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Allison Janney

Born November 19, 1959 (1959-11-19) (age 47)
Flag of Ohio Dayton, Ohio

Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an Emmy-winning American actress, perhaps best known for her portrayal of C. J. Cregg on the American television series The West Wing and of Prudy on the 2007 film adaption of the musical Hairspray . If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ohio. ... : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winners: 1974: Joanna Miles - The Glass Menagerie 1975-78 No Award Given 1979: Kristy McNichol - Family 1980: Nancy Marchand - Lou Grant 1981: Nancy Marchand - Lou Grant 1982: Nancy Marchand - Lou Grant 1983: Doris... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winners: 1974: Michael Learned - The Waltons 1975: Jean Marsh - Upstairs, Downstairs 1976: Michael Learned - The Waltons 1977: Lindsay Wagner - The Bionic Woman 1978: Sada Thompson - Family 1979: Mariette Hartley - The Incredible Hulk 1980... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... An Emmy Award. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Claudia Jean C.J. Cregg is a fictional character played by Allison Janney on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Television series redirects here. ... “The West Wing” redirects here. ... This article is about Hairspray, the musical that started performances on Broadway in 2002. ...

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Biography

Personal life

Janney was born in Dayton, Ohio to Macy (née Putnam), a former actress and homemaker, and Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr., a real estate developer and jazz musician.[1] She has two older brothers, Jay and Hal.[2] She attended The Miami Valley School in Dayton, where she was named a distinguished alum in 2004 and the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. She then attended Kenyon College. She went on to study drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She attended The Neighborhood Playhouse the same years as actor Dylan McDermott. : Gem City : Birthplace of Aviation United States Ohio Montgomery 56. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... The Miami Valley School (MVS) is Dayton, Ohios only independent college preparatory school for grades Pre-K through 12. ... The Hotchkiss School is an independent, American college preparatory boarding school located in Lakeville, Connecticut. ... Official language(s) English Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport Largest metro area Hartford Area  Ranked 48th  - Total 5,543[2] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Kenyon College is a private, highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, founded in 1824 by Bishop Philander Chase of the The Episcopal Church, in parallel with the Bexley Hall seminary. ... The Neighborhood Playhouse is an actor training school in New York City, generally associated with the Meisner technique of Sanford Meisner. ... NY redirects here. ... Categories: United Kingdom-related stubs | Performing arts education in London ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Dylan McDermott (born Mark Anthony McDermott[1] on 26 October 1961) is an American actor, known for his role as lawyer and law firm head Bobby Donnell on the former TV legal drama The Practice. ...


Career

Janney's first roles on television were as comedic foils on soap operas: she first played Vi Kaminski for a short time on As the World Turns, following up with a two-year stint as one of the Spaulding maids, Ginger on Guiding Light. In the spring of 1994, she appeared in the season finale of Law & Order, as a reluctant witness against a member of the Russian mob. This episode was also notable as Michael Moriarty's final episode in the series. His on-screen resignation at the episode's end came in part as a result of his having to coerce testimony from Janney's character, with fatal consequences for her. For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera (the first being Guiding Light),[1] airing each weekday on CBS. Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956[2] at 1:30pm. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Law & Order is a long-running American television police procedural and legal drama set in New York City. ... Michael Moriarty (born April 5, 1941) is a Tony-winning and Emmy-winning American actor. ...


