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Allison Janney is an American actor. Janney portrays C.J. Cregg on The West Wing.

Early Life & Education

Janney was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in the Ohio cities of Cincinnati and Dayton. 

She is the daughter of Macy Brooks Janney (née Putnam), a former actress, and Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr., a real estate developer and jazz musician. She has two brothers, Hal and Jay. 

Janney attended the Miami Valley School in Dayton, where she was named a distinguished alumna in 2005, and the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, where she was named Alumna of the Year in 2016. She then attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. . She then went on to train at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York and did summer programs at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. 

Career

Janney appeared in more episodes of The West Wing than any other cast member. She won four Emmys for her work on the show in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004 and was nominated in 2003 and 2005. She was also nominated for four Golden Globes during her time on the show. She also won as the Best Supporting Actress at the 90th Academy Awards in 2018.

Janney has been an active film actress in supporting roles, recently appearing in Juno and Hairspray. She has also starred in American Beauty, 10 Things I Hate About You, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Object of My Affection, The Hours and How to Deal. She lent her voice to the films Over the Hedge and Finding Nemo. She was in the Howard Stern bio pic private Parts where she was Howard's boss at DC 101.

Janney portrays Bonnie Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom (2013–present). She starred in the 2017 movie I, Tonya, as LaVona Golden.

Personal Life

In interviews related to her role on Mom, Janney discussed her brother, Hal, who fought addiction for years before committing suicide. [1] On March 4, 2018, Janney dedicated her Academy Award win to him during her acceptance speech. [2]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Morton & Hayes Beatrice Caldicott-Hayes 2 episodes
1992 Law & Order' Nora Episode: "Star Struck"
1993 Blind Spot Doreen Television film
1993–95 Guiding Light Ginger 2 episodes
1994 Law & Order Ann Madsen Episode: "Old Friends"
1995 The Wright Verdicts Alice Klein Episode: "Sins of the Father"
1995 New York Undercover Vivian Episode: "Digital Underground"
1996 Aliens in the Family Principal Sherman Episode: "A Very Brody Tweeznax"
1996 Cosby Podiatric Nurse Episode: "Happily Ever Hilton"
1997 ...First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac Television film
1997 Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Assistant District Attorney Television film
1998 David and Lisa Alix Television film
1999 LateLine Helen Marschant Episode: "The Minister of Television"
1999–2006 The West Wing C.J. Cregg 145 episodes
2000 A Girl Thing Kathy McCormack Television film
2000–03 Scruff Holly (voice)
2001–02 Frasier Phyllis (voice) / Susanna 2 episodes
2003 King of the Hill Laura Episode: "Full Metal Dust Jacket"
2005 Weeds Ms. Greenstein Episode: "Lude Awakening"
2007 [wo and a Half Men Beverly Episode: "My Damn Stalker"
2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Herself Episode: "The Disaster Show"
2008–13 Phineas and Ferb Charlene Doofenshmirtz (voice) 9 episodes
2010–15 Family Guy Various (voice) 3 episodes
2010 Lost "Mother" Episode: "Across the Sea"
2010 In Plain Sight Allison Pearson 2 episodes
2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Marcia Episode: "GlennHog Day"
2011 Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen 13 episodes
2012 The Big C Rita Strauss Episode: "Life Rights"
2012 Robot Chicken Grammi Gummi / Woman (voice) Episode: "In Bed Surrounded by Loved Ones"
2013 Veep Janet Ryland Episode: "First Response"
2013–15 Masters of Sex Margaret Scully 9 episodes
2013–present Mom Bonnie Plunkett Main role; 132 episodes
2014 Web Therapy Judith Frick 2 episodes
2016 The Simpsons Julia (voice) Episode: "Friends and Family"
2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself Episode: "Allison Janney Wears a Chambray Western Shirt and Suede Fringe Boots"
2017 F Is for Family Henrietta Van Horne (voice) 3 episodes
2017 Nobodies Herself 2 episodes
2017 American Dad! Jessie (voice) Episode: "Family Plan"
2018–present DuckTales Goldie O'Gilt (voice) 3 episodes
2019 The Kominsky Method Herself Episode: "Chapter 16. A Thetan Arrives"

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny
1994 Dead Funny Jennifer
1994 The Cowboy Way NYPD computer operator
1994 Wolf Party Guest
1994 Miracle on 34th Street Woman in Christmas Shop
1995 Heading Home Mary Polanski
1996 Flux Heather
1996 Rescuing Desire Betsy
1996 Walking and Talking Gum Puller
1996 Big Night Ann
1996 Faithful Saleswoman
1996 The Associate Sandy
1997 Anita Liberty Gynecologist Short film
1997 Private Parts Dee Dee
1997 The Ice Storm Dot Halford
1997 Julian Po Lilah Leech
1998 Primary Colors Miss Walsh
1998 The Object of My Affection Constance Miller
1998 The Impostors Maxine
1998 Six Days, Seven Nights Marjorie, Robin's boss
1998 Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky
1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta
1999 American Beauty Barbara Fitts
1999 The Debtors
2000 Leaving Drew Paula Short film
2000 Auto Motives Gretchen Short film
2000 Nurse Betty Lyla Branch
2000 Rooftop Kisses Melissa Short film
2002 The Hours Sally Lester
2003 Finding Nemo Peach (voice)
2003 How to Deal Lydia Martin
2003 Chicken Party Barbara Strasser Short film
2004 Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker
2004 Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin
2005 Strangers with Candy Alice
2005 The Chumscrubber Allie Stifle
2005 Our Very Own Joan Whitfield
2006 Over the Hedge Gladys Sharp (voice)
2007 Hairspray Prudy Pingleton
2007 Juno Brenda "Bren" MacGuff
2008 Pretty Ugly People Suzanna
2008 Prop 8: The Musical Prop 8 leader's wife
2009 Away We Go Lily
2009 Life During Wartime Trish Maplewood
2011 Margaret Wounded woman / Monica Patterson
2011 A Thousand Words Samantha Davis
2011 The Help Charlotte Phelan
2012 The Oranges Cathy Ostroff
2012 Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips
2012 Liberal Arts Prof. Judith Fairfield
2013 The Way, Way Back Betty Thompson
2013 Days and Nights Elizabeth
2013 Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan
2013 Trust Me Meg
2013 Brightest Star The Astronomer
2014 Tammy Deb
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mrs. Grunion (voice)
2014 The Rewrite Prof. Mary Weldon
2014 Get on Up Kathy
2015 The DUFF Dottie Piper
2015 Spy Elaine Crocker
2015 Minions Madge Nelson (voice)
2016 Tallulah Margaret "Margo" Mooney
2016 Finding Dory Peach (voice) Cameo
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Dr. Nancy Golan / Mr. Barron
2016 The Girl on the Train Detective Riley
2017 A Happening of Monumental Proportions Principal Nichols
2017 Sun Dogs Rose Chipley
2017 I, Tonya LaVona Golden
2019 Troop Zero Miss Massey
2019 Ma (film) Dr. Brooks
2019 Bad Education Pamela “Pam” Gluckin
2019 The Addams Family Margaux Needler (voice)
2019 Bombshell Susan Estrich
2020 Lazy Susan Velvet
TBA Breaking News in Yuba County Sue Bottoms Post-production

Music video

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Let Me Be Your Girl Clown Artist: Rachael Yamagata; Director: Josh Radnor

References

  1. https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/interviews/a12261/allison-janney-quotes-0112/
  2. https://heavy.com/entertainment/2018/03/allison-janney-family-parents-husband-married/
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