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January Jones sounds like the perfect name for a 60’s starlet or a Playmate. But the actress bearing that name has proved herself to be more than a trophy blonde. January Jones was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Jones was raised by her parents named Karen, manager of a sporting goods store and Marvin, a coach and gym teacher. She also has two siblings.

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January Jones Biography

January Jones wonderful name comes from a character in “Once is Not Enough.” She’s said, “People think I changed my name. I could’ve been an actress, a superhero, or a stripper.” As a kid, January Jones wanted to be a meteorologist or a marine biologist. Instead she got know from several roles that made her a new star. January Jones was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Her parents are Karen, manager of a sporting goods store and Marvin, a coach and gym teacher. She also has two sisters, Jacey and Jina.

 

 

After Jones is approached by a modeling scout while shopping, her mother Karen says she can go to New York City to pursue work as a model – but only after completing school. “So I hurried up and finished high school almost a year early,” Jones tells Interview magazine. “Three days after I turned 18, I went to New York.”

 

January Jones got her start as a model for Abercrombie & Fitch before breaking into acting. Upon moving to New York, she said, “I was excited to be independent, but I was also naïve. I just wanted to be rich and famous. There were a billion girls in New York City who wanted to be models. After a while, I was immune to rejection, which helped when I went out to L.A. to become an actress. In modeling, the criteria is purely aesthetic. So when I got to L.A., I didn’t care if they said I was too small, too blonde, too pretty or not pretty enough.” January Jones spent most of her time in Hollywood playing “girlfriend” roles.

 

January has had roles in the TV show “Law & Order,” and film roles in “Anger Management,” “Love, Actually,” “Dirty Dancing,” and “We Are Marshall.” But it is her role as Betty Draper on the AMC series “Mad Men” that made her name known. January Jones earned a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination.

 

Since then, January Jones has appeared as telepath Emma Frost in 2011’s “X-Men: First Class.”

 

Jones has said about acting, “I’ve never been trained as an actress, so it’s all instinct. I just let myself go into this free fall. Sometimes I feel scared, or out of my element “Like everyone else knows what they’re doing but me” (interviewmagazine.com).

 

January Jones is a football fanatic. She told W magazine, “The most stars truck I get is around football players.” When asked about success, she said, “Success for me is to feel happy 80 percent of the time. That’s been my goal in life. I’m not quite sure I’ll ever feel this, but I want to know how to be happy. I’m happy when I’m at work. I’m happy when I’m with my family or my dog. But, you know, there’s always that feeling of, I’m not satisfied. I have that thing in my stomach where I just need to keep striving for things. In my mind, I want the fairy tale” (interviewmagazine.com).

 

January Jones gave birth to a son, Xander Dane Jones in 2011. She has not named who the father is. January Jones lives in Los Angeles.

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