Jasmine Cephas Jones

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Jasmine Cephas Jones
Performing at the Million Man Mosh concert
Born (1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 28)[1][2]
Known for Hamilton (2015 musical)
Home town Brooklyn, New York
Parent(s) 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.[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 grew up in Brooklyn, where she still lives today.[5]


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.

In the 2017 Super Bowl, she, along with fellow Hamilton stars Renée Elise Goldsberry and Phillipa Soo, sang "America the Beautiful".[8]

Jones also appears in the 2015 film Mistress America.[9]

Personal life[edit]

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.[10]


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


Year Title Role Type Notes
2013 Titus Jessica Film
2013 Blue Bloods Shania Costa TV Series Episode: "Justice Served" season 4
2014 Fairfield Lindsey Film
2014 Unforgettable Ellen TV Series Episode: "East of Islip"
2015 Mistress America Nicolette Film
2017 Girls Shopgirl TV Series Episodes: "Full Disclosure," "The Bounce"
2018 Blindspotting Ashley Film
2018 Dog Days Film Post-production
2018 Monsters and Men Marisol Ortega Film

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "Jasmine Cephas Jones on Learning from Philip Seymour Hoffman & Strutting Her Stuff in Hamilton". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2015-10-30. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ "Mistress America: Jasmine Cephas-Jones On Her Character". The New York Times. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Morales, Wilson (11 August 2015). "Jasmine Cephas Jones Talks Noah Baumbach's Mistress America & Broadway's Hamilton". Black Film. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Jasmine Cephas Jones on Learning from Philip Seymour Hoffman & Strutting Her Stuff in Hamilton". Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  6. ^ "Jasmine Cephas Jones". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  7. ^ Schulman, Michael (6 August 2015). "The Women of 'Hamilton'". The New Yorker. Retrieved 12 August 2015. 
  8. ^ Super Bowl: 'Hamilton' Stars to Perform Ashley Lee. Super Bowl: 'Hamilton' Stars to Perform. January 27, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017
  9. ^ Brody, Richard (24 August 2015). "'Mistress America' and the Art of Making a Living as an Artist". The New Yorker. 
  10. ^ Thomas, Leah. "Before The 'Hamilton' Cast Performs At The Grammys, Get To Know These Revolutionary Stars". Retrieved 2016-12-30. 

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