January Kristen Jones (born January 5, 1978) is an American actress. She is best 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 television 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), from the American Pie comedy film 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), 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 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 #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. On November 14, 2009, Jones hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live which featured the musical guest Black Eyed Peas. In 2010 she starred alongside Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger in the thriller film Unknown White Male, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra.
On August 17, 2010, it became public that she had been cast in the role of Emma Frost in the X-Men spin-off, X-Men: First Class, directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Jones was born and raised in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is named after January 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 dated actor Ashton Kutcher when she first moved to Los Angeles and then singer Josh Groban for three years. She is now dating the SNL star Jason Sudeikis. She announced in Vanity Fair in 2009, that she has joined Oceana as a celebrity spokesperson, working to save endangered sharks.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
In 2005, Jones won a Camie (Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards) for Love’s Enduring Promise (2004) (TV), shared with Robert Halmi, Jr. (executive producer), Larry Levinson (executive producer), Lincoln Lageson (executive producer), William Spencer Reilly (executive producer), Michael Landon, Jr. (Film director/screenwriter), Cindy Kelley (screenwriter), Janette Oke (author of original book), Logan Bartholomew (actor), Mackenzie Astin (actor), Dale Midkiff (actor) and Katherine Heigl (actress).
In 2006, she won the Bronze Wrangler at the Western Heritage Awards for Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005), shared with Tommy Lee Jones (director/producer/actor), Michael Fitzgerald (producer), Luc Besson (producer), Pierre-Ange Le Pogam (producer), Guillermo Arriaga (writer), Barry Pepper (actor), Dwight Yoakam (actor), Julio Cedillo (actor), Levon Helm (actor), Melissa Leo (actress) and Vanessa Bauche (actress).
In 2008, she was nominated for the Actor award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards/14th Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Mad Men (2007), shared with Bryan Batt, Anne Dudek, Michael Gladis, Jon Hamm, Christina Hendricks, Vincent Kartheiser, Robert Morse, Elisabeth Moss, Maggie Siff, John Slattery, Rich Sommer and Aaron Staton.
In 2008 and 2009, she was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama for Mad Men, and she won the Actor award at the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Mad Men.
In 2010, she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama for Mad Men.
- 1999: Sorority as Number One
- 1999: It’s the Rage as Janice Taylor
- 1999: Get Real as Jane Cohen (1 episode)
- 2001: The Glass House as Girl
- 2001: Bandits as Claire/Pink Boots
- 2002: In My Life as Diane St. Croix
- 2002: Taboo as Elizabeth
- 2002: Full Frontal as Tracy
- 2003: Anger Management as Gina
- 2003: American Wedding as Cadence Flaherty
- 2004: Love Actually as Jeannie, American Angel
- 2004: Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights as Eve
- 2004: Love’s Enduring Promise as Missie Davis
- 2005: Huff as Marissa Wells (2 episodes)
- 2005: The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada as Lou Ann Norton
- 2006: Swedish Auto as Darla
- 2006: We Are Marshall as Carole Dawson
- 2007–present: Mad Men as Betty Draper
- 2008: Law & Order as Kim Brody (1 episode)
- 2009: The Boat That Rocked as Elenore Swafford
- 2009: Saturday Night Live as Herself/Host
- 2010: The Hungry Rabbit Jumps as Laura Gerard (post-production)
- 2011: Unknown White Male as Elizabeth Harris (post-production)
- 2011: X-Men: First Class as Emma Frost (filming)
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