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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 34 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Minions (completed)
 2015 Spy
Elaine Crocker (uncredited)
 2015 The DUFF
Dottie
 2014 Get on Up
Kathy
 2014 Tammy
Deb
 2013 Trust Me
Meg
 2009 Away We Go
Lily
 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
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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Other Works:

TV commercial for Kaiser Permanente (voice) 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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[2011, on 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)] My first big movie where I got money. Where I got real money that I put in the bank. That was very important to me... And to my father. I remember having dinner with him, telling him, "Dad, I just got cast in this part, and they're paying me blank amount of money", and it was enough to put in the bank and save. And he was very proud of me. [Director] ... See more »

Trivia:

In the 1998 movie The Object of My Affection (1998), she played Alan Alda's wife. In the early 1990s, she attended Kenyon College with Alda's daughter, Elizabeth Alda. Alda co-starred on The West Wing (1999) from 2005-2006 with Janney, though they have not appeared together on camera. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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