Allison Janney

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Dayton, OH
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/19/1959, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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Allison Janney Fast Facts:
  • As a young woman, her mother, Macy, roomed with Eileen Brennan and Rue McClanahan while studying acting in New York.
  • Childhood ambition was to be an Olympic figure skater, but an accident ended that dream.
  • Played field hockey and ran track in high school.
  • A fear of laboratory rats derailed her plans to major in psychology at Kenyon College.
  • While in college, appeared in a play directed by Kenyon alumnus Paul Newman. Newman and his wife, Joanne Woodward, became mentors to Janney, urging her to study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.
  • Despite playing White House press secretary C.J. Cregg on The West Wing, has never been a fan of politics.
  • News networks offered her work as a political pundit when The West Wing was on the air.
  • Says her height (6 ft.) has sometimes been an obstacle in landing parts, especially early on in her career.
  • Works with the charity Modest Needs, which helps low-income households.
  • Hobbies include painting, knitting and making stained-glass windows.
  • Allison Janney Relationships:
  • Hal Janney - Brother
  • Macy Janney - Mother
  • Jay Janney - Brother
  • Jervis Janney - Father
  • Richard Jenik - Ex-fiancĂ©
  • Allison Janney Awards:
  • 2003 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2002 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2001 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2003 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2006 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1998 Tony: Actress (Play) - Nominee
  • 2009 Tony: Actress (Musical) - Nominee
  • 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2015 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2014 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards: Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 2002 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Kenyon College, Gambier, OH (BA in Drama, 1982)

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