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Allison Janney

Janney at The Heart Truth Fashion Show, 2008
Personal information
Birth nameAllison Brooks Janney
Birth dateNovember 19, 1959(age 51)
Place of birthDayton, Ohio, U.S.
Years active1989 - present

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Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress, best known for her role as C. J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing. Janney was cast as the female lead in a live action/animation hybrid film version of The Smurfs.

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'Mr. Sunshine': Allison Janney duets with James Taylor - (blog) Tweet this news (blog)--Perry, who was a highly ranked junior tennis player as a teenager, gets to hit with Jimmy Connors in an episode, and his co-star -Allison Janney- -- who plays ... - Date : Tue, 25 Jan 2011 21:59:06 GMT+00:00
Matthew Perry writes his way onto a new ABC comedy - Los Angeles Times Tweet this news
Los Angeles Times--The cast includes: -Allison Janney- as Crystal, Ben's boss and arena owner; Andrea Anders as Alice, the marketing director with whom Ben has casual sex; ... - Date : Mon, 24 Jan 2011 21:31:17 GMT+00:00
Allison Janney brings shamelessness to 'Mr. Sunshine' - Tweet this news Janney- shot roles in two very separate, very distinct pilots last season and unfortunately had to bow out of one when she found they were both going ... - Date : Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:10:32 GMT+00:00
Janney: 'Sunshine opposite of West Wing' - Digital Spy Tweet this news
Digital Spy---Allison Janney- has claimed that her new show Mr. Sunshine is "the opposite" of former series The West Wing. ... - Date : Wed, 12 Jan 2011 11:33:02 GMT+00:00
'9 to 5' National Tour: A Well-Earned 7 - Broadway World Tweet this news
Broadway World--You can tell the Broadway role was written for -Allison Janney-, whose acting skills trump her singing. And then there's Ms. Parris, whose comically charged ... - Date : Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:58:45 GMT+00:00
New 'Star Wars' attraction to land at Disney theme park - Independent Tweet this news
Independent---...- and two new characters will be introduced, including Ace, a new pilot, and Aly San San, the spokesdroid, voiced by -Allison Janney- (The West Wing, Juno, ... - Date : Sat, 22 Jan 2011 02:47:00 GMT+00:00
Latest Celebrity Trend: Rescuing pets while on location - On Location Vacations Tweet this news
On Location Vacations---Allison Janney-, Sissy Spacek, and Emma Stone were among the stars who were saving dogs' lives for the Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals. ... - Date : Sat, 15 Jan 2011 20:11:40 GMT+00:00
Allison Janney happy with comedy role - Digital Spy Tweet this news
Digital Spy---Allison Janney- has revealed that she is pleased she has landed a role in a comedy show. Janney has signed up to star in ... - Date : Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:10:54 GMT+00:00
Best.Gay.Week.Ever! An All-American (Gay) Hero! - Tweet this news the flip side of meeting Darren Criss and -Allison Janney-, in pretty much all respects, was my interview with Gary Marsh, president of Disney Channel ... - Date : Fri, 14 Jan 2011 06:32:02 GMT+00:00
Allison Janney on Mr. Sunshine, Matthew Perry's Helpful Insults, and Missing ... - Movieline Tweet this news
Movieline---Allison Janney- returns to primetime Feb. 9 on the ABC comedy Mr. Sunshine, playing Matthew Perry's unpredictable boss. The four-time Emmy champ will ... - Date : Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:06:49 GMT+00:00

Year Film Role Notes
1989 Who Shot Patakango? Miss Penny
1994 Dead Funny Jennifer
The Cowboy Way NYPD computer operator
Wolf Party guest
Miracle on 34th Street Christmas shop woman
1995 Heading Home Unknown role
1996 Flux Heather
Rescuing Desire Betsy
Walking and Talking Gum Puller
Big Night Ann Nominated - Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
Faithful Saleswoman
The Associate Sandy
1997 Anita Liberty Gynecologist
Private Parts Dee Dee
The Ice Storm Dot Halford
Julian Pro Lilah Leech
1998 Primary Colors (film) Miss Walsh
The Object of My Affection Constance Miller
The Impostors Maxine
Six Days Seven Nights Marjorie, Robin's boss
Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs
1999 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky
Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta
American Beauty Barbara Fitts
The Debtors
2000 Leaving Drew Paula
Auto Motives Gretchen
Nurse Betty Lyla Branch
2002 Rooftop Kisses Melissa
The Hours Sally Lester
2003 Finding Nemo Peach Voice
How to Deal Lydia Martin
Chicken Party Barbara Strasser
2004 Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker
Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin
2005 Strangers with Candy Alice
The Chumscrubber Allie Stiffle
Our Very Own Joan Whitfield Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
2006 Over the Hedge Gladys Voice
2007 Hairspray Prudy Pingleton
Juno Brenda 'Bren' MacGuff Austin Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated - Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 Pretty Ugly People Suzanna
Prop 8: The Musical Prop 8 leader's wife
2009 Away We Go Lily
Life During Wartime Trish Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female
2011 Margaret Wounded woman Waiting release
A Thousand Words Unknown role
The Oranges Carol Ostroff
The Help Charlotte Phelan

