January Jones is an American actress and former Abercrombie & Fitch model best known for her role as Cadence Flaherty in American Wedding and as young suburban housewife and mother Betty Draper in the television drama series Mad Men.
Jones' portrayal of the "perfect" '60s wife and young mother has garnered the attention of critics and viewers alike and earned her Golden Globe nominations in both 2009 and 2010 for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama.
Jones has an extensive film career in addition to her work on Mad Men, and can be seen alongside Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger in Unknown White Male, directed by Juame Collet-Serra, and with Nicolas Cage and Guy Pearce in The Hungry Rabbit Jumps, directed by Roger Donaldson.
Jones first came to critics' attention for her performance in the film Three Burials of Meliquiades Estrada for actor/director Tommy Lee Jones, which debuted at the Cannes Film Festival.
She also starred in the critically acclaimed festival hit Swedish Auto, and in the McG-directed, We Are Marshall opposite Matthew Fox and Matthew McConaughey.
Jones also starred opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kenneth Branagh in The Boat That Rocked, written and directed by Richard Curtis.
Additional film credits include roles in American Wedding; Anger Management alongside Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson; Love Actually with Colin Firth and Keira Knightly; Bandits with Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce Willis and Cate Blanchett for director/producer Barry Levinson; and Full Frontal directed by Steven Soderbergh.
A native of Sioux City, SD, Jones currently resides in Los Angeles.