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|Born:||January 5, 1978|
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, US
January Jones (born January 5, 1978) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Betty Draper on Mad Men.
 Early life
Jones was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the daughter of Karen and Marvin Jones, a coach and gym teacher. She is named after January Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough. She has two sisters – Jacey and Jina.
Jones has had supporting roles in Anger Management (2003), Love Actually, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. In 2005, she appeared as a U.S. border guard's frustrated wife in the film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. In We Are Marshall (2006), she played the role of Carol Dawson, wife of football coach William "Red" Dawson.
She had the lead female role in the movie Love's Enduring Promise as a pioneer family's oldest child. Her character fell in love with a mysterious man who saved her father's life. She currently appears in the AMC original television drama series Mad Men as young suburban housewife and mother Betty Draper. She is also known for her role as Cadence Flaherty in the 2003 comedy American Wedding, the third installment of the American Pie film series.
She appeared in the season 18 Law & Order episode "Quit Claim," playing a con artist who matches wits with Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter, in which she is the lone surviving suspect connected to a real estate scam involving organized crime. She also appeared in The Boat That Rocked, a British film about offshore pirate radio in the 1960s, renamed Pirate Radio for North American release in 2009.
Jones was ranked No.82 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002. She appeared on the cover of "The Hot Issue" of British GQ magazine in May 2009. In 2010, she was ranked No. 17 on the TC Chandler's "Most Beautiful Faces" list.
 Awards and nominations
In 2005, Jones won a Camie (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 (director/producer/actor), Michael Fitzgerald (producer), Luc Besson (producer), Pierre-Ange Le Pogam (producer), Guillermo Arriaga (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 at the 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.
In 2008 and 2009, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama for Mad Men, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Mad Men.
In 2010, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for Mad Men.
 Personal life
Jones dated actor Ashton Kutcher when she first moved to Los Angeles. She then dated singer Josh Groban for three years. She dated the SNL star Jason Sudeikis from July 2010 until January 2011.
She announced in Vanity Fair in 2009 that she has joined Oceana as a celebrity spokesperson, working to save endangered sharks.
It was announced on April 28, 2011, that she is expecting her first child in the fall.
In 2010, Jones inspired an eponymous song by rapper Hoodie Allen.
- ↑ 'Mad Men' mom wears D.M. dress to 'Oprah'. Pqasb.pqarchiver.com (September 18, 2009). Retrieved on May 27, 2011.
- ↑ Winds of change are blowing for AMC's 'Mad Men' – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburghlive.com (July 28, 2008). Retrieved on May 27, 2011.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 'If I met Betty, I'd say, "Leave your husband!'": actress January Jones on her prim-and-proper alter ego.
- ↑ "Quit Claim" at the Internet Movie Database
- ↑ FreeJose.com. Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2002. Retrieved on March 19, 2007.
- ↑ January Jones on the Cover of UK GQ (May 26, 2009). Retrieved on November 30, 2010.
- ↑ MOST BEAUTIFUL FACES 2010. TC Candler (2010). Retrieved on August 11, 2011.
- ↑ Kate Stanhope. "January Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Host SNL", TVGuide.com.
- ↑ From 'Mad' to bad? January Jones' 'SNL' debut meets tough reviews MSN Entertainment. November 15, 2009. Retrieved on January 18, 2011.
- ↑ Dark Castle Casts Up 'Unknown White Male'. Bloody-disgusting.com (October 26, 2009). Retrieved on May 27, 2011.
- ↑ Lesnick, Silas. "January Jones Joins X-Men: First Class", Superhero Hype!, August 18, 2010. Retrieved on August 18, 2010.
- ↑ Carter, Nicole (October 13, 2009) 'Mad Men's' January Jones found success despite ex-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher thinking she would fail, Daily News
- ↑ Josh Groban, January Jones Take a Breather, People, June 26, 2006.
- ↑ January Jones, Jason Sudeikis Break Up: Actor And Actress Split huffingtonpost.com. January 17, 2011. Retrieved on 2011-01-22.
- ↑ "Miss January". Vanity Fair. February 2009.
- ↑ "January Jones Is Pregnant!" April 28, 2011, People Magazine. Retrieved on June 5, 2011
- ↑ "January Jones" Pep Rally mixtape