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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 68 wins & 91 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Help
The Help Charlotte Phelan
(2011)
The Hours
The Hours Sally Lester
(2002)
Juno
Juno Bren MacGuff
(2007)
Hairspray
Hairspray Prudy Pingleton
(2007)

Filmography

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 2019 The Addams Family (filming)
Margaux Needler (voice)
 2018 DuckTales (TV Series)
Goldie O'Gilt
 2013-2018 Mom (TV Series)
Bonnie
 2015-2018 Break a Hip (TV Series)
Niblett
 2017 I, Tonya
LaVona
 2017 American Dad! (TV Series)
Aunt Jesse
 2017 Nobodies (TV Series)
Allison Janney
 2017 Sun Dogs
Rose Chipley
 2017 F Is for Family (TV Series)
Henrietta Van Horne
 2017 Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TV Series)
C.J. Cregg
 2016 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Julia
 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/I The Night Is Young
Wanda
 2013-2015 Masters of Sex (TV Series)
Margaret Scully
 2015 Minions
Madge Nelson (voice)
 2015 The Adventures of Mr. Clown (TV Series)
Allison
 2015 Spy
Elaine Crocker
 2010-2015 Family Guy (TV Series)
Mistress Vita / Crystal Quagmire / Teen People Editor
 2015 The DUFF
Dottie
 2014 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Judith Frick
 2014 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Judith Frick
 2008-2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Charlene Doofenshmirtz
 2014 Get on Up
Kathy
 2014 Tammy
Deb
 2014 The Rewrite
Professor Weldon
 2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Ms. Grunion (voice)
 2014 Days and Nights
Elizabeth
 2013 Brightest Star
The Astronomer
 2013 Bad Words
Dr. Bernice Deagan
 2013 Veep (TV Series)
Janet Ryland
 2013 Trust Me
Meg
 2013 The Way Way Back
Betty
 2013 Touchy Feely
Bronwyn
 2012 Friday Night Dinner (TV Movie)
Barbara Fisher
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Grammi Gummi / Mother / Woman
 2012 Celia (Short)
Celia
 2012 The Big C (TV Series)
Rita Strauss
 2012 Walk & Talk: The West Wing Reunion (Short)
C.J. Cregg
 2012 Struck by Lightning
Sheryl Phillips
 2012/I A Thousand Words
Samantha Davis
 2012 Liberal Arts
Professor Judith Fairfield
 2011 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series)
Crystal Cohen
 2011/I Margaret
Monica Patterson
 2011 The Oranges
Cathy
 2011 The Help
Charlotte Phelan
 2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Short)
Aly San San (voice)
 2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Marcia
 2010 Love & Distrust (Video)
Grechen (segment 5 - Auto Motives)
 2010 Lost (TV Series)
Mother
 2010 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Allison Pearson
 2009 Lashisse (Video short) (voice)
 2009 Life During Wartime
Trish
 2009 Away We Go
Lily
 2009 The Battery's Down (TV Series)
Caroline Carroll
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short)
Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife
 2008 Pretty Ugly People
Suzanne
 2007 Juno
Bren MacGuff
 2007 Hairspray
Prudy Pingleton
 2007 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Beverly
 1999-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
C.J. Cregg
 2006 Over the Hedge
Gladys (voice)
 2005 Weeds (TV Series)
Ms. Greenstein - Attorney
 2005 Our Very Own
Joan Whitfield
 2005 Piccadilly Jim
Eugenia Crocker
 2005 Strangers with Candy
Alice
 2005 The Chumscrubber
Allie Stiffle
 2004/I Winter Solstice
Molly Ripkin
 2003 Chicken Party (Short)
Barbara Strasser
 2003 How to Deal
Lydia Martin
 2003 Finding Nemo
Peach (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo (Video Game)
Peach (voice)
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Laura
 2002 The Hours
Sally Lester
 2002 Rooftop Kisses (Short)
Melissa
 2001-2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Susanna / Phyllis
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
Kathy McCormack
 2000 Leaving Drew (Short)
Paula
 2000 Nurse Betty
Lyla
 2000 Auto Motives (Short)
Grechen
 1999 The Debtors
 1999 American Beauty
Barbara Fitts
 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Loretta
 1999 10 Things I Hate About You
Ms. Perky
 1999 LateLine (TV Series)
Helen Marschant
 1998 David and Lisa (TV Movie)
Alix
 1998 Celebrity
Evelyn Isaacs
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights
Marjorie, Robin's Boss
 1998 The Impostors
Maxine
 1998 The Object of My Affection
Constance Miller
 1998 Primary Colors
Miss Walsh
 1997 Julian Po
Lilah Leech
 1997 The Ice Storm
Dot Halford
 1997 Private Parts
Dee Dee
 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
 1996 Aliens in the Family (TV Series)
Principal Sherman
 1996 Faithful
Saleslady
 1996 Walking and Talking
Gum Puller
 1996 Big Night
Ann
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Vivian
 1995 The Wright Verdicts (TV Series)
Assistant District Attorney Alice Klein
 1995 Heading Home
Mary Polanski
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Woman in Christmas Shop
 1994 Wolf
Party Guest
 1994 The Cowboy Way
NYPD Computer Operator
 1992-1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ann Madsen / Nora
 1994 Dead Funny
Jennifer
 1993 Blind Spot (TV Movie)
Doreen
 1991 Morton & Hayes (TV Series)
Mrs. Hayes / 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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8 Interviews | 7 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

[2011, on Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)] I think I get more people coming up to me saying how much they love that movie than any other thing I've done. Even more than The West Wing (1999), I have to say. That movie is a cult classic, and that was a great part. I did a lot of improv in that part, and... It was a long time shooting up there for me. I hung out a lot at the Mall Of America to get that ... See more »

Trivia:

Stepcousin of Michael Weatherly. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height.

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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