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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 5 Golden Globes. Another 45 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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The West Wing
The West Wing C.J. Cregg
American Beauty
American Beauty Barbara Fitts
Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo Peach
Juno Bren MacGuff


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 2017 Sun Dogs (post-production)
Rose Chipley
 2016 The Girl on the Train
Detective Riley
 2016 Finding Dory
Peach (voice)
 2016 Tallulah
 2015 Minions
Madge Nelson (voice)
 2015 The DUFF
 2014 Get on Up
 2014 Tammy
 2013 Trust Me
 2009 Away We Go
 2006 Over the Hedge
Gladys (voice)
 2005 Our Very Own
Joan Whitfield
 2004/I Winter Solstice
Molly Ripkin
 2003 Finding Nemo
Peach (voice)
 1999 The Debtors
 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
 1996 Rescuing Desire
 1996 The Associate
 1996 Faithful
 1996 Big Night
 1996 Walking and Talking
Gum Puller
 1995 Heading Home
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Woman in Christmas Shop
 1994 Wolf
Party Guest
 1994 Dead Funny
 1989 Who Shot Patakango?
Miss Penny
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She acted in the musical, "9 to 5: The Musical," on Broadway in New York City with Marc Kudisch in the cast. Dolly Parton wrote the original score. Andy Blankenbuehler was choreographer. See more »

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


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[2011, on The West Wing (1999)] The most impactful role I've ever played. Life-changing. A life-changing role, in terms of my notoriety, if you want to call it that, opening doors to meeting the kinds of people I never would've met in a million years. Going to Washington and being invited to the White House, going to the Foreign Correspondents' Dinner. It just opened a million doors and broadened... See more »


While struggling to make it as an actress, she told people who inquired about what she did for a living that she was a photographer for "National Geographic." See more »


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