Dot Marie Jones is an American actor and athlete (b. January 4, 1964 in Turlock, California), best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Coach Shannon/Sheldon Beiste on Glee.
Some tropes associated with Ms. Jones include:
- Brawn Hilda: Before acting, she was a record-setting college shotputter, and a 15-time arm wrestling champion.
- The Danza: Her character on Married... with Children was named Dot. As was her character on Reba.
- Lady Looks Like a Dude: The source of both comedy and pathos in her roles, especially as Beiste.
- One Head Taller: At 6′3″, she tends to tower over most of her cast mates.
- When She Smiles: Check her photo.