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Allison Janney ACTOR

Allison Janney was born on November 19th, 1959 in Dayton, Ohio with the birth name Allison Brooks Janney, born to Macy Brooks, an actress and Jervis Spencer Janney Jr.  Originally, she excelled as a figure skater and dreamed of going to the Olympics, however an injury caused her to rethink her career goals.  

After high school, Janney enrolled at Kenyon College and it was during this time that she auditioned for a school stage production and was cast in her first stage play.  During this play she was discovered by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, who played a role in Janney pursuing a career as an actress.

Janney then went on to graduate with a degree in drama and decided to relocate to New York and further her education at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse.  She also received some of her education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

Her career as an actress began with appearing on a couple television series such as, "Morton & Hayes" (1991), "Law & Order" (1992-1994) and "Guiding Light" between 1993 and 1995.

Along with beginning to make a name for herself in the television industry she began adding such film credits to her resume such as, "Drop Dead Gorgeous" (1999) starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Denise Richards, Brittany Murphy and Kirsten Dunst, "10 things I Hate About You" (1999) starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, "American Beauty" (1999) starring Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening, "Nurse Betty" (2000) starring Renee Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock, Greg Kinnear and Aaron Eckhart, "The Hours" (2002) starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels and Ed Harris and "How to Deal" (2003) starring Mandy Moore, Trent Ford, Alexandra Holden, Dylan Baker and Nina Foch.

She has continued to increase her level of popularity with her role on the television series, "West Wing" (1999) starring alongside Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Stockard Channing, Dule Hill, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Moira Kelly, Jimmy Smits, John Spencer, Joshua Molina, Alan Alda, Janel Moloney and Mary McCormack a role for which she has earned four Emmy's and two SAG Awards.  Janney was also nominated for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in the 2003 and 2006 Primetime Emmys and has also received four Golden Globe Award nominations for her role in the series. 

In addition to film and television work, Janney continues to make stage appearances in such productions as, "A View From the Bridge", "Present Laughter", "9 to 5" and "the Taming of the Shrew".

She has also done voice over work for a number of commercials such as, Kaiser Permanente and in 2011 she provided the voice for Aly San San in the short, "Star Tours: The Adventures Continue". 

Most recently, Janney has appeared on the television series, "The Big C" (2012) and soon to release a quite a number of films such as, "Light Years" (2012), "The Way, Way Back" (2013), "Touchy Feely" (2013), "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" (2013) and "Lucky Them" which is currently still in pre-production.


????          Lucky Them
2013         Mr. Peabody & Sherman
2013         Touchy Feely
2013         Untitled Christian Camargo Project
2013         The Way, Way Back
2012         Light Years
2012         Walk & Talk - The West Wing Reunion: Behind the Scenes
2012         The Big C
2012         Walk & Talk: The West Wing Reunion 
2012         Struck by Lightning 2012/I A Thousand Words
2012         Liberal Arts
2008-2012     Phineas and Ferb
2012         Friday Night Dinner
2011         Mr. Sunshine
2011         Margaret
2011         The Oranges
2011         The Help
2011         Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
2011         Glenn Martin DDS 
2010         Lost 
2010         In Plain Sight 
2010         Family Guy
2009         Lashisse
2009         Life During Wartime
2009         Away We Go
2009         The Battery's Down 
2008         Prop 8: The Musical 
2008         Pretty Ugly People
2007         Juno
2007         Hairspray
2007         Two and a Half Men
1999-2006     The West Wing
2006         Over the Hedge
2005         Weeds
2005         Our Very Own
2005         Piccadilly Jim
2005         The Chumscrubber
2005         Strangers with Candy
2004         Winter Solstice
2003         Chicken Party
2003         How to Deal
2003         Finding Nemo
2003         King of the Hill
2002         The Hours
2002         Rooftop Kisses 
2001-2002     Frasier
2001         A Girl Thing
2000         Nurse Betty
2000         Auto Motives 
2000         Leaving Drew
1999         The Debtors
1999         American Beauty
1999         Drop Dead Gorgeous
1999         10 Things I Hate About You
1999         LateLine
1998         David and Lisa
1998         Celebrity
1998         Six Days Seven Nights
1998         The Impostors
1998         The Object of My Affection
1998         Primary Colors
1997         Julian Po
1997         Path to Paradise: The Untold Story of the World Trade Center Bombing.
1997         The Ice Storm
1997         Private Parts
1997         ...First Do No Harm
1997         Anita Liberty
1996         The Associate
1996         Cosby
1996         Aliens in the Family
1996         Faithful
1996         Big Night
1996         Flux
1996         Walking and Talking
1996         Rescuing Desire
1995         New York Undercover
1995         The Wright Verdicts
1995         Heading Home
1994         Miracle on 34th Street
1994         Wolf
1994         The Cowboy Way
1992-1994     Law & Order
1994         Dead Funny
1993-1995     Guiding Light
1993         Blind Spot
1991         Morton & Hayes 
1989         Who Shot Patakango? 

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