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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 32 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Minions (completed)
 2015 Spy
Elaine Crocker
 2015 The DUFF
Dottie
 2014 Get on Up
Kathy
 2014 Tammy
Deb
 2013 Trust Me
Meg
 2012 Celia (Short)
Celia
 2009 Away We Go
Lily
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short)
Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife
 2006 Over the Hedge
Gladys (voice)
 2005 Our Very Own
Joan Whitfield
 2004/I Winter Solstice
Molly Ripkin
 2003 Chicken Party (Short)
Barbara Strasser
 2003 Finding Nemo
Peach (voice)
 2002 Rooftop Kisses (Short)
Melissa
 2000 Leaving Drew (Short)
Paula
 2000 Auto Motives (Short)
Grechen
 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
 1997 Anita Liberty (Short)
Gynecologist
 1996 Flux (Short)
Heather
 1996 Rescuing Desire
Betsy
 1996 The Associate
Sandy
 1996 Faithful
Saleslady
 1996 Big Night
Ann
 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
Jennifer
 1989 Who Shot Patakango?
Miss Penny
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Made her Broadway premier in the revival of the 1939 Noel Coward play "Present Laughter." See more »

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[2011, on Lost (2004)] Most difficult acting job I've ever had to do in my life. Didn't enjoy acting outdoors, in streams and in the elements. It was very hard. I had to loop most of my performance for that. That's what I want to say about that: I had to loop for 10 hours. That was not fun. I don't like looping. And it was a weird decision, I think, in my career to do that, 'cause I... I don't ... See more »

Trivia:

Formerly lived with Dennis Gagomiros, a computer programmer, in a Manhattan loft. They first met at the New York City Playhouse in 1982. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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