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Allison Janney


Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing (1999). Entertainment Weekly magazine describes Janney's screen presence as "uncommonly ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 31 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 A Book of Common Prayer (pre-production)
Grace Strasser-Mendana
 2014 Break a Hip (TV Series) (pre-production)
Niblett
- The Doctor ... Niblett
- The Landlord ... Niblett
  The Heart (pre-production) (rumored)
 2015 Spy (post-production)
 2014 Get on Up
Kathy
 2014 Tammy
Deb
 2014 The Rewrite
Mary Weldon
 2013 Veep (TV Series)
Janet Ryland
- First Response (2013) ... Janet Ryland
 2013 Trust Me
Meg
 2008-2013 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Charlene Doofenshmirtz / Additional Voices
- Bee Day/Bee Story (2013) ... Charlene Doofenshmirtz / Additional Voices (voice)
- This Is Your Backstory (2012) ... Charlene Doofenshmirtz / Additional Voices (voice)
- Excaliferb! (2012) ... Charlene Doofenshmirtz (voice)
 2012 Celia (Short)
Celia
 2012 The Big C (TV Series)
Rita Strauss
- Life Rights (2012) ... Rita Strauss
 2012 Friday Night Dinner (TV Movie)
Barbara Fisher
 2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Marcia
- GlennHog Day (2011) ... Marcia (voice)
 2010 Lost (TV Series)
Mother
- Across the Sea (2010) ... Mother
 2010 Family Guy (TV Series)
Teen People Editor
 2009 Lashisse (Video short) (voice)
 2009 Away We Go
Lily
 2009 The Battery's Down (TV Series)
Caroline Carroll
- Bad Bad News (2009) ... Caroline Carroll
- Paciencia y Fe (2009) ... Caroline Carroll
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short)
Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife
 2007 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Beverly
- My Damn Stalker (2007) ... Beverly
 1999-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
C.J. Cregg
- Tomorrow (2006) ... C.J. Cregg
- Transition (2006) ... C.J. Cregg
- Requiem (2006) ... C.J. Cregg
 2006 Over the Hedge
Gladys (voice)
 2005 Weeds (TV Series)
Ms. Greenstein - Attorney
- Lude Awakening (2005) ... Ms. Greenstein - Attorney (uncredited)
 2005 Our Very Own
Joan Whitfield
 2004/I Winter Solstice
Molly Ripkin
 2003 Chicken Party (Short)
Barbara Strasser
 2003 Finding Nemo
Peach (voice)
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Laura
- Full Metal Dust Jacket (2003) ... Laura (voice)
 2002 Rooftop Kisses (Short)
Melissa
 2001-2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Susanna / Phyllis
- Three Blind Dates (2002) ... Susanna
- The Two Hundredth (2001) ... Phyllis (voice)
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
Kathy McCormack
 2000 Leaving Drew (Short)
Paula
 2000 Auto Motives (Short)
Grechen
 1999 The Debtors
 1999 LateLine (TV Series)
Helen Marschant
- The Minister of Television (1999) ... Helen Marschant
 1998 David and Lisa (TV Movie)
Alix
 1998 Celebrity
Evelyn Isaacs
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights
Marjorie, Robin's Boss
 1998 Primary Colors
Miss Walsh
 1997 Julian Po
Lilah Leech
 1997 The Ice Storm
Dot Halford
 1997 ...First Do No Harm (TV Movie)
Dr. Melanie Abbasac
 1997 Anita Liberty (Short)
Gynecologist
 1996 Flux (Short)
Heather
 1996 Rescuing Desire
Betsy
 1996 The Associate
Sandy
 1996 Cosby (TV Series)
Podiatric Nurse
- Happily Ever Hilton (1996) ... Podiatric Nurse
 1996 Aliens in the Family (TV Series)
Principal Sherman
- A Very Brody Tweeznax (1996) ... Principal Sherman
 1996 Faithful
Saleslady
 1996 Big Night
Ann
 1996 Walking and Talking
Gum Puller
 1995 Heading Home
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Vivian
- Digital Underground (1995) ... Vivian
 1995 The Wright Verdicts (TV Series)
Assistant District Attorney Alice Klein
- Sins of the Father (1995) ... Assistant District Attorney Alice Klein
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Woman in Christmas Shop
 1994 Wolf
Party Guest
 1992-1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ann Madsen / Nora
- Old Friends (1994) ... Ann Madsen
- Star Struck (1992) ... Nora
 1994 Dead Funny
Jennifer
 1993 Blind Spot (TV Movie)
Doreen
 1991 Morton & Hayes (TV Series)
Mrs. Morton / Beatrice Caldicott
- Home Buddies (1991) ... Mrs. Morton
- Society Saps (1991) ... Beatrice Caldicott
 1989 Who Shot Patakango?
Miss Penny
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Ginger (1993-1995)
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Other Works:

: Played Violet Newstead in "9 to 5: The Musical" musical by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick, based on the motion picture with story by Resnick, screenplay by Colin Higgins and Resnick on Broadway (Studio 54, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 5 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[2011, "Ginger" on Guiding Light (1952)] That was my first professional job as an actress in New York City, and I felt like I had made it! I was thrilled. It afforded me... Well, I could pay my rent on what I made! It was the first time I kind of started making a living. I could pay for my rent and for other things. I started being able to take my friends out to dinner. It was my first real ... See more »

Trivia:

In 2009, she won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance as Violet Newstead in "9 to 5", the musical version of the film Nine to Five (1980). She was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, but lost to Alice Ripley for her performance in "Next to Normal". See more »

Trademark:

Towering height.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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