Allison Janney

Biography

Allison Janney is an American actress born in Dayton, Ohio, who studied at Kenyon College where she studied under Paul Newman.  Janney pursued acting partially due to Newman’s encouragement, going on to study drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.    Janney is best known for her role as White House Press Secretary (and later Chief of Staff) C.J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing.  Janney’s portrayal of Cregg earned her multiple awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, among many others.   Prior to West Wing-fame, Janney performed in numerous American films and soap operas, including American Beauty, As The World Turns, and 10 Things I Hate About You.  Following her considerable television success, Janney has gone on to star in numerous critically acclaimed movies and television programs. She remains active in theatre and often works with fellow West Wing alums. Janney currently lends her voice and talent to television and radio through notable guest spots and commercial advertising.  

Allison Janney is an American actress born in Dayton, Ohio, who studied at Kenyon College where she studied under Paul Newman.  Janney pursued acting partially due to Newman’s encouragement, going on to study drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.    Janney is best known for her role as White House Press Secretary (and later Chief of Staff) C.J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing.  Janney’s portrayal of Cregg earned her multiple awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, among many others.   Prior to West Wing-fame, Janney performed in numerous American films and soap operas, including American Beauty, As The World Turns, and 10 Things I Hate About You.  Following her considerable television success, Janney has gone on to star in numerous critically acclaimed movies and television programs. She remains active in theatre and often works with fellow West Wing alums. Janney currently lends her voice and talent to television and radio through notable guest spots and commercial advertising.  

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 87

Birthday 1959-11-19

Place of Birth Dayton - Ohio - USA

Adult Actor False

Official Site http://allison-janney.com/

Also Known As

  • Allison Brooks Janney

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Sun Dogs as Rose Chipley
2016 The Girl on the Train
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as Dr. Golan
2016 Tallulah as Margo
2016 Finding Dory as Peach (voice)
2016 Chelsea(1 episode) as Herself
2015 A Book of Common Prayer as Grace Strasser-Mendana
2015 Minions: Binky Nelson Unpacified as Madge Nelson (voice)
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter(1 episode)
2015 Minions as Madge Nelson (voice)
2015 Spy as Elaine Crocker
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden(2 episodes) as Herself
2015 The DUFF as Dottie
2014 Days and Nights as Elizabeth
2014 Get on Up as Kathy
2014 Tammy as Deb
2014 The Rewrite as Mary Weldon
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman as Ms. Grunion (voice)
2014 Brightest Star as The Astronomer
2013 Mom(66 episodes) as Bonnie
2013 Bad Words as Dr. Bernice Deagan
2013 Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy as Herself - Narrator
2013 The Way Way Back as Betty
2013 Trust Me as Meg
2013 Touchy Feely as Bronwyn
2012 Celia as Celia
2012 Liberal Arts as Professor Judith Fairfield
2012 Struck by Lightning as Sheryl Phillips
2012 A Thousand Words as Samantha Davis
2011 Margaret as Wounded Woman
2011 The Oranges as Carol Ostroff
2011 The Help as Charlotte Phelan
2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue as Aly San San
2011 Mr. Sunshine(13 episodes) as Crystal Cohen
2009 Life During Wartime as Trish
2009 Pretty Ugly People as Suzanna
2009 Away We Go as Lily
2008 The Bonnie Hunt Show(1 episode)
2007 Juno as Bren MacGuff
2007 Phineas and Ferb(104 episodes) as Charlene Doofenshmirtz
2007 Hairspray as Prudy Pringleton
2007 The EcoZone Project(1 episode)
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip(1 episode)
2006 The Megan Mullally Show(1 episode)
2006 Strangers with Candy as Alice
2006 Over the Hedge as Gladys (voice)
2005 Weeds(1 episode) as Ms. Greenstein
2005 The Chumscrubber as Allie Stiffle
2005 Our Very Own as Joan Whitfield
2004 Winter Solstice as Molly Ripkin
2003 Two and a Half Men(1 episode)
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show(5 episodes)
2003 How to Deal as Lydia Martin
2003 Finding Nemo as Peach (voice)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!(1 episode)
2002 The Hours as Sally Lester
2002 Rooftop Kisses as Melissa
2000 Nurse Betty as Lyla Branch
1999 The West Wing(157 episodes) as C.J. Cregg
1999 American Beauty as Barbara Fitts
1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous as Loretta
1999 10 Things I Hate About You as Ms. Perky
1999 Family Guy(1 episode)
1998 David and Lisa as Alix
1998 Celebrity as Evelyn Isaacs
1998 Six Days Seven Nights as Marjorie
1998 The Impostors
1998 The Object of My Affection as Constance Miller
1998 Primary Colors as Miss Walsh
1998 LateLine(1 episode)
1997 Julian Po as Lilah Leech
1997 The View(2 episodes)
1997 First Do No Harm as Dr. Melanie Abbasac
1997 Anita Liberty as Gynecologist
1997 King of the Hill(1 episode)
1996 The Associate as Sandy
1996 Big Night as Ann
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(1 episode)
1996 Faithful as Saleslady
1996 Aliens in the Family(1 episode)
1994 New York Undercover(1 episode)
1994 Wolf as Party Guest
1994 The Cowboy Way as NYPD Computer Operator
1994 Dead Funny as Jennifer
1993 Frasier(2 episodes)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1990 Law & Order(2 episodes)

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