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Allison Janney


Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing (1999). Entertainment Weekly magazine describes Janney's screen presence as "uncommonly ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 6 Golden Globes. Another 49 wins & 70 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Help
The Help Charlotte Phelan
(2011)
The Hours
The Hours Sally Lester
(2002)
Juno
Juno Bren MacGuff
(2007)
The Way Way Back
(2013)

Filmography

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 2013-2018 Mom (TV Series)
Bonnie
- Episode #5.15 (2018) ... Bonnie
- Episode #5.13 (2018) ... Bonnie
- Episode #5.14 (2018) ... Bonnie
- Episode #5.12 (2018) ... Bonnie
- Episode #5.11 (2018) ... Bonnie
 2017 Sun Dogs
Rose Chipley
 2017 I, Tonya
LaVona Golden
 2017 American Dad! (TV Series)
Aunt Jesse
- Family Plan (2017) ... Aunt Jesse (voice)
 2017 Nobodies (TV Series)
Allison Janney
- Bring Out the Champagne (2017) ... Allison Janney
- The Rat, the Cheese and the Trap (2017) ... Allison Janney
 2017 F Is for Family (TV Series)
Henrietta Van Horne
- Landing the Plane (2017) ... Henrietta Van Horne (voice)
- F Is for Fixing It (2017) ... Henrietta Van Horne (voice)
- Fight Night (2017) ... Henrietta Van Horne (voice)
 2017 Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TV Series)
C.J. Cregg
 2016 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Julia
- Friends and Family (2016) ... Julia (voice)
 2016 The Girl on the Train
Detective Riley
 2016 Finding Dory
Peach (voice)
 2016 Tallulah
Margo
 2015 Binky Nelson Unpacified (Video short)
Madge Nelson (voice)
 2015/I The Night Is Young
Wanda
 2013-2015 Masters of Sex (TV Series)
Margaret Scully
- Matters of Gravity (2015) ... Margaret Scully
- Undue Influence (2015) ... Margaret Scully
- Parallax (2014) ... Margaret Scully
- Manhigh (2013) ... Margaret Scully
- Fallout (2013) ... Margaret Scully
 2015 Minions
Madge Nelson (voice)
 2015 Break a Hip (TV Series)
Niblett
- The Doctor (2015) ... Niblett
- The Dinner (2015) ... Niblett
- The Landlord (2015) ... Niblett
- The Surprise ... Niblett
- The Show ... Niblett
 2015 The Adventures of Mr. Clown (TV Series)
Allison
- Word of the Day: Cat #2 (2015) ... Allison
- Word of the Day: House (2015) ... Allison
- Word of the Day: Three (2015) ... Allison
- Word of the Day: Twins (2015) ... Allison
 2015 Spy
Elaine Crocker
 2010-2015 Family Guy (TV Series)
Mistress Vita / Crystal Quagmire / Teen People Editor
- Encyclopedia Griffin (2015) ... Mistress Vita (voice)
- Quagmire's Mom (2015) ... Crystal Quagmire (voice)
- Dial Meg for Murder (2010) ... Teen People Editor (voice)
 2015 The DUFF
Dottie
 2014 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Judith Frick
- Lost on the Young (2014) ... Judith Frick
- Drink to Forget (2014) ... Judith Frick
 2014 Web Therapy (TV Series)
Judith Frick
- Coital Consequences (2014) ... Judith Frick
- Learning Experience (2014) ... Judith Frick
- Looking at Other Things (2014) ... Judith Frick
 2008-2014 Phineas and Ferb (TV Series)
Charlene Doofenshmirtz
- Tales from the Resistance (2014) ... Charlene Doofenshmirtz (voice)
- Bee Day/Bee Story (2013) ... Charlene Doofenshmirtz (voice)
- This Is Your Backstory (2012) ... Charlene Doofenshmirtz (voice)
- Excaliferb! (2012) ... Charlene Doofenshmirtz (voice)
- Split Personality/Brain Drain (2010) ... Charlene Doofenshmirtz (voice)
 2014 Get on Up
Kathy
 2014 Tammy
Deb
 2014 The Rewrite
Professor Weldon
 2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Ms. Grunion (voice)
 2014 Days and Nights
Elizabeth
 2013 Brightest Star
The Astronomer
 2013 Bad Words
Dr. Bernice Deagan
 2013 Veep (TV Series)
Janet Ryland
- First Response (2013) ... Janet Ryland
 2013 Trust Me
Meg
 2013 The Way Way Back
Betty
 2013 Touchy Feely
Bronwyn
 2012 Robot Chicken (TV Series)
Grammi Gummi / Mother / Woman
- In Bed Surrounded by Loved Ones (2012) ... Grammi Gummi / Mother / Woman (voice)
 2012 Celia (Short)
Celia
 2012 The Big C (TV Series)
Rita Strauss
- Life Rights (2012) ... Rita Strauss
 2012 Walk & Talk: The West Wing Reunion (Short)
C.J. Cregg
 2012 Struck by Lightning
Sheryl Phillips
 2012/I A Thousand Words
Samantha Davis
 2012 Liberal Arts
Professor Judith Fairfield
 2012 Friday Night Dinner (TV Movie)
Barbara Fisher
 2011 Mr. Sunshine (TV Series)
Crystal Cohen
- Self Help (2011) ... Crystal Cohen
- The Best Man (2011) ... Crystal Cohen
- Family Business (2011) ... Crystal Cohen
- Cohen and Donovan (2011) ... Crystal Cohen
- Ben and Vivian (2011) ... Crystal Cohen
 2011/I Margaret
Monica Patterson
 2011 The Oranges
Cathy
 2011 The Help
Charlotte Phelan
 2011 Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (Short)
