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Famous as: Actress
Birth Name: Allison Brooks Janney
Birth Date: November 19, 1959
Birth place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 1.83 m
Nationalty: American
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Education: Kenyon College, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Father: Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr.
Mother: Macy Brooks Putnam
Brother: Jay Janney, Hal Janney

Allison Janney Biography

Allison Brooks Janney famous as Allison Janney is an American actress. She was born on November 19, 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States to Macy Brooks Putnam and Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr. Her mother is a former actress and homemaker and her father is a real estate developer and jazz musician. She has two brothers Jay and Hal. She studied at The Miami Valley School and later at Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. She later attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio where she studied with Paul Newman. She studied drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She started her acting career in 1989 when she made her debut in the film Who Shot Patakango? For her role Charlotte Phelan in the film The Help she has won several awards and nominations. She rose to fame for playing White House Press Secretary (later Chief of Staff) C. J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing for which she also won four Primetime Emmy Awards, a Satellite Award and four Screen Actors Guild Awards and was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and an AFI Award.

Allison Janney Filmography

Film
Year Title Role
1989 Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny
1994 Dead Funny Jennifer
The Cowboy Way NYPD computer operator
Wolf Party guest
Miracle on 34th Street Christmas shop woman
1995 Heading Home Unknown role
1996 Flux Heather
Rescuing Desire Betsy
Walking and Talking Gum Puller
Big Night Ann
Faithful Saleswoman
The Associate Sandy
1997 Anita Liberty Gynecologist
Private Parts Dee Dee
The Ice Storm Dot Halford
Julian Po Lilah Leech
1998 Primary Colors Miss Walsh
The Object of My Affection Constance Miller
The Impostors Maxine
Six Days Seven Nights Marjorie, Robin’s boss
Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky
Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta
American Beauty Barbara Fitts
The Debtors
2000 Leaving Drew Paula
Auto Motives Gretchen
Nurse Betty Lyla Branch
Rooftop Kisses Melissa
2002 The Hours Sally Lester
2003 Finding Nemo Peach
How to Deal Lydia Martin
Chicken Party Barbara Strasser
2004 Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker
Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin
2005 Strangers with Candy Alice
The Chumscrubber Allie Stiffle
Our Very Own Joan Whitfield
2006 Over the Hedge Gladys Sharp
2007 Hairspray Prudy Pingleton
Juno Brenda ‘Bren’ MacGuff
2008 Pretty Ugly People Suzanna
Prop 8: The Musical Prop 8 leader’s wife
2009 Away We Go Lily
2009 Life During Wartime Trish
2011 Margaret Wounded woman / Monica Patterson
A Thousand Words Samantha Davis
The Help Charlotte Phelan
2012 The Oranges Cathy Ostroff
Struck By Lightning Sheryl Phillips
Liberal Arts Prof. Judith Fairfield
2013 The Way, Way Back Betty
2013 Days and Nights
2013 Bad Words
TBD Untitled Marc Lawrence film
2014 Tammy
Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mrs. Grunion
Television
Year Title Role
1991 Morton & Hayes Beatrice Caldicott
1993 Blind Spot Doreen
1993–95 Guiding Light Ginger
1992–94 Law & Order Ann Madsen/Nora
1995 The Wright Verdicts
New York Undercover Vivian
1996 Aliens in the Family Principal Sherman
Cosby Podiatric Nurse
1997 …First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Assistant District Attorney
1998 David and Lisa Alix
1999 LateLine Helen Marschant
2000 A Girl Thing Kathy McCormack
2001–02 Frasier Phyllis/Susanna
2003 King of the Hill Laura
2005 Weeds Ms. Greenstein – Attorney
1999–2006 The West Wing C.J. Cregg
2007 Two and a Half Men Beverly
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Herself
2008–present Phineas and Ferb Charlene Doofenshmirtz
2009 63rd Tony Awards Violet from 9 to 5/Herself
2010 Shameless (U.S. TV series) Sheila
Family Guy Teen People Editor
Lost “Mother”
In Plain Sight Allison Pearson
2011 Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen
2013 Veep (TV series) Janet Ryland
Mom Bonnie

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