January Jones

January Jones

TV Actress

January Kristen Jones is an American actress and model. She played Betty Draper in Mad Men, for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Full Name
January Kristen Jones
Jan 5, 1978
5′ 6″
Net Worth


January Kristen Jones was born on January 5, 1978, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is the daughter of Karen and Marvin Jones, who were both teachers. Her father later worked as a coach and gym teacher at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls. Growing up, Jones had an interest in acting, appearing in school plays and local theater productions. She attended Roosevelt High School and later went to Jacksons Hole High School in Wyoming.

     After high school, Jones moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She made her film debut with a small role in the 1999 comedy “American Pie”. In 2000, she appeared in the feature film “Love & Sex” and guest-starred on TV shows like “Boston Public” and “The Last Man Standing”. Jones also starred opposite Ashton Kutcher in 2001's romantic comedy “Dude Where's My Car?” In 2006, she played one of the main characters on the critically acclaimed show “Mad Men”. She earned several award nominations for her performance on the show, including two Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. 

In addition to her television work, Jones has also starred in various films such as "X-Men: First Class" (2011), "Sweetwater" (2013), and "Good Kill" (2014). She currently stars on the Fox series "The Last Man On Earth", playing Melissa Shart since 2015. Aside from acting, she is also involved with charitable organizations such as Feeding America and Heal The Bay.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1978</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">January Jones is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 5, 1978, January Jones was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Jones moves to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Landing her debut role in the comedy film American Wedding.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins Cast of Mad Men</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Joins the cast of Mad Men as Betty Draper and receives two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for her performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in X-Men: First Class</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Lands the lead role in the superhero film X-Men: First Class.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starts Production on Last Man on Earth</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starts production on the Fox comedy series The Last Man on Earth.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in Good Boys</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Appears in the hit comedy film Good Boys alongside Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">January Jones is a great role model for aspiring actors and actresses. She has had a successful career in television, film, and music, and she is an inspiration to many young people looking to make it in Hollywood.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Amazing Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">January Jones is an amazing actress and has won numerous awards for her performance. She is known for her roles in Mad Men, X-Men: First Class, and American Wedding. Her performances have touched the hearts of many viewers and made them laugh, cry, and cheer.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Great Humanitarian</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">January Jones is also a great humanitarian. She is involved with various charities and organizations, including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Feeding America. She uses her fame to raise awareness about important causes around the world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Adopted as a Baby</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">January Jones was adopted as a baby and only found out she was adopted when she was 11 years old.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Attended Acting School</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before becoming an actress, January Jones attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Played Professional Basketball</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">January Jones played professional basketball for the Sioux Falls Skyforce in South Dakota for a brief time.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Before her acting career took off, January Jones modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch and other brands.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has a Son</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">January Jones has a son who was born in 2011 and his father is unknown.</p></div>


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