Allison Janney

Allison Janney

  • Birthday: 1959-11-19
  • Place of birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Also know as: Allison Brooks Janney

Biography

Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress born in Boston, Massachusetts 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 rose to prominence 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 films 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.

Filmography

Our Very Own

2005

As Joan Whitfield

Brightest Star

2014

As The Astronomer

Days and Nights

2014

As Elizabeth

Rooftop Kisses

2002

As Melissa

Breaking News in Yuba County

2021

As Sue Buttons

Expedition Amelia

2019

As Narrator (voice)

Lou

2022

As Lou

It's Still Me!

2009

As Narrator

Touchy Feely

2013

As Bronwyn

Celia

2012

As Celia

A Book of Common Prayer

2015

As Grace Strasser-Mendana

Binky Nelson Unpacified

2015

As Madge Nelson (voice)

Tallulah

2016

As Margo

Bad Education

2019

As Pam Gluckin

The Heart

0000

As

Lazy Susan

2020

As Velvet

Chicken Party

2003

As Barbara Strasser

To Leslie

2022

As Nancy

...First Do No Harm

1997

As Dr. Melanie Abbasac

How to Deal

2003

As Lydia Martin

A Happening of Monumental Proportions

2017

As Principal Nichols

Winter Solstice

2004

As Molly Ripkin

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

2014

As Ms. Grunion (voice)

Liberal Arts

2012

As Professor Judith Fairfield

Struck by Lightning

2012

As Sheryl Phillips

The Oranges

2011

As Carol Ostroff

Anita Liberty

1997

As Gynecologist

Tammy

2014

As Deb

Minions

2015

As Madge Nelson (voice)

Sun Dogs

2017

As Rose Chipley

Troop Zero

2019

As Miss Massey

True Love

2023

As

Drop Dead Gorgeous

1999

As Loretta

Juno

2007

As Bren MacGuff

Life During Wartime

2009

As Trish

A Thousand Words

2012

As Samantha Davis

Trust Me

2013

As Meg

Bad Words

2013

As Dr. Bernice Deagan

David and Lisa

1998

As Alix

Heading Home

1995

As Mary Polanski

Rescuing Desire

1996

As Betsy

Finding Nemo

2003

As Peach (voice)

Six Days Seven Nights

1998

As Marjorie

Away We Go

2009

As Lily

The Way Way Back

2013

As Betty Thompson

Dead Funny

1994

As Jennifer

The Rewrite

2014

As Mary Weldon

The Girl on the Train

2016

As Detective Sgt. Riley

I, Tonya

2017

As LaVona Golden

Private Parts

1997

As Dee Dee

Piccadilly Jim

2004

As Eugenia Crocker

Bombshell

2019

As Susan Estrich

American Beauty

1999

As Barbara Fitts

Pretty Ugly People

2008

As Suzanna

Margaret

2011

As Monica Patterson

The Object of My Affection

1998

As Constance Miller

Julian Po

1997

As Lilah Leech

Spy

2015

As Elaine Crocker

The Night Is Young

2015

As Wanda

A Girl Thing

2001

As Kathy McCormack

Over the Hedge

2006

As Gladys (voice)

The Help

2011

As Charlotte Phelan

The Addams Family

2019

As Margaux Needler (voice)

The DUFF

2015

As Dottie Piper

Nurse Betty

2000

As Lyla Branch

Ma

2019

As Doctor Brooks

Blind Spot

1993

As Doreen

Backwash

2010

As Self

Hairspray

2007

As Prudy Pringleton

10 Things I Hate About You

1999

As Ms. Perky

The Cowboy Way

1994

As NYPD Computer Operator

Miracle on 34th Street

1994

As Woman in Christmas Shop

Who Shot Patakango?

1989

As Miss Penny

Celebrity

1998

As Evelyn Isaacs

Strangers with Candy

2006

As Alice

Faithful

1996

As Saleslady

Big Night

1996

As Ann

The Hours

2002

As Sally Lester

Primary Colors

1998

As Miss Walsh

The Chumscrubber

2005

As Allie Stiffle

Wolf

1994

As Party Guest

The Impostors

1998

As Maxine (Max)

The Ice Storm

1997

As Dot Halford

Walking and Talking

1996

As Gum Puller

Finding Dory

2016

As Peach (voice)

The Associate

1996

As Sandy

Get on Up

2014

As Kathy

Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

2018

As Herself (archive footage)

Love and Distrust

2010

As Grechen (Segment 5: Auto Motives)

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