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Allison Janney

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.

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Nov 19, 1959 In Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Who Shot Patakango? 1989-08-01
Latest Project:
Movie Bombshell 2019-12-13
Known For
Movie Bombshell Susan Estrich 2019-12-13
Movie I, Tonya LaVona Golden 2017-12-08
Movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Dr. Golan 2016-09-30
Movie Finding Dory Peach (voice) 2016-06-17
Movie Minions Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Spy Elaine Crocker 2015-05-06
Movie Tammy Deb 2014-07-02
Series Mom Bonnie Plunkett 2013-09-23
Movie Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan 2013-09-06
Movie Pretty Ugly People Suzanna 2009-09-18
Movie Away We Go Lily 2009-06-05
Movie Juno Bren MacGuff 2007-12-05
Movie Over the Hedge Gladys (voice) 2006-05-19
Movie The Chumscrubber Allie Stiffle 2005-06-08
Movie How to Deal Lydia Martin 2003-07-18
Movie Finding Nemo Peach (voice) 2003-05-30
Series The West Wing C.J. Cregg 1999-09-22
Movie American Beauty Barbara Fitts 1999-09-15
Movie 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky 1999-03-31
Movie Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs 1998-09-07
Movie The Impostors 1998-05-18
Movie Private Parts Dee Dee 1997-03-07
Movie ...First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac 1997-02-16
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 Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny 1989-08-01