Jones at the 2008 Emmy Awards
|Born||January Kristen Jones |
January 5, 1978
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, U.S.
|Partner(s)||Josh Groban (2003–2006) |
Jason Sudeikis (2010-2011)
|Children||Xander Dane Jones (b. 2011)|
Early life 
January Jones was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the daughter of Karen, who manages a sporting goods store, and Marvin Jones, a coach, gym teacher, and fitness director. She is named after January Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough. She has two sisters – Jacey and Jina.
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 had 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 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. 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.
Personal life 
Jones dated singer-songwriter Josh Groban from 2003–06. Prior to that she dated Ashton Kutcher for several years. After hosting Saturday Night Live (SNL) in November 2009, she dated SNL actor Jason Sudeikis during 2010 and 2011.
Jones gave birth to a son, Xander Dane Jones, on September 13, 2011. Jones has remained silent regarding the identity of her son's father. 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. 
|1999||It's the Rage||Janice Taylor|
|2001||The Glass House||Girl|
|2003||American Wedding||Cadence Flaherty|
|2004||Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights||Eve|
|2005||The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada||Lou Ann Norton|
|2006||We Are Marshall||Carole Dawson|
|2009||The Boat That Rocked||Elenore||Retitled Pirate Radio in North America|
|2011||X-Men: First Class||Emma Frost|
|2011||Seeking Justice||Laura Gerard|
|1999||Sorority||Number One||TV movie|
|1999||Get Real||Jane Cohen||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2002||In My Life||Diane St. Croix||TV movie|
|2004||Love's Enduring Promise||Missie Davis||TV movie|
|2005||Huff||Marisa Wells|| |
|2007–present||Mad Men||Betty Draper Francis|
|2008||Law & Order||Kim Brody||Episode: "Quit Claim"|
Awards and nominations 
|2005||CAMIE Awards||CAMIE Awards, Inc.||Love's Enduring Promise||Won|
|2006||National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum||Bronze Wrangler||The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada||Won|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Won|
|2008||Golden Globe Award||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2009||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Won|
|2010||Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2010||Emmy Award||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Mad Men||Nominated|
|2010||Satellite Award||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Mad Men||Nominated|
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