Allison Janney

Allison Janney

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    • November 19th, 1959
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.

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Acting (75 Credits)

2021Breaking News in Yuba County as Sue Buttons
2021The Addams Family 2 as Margaux Needler (voice)
2020Lazy Susan as Velvet
2020A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote as C.J. Cregg
2019Bad Education as Pam Gluckin
2019Troop Zero as Miss Massey
2019Ma as Doctor Brooks
2019Bombshell as Susan Estrich
2019The Addams Family as Margaux Needler (voice)
2017A Happening of Monumental Proportions as Principal Nichols
2017Sun Dogs as Rose Chipley
2017I, Tonya as LaVona Golden
2016Tallulah as Margo
2016The Girl on the Train as Detective Sgt. Riley
2016Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as Dr. Golan
2016Finding Dory as Peach (voice)
2015Minions as Madge Nelson (voice)
2015Spy as Elaine Crocker
2015The DUFF as Dottie Piper
2014Days and Nights as Elizabeth
2014Mr. Peabody & Sherman as Ms. Grunion (voice)
2014Tammy as Deb
2014The Rewrite as Mary Weldon
2014Get on Up as Kathy
2013Brightest Star as The Astronomer
2013Trust Me as Meg
2013Touchy Feely as Bronwyn
2013Bad Words as Dr. Bernice Deagan
2013The Way Way Back as Betty Thompson
2013Mom as Bonnie Plunkett
2012Liberal Arts as Professor Judith Fairfield
2012Struck by Lightning as Sheryl PhillipsWatch Free
2012A Thousand Words as Samantha Davis
2011The Oranges as Carol Ostroff
2011The Help as Charlotte Phelan
2011Margaret as Monica Patterson
2011Mr. Sunshine (2011) as Crystal CohenWatch Free
2010Love & Distrust as Grechen (Segment 5: Auto Motives)
2009Life During Wartime as Trish
2009Away We Go as Lily
2008Pretty Ugly People as Suzanna
2007Juno as Bren MacGuff
2007Hairspray as Prudy Pringleton
2006Over the Hedge as Gladys (voice)
2005Strangers with Candy as Alice
2005The Chumscrubber as Allie Stiffle
2004Winter Solstice as Molly Ripkin
2004Piccadilly Jim as Eugenia Crocker
2003How to Deal as Lydia Martin
2003Finding Nemo as Peach (voice)
2002The Hours as Sally Lester
2001A Girl Thing as Kathy McCormack
2000Nurse Betty as Lyla Branch
1999Drop Dead Gorgeous as Loretta
1999American Beauty as Barbara Fitts
199910 Things I Hate About You as Ms. Perky
1999The West Wing as C.J. Cregg
1998David and Lisa as Alix
1998The Object of My Affection as Constance Miller
1998Six Days Seven Nights as Marjorie
1998Primary Colors as Miss Walsh
1998Celebrity as Evelyn Isaacs
1998The Impostors as Maxine (Max)
1997...First Do No Harm as Dr. Melanie Abbasac
1997Private Parts as Dee Dee
1997Julian Po as Lilah Leech
1997The Ice Storm as Dot Halford
1996Walking and Talking as Gum Puller
1996Faithful as Saleslady
1996Big Night as Ann
1996The Associate as Sandy
1994Miracle on 34th Street as Woman in Christmas Shop
1994The Cowboy Way as NYPD Computer Operator
1994Wolf as Party Guest

Herself (1 Credits)

2010Backwash as SelfWatch Free


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