Allison Janney



Place of birth:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA:


Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress born in Boston, Massachusetts 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 rose to prominence 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 films 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.


The Addams Family (2019)
Margaux Needler (voice)
I, Tonya (2017)
LaVona Golden
Sun Dogs (2017)
Rose Chipley
A Happening of Monumental Proportions (2017)
Principal Nichols
The Girl on the Train (2016)
Detective Sgt. Riley
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Dr. Golan
Finding Dory (2016)
Peach (voice)
Tallulah (2016)
A Book of Common Prayer (2015)
Grace Strasser-Mendana
Binky Nelson Unpacified (2015)
Madge Nelson (voice)
The Night Is Young (2015)
Minions (2015)
Madge Nelson (voice)
Spy (2015)
Elaine Crocker
The DUFF (2015)
Dottie Piper
Days and Nights (2014)
Get on Up (2014)
Tammy (2014)
The Rewrite (2014)
Mary Weldon
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)
Ms. Grunion (voice)
Brightest Star (2014)
The Astronomer
Bad Words (2013)
Dr. Bernice Deagan
Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (2013)
Narrator (voice)
The Way Way Back (2013)
Betty Thompson
Trust Me (2013)
Touchy Feely (2013)
Celia (2012)
Liberal Arts (2012)
Professor Judith Fairfield
Struck by Lightning (2012)
Sheryl Phillips
A Thousand Words (2012)
Samantha Davis
Margaret (2011)
Wounded Woman
The Oranges (2011)
Carol Ostroff
The Help (2011)
Charlotte Phelan
Life During Wartime (2009)
Pretty Ugly People (2009)
Away We Go (2009)
Juno (2007)
Bren MacGuff
Hairspray (2007)
Prudy Pringleton
Strangers with Candy (2006)
Over the Hedge (2006)
Gladys (voice)
The Chumscrubber (2005)
Allie Stiffle
Piccadilly Jim (2005)
Eugenia Crocker
Our Very Own (2005)
Joan Whitfield
Winter Solstice (2004)
Molly Ripkin
How to Deal (2003)
Lydia Martin
Finding Nemo (2003)
Peach (voice)
The Hours (2002)
Sally Lester
Rooftop Kisses (2002)
Nurse Betty (2000)
Lyla Branch
American Beauty (1999)
Barbara Fitts
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Ms. Perky
David and Lisa (1998)
Celebrity (1998)
Evelyn Isaacs
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
The Impostors (1998)
The Object of My Affection (1998)
Constance Miller
Primary Colors (1998)
Miss Walsh
The Ice Storm (1997)
Dot Halford
Julian Po (1997)
Lilah Leech
Private Parts (1997)
Dee Dee
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Dr. Melanie Abbasac
Anita Liberty (1997)
The Associate (1996)
Big Night (1996)
Walking and Talking (1996)
Gum Puller
Faithful (1996)
Wolf (1994)
Party Guest
The Cowboy Way (1994)
NYPD Computer Operator
Dead Funny (1994)
Who Shot Patakango? (1989)
Miss Penny
Breaking News In Yuba County ()
Sue Bottoms
Bad Education ()
Troupe Zero ()
Miss Massey
Fair and Balanced ()
Susan Estrich