Allison Janney

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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.

MOVIE CREDITS:
2005: Joan Whitfield - Our Very Own
2014: The Astronomer - Brightest Star
2019: Narrator (voice) - Expedition Amelia
2012: Samantha Davis - A Thousand Words
2015: Madge Nelson (voice) - Binky Nelson Unpacified
2016: Margo - Tallulah
2002: Melissa - Rooftop Kisses
2019: Pam Gluckin - Bad Education
Sue Bottoms - Breaking News in Yuba County
1997: Dr. Melanie Abbasac - ...First Do No Harm
2003: Lydia Martin - How to Deal
2014: Elizabeth - Days and Nights
2012: Celia - Celia
2015: Grace Strasser-Mendana - A Book of Common Prayer
2017: Principal Nichols - A Happening of Monumental Proportions
2017: LaVona Golden - I, Tonya
2019: Miss Massey - Troop Zero
The Heart
2009: Trish - Life During Wartime
2004: Molly Ripkin - Winter Solstice
2014: Ms. Grunion (voice) - Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2012: Professor Judith Fairfield - Liberal Arts
2012: Sheryl Phillips - Struck by Lightning
2011: Carol Ostroff - The Oranges
2013: Bronwyn - Touchy Feely
1997: Gynecologist - Anita Liberty
2014: Deb - Tammy
2017: Rose Chipley - Sun Dogs
1998: Constance Miller - The Object of My Affection
2013: Dr. Bernice Deagan - Bad Words
2015: Madge Nelson (voice) - Minions
1998: Alix - David and Lisa
2019: Susan Estrich - Bombshell
2019: Doctor Brooks - Ma
1996: Betsy - Rescuing Desire
2003: Peach (voice) - Finding Nemo
1999: Loretta - Drop Dead Gorgeous
1998: Marjorie - Six Days Seven Nights
2007: Bren MacGuff - Juno
2009: Lily - Away We Go
2013: Betty Thompson - The Way Way Back
2013: Meg - Trust Me
1994: Jennifer - Dead Funny
2014: Mary Weldon - The Rewrite
2016: Detective Sgt. Riley - The Girl on the Train
1997: Dee Dee - Private Parts
2005: Eugenia Crocker - Piccadilly Jim
1995: Mary Polanski - Heading Home
1997: Assistant D.A. - Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing
1999: Barbara Fitts - American Beauty
2011: Charlotte Phelan - The Help
1997: Lilah Leech - Julian Po
2015: Elaine Crocker - Spy
2016: Dr. Golan - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
2015: Wanda - The Night Is Young
2001: Kathy McCormack - A Girl Thing
2006: Gladys (voice) - Over the Hedge
2009: Suzanna - Pretty Ugly People
1996: Ann - Big Night
2019: Margaux Needler (voice) - The Addams Family
2011: Monica Patterson - Margaret
2013: Narrator (voice) - Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy
2000: Lyla Branch - Nurse Betty
1996: Gum Puller - Walking and Talking
1998: Miss Walsh - Primary Colors
1996: Saleslady - Faithful
2015: Dottie Piper - The DUFF
1994: Woman in Christmas Shop - Miracle on 34th Street
1993: Doreen - Blind Spot
2007: Prudy Pringleton - Hairspray
1999: Ms. Perky - 10 Things I Hate About You
1998: The Impostors
1994: NYPD Computer Operator - The Cowboy Way
1989: Miss Penny - Who Shot Patakango?
1994: Party Guest - Wolf
2006: Alice - Strangers with Candy
2002: Sally Lester - The Hours
1998: Evelyn Isaacs - Celebrity
1997: Dot Halford - The Ice Storm
2005: Allie Stiffle - The Chumscrubber
2016: Peach (voice) - Finding Dory
2014: Kathy - Get on Up
1996: Sandy - The Associate
2018: Herself (archive footage) - Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

TV CREDITS:
1990: Law & Order
1999: Family Guy
2003: Jimmy Kimmel Live!
1997: The View
1998: LateLine
1993: Susanna - Frasier
1993: Late Night with Conan O'Brien
2005: Ms. Greenstein - Weeds
2003: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2006: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
1997: King of the Hill
1996: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
2003: Two and a Half Men
1994: New York Undercover
1999: C.J. Cregg - The West Wing
2006: The Megan Mullally Show
1996: Aliens in the Family
2007: The EcoZone Project
2008: The Bonnie Hunt Show
2011: Crystal Cohen - Mr. Sunshine
2015: Herself - The Late Late Show with James Corden
2015: Herself - Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter
2016: Herself - Chelsea
2013: Bonnie Plunkett - Mom
1993: Guest Caller - Phyllis - Frasier
2007: Herself - The Graham Norton Show
2017: Goldie O'Gilt (voice) - DuckTales
2018: Herself - The Kominsky Method
1989: The Simpsons
2005: American Dad!