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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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Nov 19, 1959 In Dayton - Ohio - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Bad Education
Latest Project:
Movie Ma 2019-05-29
Known For
Poster of The DUFF
Poster of The Way Way Back
Poster of The Help
Poster of Weeds
Movie Bad Education 2020
Movie Ma Doctor Brooks 2019-05-29
Movie Sun Dogs Rose Chipley 2017-06-18
Movie I, Tonya LaVona Golden 2017-12-08
Movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Dr. Golan 2016-09-28
Movie Tallulah Margo 2016-06-02
Movie The Girl on the Train Detective Sgt. Riley 2016-10-05
Movie Finding Dory Peach (voice) 2016-06-16
Movie The Night Is Young Wanda 2015-10-29
Movie Minions Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Spy Elaine Crocker 2015-05-06
Movie The DUFF Dottie Piper 2015-02-20
Movie Iverson 2014-04-27
Movie Ask Me Anything Meg 2014-04-19
Movie Brightest Star The Astronomer 2014-01-31
Movie The Rewrite Mary Weldon 2014-06-15
Movie Tammy Deb 2014-07-02
Movie Days and Nights Elizabeth 2014-09-26
Movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman Ms. Grunion (voice) 2014-02-07
Movie Get on Up Kathy 2014-08-01
Series Mom Bonnie Plunkett 2013-09-23
Movie Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan 2013-09-06
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie The Way Way Back Betty Thompson 2013-06-06
Movie Touchy Feely Bronwyn 2013-01-19
Movie Trust Me Meg 2013-04-20
Movie Celia Celia 2012-10-26
Movie Liberal Arts Professor Judith Fairfield 2012-09-14
Movie Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips 2012-04-20
Movie A Thousand Words Samantha Davis 2012-03-07
Movie Crazy Dinner Party Dr. Golan 2012-01-23
Movie Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Aly San San 2011-05-20
Movie Human Planet Lydia Martin 2011-01-13
Movie The Help Charlotte Phelan 2011-08-09
Movie The Oranges Carol Ostroff 2011-09-09
Series Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen 2011-02-09
Movie A Holiday Engagement Molly Ripkin 2011-11-28
Movie Margaret Wounded Woman 2011-09-30
Movie Pretty Ugly People Suzanna 2009-09-18
Movie Away We Go Lily 2009-06-05
Movie Ee Pattanathil Bhootham Dr. Golan 2009-01-01
Movie Life During Wartime Trish 2009-10-10
Movie Juno Bren MacGuff 2007-12-05
Series Phineas and Ferb Charlene Doofenshmirtz 2007-08-17
Movie Hairspray Prudy Pringleton 2007-07-13
Movie King of California Loretta 2007-01-24
Series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Unknown 2006-09-18
Movie Strangers with Candy Alice 2006-07-28
Movie Over the Hedge Gladys (voice) 2006-05-17
Movie Deadline Torp Evelyn Isaacs 2005-01-13
Movie Our Very Own Joan Whitfield 2005-01-01
Movie Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker 2005-04-22
Movie The Chumscrubber Allie Stiffle 2005-06-08
Series Weeds Ms. Greenstein 2005-08-07
Movie Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin 2004-01-29
Series Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-21
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie How to Deal Lydia Martin 2003-07-18
Movie Finding Nemo Peach (voice) 2003-05-30
Movie Basic Herself - Narrator 2003-04-18
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Haunted Mansion Carol Ostroff 2003-11-25
Movie The Hours Sally Lester 2002-12-27
Movie A Girl Thing Kathy McCormack 2001-01-19
Movie Nurse Betty Lyla Branch 2000-09-08
Series The West Wing C.J. Cregg 1999-09-22
Movie American Beauty Barbara Fitts 1999-09-15
Movie Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta 1999-07-23
Movie 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky 1999-03-30
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Woman in Christmas Shop 1994-11-18