Quick Facts of Dorothy-Marie Jones
- Full NameDorothy-Marie Jones
- Net Worth$500,000
- Date of Birth1964 /01 /04
- NicknameDot Jones
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceTurlock, California, United States
- ProfessionActress and Retired Athlete
- Active Year1992–present
- Eye colourLight Brown
- Hair colourBlack
- SpouseBridgett Casteen (m. 2013)
- Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
- Weight250lbs (113 kg)
- Body Measurement34-25-30 inches
- EducationHilmar High School, California State University, Fresno, Modesto Junior College
- Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter, Facebook
An American actress and retired athlete, Dot Jones have had multiple roles in television. The talented actress was nominated three consecutive times for the Emmy Awards, from an American musical comedy-drama television series Glee where she portrayed a role named Coach Beiste. Jones is openly lesbian and married to her longtime girlfriend. Scroll down to explore more about her.
Dot Jones’ Bio
Early Life and Education
A native of Turlock, California, Jone was born on 4th January 1964. She has made a name for herself both in the world of acting and sport, being a talented comedy actress and 15-time world arm wrestling champion. Raised in Hilmar, California, she first took part in strength competitions at a young age.
Jones became a champion weightlifter during her schooldays. Furthermore, she got involved in arm wrestling on a whim. At the age of 19, she took home her first arm wrestling world championship, which was followed by 14 more wins.
Next, Jones attended California State University, Fresno, where she recorded shot put. On the other hand, she also competed in powerlifting. But it was not all shiny in Jones’ athletic career. She suffered 11 knee injuries, and her height was brought down from 6 ft 4 inches to 6 ft 3 inches.
Dot Jones’ Career
Upon her graduation, Jones began to serve as a youth counsellor at the Fresno County Juvenile Probation centre, with no intentions of acting. It was the destiny that assisted Dot Marie’s discovery at a bodybuilding competition by Shirley Eson of American Gladiators fame.
Afterwards, she went on to give audition for the Gladiators-like Knights and Warriors. Eventually, she got the part, becoming one of the few female warriors. Though the show lasted only for a season, her acting career was taking off.
During the 1990s and 2000s Jones made her appearance in the minor roles, ultimately landing significant parts in feature films, the cult flicks The Boondock Saints. It was the first recurring role that she got in a TV series was a character named “Dot” on the favourite show Married… with Children.
As for her next break, it was Lizzie McGuire where Jones portrayed the role of Coach Kelly. Ever since, she has starred in popular shows including Prison Break, Desperate Housewives, and Nip/Tuck, among others.
Following her close encounter with Glee’s co-executive producer Brad Falchuk, the character of Coach Shannon Beiste was created for her. Moreover, her recent TV series role includes Butchy May in American Horror Story: Cult.
Dot Jones’ Married, Wife, and Children
Actress Joes is openly lesbian. She tied the knot with her longtime girlfriend, Bridgett Casteen on 21st December 2013. The duo met for the first time in December 2010. After being in a relationship for more than two years, Jones proposes her sweetheart on 4th October 2013, during the Anaheim Gay Days.
As of now, Jones is lives a blissful life with her wife. There is no news and rumours of conflict, extra-marital affair, and divorce. Also, they don’t have any child yet.
Dot Jones’ Net Worth and House
As of 2019, Jones’s net worth is somewhere around $500,000. Reportedly, she is earning around $60,606 as her annual salary. The significant source of her income is her acting career. Also, she has amassed enormous wealth through wrestling career. Currently, she is living a quality life. Furthermore, she owns a mansion in Los Angeles.