January Jones

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January Jones
January Jones (1).jpg
Jones at the 2008 Emmy Awards
BornJanuary Kristen Jones
(1978-01-05) January 5, 1978 (age 35)
Brookings, South Dakota, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Partner(s)Josh Groban (2003–2006)
Jason Sudeikis (2010-2011)
ChildrenXander Dane Jones (b. 2011)
 
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January Jones
January Jones (1).jpg
Jones at the 2008 Emmy Awards
BornJanuary Kristen Jones
(1978-01-05) January 5, 1978 (age 35)
Brookings, South Dakota, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1999–present
Partner(s)Josh Groban (2003–2006)
Jason Sudeikis (2010-2011)
ChildrenXander Dane Jones (b. 2011)

January Kristen Jones (born January 5, 1978) is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Betty Draper on Mad Men and Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class.

Early life[edit]

January Jones was born in Brookings, South Dakota,[1] the daughter of Karen, who manages a sporting goods store, and Marvin Jones, a coach, gym teacher, and fitness director.[2][3][4] She is named after January Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough.[5] She has two sisters – Jacey and Jina.[6]

Career[edit]

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 falls in love with a mysterious man who saves her father's life. She currently appears in the AMC original television drama series Mad Men as young suburban housewife and mother Betty Draper Francis. She is also known for her role as Cadence Flaherty, the love interest of both Steve Stifler and Paul Finch 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.[7] 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.[8] She appeared on the cover of "The Hot Issue" of British GQ magazine in May 2009.[9] She appeared on the cover of the November 2009 issue of American GQ magazine, and has been a 'topic' in the magazine several times.[10] On November 14, 2009, Jones hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live which featured the musical guest The Black Eyed Peas,[11] giving a performance that was met with negative reviews.[12]

In 2011, she starred alongside Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger in the thriller film Unknown, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra,[13] and portrayed Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class.[14]

Personal life[edit]

She announced in Vanity Fair in 2009 that she has joined Oceana as a celebrity spokesperson, working to save endangered sharks.[15]

Jones dated singer-songwriter Josh Groban from 2003–06.[16] Prior to that she dated Ashton Kutcher for several years.[17][18] After hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL) in November 2009, she dated SNL actor Jason Sudeikis from July 2010 to January 2011.[19]

Jones gave birth to a son, Xander Dane Jones, on September 13, 2011.[20][21] Jones has remained silent regarding the identity of her son's father.[22] Following the birth, Jones ate capsules made from her dried placenta which, along with a healthy diet and vitamins, she credits with helping her get back to work.[relevant? ][23][24]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999It's the RageJanice Taylor
2001The Glass HouseGirl
2001BanditsClaire/Pink Boots
2002TabooElizabeth
2002Full FrontalTracy
2003Anger ManagementGina
2003American WeddingCadence Flaherty
2003Love ActuallyJeannie
2004Dirty Dancing: Havana NightsEve
2005Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, TheThe Three Burials of Melquiades EstradaLou Ann Norton
2006Swedish AutoDarla
2006We Are MarshallCarole Dawson
2009Boat That Rocked, TheThe Boat That RockedElenoreRetitled Pirate Radio in North America
2011UnknownElizabeth Harris
2011X-Men: First ClassEmma Frost
2011Seeking JusticeLaura Gerard
2013Sweet VengeanceSarahalso "Sweetwater"
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1999SororityNumber OneTV movie
1999Get RealJane CohenEpisode: "Pilot"
2002In My LifeDiane St. CroixTV movie
2004Love's Enduring PromiseMissie DavisTV movie
2005HuffMarisa Wells
  • Episode: "The Good Doctor"
  • Episode: "The Sample Closet"
2007–presentMad MenBetty Draper Francis
2008Law & OrderKim BrodyEpisode: "Quit Claim"

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2005CAMIE AwardsCAMIE Awards, Inc.Love's Enduring PromiseWon[25]
2006National Cowboy & Western Heritage MuseumBronze WranglerThe Three Burials of Melquiades EstradaWon[25]
2007Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad MenNominated
2008Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad MenWon[25]
2008Golden Globe AwardBest Actress – Television Series DramaMad MenNominated[25]
2009Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad MenWon[25]
2010Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesMad MenNominated[25]
2010Emmy AwardOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesMad MenNominated[25]
2010Satellite AwardBest Actress – Television Series DramaMad MenNominated[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inside the Actors Studio - The Cast and Creator of Mad Men. Episode aired May 14, 2012.
  2. ^ 'Mad Men' mom wears D.M. dress to 'Oprah'. Pqasb.pqarchiver.com (September 18, 2009). Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Winds of change are blowing for AMC's 'Mad Men' – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburghlive.com (July 28, 2008). Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Hecla revisited: Actress' family recounts time in South Dakota" March 20, 2011, Aberdeen News
  5. ^ January Jones; The Anger Management Actress Wants to Be More Than a Flavor of the Month, People, April 21, 2003. Retrieved August 18, 2008.
  6. ^ Wilson, Benji (January 22, 2010). "'If I met Betty, I'd say, "Leave your husband!'": actress January Jones on her prim-and-proper alter ego". MailOnline (London, England: Associated Newspapers). Retrieved December 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Quit Claim". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2002". Maxim. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "January Jones on the Cover of UK GQ". May 26, 2009. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  10. ^ "january jones". GQ. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ Kate Stanhope. "January Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Host SNL". TV Guide. 
  12. ^ "From 'Mad' to bad? January Jones' 'SNL' debut meets tough reviews". MSN Entertainment. November 15, 2009. Retrieved January 18, 2011. 
  13. ^ Dark Castle Casts Up 'Unknown White Male'. Bloody-disgusting.com (October 26, 2009). Retrieved May 27, 2011.
  14. ^ Lesnick, Silas (August 18, 2010). "January Jones Joins X-Men: First Class". Superhero Hype!. Retrieved August 18, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Miss January". Vanity Fair. February 2009.
  16. ^ "Josh Groban, January Jones Take a Breather". People. June 26, 2006. Retrieved January 29, 2008. 
  17. ^ "Ashton kutcher january jones mum on rumors is father her infant child". complex.com. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Ashton kutcher january jones mum on rumors is father her infant child". Fox News Channel. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 
  19. ^ Triggs, Charlotte (January 17, 2011). "January Jones and Jason Sudeikis Split". People. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  20. ^ "January Jones Son Born" September 15, 2011, People. Retrieved September 15, 2011
  21. ^ "January Jones". Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  22. ^ Schafer, Jenny (January 15, 2013). "January Jones & Xander: Baby Steps". Celebrity Baby Scoop, LLC. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  23. ^ Conley, Mikaela (March 26, 2012). "Mad Mom? January Jones Eats Her Own Placenta". ABC. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  24. ^ Samakow, Jessica (March 27, 2012). "Eating The Placenta: January Jones Does It, But Not All Moms On Board". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h "Awards for January Jones". Internet Movie database. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 

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