January Jones

January Jones

Infobox actor

caption = January Jones at the 2008 Emmy Awards
birthdate = birth date and age|1978|1|5
birthplace = Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

January Jones (born January 5, 1978 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota) is an American actress and former Abercrombie & Fitch model.


She currently appears in the AMC original television drama series "Mad Men" as young suburban housewife and mother Betty Draper, but may be best known for her role as Cadence Flaherty in "American Wedding" (2003), from the "American Pie" comedy film series.

She also had the lead female role in the movie "Love's Enduring Promise". Jones plays the role of a pioneer family's oldest child. She falls in love with a young mysterious man who saved her father's life.

Jones has also had supporting roles in "Anger Management" (2003), "Love Actually," and "". In 2005 she appeared in the film "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. In 2006 in "We Are Marshall" she played the role of Carol Dawson, wife of coach William 'Red' Dawson.

She will star in "The Boat That Rocked", to be released in 2009.

Jones was ranked #82 on the "Maxim" Hot 100 Women of 2002.cite web | title=FreeJose.com | work=Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2002 | url=http://www.freejose.com/lists/maxim/2002/ | accessdate=March 19 | accessyear=2007]

Personal life

Jones grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is named after January Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's "Once Is Not Enough". [ [http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20139839,00.html January Jones; The Anger Management Actress Wants to Be More Than a Flavor of the Month] , "People", April 21, 2003. Retrieved on August 18, 2008.] She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls.

Jones dated Ashton Kutcher from 1998-2001. She also dated singer Josh Groban from 2003 to 2006. [ [http://www.people.com/people/article/0,26334,1208272,00.html Josh Groban, January Jones Take a Breather] ]

Awards and nominations

In 2005 she won the Camie at the Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards for "Love's Enduring Promise" (2004) (TV), shared with Robert Halmi, Jr. (executive producer), Larry Levinson (executive producer), Lincoln Lageson (executive producer), William Spencer Reilly (executive producer), Michael Landon, Jr. (Film director/screenwriter), Cindy Kelley (screenwriter), Janette Oke (author of original book), Logan Bartholomew (actor), Mackenzie Astin (actor), Dale Midkiff (actor) and Katherine Heigl (actress).

In 2006 she won the Bronze Wrangler at the Western Heritage Awards for Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture for "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (2005), shared with Tommy Lee Jones (Film producer/actor), Michael Fitzgerald (Film producer), Luc Besson (Film producer), Pierre-Ange Le Pogam (Film producer), Guillermo Arriaga (Film writer), Barry Pepper (actor), Dwight Yoakam (actor), Julio Cedillo (actor), Levon Helm (actor), Melissa Leo (actress) and Vanessa Bauche (actress).

In 2008 she was nominated for the Actor award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards/14th Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for "Mad Men" (2007), shared with Bryan Batt, Anne Dudek, Michael Gladis, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, Robert Morse, Elisabeth Moss, Maggie Siff, John Slattery, Rich Sommer and Aaron Staton.


* "The Boat That Rocked" (2009) .... Eleonore (post-production)
* "Entertainment Tonight" (2 episodes, "28 May 2008" and "11 July 2008", 2008) .... Herself
* "Law & Order" (1 episode, "Quit Claim", 2008) .... Kim Brody
* "Scoring 'Mad Men'" (2008) (V) .... Betty Draper
* "Establishing Mad Men" (2008) (V) .... Herself / Betty Draper
* "Advertising the American Dream" (2008) (V) .... Betty Draper
* "Last Call with Carson Daly" (1 episode, "28 September 2007", 2007) .... Herself
* "The Making of 'Mad Men'" (2007) (TV) .... Herself
* "Mad Men" (26 episodes, 2007-2008) .... Betty Draper
* "" (2006) (TV) .... Herself
* "We Are Marshall" (2006) .... Carole Dawson
* "Swedish Auto" (2006) .... Darla
* "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (2005) .... Lou Ann Norton
* "Huff" (2 episodes, "The Good Doctor" and "The Sample Closet", 2005) .... Marissa Wells
* "Love's Enduring Promise" (2004) (TV) .... Missie Davis
* "" (2004) .... Eve
* "My Buddy Jack" (2003) (V) Special Thanks
* "" (2003) (V) Special Thanks
* "The New Tom Green Show" (1 episode, "2 July 2003", 2003) .... Herself
* "Love Actually" (2003) .... Jeannie, American Angel
* "American Wedding" (2003) .... Cadence Flaherty
* "Anger Management" (2003) .... Gina
* "Full Frontal" (2002) .... Tracy
* "Taboo" (2002) .... Elizabeth
* "In My Life" (2002) (TV) .... Diane St. Croix
* "Bandits" (2001) .... Claire/Pink Boots
* "The Glass House" (2001) .... Girl
* "It's the Rage" (1999) .... Janice Taylor
* "Get Real" (1 episode, "Pilot", 1999) .... Jane Cohen
* "Sorority" (1999) (TV) .... Number One


External links

* [http://www.january-jones.net January-Jones (dot) Net]

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