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O-Lan Jones

O-Lan Jones is an award winning composer, sound designer, writer, and actress who has been consistently involved in experimental theater, music, and opera since the age of 16. The press has referred to her as an "uncategorizable legend." She is the Artistic Director for Overtone Industries, currently composing a new music theater/opera hybrid ... See full bio »

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Edward Scissorhands
Natural Born Killers
The Truman Show
The Truman Show Bar Waitress
Mars Attacks!
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 2015 Community (TV Series)
Garrett's Mom
- Wedding Videography (2015) ... Garrett's Mom
 2014 Sandboy (Short)
 2014 Child of Grace
Mae Edwards
 2013/I Syrup
Clinic Receptionist
 2012 Queens of Country
 2009/II The Violinist (Short)
Fortune Teller
 2009 Head Case (TV Series)
Fortune Teller
- The Big Book (2009) ... Fortune Teller (uncredited)
- The Wedding Ringer (2009) ... Fortune Teller
 2002 American Girl
 2001 Spa-tel (Short)
Motel owner
 2001 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Chantelle Boudreau
- Bachelor Fathers (2001) ... Chantelle Boudreau
 2000 Attention Shoppers
 2000 Magicians
 2000 The Gold Cup
 1999 Heat Vision and Jack (TV Short)
 1999 Live Virgin
 1999 JAG (TV Series)
- Rivers' Run (1999) ... Lucy
 1998 Martial Law (TV Series)
- Lock-Up (1998) ... Landers
 1998 The Truman Show
Bar Waitress
 1997 The Fanatics
 1997 Clockwatchers
Madame Debbie
 1997 The End of Violence
 1997 Touch
Bib Overalls
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Nurse Rebecca Waite
- Sanguinarium (1996) ... Nurse Rebecca Waite
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Alpha / Sarah Wayne Nations
- High Impact (1996) ... Alpha / Sarah Wayne Nations
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Clarinetist Mental Patient / Mental Patient
- Cutting Edges (1995) ... Clarinetist Mental Patient (uncredited)
- Love and Hope (1995) ... Mental Patient
 1994 Natural Born Killers
 1993-1994 Harts of the West (TV Series)
- Drive, He Said (1994) ... Rose
- Back in the Panties Again (1994) ... Rose
- Heart's Vacation (1994) ... Rose
- Home Alone (1994) ... Rose
 1994 The Favor
Mrs. Moyer
 1994 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
- Grit (1994) ... Helen
 1993 Shelf Life
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Bubble Boy (1992) ... Waitress
 1992 Secrets (TV Movie)
Darlene Hooper
 1991 Wedlock
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Miss Mary
- Finger on the Trigger (1991) ... Miss Mary
 1990 Pacific Heights
Hotel Maid
 1990 False Identity
 1989 Martians Go Home
Stupid Medley Martian
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Sally Skull
- On the Trail (1989) ... Sally Skull (as Olan Jones)
 1988 Miracle Mile
 1988 Wildfire
Mrs. Johnson
 1988 Married to the Mob
 1987 Convicted: A Mother's Story (TV Movie)
 1983 The Right Stuff
Girl at Pancho's (as O-Lan Shepard)
 1982 Missing Children: A Mother's Story (TV Movie)
Donna (as O-Lan Shepard)
 1982 Shoot the Moon
Countergirl (as O-Lan Shepard)
 1982 Out
Nixie / Dinah (as O-Lan Shepard)
 1980 Die Laughing
Judge (as Olan Shephard)
 1978 A Death in Canaan (TV Movie)
Carla Pitts (as Olan Shephard)
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Show Show Composer (3 credits)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Other Works:

She acted in Stanislaus Wyspianski's play, "The Wedding," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre Too in Los Angeles, California with Larry Cox, Shelly DeSai, Marc Epstein, Marek Johnson, Chris Karchmar, Annie LaRussa, Jeremy Lawrence and June Kyoko Lu in the cast. Vladimir Strnisko was director. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Olan Jones | O-Lan Shepard | Olan Shephard

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Personal Quote:

[on the film Mars Attacks!, in which she has a supporting role] Now, *that* I think is one of the funniest movies in the world and should have done better. See more »


Larry Cox, Shelly DeSai, Marc Epstein, Marek Johnson, Chris Karchmar, Annie LaRussa, Jeremy Lawrence, June Kyoko Lu and she were awarded the 1991 Los Angeles Weekly Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performance for "The Wedding," at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre Too in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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