Allison Brooks Janney

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Allison Brooks Janney

Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States
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Daughter of Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr. and Macy Brooks Janney
Ex-partner of Private; Private and Private
Sister of Hal Janney and Private

Occupation: Acclaimed actor of the stage and screen
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About Allison Brooks Janney

Allison Janney is is an American actor. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, six Critics' Choice Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Born in Boston and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Janney received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts 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), for which she received four Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2014, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Margaret Scully on the Showtime period drama Masters of Sex. For her portrayal of Bonnie Plunkett, a cynical recovering addict on the CBS sitcom Mom (2013–2021), Janney received five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won twice for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Janney made her professional stage debut with the Off-Broadway production Ladies (1989), and followed with numerous bit parts in various similar productions, before making her Broadway debut with the 1996 revival of Present Laughter. She won Drama Desk Awards and garnered Tony Award nominations for her performances in the revival of A View from the Bridge (1997), and the original production of the musical 9 to 5 (2009).

Her film roles include Private Parts (1997), Primary Colors (1998), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), American Beauty (1999), Nurse Betty (2000), The Hours (2002), Hairspray (2007), Juno (2007), The Help (2011), The Way, Way Back (2013), Tammy (2014), Spy (2015), Tallulah (2016), The Girl on the Train (2016), Bad Education (2019), and Bombshell (2019). She voiced roles in Finding Nemo (2003), Over the Hedge (2006), Minions (2015), and The Addams Family (2019). In 2017, for her portrayal of LaVona Golden in the black comedy I, Tonya, Janney won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. (Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)


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November 19, 1959
Boston, Suffolk County, MA, United States