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January Jones

Birthday
05 Jan 1978 (Age 38)
Biography
January Kristen Jones born on January 5, 1978. He 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.

Career:

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, delivering a performance that was met with negative reviews.

In 2011, she will star alongside Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger in the thriller film Unknown, 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.

Personal life:
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 dated the SNL star Jason Sudeikis from July 2010 until January 2011.

Activism:
She announced in Vanity Fair in 2009, that she has joined Oceana as a celebrity spokesperson, working to save endangered sharks.
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