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Allison Janney young

Allison Janney young

Birth Date

November 19, 1959


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



6 ft 0 in | 183 cm

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Body Measurements

35-24-36 in | 89-61-91 cm


65 kg | 143 lbs

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Shoe size

11 US | 42 EU

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Allison Brooks Janney was born in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, on November 19, 1959, is an American actress.

Young Allison Janney first started performing during her years at the Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio in school theater productions.

She landed her Off-Broadway debut in a play "Ladies" (1989) and her Broadway debut in a play "Present Laughter" (1996) in role as Liz Essendine, at Playwrights Horizons.

She made her big screen debut in comedy film Who Shot Patakango? (1989) in role as Miss Penny.

She got her television debut in CBS comedy series Morton & Hayes (1991) in in two episodes, in role as Beatrice Caldicott-Hayes.

Her breakthrough performance came as C. J. Cregg in NBC political drama television series The West Wing (1999–2006).

New Movies

Lazy Susan (2020) comedy in role as Velvet Swensen, opposite Sean Hayes and J.R. Ramirez

Best Movies

She won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as LaVona Golden in biographical black comedy film I, Tonya (2017).

Juno (2007) coming-of-age comedy drama opposite Ellen Page, Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman

Big Night (1996) comedy drama with Stanley Tucci, Minnie Driver and Isabella Rossellini

Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) black comedy opposite Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards and Amy Adams

Primary Colors (1998) comedy drama with John Travolta, Emma Thompson and Kathy Bates

The Object of My Affection (1998) romantic comedy drama opposite Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston

Liberal Arts (2012) comedy drama with Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen and Zac Efron

The Cowboy Way (1994) action comedy opposite Woody Harrelson, Kiefer Sutherland and Dylan McDermott

Life During Wartime (2009) comedy drama with Shirley Henderson and Ciarán Hinds

How to Deal (2003) romantic comedy drama opposite Mandy Moore and Trent Ford

The Associate (1996) comedy with Whoopi Goldberg and Dianne Wiest

Bad Education (2019) dark comedy drama opposite Hugh Jackman, Alex Wolff and Geraldine Viswanathan

Tallulah (2016) comedy drama with Ellen Page and Tammy Blanchard

The Oranges (2011) romantic comedy drama opposite Leighton Meester, Hugh Laurie and Catherine Keener

Dead Funny (1994) drama with Elizabeth Peña and Carol Schneider

Struck by Lightning (2012) coming-of-age comedy drama opposite Chris Colfer, Sarah Hyland and Christina Hendricks

Tammy (2014) comedy with Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates

Bombshell (2019) opposite Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie

TV Shows

She won three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and one Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as C. J. Cregg in NBC political drama television series The West Wing (1999–2006).

She won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Bonnie Plunkett in CBS sitcom Mom (2013- ).

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Margaret Scully in Showtime period drama television series Masters of S*x (2013-2015).

Guiding Light (1993-1995) CBS soap opera in role as Ginger

In Plain Sight (2010) crime drama television series in role as Allison Pearson

Mr. Sunshine (2011) ABC sitcom in role as Crystal Cohen

Web Therapy (2014) Showtime comedy series in role as Judith Frick


Attended the Miami Valley School in Dayton and the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut.

Graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.

Has two brothers, Hal and Jay.

Has English, German and Scottish ancestry.

She played ice and field hockey in high school.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard in 2016.

Big fan of rap music.

She voiced Peach in animated adventure films: Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016).

Featured in music video for Rachael Yamagata "Let Me Be Your Girl" (2016).

She voiced Madge Nelson in animated comedy film Minions (2015) and Margaux Needler in animated black comedy movie The Addams Family (2019).

Lives in California, United States.


Has been engaged to Richard Jenik (2004-2006).

She dated Dennis Gagomiros (1994-2001) and Philip Joncas (2012-2017).


I was a hard fit at a young age. I didn't make sense as an ingenue or a leading love-interest lady.

I've always been a figure skater and ballet dancer. I love physical comedy, and any chance that I get to do that... that is so me.

In my career, I am so so happy and grateful for everything I've gotten to do. And yet, I wish I had started off earlier so I could, I don't know... I certainly have not not gotten work because of my age, but I'm just gonna pray and hope that the roles will still keep coming as I get older.

Someone said I wasn't attractive enough. People say those things, but they make you stronger. Then you can win an Emmy and think, ha, ha, ha.

I'm actually a pretty shy person in real life with new people.

I think one of my big skills is making unlikable characters likable or real in some way. No matter how hateful people are, there's always something vulnerable about them, or something that you can understand or relate to. I think that's my job as an actress - to find those.