January was voted #1 in BuddyTV's 'TV's 100 Sexiest Women of 2009'.
Jones, along with her Mad Men female co-stars, was listed among Zap2It.com's "Underrated of 2007".
Jones was among the twenty-four actors and actresses named TV Guide's Sexiest Stars on TV in 2008.
During the hiatus due to the writers strike in 2007-2008, January busied herself with designing jewelry and doing other projects. She also spent time with her family and did some traveling.
For her role as Betty Draper in the period TV series Mad Men, January read Richard Yates' Revolutionary Road, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, and watched films from the 60s.
January was ranked No. 82 in Maxim Magazine's Hot 100 of 2002.
January's mother is Karen Jones. January has two younger sisters.
January considers Bali, Indonesia as the most unforgettable place she has ever been to.
January admits she is not a dancer. She needed a day and a half of training on 50s swing for her role in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights.
January was nominated, along with her Mad Men castmates for a SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2008.
In 2005, she won a Camie Award for Love's Enduring Promise (2004). In 2006, she won a Bronze Wrangler Award for The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005).
Her nickname is Miss Thang.
Her parents named her January after the character January Wayne in Jacqueline Susann's book Once is Not Enough. Her being born on the month of January is merely a coincidence.
January is designing her line of jewelry, which specializes in vintage pendants and earrings, for a company called Lyons Worldwide in New York City.
She is 5'7" (1.70m) tall.
January was a model for Abercrombie and Fitch. She is also a print model for Clearasil skin care ads.
She worked at Dairy Queen.
She went to Roosevelt High School.
January Jones: (when asked by a talent agent if she wanted to be like Michelle Pfeiffer in her favorite movie, "Scarface") No, I want to be Tony Montana [Al Pacino's title character]. Well, he must've liked that, because he signed me on the spot.
January Jones: (on the cast of "American Wedding") They were great to me. They were very supportive and helped me out. They were just like brothers. And Alyson [Hannigan] was awesome to work with. She gave me everything I needed.
January Jones: (on playing a wife who thinks her husband is dead in "We Are Marshall") I had a hard time actually. It was an emotion that I couldn't relate to. I've never experienced grief and sadness but to come up with a way to portray someone who thinks her husband's dead and the feeling she must have had realizing that he's alive, I had a tough time.
January Jones: I feel as though my career really hit its high point when I was cast as a supporting actress in American Wedding. I thought the script had a lot of depth and intelligence, and it really just jumped off the page.
January Jones: I choose roles that are not me.
January Jones: Why not show off if you've got something to show?
January Jones: I was in lingerie on a trampoline and I had to jump into the air for eight hours. My legs were starting to buckle.
January Jones: If I could do one thing over I'd have been nicer to my parents.