Aly San San (voice)
 2011 Glenn Martin DDS (TV Series)
Marcia
- GlennHog Day (2011) ... Marcia (voice)
 2010 Lost (TV Series)
Mother
- Across the Sea (2010) ... Mother
 2010 In Plain Sight (TV Series)
Allison Pearson
- Coma Chameleon (2010) ... Allison Pearson
- When Mary Met Marshall (2010) ... Allison Pearson
 2009 Lashisse (Video short) (voice)
 2009 Life During Wartime
Trish
 2009 Away We Go
Lily
 2009 The Battery's Down (TV Series)
Caroline Carroll
- Bad Bad News (2009) ... Caroline Carroll
- Paciencia y Fe (2009) ... Caroline Carroll
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short)
Prop 8 Leader's #1 Wife
 2008 Pretty Ugly People
Suzanne
 2007 Juno
Bren MacGuff
 2007 Hairspray
Prudy Pingleton
 2007 Two and a Half Men (TV Series)
Beverly
- My Damn Stalker (2007) ... Beverly
 1999-2006 The West Wing (TV Series)
C.J. Cregg
- Tomorrow (2006) ... C.J. Cregg
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... C.J. Cregg
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... C.J. Cregg
- Transition (2006) ... C.J. Cregg
- Requiem (2006) ... C.J. Cregg
 2006 Over the Hedge
Gladys (voice)
 2005 Weeds (TV Series)
Ms. Greenstein - Attorney
- Lude Awakening (2005) ... Ms. Greenstein - Attorney (uncredited)
 2005 Our Very Own
Joan Whitfield
 2005 Piccadilly Jim
Eugenia Crocker
 2005 The Chumscrubber
Allie Stiffle
 2005 Strangers with Candy
Alice
 2004/I Winter Solstice
Molly Ripkin
 2003 Chicken Party (Short)
Barbara Strasser
 2003 How to Deal
Lydia Martin
 2003 Finding Nemo
Peach (voice)
 2003 Finding Nemo (Video Game)
Peach (voice)
 2003 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Laura
- Full Metal Dust Jacket (2003) ... Laura (voice)
 2002 The Hours
Sally Lester
 2002 Rooftop Kisses (Short)
Melissa
 2001-2002 Frasier (TV Series)
Susanna / Phyllis
- Three Blind Dates (2002) ... Susanna
- The Two Hundredth (2001) ... Phyllis (voice)
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
Kathy McCormack
 2000 Leaving Drew (Short)
Paula
 2000 Nurse Betty
Lyla Branch
 2000 Auto Motives (Short)
Grechen
 1999 The Debtors
 1999 American Beauty
Barbara Fitts
 1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous
Loretta
 1999 10 Things I Hate About You
Ms. Perky
 1999 LateLine (TV Series)
Helen Marschant
- The Minister of Television (1999) ... Helen Marschant
 1998 David and Lisa (TV Movie)
Alix
 1998 Celebrity
Evelyn Isaacs
 1998 Six Days Seven Nights
Marjorie, Robin's Boss
 1998 The Impostors
Maxine
 1998 The Object of My Affection
Constance Miller
 1998 Primary Colors
Miss Walsh
 1997 Julian Po
Lilah Leech
 1997 The Ice Storm
Dot Halford
 1997 Private Parts
Dee Dee
 1997 ...First Do No Harm (TV Movie)
Dr. Melanie Abbasac
 1997 Anita Liberty (Short)
Gynecologist
 1996 Flux (Short)
Heather
 1996 Rescuing Desire
Betsy
 1996 The Associate
Sandy
 1996 Cosby (TV Series)
Podiatric Nurse
- Happily Ever Hilton (1996) ... Podiatric Nurse
 1996 Aliens in the Family (TV Series)
Principal Sherman
- A Very Brody Tweeznax (1996) ... Principal Sherman
 1996 Faithful
Saleslady
 1996 Big Night
Ann
 1996 Walking and Talking
Gum Puller
 1995 New York Undercover (TV Series)
Vivian
- Digital Underground (1995) ... Vivian
 1995 The Wright Verdicts (TV Series)
Assistant District Attorney Alice Klein
- Sins of the Father (1995) ... Assistant District Attorney Alice Klein
 1995 Heading Home
Mary Polanski
 1994 Miracle on 34th Street
Woman in Christmas Shop
 1994 Wolf
Party Guest
 1994 The Cowboy Way
NYPD Computer Operator
 1992-1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Ann Madsen / Nora
- Old Friends (1994) ... Ann Madsen
- Star Struck (1992) ... Nora
 1994 Dead Funny
Jennifer
 1993 Blind Spot (TV Movie)
Doreen
 1991 Morton & Hayes (TV Series)
Mrs. Hayes / Beatrice Caldicott
- Home Buddies (1991) ... Mrs. Hayes
- Society Saps (1991) ... Beatrice Caldicott
 1989 Who Shot Patakango?
Miss Penny
 1952 Guiding Light (TV Series)
Ginger (1993-1995)
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[2011, on Lost (2004)] Most difficult acting job I've ever had to do in my life. Didn't enjoy acting outdoors, in streams and in the elements. It was very hard. I had to loop most of my performance for that. That's what I want to say about that: I had to loop for 10 hours. That was not fun. I don't like looping. And it was a weird decision, I think, in my career to do that, 'cause I... I don't ... See more »

Trivia:

In the film The Object of My Affection (1998), she played Alan Alda's wife. In the early 1990s, she attended Kenyon College with Alda's daughter, Elizabeth Alda. Alda co-starred on The West Wing (1999) from 2005-2006 with Janney, though they have not appeared together on camera. See more »

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