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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 Common Prayer
Latest Project:
Movie The Creator 2023-09-27
Known For
Poster of The Oranges
Poster of The Help
Poster of Drop Dead Gorgeous
Poster of The Daily Show
Movie Common Prayer Grace Strasser-Mendana 2024
Movie The Creator Colonel Howell 2023-09-27
Movie Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love Self - Guest 2023-04-26
Movie Lou Lou 2022-09-23
Movie Minions & More Volume 2 Madge Nelson (voice) 2022-11-08
Movie The People We Hate at the Wedding Donna 2022-11-17
Movie To Leslie Nancy 2022-10-07
Movie The Addams Family 2 Margaux Needler (voice) 2021-10-01
Movie Breaking News in Yuba County Sue Buttons 2021-01-28
Movie Lazy Susan Velvet 2020-04-03
Movie A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote C.J. Cregg 2020-10-15
Movie Troop Zero Miss Massey 2019-02-01
Movie Ma Doctor Brooks 2019-05-29
Movie The Addams Family Margaux Needler (voice) 2019-10-10
Movie Expedition Amelia Narrator (voice) 2019-10-20
Movie Bombshell Susan Estrich 2019-12-13
Movie Bad Education Pam Gluckin 2019-09-08
Movie Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Self (archive footage) 2018-08-21
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 2016-09-27
Movie The Girl on the Train Detective Sgt. Riley 2016-10-05
Movie Spy Elaine Crocker 2015-05-06
Movie The DUFF Dottie Piper 2015-02-20
Movie The Night Is Young Wanda 2015-10-29
Movie Minions Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Binky Nelson Unpacified Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-11-04
Movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman Ms. Grunion (voice) 2014-02-07
Movie The Rewrite Mary Weldon 2014-06-15
Movie Brightest Star The Astronomer 2014-01-31
Movie Tammy Deb 2014-07-02
Movie Get on Up Kathy 2014-08-01
Movie Days and Nights Elizabeth 2014-09-26
Movie Trust Me Meg 2013-04-20
Movie The Way Way Back Betty Thompson 2013-06-06
Movie Touchy Feely Bronwyn 2013-09-06
Series Mom Bonnie Plunkett 2013-09-23
Movie Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan 2013-09-06
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie A Thousand Words Samantha Davis 2012-03-07
Movie Liberal Arts Professor Judith Fairfield 2012-09-14
Movie Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips 2012-04-20
Movie Celia Celia 2012-10-26
Series Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen 2011-02-09
Movie The Oranges Carol Ostroff 2011-09-09
Movie Margaret Monica Patterson 2011-09-30
Movie The Help Charlotte Phelan 2011-08-09
Movie Love and Distrust Grechen (segment "Auto Motives") 2010-08-16
Movie Backwash Self 2010-11-15
Movie Life During Wartime Trish 2009-10-10
Movie Away We Go Lily 2009-06-05
Series The Bonnie Hunt Show Unknown 2008-09-08
Movie Pretty Ugly People Suzanna 2008-11-14
Movie Prop 8: The Musical Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife 2008-12-03
Series The EcoZone Project 2007-04-21
Series Phineas and Ferb Charlene Doofenshmirtz 2007-08-17
Movie Hairspray Prudy Pringleton 2007-07-19
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 The Megan Mullally Show Unknown 2006-09-18
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
Series Weeds Ms. Greenstein 2005-08-07
Movie Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker 2004-11-01
Movie Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin 2004-01-29
Movie Finding Nemo Peach (voice) 2003-05-30
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Chicken Party Barbara Strasser 2003-10-14
Series Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie How to Deal Lydia Martin 2003-07-18
Movie The Hours Sally Lester 2002-12-27
Movie A Girl Thing Kathy McCormack 2001-01-19
Movie Nurse Betty Lyla 2000-08-30
Movie 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky 1999-03-30
Series The West Wing C.J. Cregg 1999-09-22
Movie Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta 1999-07-23
Movie American Beauty Barbara Fitts 1999-09-15
Movie Primary Colors Miss Walsh 1998-03-20
Series LateLine Unknown 1998-03-17
Movie The Object of My Affection Constance Miller 1998-04-17
Movie David and Lisa Alix 1998-11-01
Movie The Impostors Maxine (Max) 1998-10-02
Movie Six Days Seven Nights Marjorie 1998-06-12
Movie Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs 1998-09-07
Movie Anita Liberty Gynecologist 1997-01-18
Series King of the Hill Unknown 1997-01-12
Movie The Ice Storm Dot Halford 1997-02-05
Movie ...First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac 1997-02-16
Movie Julian Po Lilah Leech 1997-09-05
Movie Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Assistant D.A. 1997-06-14
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Private Parts Dee Dee 1997-03-07
Movie Faithful Saleslady 1996-04-03
Series Aliens in the Family Unknown 1996-03-15
Movie Rescuing Desire Betsy 1996-05-14
Movie Walking and Talking Gum Puller 1996-07-17
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie The Associate Sandy 1996-10-25
Movie Big Night Ann 1996-09-20
Movie The Cowboy Way NYPD Computer Operator 1994-06-03
Movie Dead Funny Jennifer 1994-05-21
Movie Wolf Party Guest 1994-06-17
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Woman in Christmas Shop 1994-11-18
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Movie Blind Spot Doreen 1993-05-02
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny 1989-08-01