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Morton & Hayes Beatrice Caldicott Episode: "Society Saps"
Episode: "Homes Buddies"
1993 Blind Spot Doreen TV movie
1993 � 1995 The Guiding Light Ginger Recurring role
1992 � 1994 Law & Order Ann Madsen/Nora Episode: "Star Truck"
Episode: "Old Friends"
1995 The Wright Verdicts Episode: "Sins of the Father"
New York Undercover Vivian Episode: "Digital Underground"
1996 Aliens in the Family Principal Sherman Episode: "A Very Brody Tweeznax"
Cosby Podiatric Nurse Episode: "Happily Ever Hilton"
1997 ...First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac TV movie
Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing Assistant District Attorney TV movie
1998 David and Lisa Alix TV movie
1999 LateLine Helen Marschant Episode: "The Minister of Television"
2000 A Girl Thing Kathy McCormack TV movie
2001 � 2002 Frasier Phyllis Episode: "The Two Hundredth
Episode: Three Blind Dates"
2003 King of the Hill Laura Episode: Full Metal Dust Jacket
2005 Weeds Ms. Greenstein - Attorney Episode: "Lude Awakening"
1999 � 2006 The West Wing Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg 154 episodes
2007 Two and a Half Men Beverly Episode: "My Damn Stalker"
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Herself Episode: "The Disaster Show"
2008 � 2009 Phineas and Ferb Charlene Doofenshmirtz Episodes: "I Scream, You Scream", "Hail Doofania", "Thaddeus and Thor" and "Finding Mary McGuffin"
2010 Shameless (U.S. TV series) Sheila Episode: "Pilot"
Family Guy Teen People Editor Episode: "Dial Meg for Murder"
Mr. Sunshine Crystal Cohen Main cast
Lost "Mother" Episode: "Across the Sea"
In Plain Sight Allison Pearson Episode: "When Mary Met Marshall"
Episode: "Coma Chameleon"
2011 Shameless TBA

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series

Ellen Corby (1976) * Kristy McNichol (1977) * Nancy Marchand (1978) * Kristy McNichol (1979) * Nancy Marchand (1980) * Nancy Marchand (1981) * Nancy Marchand (1982) * Doris Roberts (1983) * Alfre Woodard (1984) * Betty Thomas (1985) * Bonnie Bartlett (1986) * Bonnie Bartlett (1987) * Patricia Wettig (1988) * Melanie Mayron (1989) * Marg Helgenberger (1990) * Madge Sinclair (1991) * Valerie Mahaffey (1992) * Mary Alice (1993) * Leigh Taylor-Young (1994) * Julianna Margulies (1995) * Tyne Daly (1996) * Kim Delaney (1997) * Camryn Manheim (1998) * Holland Taylor (1999) * Allison Janney (2000)

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series

Allison Janney (2001) * Stockard Channing (2002) * Tyne Daly (2003) * Drea de Matteo (2004) * Blythe Danner (2005) * Blythe Danner (2006) * Katherine Heigl (2007) * Dianne Wiest (2008) * Cherry Jones (2009)

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Drama Series

Edie Falco (2001) * Allison Janney (2002) * Edie Falco (2003) * Allison Janney (2004) * Patricia Arquette (2005) * Mariska Hargitay (2006) * Sally Field (2007) * Glenn Close (2008) * Glenn Close (2009)

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Kathy Baker (1994) * Gillian Anderson (1995) * Gillian Anderson (1996) * Julianna Margulies (1997) * Julianna Margulies (1998) * Edie Falco (1999) * Allison Janney (2000) * Allison Janney (2001) * Edie Falco (2002) * Frances Conroy (2003) * Jennifer Garner (2004) * Sandra Oh (2005) * Chandra Wilson (2006) * Edie Falco (2007) * Sally Field (2008) * Julianna Margulies (2009)

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