Allison Janney

19 Nov 1959

Actor

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.

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Filmography (44 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···I, Tonya
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as LaVona Golden)
(movie, 2016)
···The Girl on the Train
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Detective Sgt. Riley)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Dr. Golan)
(movie, 2016)
···Tallulah
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Margo)
(movie, 2016)
···Finding Dory
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Family
Role: Actor (as Peach (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Minions
Genre: Family, Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Madge Nelson (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Spy
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Role: Actor (as Elaine Crocker)
(movie, 2015)
···The DUFF
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dottie Piper)
(movie, 2014)
···Days and Nights
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth)
(movie, 2014)
···Get on Up
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Kathy)
(movie, 2014)
···Tammy
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Deb)
(movie, 2014)
···The Rewrite
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor
(movie, 2014)
···Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Ms. Grunion (voice))
(movie, 2014)
···Brightest Star
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as The Astronomer)
(movie, 2013)
···Bad Words
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Dr. Bernice Deagan)
(movie, 2013)
···The Way Way Back
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Betty)
(movie, 2013)
···Trust Me
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Meg)
(movie, 2013)
···The Way, Way Back
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Betty)
(movie, 2012)
···Liberal Arts
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Prof. Judith Fairfield)
(movie, 2012)
···Struck by Lightning
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sheryl Phillips)
(movie, 2012)
···A Thousand Words
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Samantha Davis)
(movie, 2011)
···Margaret
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Wounded Woman)
(movie, 2011)
···The Oranges
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Carol Ostroff)
(movie, 2011)
···The Help
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Charlotte Phelan)
(movie, 2009)
···Away We Go
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lily)
(movie, 2009)
···Life During Wartime
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Trish)
(movie, 2007)
···Juno
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Bren MacGuff)
(movie, 2007)
···Hairspray
Genre: Family, Comedy, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Prudy Pringleton)
(movie, 2006)
···Over the Hedge
Genre: Comedy, Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Gladys (voice))
(movie, 2005)
···The Chumscrubber
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Allie Stiffle)
(movie, 2005)
···Our Very Own
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Joan Whitfield)
(movie, 2004)
···Winter Solstice
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Molly Ripkin)
(movie, 2003)
···Finding Nemo
Genre: Animation, Family
Role: Actor (as Peach (voice))
(movie, 2003)
···How to Deal
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lydia Martin)
(movie, 2002)
···The Hours
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Sally Lester)
(movie, 1999)
8.8American Beauty
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Barbara Fitts)
(movie, 1999)
···Drop Dead Gorgeous
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Loretta)
(movie, 1999)
···10 Things I Hate About You
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ms. Perky)
(movie, 1998)
···Celebrity
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Evelyn Isaacs)
(movie, 1998)
···Six Days Seven Nights
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Marjorie)
(movie, 1998)
···The Object of My Affection
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Constance Miller)
(movie, 1998)
···Primary Colors
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Miss Walsh)
(movie, 1997)
···...First Do No Harm
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Dr. Melanie Abbasac)
(movie, 1994)
···Wolf
Genre: Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Party Guest)