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Also Known As: Died:
Born: January 5, 1978 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA Profession: actor, model

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After making a splash with her breakthrough role in "American Wedding" (2003), actress January Jones quickly rose up the ranks to become a prominent screen presence in film and on television. Prior to her emergence, Jones started her career as a model, which naturally segued into acting. She made the rounds of independent film and guest spots on television, landing a small role in "All the Rage" (1999) while appearing in the pilot episode of "Get Real" (Fox, 1999-2000). After supporting roles in the features "Anger Management" (2001) and "Love Actually," she continued her rise with more notable features and bigger parts in such fare as "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" (2004) and "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (2005). But it was her regular series role as the long-suffering housewife Betty Draper on the critically acclaimed "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ) that earned Jones serious consideration as an actress. Even as big screen efforts like "X-Men: First Class" (2011) increased her Hollywood stock, rumors about her personal life increasingly vied for page space whenever Jones was mentioned in the press, indicating, perhaps, that she had indeed finally achieved the level of stardom she had for so long...

After making a splash with her breakthrough role in "American Wedding" (2003), actress January Jones quickly rose up the ranks to become a prominent screen presence in film and on television. Prior to her emergence, Jones started her career as a model, which naturally segued into acting. She made the rounds of independent film and guest spots on television, landing a small role in "All the Rage" (1999) while appearing in the pilot episode of "Get Real" (Fox, 1999-2000). After supporting roles in the features "Anger Management" (2001) and "Love Actually," she continued her rise with more notable features and bigger parts in such fare as "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights" (2004) and "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada" (2005). But it was her regular series role as the long-suffering housewife Betty Draper on the critically acclaimed "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ) that earned Jones serious consideration as an actress. Even as big screen efforts like "X-Men: First Class" (2011) increased her Hollywood stock, rumors about her personal life increasingly vied for page space whenever Jones was mentioned in the press, indicating, perhaps, that she had indeed finally achieved the level of stardom she had for so long pursued.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Good Kill (2015)
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4.
 Unknown (2011)
5.
 Pirate Radio (2009)
6.
 Swedish Auto (2006)
7.
 We Are Marshall (2006)
10.
 American Wedding (2003) Cadence Flaherty
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2001:
Made her feature debut in the suspense drama "The Glass House"
2002:
Had a part in Steven Soderbergh's comedy "Full Frontal"
2003:
Played Gina in the hilarious Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler comedy "Anger Management"
2003:
Played the sister to the not-so-blushing bride in "American Wedding"
2004:
Appeared in "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," co-starring Diego Luna
2005:
Played the bored wife of a border patrolman (Barry Pepper) in Tommy Lee Jones' "The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada"
2006:
Co-starred with Matthew McConaughey in the sports drama "We Are Marshall" directed by McG
2007:
Cast as suburban housewife and mother, Betty Draper in the AMC original television drama series "Mad Men"; earned Golden Globe (2008, 2009) and Emmy (2010) nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
2009:
Joined an ensemble cast for Richard Curtis' "Pirate Radio"
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Nominated for the 2010 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series
2011:
Portrayed Emma Frost in the prequel to the "X-Men" film series, "X-Men: First Class"
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Education

Roosevelt High School: Sioux Falls , South Dakota -

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companion:
Josh Groban. Singer. Dating as of Fall 2003.
companion:
Ashton Kutcher. Actor. Dated from 1998-2001; no longer together.

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