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Allison Janney

1959-11-19 Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Image of Allison Janney


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.


Lou 2021-12-31
No Easy Truths: The Making of Bombshell Herself 2020-02-25
Lazy Susan Velvet 2020-04-03
Bad Education Pam Gluckin 2019-09-08
Troop Zero Miss Massey 2019-02-01
Bombshell Susan Estrich 2019-12-13
Expedition Amelia Narrator (voice) 2019-10-20
Ma Doctor Brooks 2019-05-29
The Addams Family Margaux Needler (voice) 2019-10-10
Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Herself (archive footage) 2018-08-21
A Happening of Monumental Proportions Principal Nichols 2017-05-05
Sun Dogs Rose Chipley 2017-06-18
I, Tonya LaVona Golden 2017-12-08
The Girl on the Train Detective Sgt. Riley 2016-10-05
Tallulah Margo 2016-06-02
Finding Dory Peach (voice) 2016-06-16
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Dr. Golan 2016-09-28
Spy Elaine Crocker 2015-05-06
The DUFF Dottie Piper 2015-02-20
Binky Nelson Unpacified Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-11-04
A Book of Common Prayer Grace Strasser-Mendana 2015-12-31
Minions Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-06-17
The Night Is Young Wanda 2015-10-29
Days and Nights Elizabeth 2014-09-26
Brightest Star The Astronomer 2014-01-31
Get on Up Kathy 2014-08-01
Tammy Deb 2014-07-02
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Ms. Grunion (voice) 2014-02-07
The Rewrite Mary Weldon 2014-06-15
The Way Way Back Betty Thompson 2013-06-06
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Trust Me Meg 2013-04-20
Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan 2013-09-06
Touchy Feely Bronwyn 2013-01-19
Liberal Arts Professor Judith Fairfield 2012-09-14
Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips 2012-04-20
A Thousand Words Samantha Davis 2012-03-07
Celia Celia 2012-10-26
The Help Charlotte Phelan 2011-08-09
Margaret Monica Patterson 2011-09-30
The Oranges Carol Ostroff 2011-09-09
Life During Wartime Trish 2009-10-10
Pretty Ugly People Suzanna 2009-09-18
Away We Go Lily 2009-06-05
Juno Bren MacGuff 2007-12-05
Hairspray Prudy Pringleton 2007-07-13
Over the Hedge Gladys (voice) 2006-05-17
Strangers with Candy Alice 2006-07-28
Our Very Own Joan Whitfield 2005-01-01
Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker 2005-04-22
The Chumscrubber Allie Stiffle 2005-06-08
Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin 2004-01-29
Finding Nemo Peach (voice) 2003-05-30
How to Deal Lydia Martin 2003-07-18
Rooftop Kisses Melissa 2002-06-23
The Hours Sally Lester 2002-12-27
A Girl Thing Kathy McCormack 2001-01-19
Nurse Betty Lyla Branch 2000-08-30
Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta 1999-07-23
American Beauty Barbara Fitts 1999-09-15
10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky 1999-03-30
David and Lisa Alix 1998-11-01
The Impostors 1998-05-18
Primary Colors Miss Walsh 1998-03-20
Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs 1998-09-07
Six Days Seven Nights Marjorie 1998-06-12
The Object of My Affection Constance Miller 1998-04-17
The Ice Storm Dot Halford 1997-02-05
...First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac 1997-02-16
Anita Liberty Gynecologist 1997-01-18
Private Parts Dee Dee 1997-03-07
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Assistant D.A. 1997-06-14
Julian Po Lilah Leech 1997-09-05
Rescuing Desire Betsy 1996-05-14
The Associate Sandy 1996-10-25
Big Night Ann 1996-09-20
Walking and Talking Gum Puller 1996-07-17
Faithful Saleslady 1996-04-03
Heading Home Mary Polanski 1995-04-08
The Cowboy Way NYPD Computer Operator 1994-06-03
Wolf Party Guest 1994-06-17
Miracle on 34th Street Woman in Christmas Shop 1994-11-18
Dead Funny Jennifer 1994-05-21
Blind Spot Doreen 1993-05-02
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The Heart
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