After losing his mom to cancer when he was 10, Jon Hamm moved in with his father. In high school, he played middle linebacker and the lead in “Godspell.” While studying at the University of Texas in 1991, his father passed away and he returned home to complete his studies at the University of Missouri. He then hightailed it to LA in 1995 to struggle alongside all the other aspiring actors including Jennifer Westfeldt who contacted him to be in her play “Lipschtick” in 1997. The play became 2001’s “Kissing Jessica Stein,” in which he had a part, and he became her boyfriend. The relationship with the writer/director is still going strong and has grown to include dog Cora. He quit his waiter gig when he booked “We Were Soldiers” and TV show “Providence.” In 2007, he became Don Draper in “Mad Men” and a star was born. Don earned him a Golden Globe in 2008 and repeated Emmy nods. After multiple “Saturday Night Live” hosting stints, the 2008 GQ Man Of The Year landed a recurring role on “30 Rock,” “The Town” and “The A-Team. He reteamed with his gal pal on “Friends With Kids” in 2012 and must have gotten pointers rom her when he directed several episodes of “Mad
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