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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 & 54 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The West Wing
The West Wing C.J. Cregg
(1999-2006)
American Beauty
American Beauty Barbara Fitts
(1999)
Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo Peach
(2003)
Juno
Juno Bren MacGuff
(2007)

Filmography

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 2018 I, Tonya (post-production)
LaVona Golden
 2017 Sun Dogs (completed)
Rose Chipley
 2013-2018 Mom (TV Series)
Bonnie
- Episode #5.15 (2018) ... Bonnie
- Episode #5.13 (2018) ... Bonnie
- Episode #5.14 (2018) ... Bonnie
- Episode #5.12 (2018) ... Bonnie
- Episode #5.11 (2018) ... Bonnie
 2017 Nobodies (TV Series)
Allison Janney
- The Rat, the Cheese and the Trap (2017) ... Allison Janney
 2016 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Julia
- Friends and Family (2016) ... Julia (voice)
 2016 The Girl on the Train
Detective Riley
 2016 Finding Dory
Peach (voice)
 2016 Tallulah
Margo
 2015 Binky Nelson Unpacified (Video short)
Madge Nelson (voice)
 2015 Minions
Madge Nelson (voice)
 2015 Break a Hip (TV Series)
Niblett
- The Doctor (2015) ... Niblett
- The Dinner (2015) ... Niblett
- The Landlord (2015) ... Niblett
 2015 The Adventures of Mr. Clown (TV Series)
Allison
- 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
 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
Dottie
 2014 Get on Up
Kathy
 2014 Tammy
Deb
 2013 Veep (TV Series)
Janet Ryland
 2013 Trust Me
Meg
 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
 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 Finding Nemo (Video Game)
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. 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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Other Works:

starred with Anthony LaPaglia on Broadway in a revival of Arthur Miller's play, "A View From The Bridge", for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress. LaPaglia eventually left the cast and was replaced by Tony Danza. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Listen, I'm an actor. I can make anyone believe anything. I don't have to know what the hell I'm talking about. See more »

Trivia:

Has played Melissa McCarthy's mother in Tammy (2014) and later Melissa's boss in Spy (2015). See more »

Trademark:

Towering height.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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