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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 38 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Minions
Madge Nelson (voice)
 2015 Break a Hip (TV Series)
- The Doctor (2015) ... Niblett
- The Dinner (2015) ... Niblett
- The Landlord (2015) ... Niblett
 2015 The Adventures of Mr. Clown (TV Series)
- Word of the Day: Cat #2 (2015) ... Allison
- Word of the Day: House (2015) ... Allison
- Word of the Day: Three (2015) ... Allison
- Word of the Day: Twins (2015) ... Allison
 2015 Spy
Elaine Crocker
 2010-2015 Family Guy (TV Series)
Mistress Vita / Crystal Quagmire / Teen People Editor
- Encyclopedia Griffin (2015) ... Mistress Vita (voice)
- Quagmire's Mom (2015) ... Crystal Quagmire (voice)
 2015 The DUFF
 2014 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Judith Frick
- Lost on the Young (2014) ... Judith Frick
- Drink to Forget (2014) ... Judith Frick
 2014 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Judith Frick
- Coital Consequences (2014) ... Judith Frick
- Learning Experience (2014) ... Judith Frick
- Looking at Other Things (2014) ... Judith Frick
 2014 Get on Up
 2014 Tammy
 2013 Veep (TV Series)
Janet Ryland
 2013 Trust Me
 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)
 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)
- GlennHog Day (2011) ... Marcia (voice)
 2010 Lost (TV Series)
- Across the Sea (2010) ... Mother
 2009 Lashisse (Video short) (voice)
 2009 Away We Go
 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)
- 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)
- Full Metal Dust Jacket (2003) ... Laura (voice)
 2002 Rooftop Kisses (Short)
 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)
 2000 Auto Motives (Short)
 1999 The Debtors
 1999 LateLine (TV Series)
Helen Marschant
- The Minister of Television (1999) ... Helen Marschant
 1998 David and Lisa (TV Movie)
 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)
 1996 Flux (Short)
 1996 Rescuing Desire
 1996 The Associate
 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
 1996 Big Night
 1996 Walking and Talking
Gum Puller
 1995 Heading Home
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- 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
 1993 Blind Spot (TV Movie)
 1991 Morton & Hayes (TV Series)
Mrs. Hayes / Beatrice Caldicott
- Home Buddies (1991) ... Mrs. Hayes
- Society Saps (1991) ... Beatrice Caldicott
 1989 Who Shot Patakango?
Miss Penny
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Ginger (1993-1995)
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Made her Broadway premier in the revival of the 1939 Noël Coward play "Present Laughter." See more »

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


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[2011, on Big Night (1996)] Oh, well, Stanley Tucci, love of my life. I did a play with him and got to know him, and he was talking about this movie he was doing, that he was getting together. And I just loved him so much that I wanted to be around him, so I said, "Stanley, let me be part of this movie. I will be craft services. I will be your script girl. Just let me be part of this in some way"... See more »


Lives across the street from her The West Wing (1999) co-star Janel Moloney. See more »


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