January Jones, born 5 January 1978 in Brookings South Dakota USA, is a former model and actress best known for her role as 'Cadence Flaherty' in the 2003 movie American Wedding (aka American Pie: The Wedding outside the US) which was the third movie in the American Pie comedy film series.
She has also had supporting roles in Anger Management (2003) and Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (also known as Dirty Dancing 2). She had a small role in Love Actually as Jeannie 'the American Angel'. In 2005 she appeared in the film The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones. In 2006 in We Are Marshall she played the role of Carol Dawson, wife of William 'Red' Dawson, a former coach of the Marshall football program who was on the staff of the 1970 team as well as assistant coach to Jack Lengyel for the 1971 season. In 2007 she was cast in the critically acclaimed AMC original television drama series 'Mad Men' as young suburban housewife and mother Betty Draper.
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is a 2005 drama film directed by Tommy Lee Jones (debut) and written by Guillermo Arriaga. It stars Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Julio Cedillo, and Dwight Yoakam.
Melquiades Estrada, an illegal alien from Mexico, is shot and buried in a shallow grave in the high desert of west Texas. His body is found and reburied in a local cemetery. After kidnapping the killer and forcing him to disinter the body, Pete Perkins, Melquiades' best friend and employer, undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey on horseback into Mexico, with his captive in tow and Melquiades' body tied to a mule.
The film has many flashbacks. Sometimes the same event is shown twice, from different perspectives.
Mike Norton (Barry Pepper) and his wife move to the border area of west Texas. He is an uncouth border patrolman with a mean streak who roughs up illegal aliens. He has unemotional sex with his wife, without any regard for her wishes or satisfaction.