“I like my boobs and I’m not afraid to show my legs. Some people may see this as classless, but if I need to pose topless to get my name out there, I’ll do it. Acting is my life.” January Jones
One of America’s promising young stars, January Jones is perhaps best known for her role as the attractive sister Cadence Flaherty in American Wedding, the 2003 installment in the American Pie comedy film series, and is unforgettable as Gina, one of two lesbian sexpots, in Peter Segal’s comedy Anger Management (2003, starred Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler). A pouty-blonde who forcefully portrays sensual and sweet sides, Jones also played roles in films such as the independent movies All the Rage (1999), Taboo (2002), The Glass House (2001), Barry Levinson’s Bandits (2001), the all-star Full Frontal (2002), and more recently, she was seen in Tommy Lee Jones’ The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005). She also appeared in the television movies Sorority (1999) and Loves Enduring Promise (2004), as well as the series “Get Real” (1999) and “Huff” (2005).
A former model, Jones stands 5’ 7 inches tall. As for her romantic life, the blonde beauty has been romantically involved with two renowned comic actors, Jim Carrey and Ashton Kutcher (together from 1998 to 2001). In 2003, she began dating the pop-classical musician Josh Groban.
Childhood and Family:
In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, January Jones was born on January 5, 1978. She attended Roosevelt High School and worked behind the counter at Dairy Queen when she was a teenager. After a stint as an Abercrombie & Fitch model, Miss Thang, January’s nickname, switched gears and began pursuing a career in acting.
Moving from her hometown of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Los Angeles, former Abercrombie & Fitch model January Jones got her first taste in front of the film camera in 1999 when she was cast in the small role of Janice Taylor in the independent drama All the Rage, starring Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin. The same year, she also landed a bit part in the made-for-television movie Sorority (1999) and a guest role in an episode of the Fox TV series “Get Real” (1999), as Jane Cohen. Disappearing from the screen for a while, Jones returned to make her first venture into a foremost film, the suspense drama The Glass House (2001), which starred Leelee Sobieski.
Jones undertook a slightly larger part, as Pink Boots, in the crime comedy Bandits (2001), helmed by Barry Levinson, starring Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton, before moving on to head the independent film Taboo (2002), opposite Nick Stahl and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Next up for Jones, she joined the star-studded cast of Full Frontal (2002), which included Julia Roberts, Catherine Keener and David Duchovny, and offered a memorable performance as Gina, half of a pair of lesbian sexpots with issues, in the Jack Nicholson-Adam Sandler comedy Anger Management (2003, directed by Peter Segal).
The actress gained even more attention when she won the supporting role of Cadence Flaherty, the beautiful sister of not-so-blushing bride Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) and the love interest of the loathsome Stifler (Sean William Scott) in American Wedding (2003), the third sequel in the “American Pie” series which starred Jason Biggs.
After the film, Jones’ career took off and she was soon in high demand. She found herself acting opposite Four Weddings and a Funeral star Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson in Richard Curtis’ directorial debut Love Actually (2003), was cast as American Angel Jeannie, and portrayed malevolence Eve in the much-discussed, long-awaited sequel, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), starring fellow hot young Hollywood actors Jonathan Jackson and Mika Boorem. 2004 also saw Jones revisit the small screen with a small role in the television movie Love’s Enduring Promise (2004), a drama film directed by Michael Landon Jr.
In 2005, Jones joined the 2004 series “Huff,” a drama-comedy created by Robert Lowry, in the recurring role of Marissa Wells, opposite the show’s stars Hank Azaria, Blythe Danner and Paget Brewster. The rising star also teamed up with director-actor Tommy Lee Jones in his drama film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada. Aside from Tommy Lee Jones, the film also starred Barry Pepper, Julio Cedillo and country star/actor Dwight Yoakam.