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Born Name: January Kristen Jones
Date of Birth: January 5, 1978
Place of Birth: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Roosevelt High School
Occupation: Actress, model
Height: 1.68 m
Children: Xander Dane Jones
Parents: Karen Jones, Marvin Jones

January Kristen Jones (born January 5, 1978) is an American actress and model, best known for portraying the role of Betty Draper in Mad Men (2007–2015), for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

She portrayed Melissa Chartres in Fox's comedy television series The Last Man on Earth (2015–2018). She also starred in films American Wedding (2003), We Are Marshall (2006), Unknown Pirate Radio (2009) (2011), Seeking Justice (2011) and X-Men: First Class (2011).

Early life
January Jones was born on January 5, 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is named after January Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's potboiler novel turned film, Once Is Not Enough. She is the daughter of Karen Cox, a store manager; and Marvin Jones, a gym teacher and fitness director. She is of Czech, Danish, English, Welsh, and German descent. She has two sisters, Jacey and Jina.

Her family moved to Hecla, South Dakota (population 400) in 1979, but they moved back to Sioux Falls in 1996. She graduated from Roosevelt High School there.

Career
Acting
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 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 American football coach William "Red" Dawson. Jones also starred in Good Kill (2014), opposite Ethan Hawke.

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.

Jones in 2008She also appeared in the AMC original television drama series Mad Men for seven seasons as young suburban housewife and mother Betty Draper Francis. She received two Golden Globe nominations and one Emmy nomination for her performances.

Jones 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 played a con artist in the Law & Order episode "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 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. She appeared on the cover of "The Hot Issue" of British GQ magazine in May 2009. She appeared on the cover of the November 2009 issue of American GQ magazine, and has been a 'topic' in the magazine several times. On November 14, 2009, Jones hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live, which featured the musical guest The Black Eyed Peas.

In 2011, Jones starred in two thriller films, first in Unknown alongside Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, and later in Seeking Justice alongside Nicolas Cage and Guy Pearce. She portrayed Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class.

She appeared in the Fox television comedy series The Last Man on Earth (2015–18), as main character Melissa Chartres.

Jones reportedly will join the cast of Netflix's 2019 comedy series, The Politician, playing Dylan McDermott's wife.

Modeling
Jones began her modeling career in New York at the age of 18, after a modeling scout expressed interest while she was in high school. Jones has modeled for Abercrombie & Fitch, Versace, Clearasil and Kérastase. She has graced the covers of numerous international fashion magazines, including Interview, Allure, Rolling Stone, Town & Country, The Hollywood Reporter and W in the United States; Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Tatler, Glamour and Red in the United Kingdom; Cosmopolitan in Germany; Grazia in Iran; and Tu Style and GQ in Italy.

Personal life
In 2009, Jones joined the marine conservation organization Oceana, as a celebrity spokesperson, working to save endangered sharks and to inform others about sharks' vital importance in nature. She has gone swimming with sharks, including Caribbean reef sharks and whale sharks.

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