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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 series Wiedersehen mit Brideshead 1981-10-12
Latest Project:
Movie I, Tonya 2017-12-08
Known For
Poster of Mom
Poster of Noch tausend Worte
Poster of The EcoZone Project
Poster of Winter Solstice
Movie I, Tonya LaVona Golden 2017-12-08
Movie A Happening of Monumental Proportions Principal Nichols 2017-05-05
Movie Sun Dogs Rose Chipley 2017-06-18
Movie Tallulah Margo 2016-06-02
Movie Findet Dorie Peach (voice) 2016-06-16
Movie Die Insel der besonderen Kinder Dr. Golan 2016-09-28
Movie Girl On The Train Detective Sgt. Riley 2016-10-05
Movie DUFF - Hast du keine, bist du eine Dottie Piper 2015-02-20
Movie Minions Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Spy - Susan Cooper Undercover Elaine Crocker 2015-05-06
Movie Binky Nelson Schnullerlos Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-11-04
Movie The Night Is Young Wanda 2015-10-29
Movie Brightest Star The Astronomer 2014-01-31
Movie Die Abenteuer von Mr. Peabody & Sherman Ms. Grunion (voice) 2014-02-07
Movie Wie schreibt man Liebe? Mary Weldon 2014-06-15
Movie Days and Nights Elizabeth 2014-09-26
Movie Get On Up Kathy 2014-08-01
Movie Tammy - Voll abgefahren Deb 2014-07-02
Movie Trust Me Meg 2013-04-20
Movie Touchy Feely Bronwyn 2013-01-19
Movie Ganz weit hinten Betty Thompson 2013-06-06
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Movie Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan 2013-09-06
Series Mom Bonnie Plunkett 2013-09-23
Movie Noch tausend Worte Samantha Davis 2012-03-07
Movie Vom Blitz getroffen Sheryl Phillips 2012-04-20
Movie Liberal Arts Professor Judith Fairfield 2012-09-14
Movie Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Aly San San 2011-05-20
Movie The Help Charlotte Phelan 2011-08-09
Series Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen 2011-02-09
Movie Die Tochter meines besten Freundes Carol Ostroff 2011-09-09
Movie Margaret Wounded Woman 2011-09-30
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
Series Six For the Road Dr. Melanie Abbasac 2008-10-29
Series The EcoZone Project 2007-04-13
Movie Hairspray Prudy Pringleton 2007-07-13
Series Phineas und Ferb Charlene Doofenshmirtz 2007-08-17
Movie Juno Bren MacGuff 2007-12-05
Movie Ab durch die Hecke Gladys (voice) 2006-04-22
Movie Lucky # Slevin Unknown 2006-02-24
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 Glück in kleinen Dosen Allie Stiffle 2005-06-08
Movie Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin 2004-01-29
Movie Keine halben Sachen 2 - Jetzt erst recht Unknown 2004-04-07
Movie Findet Nemo Peach (voice) 2003-05-30
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Two and a Half Men Unknown 2003-09-22
Movie How to Deal - Wer braucht schon Liebe Lydia Martin 2003-07-18
Series Madventures Ann 2002-10-13
Movie The Hours – Von Ewigkeit zu Ewigkeit Sally Lester 2002-12-27
Movie Nurse Betty - Gefährliche Träume Lyla Branch 2000-09-08
Series Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Movie Gnadenlos schön Loretta 1999-07-23
Series The West Wing – Im Zentrum der Macht C.J. Cregg 1999-09-22
Movie American Beauty Barbara Fitts 1999-09-15
Movie The Impostors 1998-05-18
Series LateLine Unknown 1998-03-17
Movie Mit aller Macht Miss Walsh 1998-03-20
Movie Liebe in jeder Beziehung Constance Miller 1998-04-17
Movie Sechs Tage, sieben Nächte Marjorie 1998-06-12
Movie David and Lisa Alix 1998-11-01
Movie Celebrity - Schön, reich, berühmt Evelyn Isaacs 1998-09-07
Movie Anita Liberty Gynecologist 1997-01-18
Movie Private Parts Dee Dee 1997-03-07
Movie In letzter Konsequenz Lilah Leech 1997-09-05
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Movie Der Hochzeitstag Saleslady 1996-04-03
Series Aliens in the Family Unknown 1996-03-15
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Movie Wer ist Mr. Cutty? Sandy 1996-10-25
Movie Dead Funny Jennifer 1994-05-21
Movie Machen wir's wie Cowboys NYPD Computer Operator 1994-06-03
Movie Wolf - Das Tier im Manne Party Guest 1994-06-17
Series New York Undercover Unknown 1994-09-08
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Series Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
Series A Woman Named Jackie Lily 1991-10-13
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13
Movie Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny 1989-08-01
Movie Stirb langsam Unknown 1988-07-15
Series Wiedersehen mit Brideshead Ms. Perky 1981-10-12