JANUARY JONES The New Grace Kelly Some of her life: January Kristen Jones (born January 5, 1978) is a Golden Globe-nominated Americanactress and former Abercrombie & Fitchmodel. She currently appears in the AMC original television drama series Mad Men as young suburbanhousewife and mother Betty Draper. She is also well known for her role as Cadence Flaherty in American Wedding (2003), from the American Pie comedy film series. She had the lead female role in the movie Love's Enduring Promise as a pioneer family's oldest child. Her character fell in love with a mysterious man who saved her father's life. Jones has had supporting roles in Anger Management (2003), Love Actually, and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. In 2005 she appeared as a U.S. border guard's frustrated wife in the film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. In We Are Marshall (2006), she played the role of Carol Dawson, wife of football coach William "Red" Dawson. She appeared in the Season 18 Law & Order episode "Quit Claim", playing a slippery, manipulative con artist who matches wits with Assistant District Attorney Cutter. She is the lone surviving suspect connected to a real estate scam involving organized crime. She will star in The Boat That Rocked, to be released in 2009. Jones was ranked #82 on the Maxim Hot 100 Women of 2002. Jones was born and raised in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota. She is named after January Wayne, a character in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls. Jones dated Ashton Kutcher from 1998-2001. She also dated singer Josh Groban from 2003 to 2006. She announced in Vanity Fair in 2009 that she has joined Oceana as a celebrity spokesperson, working on behalf of endangered sharks.