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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 Who Shot Patakango? 1989-08-01
Latest Project:
Movie Ma 2019-05-29
Known For
Poster of Margaret
Poster of The Chumscrubber
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Movie Ma Doctor Brooks 2019-05-29
Movie A Happening of Monumental Proportions Principal Nichols 2017-05-05
Movie Sun Dogs Rose Chipley 2017-06-18
Movie I, Tonya LaVona Golden 2017-12-08
Movie Tallulah Margo 2016-06-02
Movie Finding Dory Peach (voice) 2016-06-16
Movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Dr. Golan 2016-09-30
Movie The Girl on the Train Detective Sgt. Riley 2016-10-05
Movie Spy Elaine Crocker 2015-05-06
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Herself 2015-03-23
Movie The DUFF Dottie Piper 2015-02-20
Movie Minions Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie A Book of Common Prayer Grace Strasser-Mendana 2015-12-31
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Unknown 2015-08-02
Movie Binky Nelson Unpacified Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-11-04
Movie The Night Is Young Wanda 2015-10-29
Movie The Rewrite Mary Weldon 2014-06-15
Movie Brightest Star The Astronomer 2014-01-31
Movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman Ms. Grunion (voice) 2014-02-07
Movie Tammy Deb 2014-07-02
Movie Days and Nights Elizabeth 2014-09-26
Movie Get on Up Kathy 2014-08-01
Movie Trust Me Meg 2013-04-20
Movie Touchy Feely Bronwyn 2013-01-19
Movie The Way Way Back Betty Thompson 2013-06-06
Movie Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan 2013-09-06
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Series Mom Bonnie Plunkett 2013-09-23
Movie A Thousand Words Samantha Davis 2012-03-07
Movie Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips 2012-04-20
Movie Liberal Arts Professor Judith Fairfield 2012-09-14
Movie Celia Celia 2012-10-26
Movie The Help Charlotte Phelan 2011-08-09
Series Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen 2011-02-09
Movie Margaret Wounded Woman 2011-09-30
Movie The Oranges Carol Ostroff 2011-09-09
Movie Pretty Ugly People Suzanna 2009-09-18
Movie Life During Wartime Trish 2009-10-10
Series The Bonnie Hunt Show Unknown 2008-09-08
Movie Hairspray Prudy Pringleton 2007-07-13
Movie Juno Bren MacGuff 2007-12-05
Movie Over the Hedge Gladys (voice) 2006-05-17
Movie Strangers with Candy Alice 2006-07-28
Series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Unknown 2006-09-18
Movie Our Very Own Joan Whitfield 2005-01-01
Movie The Chumscrubber Allie Stiffle 2005-06-08
Movie Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker 2005-04-22
Movie Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin 2004-01-29
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-21
Movie Finding Nemo Peach (voice) 2003-05-30
Movie How to Deal Lydia Martin 2003-07-18
Movie Rooftop Kisses Melissa 2002-06-23
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 Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie American Beauty Barbara Fitts 1999-09-15
Series The West Wing C.J. Cregg 1999-09-22
Movie The Impostors 1998-05-18
Series LateLine Unknown 1998-03-17
Movie Primary Colors Miss Walsh 1998-03-20
Movie The Object of My Affection Constance Miller 1998-04-17
Movie Six Days Seven Nights Marjorie 1998-06-12
Movie David and Lisa Alix 1998-11-01
Movie Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs 1998-09-07
Movie ...First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac 1997-02-16
Movie Anita Liberty Gynecologist 1997-01-18
Movie Private Parts Dee Dee 1997-03-07
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie The Ice Storm Dot Halford 1997-09-27
Movie Julian Po Lilah Leech 1997-09-05
Movie Faithful Saleslady 1996-04-03
Series Aliens in the Family Unknown 1996-03-15
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Walking and Talking Gum Puller 1996-07-17
Movie The Associate Sandy 1996-10-25
Movie The Cowboy Way NYPD Computer Operator 1994-06-03
Movie Dead Funny Jennifer 1994-05-21
Movie Wolf Party Guest 1994-06-17
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Woman in Christmas Shop 1994-11-18
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Guest Caller - Phyllis 1993-09-16
Movie Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny 1989-08-01
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