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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 Common Prayer
Latest Project:
Movie The People We Hate at the Wedding 2022-11-17
Known For
Movie The Heart 2024
Movie Common Prayer Grace Strasser-Mendana 2024
Movie The People We Hate at the Wedding Donna 2022-11-17
Movie To Leslie Nancy 2022-10-07
Movie Minions & More Volume 2 Madge Nelson (voice) 2022-11-08
Movie Lou Lou 2022-09-23
Movie A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote C.J. Cregg 2020-10-15
Movie Lazy Susan Velvet 2020-04-03
Movie Ma Doctor Brooks 2019-05-29
Movie Troop Zero Miss Massey 2019-02-01
Movie The Addams Family Margaux Needler (voice) 2019-10-10
Movie Bad Education Pam Gluckin 2019-09-08
Movie Bombshell Susan Estrich 2019-12-13
Movie Expedition Amelia Narrator (voice) 2019-10-20
Movie Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal Self (archive footage) 2018-08-21
Movie Sun Dogs Rose Chipley 2017-06-18
Movie A Happening of Monumental Proportions Principal Nichols 2017-05-05
Movie I, Tonya LaVona Golden 2017-12-08
Movie Tallulah Margo 2016-06-02
Movie The Girl on the Train Detective Sgt. Riley 2016-10-05
Movie Finding Dory Peach (voice) 2016-06-16
Movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Dr. Golan 2016-09-27
Movie Spy Elaine Crocker 2015-05-06
Movie The DUFF Dottie Piper 2015-02-20
Movie Binky Nelson Unpacified Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-11-04
Movie The Night Is Young Wanda 2015-10-29
Movie Minions Madge Nelson (voice) 2015-06-17
Movie Brightest Star The Astronomer 2014-01-31
Movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman Ms. Grunion (voice) 2014-02-07
Movie The Rewrite Mary Weldon 2014-06-15
Movie Days and Nights Elizabeth 2014-09-26
Movie Get on Up Kathy 2014-08-01
Movie Tammy Deb 2014-07-02
Movie The Way Way Back Betty Thompson 2013-06-06
Movie Trust Me Meg 2013-04-20
Movie Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy Narrator (voice) 2013-06-19
Series Mom Bonnie Plunkett 2013-09-23
Movie Touchy Feely Bronwyn 2013-09-06
Movie Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan 2013-09-06
Movie A Thousand Words Samantha Davis 2012-03-07
Movie Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips 2012-04-20
Movie Celia Celia 2012-10-26
Movie Liberal Arts Professor Judith Fairfield 2012-09-14
Series Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen 2011-02-09
Movie Margaret Monica Patterson 2011-09-30
Movie The Oranges Carol Ostroff 2011-09-09
Movie The Help Charlotte Phelan 2011-08-09
Movie Love and Distrust Grechen (Segment 5: Auto Motives) 2010-08-16
Movie Backwash Self 2010-11-15
Movie Away We Go Lily 2009-06-05
Movie Life During Wartime Trish 2009-10-10
Movie Pretty Ugly People Suzanna 2008-11-14
Movie Prop 8: The Musical Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife 2008-12-03
Movie Hairspray Prudy Pringleton 2007-07-19
Movie Juno Bren MacGuff 2007-12-05
Series The EcoZone Project 2007-04-13
Movie Over the Hedge Gladys (voice) 2006-05-17
Movie Strangers with Candy Alice 2006-07-28
Movie Our Very Own Joan Whitfield 2005-01-01
Movie The Chumscrubber Allie Stiffle 2005-06-08
Movie Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin 2004-01-29
Movie Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker 2004-11-01
Movie Finding Nemo Peach (voice) 2003-05-30
Movie Chicken Party Barbara Strasser 2003-10-14
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 2000-08-30
Movie 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky 1999-03-30
Movie American Beauty Barbara Fitts 1999-09-15
Series The West Wing C.J. Cregg 1999-09-22
Movie Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta 1999-07-23
Movie Primary Colors Miss Walsh 1998-03-20
Movie The Object of My Affection Constance Miller 1998-04-17
Movie Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs 1998-09-07
Movie Six Days Seven Nights Marjorie 1998-06-12
Movie David and Lisa Alix 1998-11-01
Movie The Impostors Maxine (Max) 1998-10-02
Movie Anita Liberty Gynecologist 1997-01-18
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
Movie Private Parts Dee Dee 1997-03-07
Movie Faithful Saleslady 1996-04-03
Movie Rescuing Desire Betsy 1996-05-14
Movie Walking and Talking Gum Puller 1996-07-17
Movie Big Night Ann 1996-09-20
Movie The Associate Sandy 1996-10-25
Movie Heading Home Mary Polanski 1995-04-08
Movie Dead Funny Jennifer 1994-05-21
Movie The Cowboy Way NYPD Computer Operator 1994-06-03
Movie Miracle on 34th Street Woman in Christmas Shop 1994-11-18
Movie Wolf Party Guest 1994-06-17
Movie Blind Spot Doreen 1993-05-02
Movie Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny 1989-08-01