Born in South Dakota in 1978, January began her career in New York as a part-time model. Shortly after, she was dividing her time between NY and LA pursuing auditions before acting work was becoming more consistent. Her breakthrough came in 2003 with “American Wedding,” the third in the “American Pie” series.
She made appearances in “Love Actually” and “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” before a dramatic turn in the acclaimed Tommy Lee Jones Western, “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.” It was in 2007 when January landed the role of Betty Draper in AMC’s “Mad Men,” for which she received Golden Globe nominations in 2009 and 2010 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.
In her personal life, January had a relationship with Ashton Kutcher prior to his sojourn with Demi Moore, and also dated singer/songwriter Josh Gorban. January received media attention for her involvement in a June 2010 car crash in which no one was hurt. In addition to “Mad Men,” January also made a memorable cameo in “Pirate Radio” as well as the McG-directed sports drama, “We Are Marshall.”
January Jones in "Mad Men"
January on the Web
January Jones at Maxim
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January’s ultimate web resource guide.
Extensive biography with photos.
Summer 2008 interview with January.
January on Video
TV Guide catches up with January at the 2010 Golden Globes.
Black and white interview with January.
January on Screen
Her first role was in a TV project in 1999 called “Sorority.” She’s Claire in “Bandits,” Tracy in the Steven Soderbergh film, “Full Frontal,” Gina in “Anger Management,” Cadence in “American Wedding,” and Betty Draper on “Mad Men.” She’s also had roles in films like “Love Actually,” “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,” “The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada,” and “We Are Marshall.”
With "Mad Men" currently on hiatus, fans of the actress can get their fix in the new action thriller, "Unknown," and as the White Queen, Emma Frost, in "X-Men: First Class."
On NY or LA:
“I like them equally. And dislike them equally.”