Member Profiles

Ora Jones


Ora Jones was most recently seen as Madame de Volanges in Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Booth Theatre in New York. She also appeared as Mrs. Phelps in Matilda the Musical, both at the Shubert Theatre in New York and in the first national tour. At Steppenwolf, she has appeared in The Wheel, Middletown, The Brother/Sister Plays, The Unmentionables, The Violet Hour, The Crucible, Carter's Way and Morning Star. Some favorite Chicago roles include Katherine of Aragon in Henry VIII, Queen Charlotte in The Madness of George III, Maria in Twelfth Night, Lucienne in A Flea in Her Ear and Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor for Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Mrs. Rittenhouse in Animal Crackers, Claire in Proof, Mrs. Fezziwig and Mrs. Cratchit in A Christmas Carol, Madeleine Beck in Boy Gets Girl and Elizabeth I in The Beard of Avon for Goodman Theatre; Jaclyn in Rasheeda Speaks for Rivendel Theatre; Rita Jeffries in My Kind of Town for Timeline Theatre; the Stage Manager in Our Town for Writers Theatre; Gwen in Execution of Justice for About Face Theatre; Bird/Turtle in A Year With Frog and Toad for Chicago Children's Theatre. Regional and other New York credits include performances at Long Wharf Theatre, Yale Repertory, Manhattan Theatre Club, Public Theatre, Weston Playhouse, Milwaukee Repertory and Next Act. Film and television appearances include Chicago Fire, Betrayal, Consumed, Were the World Mine and Stranger than Fiction.

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Credits & Awards


Were the World Mine, Losing Isaiah, Save the Last Dance, Uncle Nino, The Trouble with Dee Dee, The Weather Man, Stranger Than Fiction, Kubuku Rides (This Is It)


Chicago Shakespeare Theatre: A Flea in Her Ear; Goodman Theatre: Seeking the Genesis; Writers’ Theatre: Our Town; About Face: Execution of Justice; Chicago Children’s Theatre: A Year With Frog and Toad; Court Theater; Rivendell Theater; Victory Gardens


Chicago Cab, Early Edition, Prison Break


After Dark Award (Our Town); Black Theater Alliance Award (Seeking the Genesis)

Member Profiles

Ora Jones

Ora  Jones