O-Lan Jones

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O-Lan Jones
Born Los Angeles, California, United States
Other names O-Lan Shepard
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present
Children 1

O-Lan Jones is an American actress. She played Esmeralda in Edward Scissorhands.[1]

Early life[edit]

Jones was born in Los Angeles, California. Her first name comes from the heroine of the novel The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. Her father left the family when his daughter was a child. Her mother, Scarlett Johnson, married Johnny Dark. In 1979, Scarlett suffered a stroke and aphasia.[2] She is an alumna of New Dramatists.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1978 A Death in Canaan Carla Pitts Television film
Credited as Olan Shephard
1980 Die Laughing Judge Credited as Olan Shephard
1982 Deadly Drifter Nixie / Dinah Credited as O-Lan Shepard
1982 Shoot the Moon Counter Girl Credited as O-Lan Shepard
1983 The Right Stuff Pretty Girl Credited as O-Lan Shepard
1988 Married to the Mob Phyllis
1988 Miracle Mile Waitress
1988 Wildfire Mrs. Johnson
1989 Lonesome Dove Sally Skull uncredited
1989 How I Got into College Sally O'Connor
1990 Edward Scissorhands Esmeralda
1990 Pacific Heights Hotel Maid
1992 Seinfeld Waitress Episode: "The Bubble Boy"
1993 Shelf Life Tina
1993–1994 Harts of the West Rose McLaughlin
1994 Natural Born Killers Mabel
1996 The X-Files Rebecca Waite Episode: "Sanguinarium"
1996 Mars Attacks! Sue-Ann Norris
1998 The Truman Show Bar Waitress
2000 American Virgin Kim
2000 Attention Shoppers Meg
2002 American Girl Hildegarde
2013 Syrup Clinic Receptionist
2015 Community Garrett's Mom Episode: "Wedding Videography"
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Shelly


  1. ^ Ariano, Tara; Adam Sternbergh (2005). Hey! It's That Guy!. Quirk Books. p. 996. ISBN 978-1-59474-042-8. 
  2. ^ Info re Scarlett Johnson Dark
  3. ^ "Alumni". Alumni Playwrights. Retrieved 23 May 2017. 

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