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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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Known For

Edward Scissorhands
(1990)
Community
Community Garrett's Mom
(2015)
The Truman Show
The Truman Show Bar Waitress
(1998)

Filmography

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 2019 Fugitive Dreams (pre-production)
Providence
 2018 This is Heaven (TV Movie)
Helen
 2016 Girl Flu.
Mona
 2015 Community (TV Series)
Garrett's Mom
 2014 Sandboy (Short)
Sam
 2014 Child of Grace
Mae Edwards
 2013/I Syrup
Clinic Receptionist
 2012 Queens of Country
Tracy
 2009/II The Violinist (Short)
Fortune Teller
 2009 Head Case (TV Series)
Fortune Teller
 2002 American Girl
Hildegarde
 2001 Spa-tel (Short)
Motel owner
 2001 Diagnosis Murder (TV Series)
Chantelle Boudreau
 2000 Magicians
Waitress
 2000 Attention Shoppers
Meg
 2000 The Gold Cup
Jill
 1999 Heat Vision and Jack (TV Short)
Patrice
 1999 American Virgin
Kim
 1999 JAG (TV Series)
Lucy
 1998 Martial Law (TV Series)
Landers
 1998 The Truman Show
Bar Waitress
 1997 The Fanatics
Helga
 1997 Clockwatchers
Madame Debbie
 1997 The End of Violence
Barmaid
 1997 Touch
Bib Overalls
 1996 Mars Attacks!
Sue Ann Norris
 1996 The X-Files (TV Series)
Nurse Rebecca Waite
 1996 Nash Bridges (TV Series)
Alpha / Sarah Wayne Nations
 1995 Chicago Hope (TV Series)
Clarinetist Mental Patient / Mental Patient
 1994 Natural Born Killers
Mabel
 1993-1994 Harts of the West (TV Series)
Rose
 1994 The Favor
Mrs. Moyer
 1994 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
Helen
 1993 Shelf Life
Tina
 1992 Seinfeld (TV Series)
Waitress
 1992 Secrets (TV Movie)
Darlene Hooper
 1992 Beethoven
Biker Woman
 1991 Wedlock
Saleswoman
 1991 Gabriel's Fire (TV Series)
Miss Mary
 1990 Edward Scissorhands
Esmeralda
 1990 Pacific Heights
Hotel Maid
 1990 False Identity
Irma
 1989 Martians Go Home
Stupid Medley Martian
 1989 How I Got Into College
Sally O'Connor
 1989 Lonesome Dove (TV Mini-Series)
Sally Skull
 1988 Miracle Mile
Waitress
 1988 Wildfire
Mrs. Johnson
 1988 Married to the Mob
Phyllis
 1987 Convicted: A Mother's Story (TV Movie)
Rhonda
 1983 The Right Stuff
Girl at Pancho's (as O-Lan Shepard)
 1982 Out
Nixie / Dinah (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)
 1980 Die Laughing
Judge (as Olan Shephard)
 1978 A Death in Canaan (TV Movie)
Carla Pitts (as Olan Shephard)
Show Show Soundtrack (2 credits)
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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Songwriter/Sound Designer - "It's a Pretty Good Life" by Kathleen Cramer & O-Lan Jones (Theater Theatre, Los Angeles). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | See more »


Alternate Names:

Olan Jones | O-Lan Shepard | Olan Shephard
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Did You Know?

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 »

Trivia:

Her unusual name comes from the Pearl S. Buck novel "The Good Earth". According to O-Lan Jones, the "O" means profound and "Lan" is a kind of wildflower. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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