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Allison Janney

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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Born:
Nov 19, 1959 In Dayton - Ohio - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
90
First Appeared:
In the movie A Happening of Monumental Proportions
Latest Project:
Movie I, Tonya 2018-12-31
Known For
Poster of Sun Dogs
Poster of Mr. Sunshine
Poster of The Bonnie Hunt Show
Poster of The EcoZone Project
Filmography

A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2018)

Movie

I, Tonya (2018)

Movie
as LaVona Golden

Sun Dogs (2017)

Movie
as Rose Chipley

Tallulah (2016)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Margo
6.8 147 votes

Chelsea (2016)

Talk
Series
as Herself
4.6 11 votes

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Drama Romance Thriller
Movie
as Detective Sgt. Riley
6.1 1089 votes

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Drama Fantasy Adventure
Movie
as Dr. Golan
6.3 1706 votes

Finding Dory (2016)

Animation Family
Movie
as Peach (voice)
6.6 2822 votes

The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)

Talk
Series
as Herself
4.2 9 votes

The DUFF (2015)

Romance Comedy
Movie
as Dottie Piper
6.7 907 votes

Spy (2015)

Action Comedy Crime
Movie
as Elaine Crocker
6.9 2097 votes

Minions (2015)

Family Animation Adventure Comedy
Movie
as Madge Nelson (voice)
6.5 3231 votes

Minions: Binky Nelson Unpacified (2015)

Comedy Animation Adventure
Movie
as Madge Nelson (voice)
4.8 5 votes

A Book of Common Prayer (2015)

Drama
Movie
as Grace Strasser-Mendana

The Night Is Young (2015)

Comedy
Movie
as Wanda

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2015)

Talk
Series
as Unknown

Brightest Star (2014)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as The Astronomer
3.9 7 votes

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

Animation Adventure Family
Movie
as Ms. Grunion (voice)
6.8 671 votes

Tammy (2014)

Comedy
Movie
as Deb
5 436 votes

Days and Nights (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Elizabeth
4 7 votes

The Rewrite (2014)

Romance Comedy
Movie
as Mary Weldon
5.9 150 votes

Get on Up (2014)

Drama Music
Movie
as Kathy
6.4 128 votes

Touchy Feely (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Bronwyn
5.3 29 votes

Trust Me (2013)

Comedy
Movie
as Meg
5.4 22 votes

Bad Words (2013)

Comedy
Movie
as Dr. Bernice Deagan
6.3 282 votes

Mom (2013)

Comedy
Series
as Bonnie
5.9 67 votes

The Way Way Back (2013)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Betty
7.1 555 votes

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
6.2 3 votes

A Thousand Words (2012)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Samantha Davis
5.9 276 votes

Liberal Arts (2012)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Professor Judith Fairfield
6.1 132 votes

Struck by Lightning (2012)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Sheryl Phillips
6.1 75 votes

Celia (2012)

Movie
as Celia
5.7 3 votes

The Help (2011)

Drama
Movie
as Charlotte Phelan
7.7 1364 votes

Mr. Sunshine (2011)

Comedy
Series
as Crystal Cohen
6.8 9 votes

Margaret (2011)

Drama
Movie
as Wounded Woman
6 68 votes

The Oranges (2011)

Comedy Romance Drama
Movie
as Carol Ostroff
5.2 101 votes

Away We Go (2009)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Lily
6.7 151 votes

Life During Wartime (2009)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Trish
5.9 18 votes

Pretty Ugly People (2009)

Comedy
Movie
as Suzanna
4.4 8 votes

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008)

Series
as Unknown

The EcoZone Project (2007)

Series

Juno (2007)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Bren MacGuff
7 1718 votes

Hairspray (2007)

Comedy Music Romance
Movie
as Prudy Pringleton
6.3 503 votes

Phineas and Ferb (2007)

Family Sci-Fi & Fantasy Animation Comedy Music
Series
as Charlene Doofenshmirtz
7.3 33 votes

Over the Hedge (2006)

Comedy Animation Family
Movie
as Gladys (voice)
6.2 706 votes

The Megan Mullally Show (2006)

Talk
Series
as Unknown

Strangers with Candy (2006)

Comedy
Movie
as Alice
5.9 14 votes

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.6 25 votes

Our Very Own (2005)

Drama Family
Movie
as Joan Whitfield
6 3 votes

Weeds (2005)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Ms. Greenstein
7.2 140 votes

The Chumscrubber (2005)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Allie Stiffle
6.7 46 votes

Winter Solstice (2004)

Drama
Movie
as Molly Ripkin
6 2 votes

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4.9 13 votes

Finding Nemo (2003)

Animation Family
Movie
as Peach (voice)
7.5 4285 votes

Two and a Half Men (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.9 255 votes

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.3 19 votes

How to Deal (2003)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Lydia Martin
5.6 33 votes

The Hours (2002)

Drama
Movie
as Sally Lester
6.9 321 votes

Rooftop Kisses (2002)

Drama
Movie
as Melissa

Nurse Betty (2000)

Comedy Crime Thriller
Movie
as Lyla Branch
5.7 88 votes

Family Guy (1999)

Animation Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.6 499 votes

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Comedy Romance Drama
Movie
as Ms. Perky
7.2 1161 votes

Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

Comedy
Movie
as Loretta
6.3 67 votes

The West Wing (1999)

Drama
Series
as C.J. Cregg
7.7 77 votes

American Beauty (1999)

Drama
Movie
as Barbara Fitts
7.8 2335 votes

The Object of My Affection (1998)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Constance Miller
5.4 56 votes

LateLine (1998)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Primary Colors (1998)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Miss Walsh
5.9 79 votes

The Impostors (1998)

Comedy
Movie
6 14 votes

David and Lisa (1998)

TV Movie Drama Romance
Movie
as Alix
6.8 5 votes

Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

Action Adventure Comedy Romance
Movie
as Marjorie
5.6 244 votes

Celebrity (1998)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Evelyn Isaacs
6 83 votes

King of the Hill (1997)

Animation Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7 81 votes

Anita Liberty (1997)

Movie
as Gynecologist
6 1 votes

First Do No Harm (1997)

Drama
Movie
as Dr. Melanie Abbasac
5 4 votes

Julian Po (1997)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Lilah Leech
5.7 5 votes

The View (1997)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
2.6 12 votes

Private Parts (1997)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Dee Dee
6.8 87 votes

Aliens in the Family (1996)

Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown

Faithful (1996)

Comedy Crime Drama
Movie
as Saleslady
4 2 votes

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 76 votes

Big Night (1996)

Drama
Movie
as Ann
6.6 34 votes

The Associate (1996)

Comedy
Movie
as Sandy
6.4 32 votes

The Cowboy Way (1994)

Western Action Comedy
Movie
as NYPD Computer Operator
5.1 25 votes

Dead Funny (1994)

Drama
Movie
as Jennifer

New York Undercover (1994)

Drama Crime
Series
as Unknown
8.5 6 votes

Wolf (1994)

Fantasy
Movie
as Party Guest
6 160 votes

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)

Talk
Series
as Unknown
6.9 30 votes

Frasier (1993)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.7 122 votes

Law & Order (1990)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 88 votes