January Jones Net Worth and How She Became Famous
What is January Jones’ net worth and how did she get her start in the entertainment industry? Showbiz Cheat Sheet takes a look at Jones’ net worth and acting career.
January Jones’ movies and TV shows
January Jones made her acting debut in the 1999 pilot episode of the television series “Get Real.” She played the character Jane Cohen. That year, Jones made her film debut as the character Janice Taylor in the movie “All the Rage.” In 2001, the actress appeared in her second film, titled “The Glass House.”
Jones got her big break when she joined the cast of “Mad Men” in 2007. She played the role of Betty Francis (Betty Draper) until the show ended in 2015. Her other acting roles include appearances in “Love, Actually,” “X-Men: First Class,” and “The Last Man on Earth.”
January Jones almost didn’t appear in ‘Mad Men’
Jones almost missed out on the opportunity to star in “Mad Men.” In the May 2011 issue of “W” magazine, Jones says she originally auditioned for the role of Peggy. However, the part went to actress Elizabeth Moss. The role of Betty didn’t exist at the time, so Jones almost wasn’t on the show. “There was no Betty in the pilot when I auditioned,” Jones told the publication. “I read for Peggy two times – it was between me and Elizabeth Moss, who eventually got the part. At the end of the scene, there was a casual mention that Don [Draper] was married.”
Matthew Weiner, the creator of “Mad Men,” wrote two more scenes featuring Betty. Jones told “W” magazine she decided to audition for that part a few days after her first audition. “He made me a verbal promise that the character would grow,” said Jones. “I took the part on faith.”
January Jones’ highest-grossing films
Jones has had a successful movie career. Her highest-grossing film so far is “X Men: First Class,” with worldwide box office earnings of more than $355 million. Her other top grossing films include “Love, Actually,” with worldwide box office earnings of more than $248 million, “Anger Management,” with worldwide box office earnings of more than $195 million, and “Unknown,” with more than $136 million in worldwide earnings at the box office, according to research from The Numbers.
January Jones’ net worth
As of this writing, January Jones has a net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates.
What’s next for January Jones
This year, Jones joined the cast of “Spinning Out” on Netflix. In the series, Jones plays Carol Baker, a former figure skater who gave up on her career after getting pregnant at a young age. Carol is hard on her daughters, pushing them to become Olympic figure skaters. Her daughter, Kat, however, seems to be buckling under the pressure. Some fans compared “Spinning Out” to the 2010 film “Black Swan.”
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