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Jayne Atkinson (1959)

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Jayne Atkinson is an English-born American film, theatre and television actress. She is perhaps best known for the role of Karen Hayes on 24 as well as her Tony Award-nominated roles in The Rainmaker and Enchanted April. She is also known for appearing in the CBS drama, Criminal Minds as BAU Section Chief Erin Strauss.

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 early life
Jayne Atkinson was born in Bournemouth, Hampshire , but her family moved to the United States when she was 9 years old. She grew up in Hollywood, Fla. and graduated from Pine Crest School where she was elected Homecoming Queen in 1977. She attended Northwestern University , where she was a member of Alpha Chi Omega and a sorority sister of Laura Innes; and the Yale Drama School.

 career
After working in regional theatres, Atkinson appeared off-Broadway in the Manhattan Theatre Club's production of Bloody Poetry in 1987. She made her Broadway debut the same year in a revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Subsequently, she landed title roles in more stage productions, which include Henry VIII, Tru, and The Art of Success. She earned a Drama Desk Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in The Skriker in 1996. Atkinson's work in the Roundabout Theatre Company's 1999 production of The Rainmaker earned her a Tony Award nomination, and her performance in the 2003 play Enchanted April earned her an Outer Critics Circle Award, another Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk nomination. In 2009, she starred as Ruth Condomine in a Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, which co-starred Rupert Everett, Christine Ebersole, and Angela Lansbury, who won her record-breaking 5th Tony Award for her role as Madame Arcati.

She has appeared in such films as Free Willy,
Free Willy 2: The Adventure Home, 12 and Holding, Blank Check,
The Village and
Syriana.

Her television acting credits include A Year in the Life, Parenthood, The X-Files, Law & Order, The Practice, Criminal Minds and 24, opposite Kiefer Sutherland and James Morrison. Her performance in the made-for-TV movie Our Town garnered her a Satellite Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

 personal life
Atkinson is married to actor Michel Gill, with whom she has one son. They met when they appeared together in a 1989 production of The Heiress at the Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, Connecticut.

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