Dot Jones

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Dot Jones

Born

1/4/1964, Turlock, California, United States

Birth Name

Dorothy-Marie Jones

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Dot-Marie Jones
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    • Dot: Out of high school, I turned down basketball scholarships to focus on track and field-I was a shot-putter. The strength coach started us on lifting. I went from 5'6" to 6'1" in eighth grade so I was big, and my coach said, "Why don't we do some dead-lifting?" You know what that is, where you just pick up the barbell from the ground and your hands are at your side and you pick it up? I had one meet-when I was 19 years old-that would have been a world record but it wasn't a sanctioned meet. I lifted 518 pounds.

    • Dot: (On how she got into acting) A friend of mine in 1991 was an alternate on American Gladiators, and called me and told me about a new show they were working on called Knights and Warriors, and I drove down for the auditions. I was living in Fresno and they were here in LA. That first day was all physical agility, from rollerblading to tackling someone, stuff like that. I think there were three or four hundred people auditioning. And they said they'd call that night by 8:00 if they needed me for a cold read-and that threw me. I thought: Do we have to read in a freezer or something? And they didn't call, and I thought, Oh well, I have a full time job with the county back in Fresno. Then at 8:30, they called, and they had me come back for a cold read. I said, "What should I wear?" and they said, "Wear your best warrior outfit." I thought, Good thing I brought that from Fresno, because I just keep it in the trunk, right?
      Anyway, at that time I was working out a lot, doing some competitive power lifting, and I had some baggy workout pants and a zebra sweatshirt, so I threw something together. Two weeks later the phone rings and the woman says, "How'd you like to be a warrior?"

    • Dot: (On her dream Glee guest star) I read on the Internet that Carol Burnett is coming in to play Sue's mom, which is brilliant, and I just hope that I'm there when she's there. I will definitely go to work that day anyway just to watch them, I can't even imagine, that's going to be wonderful and if anything it will be a wonderful learning experience. I grew up with "The Carol Burnett Show," how could I not want to be there? I'll definitely know when she's going to be there because I'll have the script. I also heard that Javier Bardem is possibly going to do an episode, which that would be great to watch him do an episode as well.

    • Dot: (On Glee's "Never Been Kissed" episode) It's such a heartbreaking episode and yet so rewarding. And how cute are those boys singing that Katy Perry song? I have it on my Facebook page. We watched the episode on the set. I was like, "Oh my God, this is amazing." Matt [Morrison] and I saw each other afterwards and he goes, 'Come here. Give me a kiss.'

    • Dot: (On how she landed a role on Glee) I said to him, 'I want to be on Glee. I love it.' Brad goes, 'Can you sing?' And I said, 'Well, I'm not Mariah Carey, but I can carry a tune.' And I'll be damned if they didn't call my agent and asked my availability starting the middle of July because they were creating a character for me.

    • Dot: I've had 11 knee injuries. On my left leg, they cut out a pie wedge about three inches above my knee. When I get my knee replacements, I'll be back up to 6-4.

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  • diamond in the ruff

    7.5
    a very thoughtful actor would like to see more of her work she is very convincing and her voice was pretty damn good for the few things she did on glee will have to look for her other roles and check them out, but I can pretty much bet she's done a great job on them too I think she's one of those rare talents that will go untapped, she would be a good sitcom star good luck on your future endeavorsmoreless
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