Tommy Lee Jones was born in San Saba, Texas to Lucille Marie and Clyde C. Jones. He went to St. Mark`s School of Texas and received a B.A. in English literature from Harvard. After college, he moved to New York and started working on Broadway. He made his debut on the big screen with Love Story in 1970 and continued working in several Broadway productions. He then received roles in television series like One Life to Live (1968), Charlie`s Angels (1976) and the TV movies Smash-Up on Interstate 5 (1976) and The Amazing Howard Hughes (1977).
Tommy Lee Jones began his cinematic career with films like Life Study (1973), Jackson County Jail (1976), Rolling Thunder (1977) and The Betsy (1978). Some of his other films include Savage Islands (1983), Black Moon Rising (1986), The Big Town (1987) and Stormy Monday (1988). He is best remembered for his roles in Men in Black
(1997), JFK (1991), Batman Forever (1995), Rules of Engagement (2000), Space Cowboys
(2000), Men In Black II
(2002), No Country for Old Men (2007) and Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). With his career spanning many decades, he has established himself as one the most accomplished and senior members of the American film industry. His 2016 releases include Criminal (2016) and Jason Bourne, an action-thriller movie.