American actress and model January Kristen Jones is prominent for portraying the role of Betty Draper in the television series Mad Men. Moreover, she has also appeared in the television series The Last Man on Earth.
Apart from her appearance in the television series, she has worked in movies as American Wedding, We Are Marshall, The Boat That Rocked, Unknown, and X-Men: First Class. Here are seven interesting facts of the actress.
Named after the month she was born on, the 42-years old actress moved to Hecla city of South Dakota with her parents when she was just one year old.
The city which they moved to had a minimum population back in 1979; nevertheless, the family relocated back to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the birthplace of January Jones.
January's father, Marvin Jones, is a coach, gym teacher, and fitness director. Her mother, Karen Cox, worked as a store manager of Scheels sporting goods store.
She has a sister, Jina Jones, and a brother, Jacey Jones. As a matter of fact, January's sister Jina is a actress and has well-known for appearance in Killer, Warrior, and Punisher: War Zone.
January Jones, born on January 5, 1978, is currently 42 years old.
The 42-years old actress breakthrough roles came after she joined the cast of Mad Men in 2007. She played as Betty Draper until the end of the series in 2015. Jones later went on to appear in the commercially successful movie X-Men: First Class alongside the phenomenal actor James McAvoy. Later, she also joined the cast of the television series The Last Man on Earth.
Furthermore, Jones is also a successful model and has worked for brands like Abercrombie & Fitch, Versace, Clearasil, and Kerastase. In addition to this, the 42-years old actress has graced the covers of myriads of global fashion magazines like Allure, Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Grazia, and GQ. All of this has helped the 42-years old actress in amassing the net worth of $10 million.
Jones had been initially reached out for the role of Peggy Olson for the television series Mad Men. In an interview with Glamour Magazine, Jones recalled auditioning for the role twice. She added,
"Matt Weiner said, 'Well, there's another role, but I don't really know what's going to happen with her.' He didn't have any scenes for me, so I quickly wrote a couple. " So that's how Betty Draper came into being!"
The character eventually went to actress Elisabeth Moss, and January Jones played as Betty Draper.
The 42-years old actress was in a relationship with the musician Josh Groban from 2003-2006. She also dated actor Jason Sudeikis from July 2010 to January 2011.
January Jones is a sole parent of her eight-year-old son, Xander Dane Jones. She gave birth to Xander, at the age of 33, on September 13, 2011. She had taken maternity leave while filming the fifth season of Mad Men and returned to work just two months after the birth of Xander.
January Jones portrays the character Carol Baker in the Netflix's series Spinning Out.