Rebecca Naomi Jones

Rebecca Naomi Jones

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Rebecca Naomi Jones
Born April 1981 (age 37)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer

Rebecca Naomi Jones (born April 1981) is an American actress and singer best known for her performances in the Broadway rock musicals Passing Strange, American Idiot, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Life and career[edit]

Jones was born in New York City, New York, to a musician father. Her mother is Jewish and her father is African-American.[1] Jones performed in the children’s chorus of the Metropolitan Opera as a youth and graduated from the Berkeley Carroll School in 1999. “I did theatre all throughout middle school and high school and was really into it, the same with singing,” she said.[2] Jones received her BFA in drama from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and appeared in the national tours of Rent and Caroline, or Change.

In 2007 Jones made her Off-Broadway debut in Passing Strange, which transferred to Broadway on February 28, 2008. She created the role of Whatsername in the Green Day rock opera American Idiot, which opened on Broadway on April 20, 2010.[1] Paper magazine said of Jones, “She’s carved out a nice niche for herself as the girl to call when there’s a cooler-than-thou musical in town.”[3]

In 2012 Jones played the Narrator in Manhattan Theatre Club‘s Off-Broadway musical Murder Ballad, for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress. Jones returned for the show’s engagement at the Union Square Theatre, which ran from May 22, 2013, to July 21, 2013.[4] Later that summer, Jones appeared in a new musical adaptation of Love’s Labour’s Lost at Central Park‘s Delacorte Theater.

On June 2, 2014, Jones received a Lilly Award, a prize designed to honor women in the theater.[5]

On April 14, 2015, Jones replaced Lena Hall as Yitzhak in the Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Jones played the role through the production’s end on September 13.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Miracle at St. Anna Zana Wilder’s Assistant
2009 Passing Strange Sherry / Renata / Desi
2010 The Switch Party Guest
2014 Lovesick Nancy
2014 You Must Be Joking Newscaster
2015 Mistress America Party Hostess
2015 Ratter Nicole
2016 Ordinary World Gypsy
2017 The Big Sick Jessie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Great Performances Sherry / Renata / Desi Episode: “Passing Strange
2009 Fringe Risa Pears Episode: “Bad Dreams
2010 America’s Got Talent Whatsername Episode: “Top Ten Results
2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Whatsername Season 2, episode 137
2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Herself TV special
2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Leila Episode: “Bombshell”
2011 Nurse Jackie Sister Anne 2 episodes: “Game On” and “Enough Rope”
2011 Pzazz 101 Herself Episode: “Rebecca Naomi Jones”
2012 Smash Laura Episode: “Enter Mr. DiMaggio
2012 NYC 22 Monica Pridgen Episode: “Block Party”
2013 Broadway Idiot Herself Documentary
2013 The Broadway.com Show Herself Season 1, episode 18
2014 Blue Bloods Barbara Keyes Episode: “Manhattan Queens”
2016 Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll Davvy[6] Season 2

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Passing Strange Sherry / Renata / Desi Off-Broadway; Broadway
2008 Wig Out! Fay Off-Broadway
2009 This Beautiful City Performer Off-Broadway
2010 American Idiot Whatsername Broadway
2012 Murder Ballad Narrator Off-Broadway
2013 Love’s Labour’s Lost Jaquenetta Off-Broadway
2014 The Fortress of Solitude Lala / Abby Off-Broadway
2015 Big Love Lydia Off-Broadway
2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Yitzhak Broadway
2016 Cost of Living Jess Williamstown Theatre Festival
2016 God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Mary Moody / Blanche New York City Center Encores! Off-Center
2016 Marie and Rosetta Marie Knight Atlantic Theatre Company
2017 Significant Other Vanessa Broadway
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REBECCA NAOMI JONES

Rebecca Naomi Jones is an actress, known for The Big Sick (2017), High Maintenance (2016) and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015).
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Actress (28 credits)
 2017 French Fries (Short) (post-production)
Sydney
 2016-2018 High Maintenance (TV Series)
Gwen

