January Kristen Jones (born January 5, 1978) is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Betty Draper in the television series (2007–2015), as well as for roles as Cadence in Mad Men (2003), Elizabeth Harris in American Wedding (2011), and Unknown Emma Frost in (2011). She currently stars as Melissa Shart in the Fox series X-Men: First Class . The Last Man on Earth [1 ]
Early life [ edit ]
Jones was born in
Hecla, South Dakota, [2 ] the daughter of Karen, who manages a [3 ] sporting goods store, and Marvin Jones, a coach, gym teacher, and fitness director. [4 ] [5 ] She is named after January Wayne, a character in [6 ] Jacqueline Susann's . Once Is Not Enough She has two sisters – Jacey and Jina. [7 ] [8 ]
Jones has had supporting roles in
(2003), Anger Management and Love Actually, . In 2005, she appeared as a U.S. border guard's frustrated wife in the film Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights directed by and starring The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Tommy Lee Jones. In (2006), she played the role of Carol Dawson, wife of American football coach We Are Marshall William "Red" Dawson.
She played the lead female role in the movie
as a pioneer family's oldest child. Her character falls in love with a mysterious man who saves her father's life. She also appeared in the Love's Enduring Promise AMC original television drama series as young suburban Mad Men 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 , the third installment of the American Wedding film series. American Pie
She played a
con artist in the episode " Law & Order Quit Claim" who, as a lone surviving suspect connected to a real estate scam involving organized crime, frustrates the efforts of Assistant District Attorney Michael Cutter. She also appeared in [9 ] , a British film about offshore The Boat That Rocked pirate radio in the 1960s, renamed Pirate Radio for North American release in 2009.
Jones was ranked No. 82 on the
Hot 100 Women of 2002. Maxim She appeared on the cover of "The Hot Issue" of British [10 ] GQ magazine in May 2009. She appeared on the cover of the November 2009 issue of American [11 ] magazine, and has been a 'topic' in the magazine several times. GQ On November 14, 2009, Jones hosted an episode of [12 ] which featured the musical guest Saturday Night Live The Black Eyed Peas, giving a performance that was met with negative reviews. [13 ] [14 ]
In 2011, she starred alongside
Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger in the thriller film , directed by Unknown Jaume Collet-Serra, and portrayed [15 ] Emma Frost in . X-Men: First Class [16 ]
Currently, she appears in the
Fox television show , playing the character of Melissa Shart. The Last Man on Earth
Personal life [ edit ]
Jones announced in
magazine in 2009 that she has joined Vanity Fair Oceana as a celebrity spokesperson, working to save endangered sharks. [17 ]
Jones gave birth to a son, Xander Dane Jones, on September 13, 2011,
[18 ] and has remained silent regarding his father's identity. [19 ] [20 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Awards and nominations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "People Magazine Celebrity Central – January Jones Biography" . Retrieved . 8 October 2014
^ – The Cast and Creator of Mad Men. Episode aired May 14, 2012. Inside the Actors Studio
^ 'Mad Men' mom wears D.M. dress to 'Oprah'. Pqasb.pqarchiver.com (September 18, 2009). Retrieved May 27, 2011.
^ Winds of change are blowing for AMC's 'Mad Men' – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Pittsburghlive.com (July 28, 2008). Retrieved May 27, 2011.
^ "Hecla revisited: Actress' family recounts time in South Dakota" March 20, 2011, Aberdeen News
^ January Jones; The Anger Management Actress Wants to Be More Than a Flavor of the Month, , April 21, 2003. Retrieved August 18, 2008. People
^ 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
^ "Quit Claim". Internet Movie Database . Retrieved . September 8, 2012
^ "Maxim Magazine Hot 100 Women of 2002". Maxim . Retrieved . September 8, 2012
^ "January Jones on the Cover of UK GQ". May 26, 2009 . Retrieved . September 8, 2012
^ "january jones". GQ . Retrieved . May 6, 2013
^ Kate Stanhope. "January Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Host SNL". TV Guide.
^ "From 'Mad' to bad? January Jones' 'SNL' debut meets tough reviews". MSN Entertainment. November 15, 2009 . Retrieved . January 18, 2011
^ Dark Castle Casts Up 'Unknown White Male'. Bloody-disgusting.com (October 26, 2009). Retrieved May 27, 2011.
^ Lesnick, Silas (August 18, 2010). "January Jones Joins X-Men: First Class". Superhero Hype! . Retrieved . August 18, 2010
^ "Miss January". Vanity Fair. February 2009.
^ "January Jones Son Born" September 15, 2011, People. Retrieved September 15, 2011
^ "January Jones" . Retrieved . December 21, 2012
^ Schafer, Jenny (January 15, 2013). "January Jones & Xander: Baby Steps". Celebrity Baby Scoop, LLC . Retrieved . March 15, 2013
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