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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 Yo, Tonya 2017-11-27
Known For
Poster of Buscando a Dory
Poster of Espías
Poster of Juegos de palabras
Poster of Frasier
Movie Yo, Tonya LaVona Golden 2017-11-27
Movie A Happening of Monumental Proportions 2017-05-05
Movie Sun Dogs Rose Chipley 2017-06-18
Movie La chica del tren Detective Sgt. Riley 2016-10-05
Movie El hogar de Miss Peregrine para niños peculiares Dr. Golan 2016-09-28
Movie Buscando a Dory Peach (voice) 2016-06-16
Movie Tallulah Margo 2016-06-02
Series Chelsea Herself 2016-05-11
Movie Espías Elaine Crocker 2015-05-06
Movie The DUFF Dottie Piper 2015-02-20
Series The Late Late Show with James Corden Herself 2015-03-23
Movie Los Minions Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-06-17
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Unknown 2015-08-02
Movie The Night Is Young Wanda 2015-10-29
Movie Binky Nelson Unpacified Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-11-04
Movie A Book of Common Prayer Grace Strasser-Mendana 2015-12-31
Movie I Feel Good: La historia de James Brown Kathy 2014-12-12
Movie Days and Nights Elizabeth 2014-09-26
Movie Tammy Deb 2014-07-02
Movie ¿Cómo se escribe amor? Mary Weldon 2014-06-15
Movie Las aventuras de Peabody y Sherman Ms. Grunion (voice) 2014-02-07
Movie La estrella más brillante The Astronomer 2014-01-31
Movie Trust Me Meg 2013-04-20
Movie Manos mágicas Bronwyn 2013-01-19
Series Mom Bonnie 2013-09-23
Movie El camino de vuelta Betty 2013-06-06
Movie Juegos de palabras Dr. Bernice Deagan 2013-09-06
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie Celia Celia 2012-10-26
Movie Amor y letras Professor Judith Fairfield 2012-09-14
Movie Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips 2012-04-20
Movie Mil palabras Samantha Davis 2012-03-07
Movie Criadas y señoras Charlotte Phelan 2011-08-09
Series Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen 2011-02-09
Movie La hija de mi mejor amigo Carol Ostroff 2011-09-09
Movie Margaret Wounded Woman 2011-09-30
Movie La vida en tiempos de guerra Trish 2009-10-10
Movie Pretty Ugly People Suzanna 2009-09-18
Movie Un lugar donde quedarse Lily 2009-06-05
Series The Bonnie Hunt Show Unknown 2008-09-08
Movie Juno Bren MacGuff 2007-12-05
Series Phineas y Ferb Charlene Doofenshmirtz 2007-08-17
Movie Hairspray Prudy Pringleton 2007-07-13
Series The EcoZone Project 2007-04-13
Movie Vecinos invasores Gladys (voice) 2006-04-22
Movie De vuelta al insti Alice 2006-07-28
Series Studio 60 Unknown 2006-09-18
Series The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-18
Movie Experimento mortal Elaine Crocker 2005-09-10
Series Weeds Ms. Greenstein 2005-08-07
Movie Kidnapped: Historia de un secuestro Allie Stiffle 2005-06-08
Movie Piccadilly Jim (...o cómo atrapar a un playboy) Eugenia Crocker 2005-04-22
Movie Our Very Own Joan Whitfield 2005-01-01
Movie Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin 2004-01-29
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Buscando a Nemo Peach (voice) 2003-05-30
Movie Enamórate Lydia Martin 2003-07-18
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Series Dos hombres y medio Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie Las horas Sally Lester 2002-12-27
Movie Persiguiendo a Betty Lyla Branch 2000-09-08
Series El ala oeste de la Casa Blanca C.J. Cregg 1999-09-22
Movie American Beauty Barbara Fitts 1999-09-15
Movie Muérete bonita Loretta 1999-07-23
Movie 10 razones para odiarte Ms. Perky 1999-03-30
Series Padre de familia Unknown 1999-01-31
Series LateLine Unknown 1998-03-17
Movie Primary Colors Miss Walsh 1998-03-20
Movie Mucho más que amigos Constance Miller 1998-04-17
Movie The Impostors 1998-05-18
Movie Seis días y siete noches Marjorie 1998-06-12
Movie Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs 1998-09-07
Movie David and Lisa Alix 1998-11-01
Movie Julian Po Lilah Leech 1997-09-05
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Partes privadas Dee Dee 1997-03-07
Movie ...First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac 1997-02-16
Movie Anita Liberty Gynecologist 1997-01-18
Series El rey de la colina Unknown 1997-01-12
Series Aliens in the Family Unknown 1996-03-15
Movie Faithful Saleslady 1996-04-03
Series Las noticias de Jon Stewart Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Big Night: Una gran noche Ann 1996-09-20
Movie Cómo triunfar en Wall Street Sandy 1996-10-25
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Movie Lobo Party Guest 1994-06-17
Movie Vaqueros de Nueva York NYPD Computer Operator 1994-06-03
Movie Dead Funny Jennifer 1994-05-21
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Ley y orden Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny 1989-08-01