Episode #2.1 (2018) … Gwen
Ex (2016) … Gwen
 2017 Odd Mom Out (TV Series)
Dylan

Star Gazing (2017) … Dylan
 2017 The Big Sick
Jesse
 2016 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (TV Series)
Davvy / Davvy O / Davida O’Dell

Ghosts of Skibbereen (2016) … Davvy O / Davida O’Dell
And She Was (2016) … Davvy
Bad Blood (2016) … Davvy
Cool for the Summer (2016) … Davvy
Rebel Rebel (2016) … Davvy O / Davida O’Dell
 2016 Difficult People (TV Series)
Alison

Carter (2016) … Alison
 2016/I Ordinary World
Gypsy
 2016 Inside Amy Schumer (TV Series)
Commercial Actress #3

The World’s Most Interesting Woman in the World (2016) … Commercial Actress #3
 2016 Limitless (TV Series)
Alice

Finale: Part One! (2016) … Alice
 2015 Good Girls Revolt (TV Series)
Danielle

Pilot (2015) … Danielle
 2015 Mistress America
Party Hostess
 2015 Ratter
Nicole
 2014 Are You Joking?
Newscaster
 2014/I Lovesick
Nancy (as Rebecca Jones)
 2014 Blue Bloods (TV Series)
Barbara Keyes

Manhattan Queens (2014) … Barbara Keyes
 2012 NYC 22 (TV Series)
Monica Pridgen

Block Party (2012) … Monica Pridgen
 2012 Smash (TV Series)
Laura

Enter Mr. DiMaggio (2012) … Laura
 2011 Pzazz 101 (TV Series)
Rebecca

Rebecca Naomi Jones (2011) … Rebecca
 2011 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Sister Anne

Enough Rope (2011) … Sister Anne
Game On (2011) … Sister Anne
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Leila

Bombshell (2011) … Leila
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series)
Whatsername

Episode #2.137 (2010) … Whatsername (uncredited)
 2010/I The Switch
Party Guest
 2009 Fringe (TV Series)
Risa Pears

Bad Dreams (2009) … Risa Pears
 2009 Passing Strange
Sherry / Renata / Desi
 2009 Great Performances (TV Series)
Sherry / Renata / Desi

Passing Strange (2009) … Sherry / Renata / Desi
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna
Zana Wilder’s Assistant

Stage
Performances

[Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company and Alley Theatre World Premiere, 2017
Urzula
[Off-Broadway]
Public Theatre Public Works Production, 2017
Rosalind
[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2017
Vanessa
[Off-Broadway]
Atlantic Theater Company World Premiere, 2016
Marie Knight
[Off-Broadway]
New York City Center Encores Off-Center Production, 2016
Performer
[Off-Broadway]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Performer
[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Yitzhak [Replacement]
[Off-Broadway]
2013
Performer
[Off-Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Performer
[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2010
Whatsername
[Off-Broadway]
2009
Performer [Replacement]
[Off-Broadway]
2008
Fay
[Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Sherry
Desi
Renata
[Off-Broadway]
2007
Sherry / Renata / Desi

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Passing Strange Sherry / Renata / Desi Off-Broadway; Broadway
2008 Wig Out! Fay Off-Broadway
2009 This Beautiful City Performer Off-Broadway
2010 American Idiot Whatsername Broadway
2012 Murder Ballad Narrator Off-Broadway
2013 Love’s Labour’s Lost Jaquenetta Off-Broadway
2014 The Fortress of Solitude Lala / Abby Off-Broadway
2015 Big Love Lydia Off-Broadway
2015 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Yitzhak Broadway
2016 Cost of Living Jess Williamstown Theatre Festival
2016 God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater Mary Moody / Blanche New York City Center Encores! Off-Center
2016 Marie and Rosetta Marie Knight Atlantic Theatre Company
2017 Significant Other Vanessa Broadway