Allison Janney

Allison Janney

Allison Janney is an American actress born in Dayton, Ohio, who studied at Kenyon College where she studied under Paul Newman.  Janney pursued acting partially due to Newman’s encouragement, going on to study drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.    Janney is best known for her role as White House Press Secretary (and later Chief of Staff) C.J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing.  Janney’s portrayal of Cregg earned her multiple awards, including four Primetime Emmy Awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, among many others.   Prior to West Wing-fame, Janney performed in numerous American films and soap operas, including American Beauty, As The World Turns, and 10 Things I Hate About You.  Following her considerable television success, Janney has gone on to star in numerous critically acclaimed movies and television programs. She remains active in theatre and often works with fellow West Wing alums. Janney currently lends her voice and talent to television and radio through notable guest spots and commercial advertising.

Movies starring Allison Janney (70)

The Addams Family (2019)

Margaux Needler (Voice)

I, Tonya (2017)

Lavona Golden

Sun Dogs (2017)

Rose Chipley

The Girl on the Train (2016)

Detective Sgt. Riley

Finding Dory (2016)

Peach (Voice)

A Book of Common Prayer (2015)

Grace Strasser-Mendana

Binky Nelson Unpacified (2015)

Madge Nelson (Voice)

Minions (2015)

Madge Nelson (Voice)

Spy (2015)

Elaine Crocker

The DUFF (2015)

Dottie Piper

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

Ms. Grunion (Voice)

Brightest Star (2014)

The Astronomer

Bad Words (2013)

Dr. Bernice Deagan

Liberal Arts (2012)

Professor Judith Fairfield

Margaret (2011)

Wounded Woman

The Oranges (2011)

Carol Ostroff

The Help (2011)

Charlotte Phelan

Juno (2007)

Bren Macguff

Hairspray (2007)

Prudy Pringleton

Over the Hedge (2006)

Gladys (Voice)

Piccadilly Jim (2005)

Eugenia Crocker

Our Very Own (2005)

Joan Whitfield

How to Deal (2003)

Lydia Martin

Finding Nemo (2003)

Peach (Voice)

The Hours (2002)

Sally Lester

Celebrity (1998)

Evelyn Isaacs

Julian Po (1997)

Lilah Leech

...First Do No Harm (1997)

Dr. Melanie Abbasac

Wolf (1994)

Party Guest

The Cowboy Way (1994)

Nypd Computer Operator

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