January Jones

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January Jones
January Jones (1).jpg
Jones at the 2008 Emmy Awards
Born January Kristen Jones
(1978-01-05) January 5, 1978 (age 36)
Brookings, South Dakota, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999–present
Children 1

January Kristen Jones (born January 5, 1978) is an American actress and model. She has played Betty Draper on the television series Mad Men since 2007, and is known for her roles as Cadence in American Wedding (2003), Elizabeth Harris in Unknown (2011), and Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class (2011).

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 played 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 film 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 gave birth to a son, Xander Dane Jones, on September 13, 2011.[16][17] Jones has remained silent regarding the identity of her son's father.[18] 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? ][19][20]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 All the Rage Janice Taylor
2001 Glass House, TheThe Glass House Girl
2001 Bandits Claire / Pink Boots
2002 Taboo Elizabeth
2002 Full Frontal Tracy
2003 Anger Management Gina
2003 American Wedding Cadence Flaherty
2003 Love Actually Jeannie
2004 Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights Eve
2005 Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, TheThe Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Lou Ann Norton
2006 Swedish Auto Darla
2006 We Are Marshall Carole Dawson
2009 Boat That Rocked, TheThe Boat That Rocked Elenore AKA, Pirate Radio
2011 Unknown Elizabeth Harris
2011 X-Men: First Class Emma Frost
2011 Seeking Justice Laura Gerard
2013 Sweetwater Sarah Ramírez
2014 Good Kill Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Get Real Jane Cohen Episode: "Pilot"
1999 Sorority Number One TV film
2002 In My Life Diane St. Croix TV film
2004 Love's Enduring Promise Missie Davis TV film
2005 Huff Marisa Wells Episodes: "The Good Doctor", "The Sample Closet"
2007-2014 Mad Men Betty Francis Regular role (86 episodes)
2008 Law & Order Kim Brody Episode: "Quit Claim"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2005 CAMIE Awards CAMIE Awards, Inc. Love's Enduring Promise Won[21]
2006 National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Bronze Wrangler The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Won[21]
2007 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Mad Men Nominated
2008 Won[21]
2008 Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nominated[21]
2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won[21]
2010 Nominated[21]
2010 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated[21]
2010 Satellite Award Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nominated[21]

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. ^ "January Jones Son Born" September 15, 2011, People. Retrieved September 15, 2011
  17. ^ "January Jones". Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  18. ^ Schafer, Jenny (January 15, 2013). "January Jones & Xander: Baby Steps". Celebrity Baby Scoop, LLC. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  19. ^ Conley, Mikaela (March 26, 2012). "Mad Mom? January Jones Eats Her Own Placenta". ABC. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  20. ^ Samakow, Jessica (March 27, 2012). "Eating The Placenta: January Jones Does It, But Not All Moms On Board". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h "Awards for January Jones". Internet Movie database. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 

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