Jayne Atkinson

Jayne Atkinson


2/18/1959, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, UK

Birth Name

Jayne Atkinson


out of 10
User Rating
57 votes


Jayne Atkinson is best known for her work on Broadway. She has been in several plays since her debut in 1987, and has had many nominations for her performances. Jayne has also had roles in films such as Free Willy, The Village, and Syriana. Her most notable television…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Jayne Atkinson: When I look at what I've done over the years, I've gotten to explore the depth and the height of the human emotion and experience, and I don't feel drawn to anything. I'd like to play a blonde bimbo who gets smart. And I love to do comedy. I'll tell you what I would love to do: I would love to do a sort of variety, song and dance act with Alice Ripley and Karen Ziemba. I would love to do some kind of girl show where we would sing and dance and be silly because I can do those things and nobody knows.

    • Jayne Atkinson: My parents are both English, and they still have their accents, so I've heard it all my life and grew up with the sound of England and jokes of England. It's sort of definitely my milieu.

    • Jayne Atkinson: (on her husband, Michael Gill) It was a similar thing with something in my soul knew that he was the guy for me and that I was not in the place that I needed to be in as a human being.

    • Jayne Atkinson: When they put a show up, everyone has an eye on the awards because it helps a show, obviously, so you can't really be too insulated. You have to sort of know that's a possibility. So I was made aware very early that I was one of the horses in the running.

    • Jayne Atkinson: So far it's been a dream. Everybody is intelligent and smart and larger than life and you need all of those qualities. And not polite--everybody is really speaking their mind.

  • good actress...

    I've seen Jayne Atkinson both on 24 and on Criminal Minds. She played very similar characters on both. On 24, she was the national security advisor. On Criminal Minds, she's the head chief, but she's more of an antagonist in this show. She did a great job on both shows. I would like to see some variety, but I'm sure she's played in different roles that I haven't seen yet. However, she plays the boss very well. Overall, a very talented actress. Her career seems to be taking off and I hope to see her in more shows and maybe some movies.moreless
  • Review

    I thought her performance on 24 was better then average. For some reason people see a woman in the white house, in any position, and there thought is to think negitive. I thought that she did a very good job on 24, but I do think that the writers made a mistake in writing her out for a handful of episodes. I thought that there were a lot of people on the show who desevred to be cut out way mroe then she did.

    Either way - looking back on the terrible season that was season 6 of 24, Jayne was one of the better parts of the season as a whole. She also had a great chemistry with her husband who was all the way on the other side of the country in Bill.moreless