as “Mae Edwards”
From the beginning, O-Lan Jones has been an accomplice to new and experimental works. She started her acting career in New York’s Off-Off-Broadway scene of the 60’s. Married to playwright Sam Shepard from 1969-1983, she originated many roles in his plays, as well as award winning playwrights, Beth Henley and John Steppling.
Her film career includes Oliver Stone’s Natural Born Killers, Peter Weir’s The Truman Show and Tim Burton’s Mars Attacks and Edward Scissorhands. Her numerous TV appearances include Seinfeld, X-Files, Lonesome Dove and Head Case. O-Lan was also a regular on the CBS series Harts of the West with Beau and Lloyd Bridges.
Miss Jones is also a composer, an accomplished singer and serves as the Artistic Director of Overtone Industries where she has produced, composed, choreographed and collaborated on many musicals and operas.