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Adriane Lenox

Adriane Lenox
Born (1956-09-11) September 11, 1956
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Occupation Actor
Years active 1987-present

Adriane Lenox (born September 11, 1956) is an American stage and film actress whose performance in the play Doubt: A Parable garnered her the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2005.


Early life

Lenox, who is from Tennessee, attended Lambuth College in Jackson, Tennessee and has a degree in Drama. She appeared in Ain’t Misbehavin in New York after graduation.[1]


Lenox appeared in Doubt: A Parable on Broadway in 2005 as Mrs. Muller.[2] She won the Tony Award, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, for this performance.[3] Other Broadway appearances include Hattie in the Broadway revival of Kiss Me, Kate in 1999,[4]a revue, The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm in 1999, [5]Caroline, or Change in 2004 as standby for "Caroline Thibodeaux", [6]and Chicago as the Matron (Replacement from August 2007 to October 2007).[7] She appears on Broadway in After Midnight, starting in October 2013, reprising her role in the New York City Center Encores! staged revue Cotton Club Parade.[8]

She has appeared in many Off-Broadway productions, starting with Beehive in 1986 at the Village Gate (Upstairs). She appeared in the "drama with music", Dinah Was in May 1998 to January 1999 at the Gramercy Theatre in the roles of Maye/Waitress/Violet, and won the Obie Award, Performance (1997-1998).[9][10]

Film and television

She had a role in the 2009 film The Blind Side, as Denise Oher.[11]

Lenox appeared as Sherry, who works as the nanny for Jack Donaghy's (Alec Baldwin) baby, on the television series, 30 Rock, in four episodes since 2011.[12]


  1. ^ Shuler, Deardra. "Adriane Lenox: Without A "Doubt" A Tony Award Winner", 2006, accessed January 31, 2014
  2. ^ Murray, Matthew. "Broadway Reviews. 'Doubt'", March 31, 2005
  3. ^ Jones, Kenneth. " 'Doubt' Is Best Play, Spamalot Best Musical; Butz, Irwin, Clark, Jones, Nichols Win 2005 Tonys", June 5, 2005
  4. ^ Brantley, Ben. "Theater Review. 'Kiss Me Kate'" The New York Times, November 19, 1999
  5. ^ Jones, Kenneth. "'The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm' Dances Into Broadway Previews April 2", April 2, 1999
  6. ^ "Internet Broadway Database listing", accessed January 31, 2014
  7. ^ Hetrick, Adam."Kelly Osbourne and Adriane Lenox Step into 'Chicago' on Both Sides of the Atlantic", July 30, 2007
  8. ^ Gioia, Michael. "Broadway Musical Revue 'After Midnight', Headlined by Fantasia Barrino, Begins Performances Oct. 18", October 18, 2013
  9. ^ "Lenox Listing" Internet Off-Broadway Database, accessed January 31, 2014
  10. ^ Lefkowitz, David. " 'Dinah Was' Still Is, and Will Be Again: at Gramercy Theatre, May 28", May 28, 1998
  11. ^ " 'The Blind Side' Cast" The New York Times, accessed February 1, 2014
  12. ^ Snetiker, Marc. "Farewell, '30 Rock'! 12 Broadway Stars Who Memorably Guested With Tina Fey & Alec Baldwin", January 31, 2013

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