In late 2007, Biel signed on to play a in , alongside who also produced the film , and.
She followed this with a lead in the adaptation 1957 , opposite.
While her casting was met with a mixed response, her performance was ultimately praised.
Over the course of her career that spanned over five decades, she was nominated for the five times, including one win for , as well as a win for.
She began modeling for print advertisements and appeared in commercials for products such as Paint and.
Two years later, on May 11, 1976, Jones' 21-year-old daughter, Mary—then a student at —committed suicide by jumping from the roof of a 22-floor apartment hotel in downtown.