Allison Janney

Allison Janney


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 19-11-1959
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Also Known As:

    Allison Brooks Janney
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  • Popularity: 3.06
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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.




Year Movie Character
2005 Our Very Own as Joan Whitfield
2014 Brightest Star as The Astronomer
2021 Breaking News in Yuba County as Sue Bottoms
2019 Expedition Amelia as Narrator (voice)
2015 Binky Nelson Unpacified as Madge Nelson (voice)
2016 Tallulah as Margo
2002 Rooftop Kisses as Melissa
2019 Bad Education as Pam Gluckin
1970 Lou
1997 ...First Do No Harm as Dr. Melanie Abbasac
2003 How to Deal as Lydia Martin
2013 Trust Me as Meg
2014 Days and Nights as Elizabeth
2012 Celia as Celia
2015 A Book of Common Prayer as Grace Strasser-Mendana
2017 A Happening of Monumental Proportions as Principal Nichols
1970 The Heart
2020 Lazy Susan as Velvet
2003 Chicken Party as Barbara Strasser
2009 Life During Wartime as Trish
2004 Winter Solstice as Molly Ripkin
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman as Ms. Grunion (voice)
2012 Liberal Arts as Professor Judith Fairfield
2012 Struck by Lightning as Sheryl Phillips
2011 The Oranges as Carol Ostroff
1997 Anita Liberty as Gynecologist
2014 Tammy as Deb
2017 Sun Dogs as Rose Chipley
2019 Troop Zero as Miss Massey
1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous as Loretta
2012 A Thousand Words as Samantha Davis
2013 Touchy Feely as Bronwyn
2013 Bad Words as Dr. Bernice Deagan
2015 Minions as Madge Nelson (voice)
1998 David and Lisa as Alix
2019 Bombshell as Susan Estrich
2019 Ma as Doctor Brooks
1996 Rescuing Desire as Betsy
2020 A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote as C.J. Cregg
2003 Finding Nemo as Peach (voice)
1998 Six Days Seven Nights as Marjorie
2007 Juno as Bren MacGuff
1998 The Object of My Affection as Constance Miller
2009 Away We Go as Lily
2013 The Way Way Back as Betty Thompson
1994 Dead Funny as Jennifer
2014 The Rewrite as Mary Weldon
2016 The Girl on the Train as Detective Sgt. Riley
2017 I, Tonya as LaVona Golden
1997 Private Parts as Dee Dee
2004 Piccadilly Jim as Eugenia Crocker
1995 Heading Home as Mary Polanski
1997 Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing as Assistant D.A.
1999 American Beauty as Barbara Fitts
1997 Julian Po as Lilah Leech
2015 Spy as Elaine Crocker
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children as Dr. Golan
2015 The Night Is Young as Wanda
2001 A Girl Thing as Kathy McCormack
2006 Over the Hedge as Gladys (voice)
2008 Pretty Ugly People as Suzanna
2011 The Help as Charlotte Phelan
2019 The Addams Family as Margaux Needler (voice)
2021 The Addams Family 2 as Margaux Needler (voice)
2011 Margaret as Monica Patterson
2013 Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy as Narrator (voice)
2015 The DUFF as Dottie Piper
2000 Nurse Betty as Lyla Branch
1996 Walking and Talking as Gum Puller
1998 Primary Colors as Miss Walsh
1996 Faithful as Saleslady
1994 Miracle on 34th Street as Woman in Christmas Shop
1993 Blind Spot as Doreen
2007 Hairspray as Prudy Pringleton
1999 10 Things I Hate About You as Ms. Perky
1998 The Impostors
2010 Backwash as Self
1994 The Cowboy Way as NYPD Computer Operator
1989 Who Shot Patakango? as Miss Penny
1994 Wolf as Party Guest
2006 Strangers with Candy as Alice
1996 Big Night as Ann
2002 The Hours as Sally Lester
1998 Celebrity as Evelyn Isaacs
2005 The Chumscrubber as Allie Stiffle
1997 The Ice Storm as Dot Halford
1970 Phineas and Ferb: The Theatrical Movie as Charlene Doofenshmirtz
2016 Finding Dory as Peach (voice)
2014 Get on Up as Kathy
1996 The Associate as Sandy
2018 Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal as Herself (archive footage)
2010 Love and Distrust as Grechen (Segment 5: Auto Motives)
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1990 Law & Order (2 episode) as Nora
1999 Family Guy (3 episode)
2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (1 episode)
1997 The View (2 episode)
1998 LateLine (1 episode)
1993 Frasier (1 episode) as Susanna
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (3 episode)
2005 Weeds (1 episode) as Ms. Greenstein
2003 The Ellen DeGeneres Show (5 episode) as Self
2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (1 episode)
1997 King of the Hill (1 episode)
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1 episode)
2003 Two and a Half Men (1 episode) as Beverly
1994 New York Undercover (1 episode)
1999 The West Wing (154 episode) as C.J. Cregg
1996 Aliens in the Family (1 episode)
2006 The Megan Mullally Show (1 episode)
2007 The EcoZone Project (1 episode)
2008 The Bonnie Hunt Show (1 episode)
2011 Mr. Sunshine (9 episode) as Crystal Cohen
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden (2 episode) as Herself
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter (2 episode) as Self
2016 Chelsea (1 episode) as Self
2013 Mom (163 episode) as Bonnie Plunkett
1993 Frasier (1 episode) as Phyllis (voice)
2007 The Graham Norton Show (1 episode) as Herself
2017 DuckTales (1 episode) as Goldie O'Gilt (voice)
2018 The Kominsky Method (1 episode) as Herself
2005 American Dad! (1 episode)
1989 The Simpsons (1 episode)
1953 The Academy Awards (1 episode) as Herself - Best Supporting Actress winner
2013 Masters of Sex (36 episode) as Margaret Scully
2004 Lost (1 episode) as Mother
2020 Celebrity IOU (1 episode) as Self
2019 Human Discoveries (2 episode) as The Mighty Karen (voice)

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