10] and in the 2018 film Dog Days.

Personal life[edit]

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.[11]

Theatre[edit]

Year Production Role Type
2014 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Kenisha Off-Broadway
2015 Hamilton Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds Off-Broadway
2015–16 Broadway

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Titus Jessica
2014 Fairfield Lindsey
2015 Mistress America Nicolette
2018 Blindspotting Ashley
2018 Monsters and Men Marisol Orteg
2018 Dog Days Lola
TBA The Photograph

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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[edit]

Award Date of ceremony Category Result Ref(s)
Broadway.com Audience Awards May 10, 2016 Favorite Featured Actress in a Musical Nominated [12]
Favorite Female Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Grammy Awards February 15, 2016 Best Musical Theater Album Won [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Mistress America: Jasmine Cephas-Jones on Her Character. The New York Times (video). August 18, 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-12.[dead link]
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Bravo to Mackenzie Davis and Jasmine Cephas Jones, NP Class of 2011!". Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  6. ^ Jasmine Cephas Jones on IMDb .
  7. ^ Schulman, Michael (August 6, 2015). "The Women of Hamilton". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on 2018-08-21.
  8. ^ a b "58th Annual GRAMMY Awards". The Recording Academy. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  9. ^ Lee, Ashley (January 27, 2017). "Super Bowl: Hamilton Stars to Perform". Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2018-05-21.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Lefkowitz, Andy. "A Hamilton Love Story: Anthony Ramos & Jasmine Cephas Jones Are Engaged". Retrieved 4 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Vote Now! Hamilton Breaks Record for Most Broadway.com Audience Choice Award Nominations". Broadway.com. April 26, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2019.

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