Best known for her role as Betty Draper in the hit series “Mad Men”, January Jones is an American actress and model. In addition to her acting career, she’s also established herself as a fashion icon and has appeared on numerous magazine covers.
January Jones, full name January Kristen Jones, was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on January 5, 1978. She was raised in a small town in South Dakota, and attended Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, later going on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.
Jones made her acting debut in an episode of the comedy drama series “Get Real” (1999–2000). It wasn’t until her breakout role as the iconic Betty Draper in the critically acclaimed series “Mad Men” (2007-2015) that Jones gained widespread fame. Her portrayal of the complex and troubled housewife earned her a Golden Globe nomination and a loyal fanbase.
January has worked on a variety of projects, including films such as “Love Actually” (2003) and “X-Men: First Class” (2011), while also making a name for herself in the fashion world, appearing on multiple magazine covers and fronting campaigns for brands like Versace and L’Oréal Paris.
Currently, Jones continues to act and has recently been seen in a recurring role on the FX series “The Last Man on Earth” (2015-2018) and the Netflix film “Spinning Out” (2020). Jones is also a mother to a son, Xander Dane Jones. She has been actively working to raise awareness for child welfare and adoption, often sharing her personal experience with adoption and being a single mother.
Throughout her career, Jones has proven to be a versatile actress with a talent for both drama and comedy, and continues to captivate audiences with her performances. Her ability to bring depth and complexity to her characters has earned her critical acclaim and leagues of adoring fans.