Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an Academy Award winning American actor and director. He is best known for his appearances as Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive and U.S. Marshals, Two-Face in Batman Forever, as Agent K in the Men in Black films, as Woodrow F. Call in the Lonesome Dove series and as Sheriff Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men.
Jones was born in San Saba, Texas, the son of Lucille Marie (née Scott), a police officer, school teacher, and beauty shop owner, and Clyde C. Jones, an oil field worker; the two were married and divorced twice. Jones, an eighth-generation Texan of Welsh descent, has a Cherokee grandparent. He was a resident of Midland, Texas and attended Robert E. Lee High School.
Jones graduated from the St. Mark's School of Texas, where he is now on the board of directors, and attended Harvard on a need-based scholarship, staying in Mower B-12 as a freshman, across the hall from future Vice President Al Gore. As an upperclassman, he was roommates with Gore and Bob Somerby, who later became editor of the media criticism site the Daily Howler. Another actor who rose to prominence, John Lithgow, also lived in Dunster House. Jones played offensive