Thursday, 16 June 2011

January Jones


January Kristen Jones (born Jan. 5, 1978 (33 years ago)) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Betty Draper on Mad Men and for her role as Cadence Flaherty in American Wedding.


She currently appears in the AMC original TV drama series Mad Men as young suburban housewife and mother Betty Draper. She is also well known for her role as Cadence Flaherty in American Wedding (2003, 8 years ago), from the American Pie comedy movie series.

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.

Jones has had supporting roles in Anger Management (2003, 8 years ago), Love Actually, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. In 2005 (6 years ago) she appeared as a U.S. border guard's frustrated wife in the movie The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. In We Are Marshall (2006, 5 years ago), she played the role of Carol Dawson, wife of football coach William "Red" Dawson.

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 movie about offshore pirate radio in the 1960s, renamed Pirate Radio for North American release in 2009 (2 years ago).

Jones was ranked #82 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002 (9 years ago). She appeared on the cover of "The Hot Issue" of British GQ magazine in May 2009 (2 years ago).

On Nov. 14, 2009 (2 years ago), Jones hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live which featured the musical guest Black Eyed Peas.

In 2010 (last year) she is slated to star alongside Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger (25 walls) in the thriller movie Unknown White Male, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.


Jones was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is named after Jan. Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough. She graduated from Edison Middle School and Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls. She is currently dating Saturday Night Live's Jason Sudeikis.


1999 (12 years ago): Sorority as Number One

1999 (12 years ago): It's the Rage as Janice Taylor

1999 (12 years ago): Get Real as Jane Cohen (1 episode)

2001 (10 years ago): The Glass House as Girl

2001 (10 years ago): Bandits as Claire/Pink Boots

2002 (9 years ago): In My Life as Diane St. Croix

2002 (9 years ago): Taboo as Elizabeth

2002 (9 years ago): Full Frontal as Tracy

2003 (8 years ago): Anger Management as Gina

2003 (8 years ago): American Wedding as Cadence Flaherty

2004 (7 years ago): Love Actually as Jeannie, American Angel

2004 (7 years ago): Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights as Eve

2004 (7 years ago): Love's Enduring Promise as Missie Davis

2005 (6 years ago): Huff as Marissa Wells (2 episodes)

2005 (6 years ago): The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada as Lou Ann Norton

2006 (5 years ago): Swedish Auto as Darla

2006 (5 years ago): We Are Marshall as Carole Dawson

2007 - present: Mad Men as Betty Draper

2008 (3 years ago): Law & Order as Kim Brody (1 episode)

2009 (2 years ago): The Boat That Rocked as Elenore

2009 (2 years ago): Saturday Night Live as Herself/Host

2010 (last year): The Hungry Rabbit Jumps as Laura Gerard (post-production)

2011 (this year): Unknown White Male as Elizabeth Harris (post-production)


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