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Dot-Marie Jones

Emmy-Nominated Actress Known for Her Roles in "Glee" and "Lizzie McGuire," Among Many Others

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Dot-Marie Jones Biography

Dot-Marie Jones was born in 1964 and was raised in Hilmar, California. She first got involved in strength competitions at a fairly young age and started track in middle school. While Jones attended Hilmar High School, she was a champion weight lifter and named female athlete of the year. She started arm wrestling on a whim, and won her first arm wrestling world championship at 19 years old and went on to win 14 more.

After graduating from Hilmar High School, Jones attended Modesto Junior College and Fresno State, where she continued her involvement with sports. She earned a scholarship in track which paid her way through junior college and university. Jones played softball and competed in shot put and powerlifting. She won All-America honors in shot put both at junior college and university, was state champion in 1983 and 1984 and set the national record at the junior college level from 1983 to 1990. Jones qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1988 for shot put and finished sixth. After college, Jones worked as a youth counselor at the Fresno County Juvenile Probation center while continuing her involvement with sports.

Jones, who had no intentions of acting, was discovered at a bodybuilding competition by Shirley Eson of American Gladiators fame. Eson urged Jones to audition for the Gladiators-like Knights and Warriors, and Jones got the part, becoming one of the few female warriors.

"Knights and Warriors" only lasted one season, but Jones' acting career was just starting. She became a bit actor, playing small roles in several television series throughout the 1990s and 2000s and breaking into feature films in the late 1990s, including the cult film "The Boondock Saints."

Jones' first recurring role after "Knights" was as a character named "Dot" on the popular show "Married... with Children" in the mid-90s. She appeared in five episodes over two seasons. Jones' next break was on the kids show "Lizzie McGuire" as Coach Kelly. Since then, she has appeared in popular shows "Nip/Tuck," "Desperate Housewives," and "Prison Break."

Jones, being a fan of "Glee" and having worked with series co-creator Ryan Murphy on "Nip/Tuck" and "Pretty/Handsome," asked co-executive producer Brad Falchuk during an encounter at a supermarket if she could be on the show. Soon after, the character of Coach Shannon Beiste was created for her.

For her role as Coach Beiste, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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Dot-Marie Jones

Emmy-Nominated Actress Known for Her Roles in "Glee" and "Lizzie McGuire," Among Many Others

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Dot-Marie Jones Biography

Dot-Marie Jones was born in 1964 and was raised in Hilmar, California. She first got involved in strength competitions at a fairly young age and started track in middle school. While Jones attended Hilmar High School, she was a champion weight lifter and named female athlete of the year. She started arm wrestling on a whim, and won her first arm wrestling world championship at 19 years old and went on to win 14 more.

After graduating from Hilmar High School, Jones attended Modesto Junior College and Fresno State, where she continued her involvement with sports. She earned a scholarship in track which paid her way through junior college and university. Jones played softball and competed in shot put and powerlifting. She won All-America honors in shot put both at junior college and university, was state champion in 1983 and 1984 and set the national record at the junior college level from 1983 to 1990. Jones qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1988 for shot put and finished sixth. After college, Jones worked as a youth counselor at the Fresno County Juvenile Probation center while continuing her involvement with sports.

Jones, who had no intentions of acting, was discovered at a bodybuilding competition by Shirley Eson of American Gladiators fame. Eson urged Jones to audition for the Gladiators-like Knights and Warriors, and Jones got the part, becoming one of the few female warriors.

"Knights and Warriors" only lasted one season, but Jones' acting career was just starting. She became a bit actor, playing small roles in several television series throughout the 1990s and 2000s and breaking into feature films in the late 1990s, including the cult film "The Boondock Saints."

Jones' first recurring role after "Knights" was as a character named "Dot" on the popular show "Married... with Children" in the mid-90s. She appeared in five episodes over two seasons. Jones' next break was on the kids show "Lizzie McGuire" as Coach Kelly. Since then, she has appeared in popular shows "Nip/Tuck," "Desperate Housewives," and "Prison Break."

Jones, being a fan of "Glee" and having worked with series co-creator Ryan Murphy on "Nip/Tuck" and "Pretty/Handsome," asked co-executive producer Brad Falchuk during an encounter at a supermarket if she could be on the show. Soon after, the character of Coach Shannon Beiste was created for her.

For her role as Coach Beiste, she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2011, 2012, and 2013.

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  • How to book Dot-Marie Jones?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dot-Marie Jones for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dot-Marie Jones, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dot-Marie Jones or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dot-Marie Jones?

    Booking fees for Dot-Marie Jones, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dot-Marie Jones, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dot-Marie Jones?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dot-Marie Jones for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dot-Marie Jones for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dot-Marie Jones or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dot-Marie Jones or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dot-Marie Jones is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dot-Marie Jones for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Dot-Marie Jones generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lauren Potter, Ashley Fink, JoJo Siwa, Selenis Leyva and Jessica Williams. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dot-Marie Jones for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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