Actor Jon Hamm was born on March 10, 1971, in St. Louis.
After getting interested in acting at a young age, Hamm studied acting at the University of Missouri.
Hamm played appeared in a few minor roles on TV and in movies before joining the cast of the TV series “Providence” in 2000. From 2002-2004 he appeared in the TV series “The Division” as Inspector Nate Basso.
In 2006 he landed a role in “Ira & Abby” alongside Jennifer Westfeldt and Jason Alexander.
Hamm also appeared in a handful of episodes of “What About Brian” from 2006-2007. Over the same time period he appeared in the series “The Unit.”
In 2007 Hamm landed arguably the biggest role of his career – Don Draper in the TV series “Mad Men.”
Hamm’s portrayal of Draper earned him a Golden Globe award in 2008. He received another four Golden Globe nominations for the role.
Hamm has also received six primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role on “Mad Men.”
In 2009 Hamm starred in “Stolen Lives” alongside Josh Lucas.
Hamm joined James Franco in “Howl” in 2010.
That same year Hamm leant his voice to “Shrek Forever After,” where he was the voice of Brogan.
Hamm starred in “The Town” in 2010, joining Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall and Jeremy Renner in the hit movie.
In 2011 Hamm starred in “Friends With Kids” alongside Jennifer Westfeldt, Adam Scott and Maya Rudolph.
Hamm made guest appearances on “30 Rock” over the 2009 to 2012 seasons, playing the character Dr. Drew Baird.
In 2012 he starred in the series “A Young Doctor’s Notebook,” where he joined Daniel Radcliffe and Adam Godley.