January Jones is known for the role of Betty Draper in the television series Mad Men.
January Jones was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, from Karen and Marvin Jones, a coach and teacher of physical education. Her name comes from January Wayne, a character from the novel by Jacqueline Susann, Once is not enough. She has two sisters, Jacey and Jina.
In April 2011 she announced that she was pregnant with her first child, but she did not want to reveal her father’s name. The child, called Xander Dane Jones, was born on the following 13 September.
In 2009 she was chosen as a spokesperson for the Oceana association, which fights for the protection of the sharks in danger of extinction.
At the cinema she began to be noticed around the biennium 2003-2004, with small appearances in films like Anger Management, Love Actually, American Wedding and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. In 2005 she was in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, directed and starring Tommy Lee Jones, and the following year she takes part in We Are Marshall. Meanwhile, in 2004 she became known on television, with the TV movie Love’s Enduring Promise and with a recurring role in the television series Huff.
From 2007 to 2015 she plays the role of Betty Draper in the TV series Mad Men.
In 2009 she acted in I Love Radio Rock, and took part in an episode of Saturday Night Live, a participation that is however negatively received by critics.
In 2011 she gets major roles on the big screen, starring in Unknown with Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger, in Seeking Justice next to Nicolas Cage, and especially in X-Men: First Class, where she wears cloths by Emma Frost.
Before embarking on an acting career, Jones was a model for Abercrombie & Fitch. In 2002 she was ranked 82th among the Maxim Hot 100 Women, and in 2010 she ranked 17th among the Most Beautiful Faces.
From 2015 she plays in the comic series The Last Man on Earth in the role of Melissa Shart.