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Allison Janney

Allison Janney  is an American actress. A highly prolific character actress, Janney is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Dayton, Ohio Janney won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the summer of 1984, following her graduation from Kenyon College. After years of minor and uncredited film and television appearances, Janney's breakthrough came with the role of C. J. Cregg in the NBC political drama The West Wing (1999–2006), and the CBS sitcom Mom. Her performance on the show has gained her five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won her two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Notable Roles Edit

  • The West Wing - C. J. Cregg
  • Mom - Bonnie
  • The Hours - Sally Lester
  • Finding Nemo - Peach
  • Juno - Bren McGuff
  • Hairspray - Prudy Pingleton
  • The Help - Charlotte Phelan
  • F is for Family - Henrietta Van Horne
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