Who is January Jones?
January Jones is a professional American actress and model. She started her career in modelling when she was eighteen years old. At her teenage, she began modelling for various international magazines. After her modelling, she also showed keen interest in acting and started her acting career when she was twenty-five in supporting roles. She came into limelight when she was cast in the American TV show ‘Mad Men’ as Betty Draper. This show ran from 2007 to 2015. For her performance in this show, she also received numerous nominations.
|Full Name||January Kristen Jones|
|Birth Date||5th January 1978|
|Birth Place||Sioux Falls, South Dakota|
|Sisters||Jacey and Jina|
|Height||6 Feet and 1 Inch (1.68m/ 168cm)|
|Weight||61 kgs (123 lbs)|
|Body Measurement||37-24-36 inches|
|Net Worth||$10 million|
January Jones’ birth name is January Kristen Jones, who was born on 5th January 1978 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She is the daughter of Karen Jones and Marvin Jones. Her father is a coach, gym instructor, and fitness trainer, and her mother was a manager at the ‘Scheels’ sports goods store. She grew up in Hecla, South Dakota, with her two sisters Jacey and Jina. Currently, she is 42 years old with a Capricorn sun sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
January Jones holds an American nationality and is an agnostic. Besides this, she stands 6 Feet and 1 Inch (1.68m/ 168cm) tall and weighs around 61 kgs (123 lbs.) Her body measures 37-24-36 inches. She has a pair of blue coloured eyes and blonde hair colour, making her slim body type look even more beautiful.
January went to regular school with her siblings. She worked during her summer break as a lifeguard and at the local ‘Dairy Queen.’ She graduated from Roosevelt High School and decided to discontinue her education and concentrate on a modelling career.
January Jones is an animal lover and has worked with the organization ‘Oceana’ as a spokesperson, this organization is involved in maintaining safety for endangered sharks.
From 2003 to 2006, January dated celebrity Josh Groban. However, the couple did not last for long. On the 13th of September 2011, she gave birth to her first child, a son named Xander Dane Jones, at St. John’s Medical Centre in California.
January Jones has an active Instagram account. Her Instagram handle (@januaryjones) has 1 million followers. She does not have official accounts on Twitter and Facebook.
January Jones was eighteen when she did her graduation and moved to New York to continue her work in the fashion world. Though she wasn’t tall enough for modelling, she bagged some assignments of modelling and TV commercials. After her remarkable talent, she became a commercial face for ‘Abercrombie,’ ‘Fitch,’ and Clearasil’. She also began working in the hub of the fashion industry, Paris. However, her success in the modelling world didn’t satisfy her ambition, so she decided to make her career in the acting industry.
January landed herself a couple of plots for TV shows and a short cable television series. She appeared in an episode of ‘Get Real’ as Jane in 1999. She was also cast in 2004 television film drama ‘Love’s Enduring Promise’ as Missie Davis. Likewise, she also did a drama series ‘Huff’ in two episodes as Marisa Wells. January made her name famous from her fantastic work in the 2007 series ‘Mad Men’ as the main character Betty Draper who is the wife of the main character Don Draper and mother of his three children. The show ran till seven seasons, and she worked in 67 episodes of the show, which ended on 17th May 2015. From 2008 to 2009, she guest-starred as Kim Brody in the police legal TV drama titled ‘Law & Order’ for the episode ‘Quit Claim’ and hosted an event of ‘Saturday Night Live.’
Moreover, she also was a guest judge in the eighth season of the television show ‘Project Runway’ in 2010. Starting from 2015 to 2018, she did another project, ‘The Last Man on Earth’ as Melissa. During those times, she also did ‘Animals’ for which she lent her voice and ‘Return of the Mac’ in 2017. Likewise, she also did ‘The Politician’ as Lizbeth and appeared in three episodes, and in 2020 she was cast as Carol Baker in ten episodes of ‘Spinning Out.’
January started her acting in film from 1999, where she did ‘It’s the Rage’ as a supporting role, Janice Taylor. In 2011, she appeared as a guest appearance in a mystery thriller, ‘The Glass House,’ and also starred in ‘Bandits’ as Claire or Pink Boots in a supporting role. Likewise, in 2002 she was cast in her first leading role in a mystery thriller ‘Taboo’ as Elizabeth in Max Makowski’s alongside Eddie Kaye Thomas.
She also played in the ‘Full-frontal’ movie, where she portrayed the role of Tracy and shared screen space with Julia Roberts, Blair Underwood, Brad Pitt, Catherine Keener, and others. In 2003, she appeared in several films in a supporting role. Furthermore, she played Gina in the American drama ‘Anger Management,’ Cadence Flaherty in the sex-comedy ‘American Wedding’ and Jeannie in ‘Love Actually’. Additionally, she was cast in a minor role as Eve in the musical romance drama ‘Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights’ in 2004.
Furthermore, she did many movies in 2006 like ‘Swedish Auto’ and ‘We Are Marshall’ and ‘The Boat That Rocked’ in 2009. In 2011 she featured in ‘X-Men: First Class’. Her performance as Emma Frost was praised and the film received a rating of 7.4 out of 10 on ‘Rotten Tomatoes’. It also crossed over 353.6 million at the box office. Similarly, in 2013, she did the film ‘Sweetwater’ and landed the leading role of Sarah Ramirez. Jones worked alongside Ed Harris, Stephen Root, and Jason Aldean. Then in 2013, she appeared in Andrew Niccol’s film ‘Good Kill’ in the lead role of Molly Egan. The film also garnered positive reviews and was a contender for the ‘Golden Lion’ at the ‘71st Venice International Film Festival’. Her recent work in cinema is ‘Unity,’ which is a documentary film where she is the narrator.
January Jones received her first award for her performance in the TV program ‘Love’s Enduring Promise’ at the Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards. She won Screen Actors Guild Award in 2009 and 2010 for her outstanding performance in ‘Mad Men’. Moreover, she also ranked twelfth amongst the ‘Hottest 100’ women in Maxim magazine in 2011.
January Jones is an outstanding actress, has earned massive popularity in her career. Along with gaining name and fame in her profession, she made a decent amount of money. She has an estimated net worth of about $10 million at present.