Janney has appeared in a number of films with roles of various sizes, including the 1990s films American Beauty, The Object of My Affection, Big Night, The Impostors, Drop Dead Gorgeous, The Ice Storm, Primary Colors, 10 Things I Hate about You, and Private Parts, and the 2000s films Nurse Betty, The Hours, The Chumscrubber, How to Deal, Winter Solstice and a considerable role in the animated movie, Finding Nemo, voicing Peach, the starfish. In 2006, Janney had carried notable roles in the movies, Margaret and Over the Hedge, an animated comedy. Also, she took the role of Prudence Pingleton in the 2007 film Hairspray. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... American Beauty is a 1999 drama film that explores themes of love, freedom, family, and the American Dream. ... The Object of My Affection is a movie starring Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, John Pankow, Alan Alda, and others. ... Big Night is a 1996 American motion picture drama with comedic overtones directed by Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. ... The Impostors is a 1998 farce motion picture written and directed by Stanley Tucci, starring Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci, Alfred Molina, Tony Shalhoub, Steve Buscemi, and Billy Connolly. ... Drop Dead Gorgeous was a film originally released in 1999. ... The Ice Storm is a 1994 American novel by Rick Moody. ... Primary Colors, a 1996 novel by Anonymous (later revealed by Donald Foster to be journalist Joe Klein), is a roman à clef about U.S. President Bill Clintons first presidential campaign in 1992. ... 10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, David Krumholtz, Larisa Oleynik, and Larry Miller, and is directed by Gil Junger. ... Private Parts, a 1997 movie about Howard Stern. ... The 2000s are the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. ... Nurse Betty is a 2000 comedy film directed by Neil LaBute and starring Renée Zellweger, Morgan Freeman, Chris Rock and Greg Kinnear. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Chumscrubber is a 2005 dark comedy film directed by Arie Posin and written by Posin and Zac Stanford. ... How to Deal film poster How to Deal is a 2003 film directed by Clare Kilner. ... Winter Solstice is a 2004 film about a widowed father and his two sons that are struggling to come to terms with life and each other after the sudden death of their wife and mother. ... Finding Nemo is an Academy Award-winning computer-animated film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released to theaters by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution. ... Margaret is a 2006 dramatic film starring Matt Damon and Matthew Broderick written and directed by Kenneth Lonergan about a female teenager played by Anna Paquin and her quest to rationalize her involvement in a terrible accident. ... Over the Hedge is an computer animated upcoming film based on a comic strip of the same name and will be directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick and produced by Bonnie Arnold. ... The word comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humor with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ...


In 1999, she was cast in the role of presidential press secretary C.J. Cregg on the television drama The West Wing, for which she has won four Emmy Awards. Two of the Emmys were for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series in 2000 and 2001, and two were for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Drama Series in the years 2002 and 2004. She was also nominated in 2003 and 2006 for the Best Actress. She is one of six cast members from The West Wing to have won an Emmy for their work, the others being Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, John Spencer, Stockard Channing and Alan Alda - however, Janney is the only one who has won more than once. An Emmy Award. ... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winners: 1974: Joanna Miles - The Glass Menagerie 1975-78 No Award Given 1979: Kristy McNichol - Family 1980: Nancy Marchand - Lou Grant 1981: Nancy Marchand - Lou Grant 1982: Nancy Marchand - Lou Grant 1983: Doris... This is a list of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winners: 1974: Michael Learned - The Waltons 1975: Jean Marsh - Upstairs, Downstairs 1976: Michael Learned - The Waltons 1977: Lindsay Wagner - The Bionic Woman 1978: Sada Thompson - Family 1979: Mariette Hartley - The Incredible Hulk 1980... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Richard Schiff on the set of The West Wing as Toby Ziegler Richard Schiff (born May 27, 1955 in Bethesda, Maryland) is an American actor, best known for playing Toby Ziegler on the NBC television drama The West Wing, a role for which he has won an Emmy Award. ... Bradley Whitford (born October 10, 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor. ... John Spencer, born John Speshock (December 20, 1946 – December 16, 2005), was an American actor, best known for his role as Leo McGarry, the White House Chief of Staff on the television drama The West Wing. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ... Alan Alda (b. ...


Janney was honorably nominated, in 2002, for American Film Institute's Actor of the Year. A nomination of Actor/Actress of the Year from the AFI is regarded as a very high honor in acting. Several weekend trips to Washington, D.C. were frequent to Janney's schedule, and for the rest of the cast as well. Many outdoor scenes on The West Wing were actually filmed in the nation's capital. Janney also met several times with former White House Press Secretary, Dee Dee Myers, who served in the Clinton Administration from 1993-1994. Janney met with Myers in New York City to help portray her character more authentically. Some critics consider The West Wing exaggerated, but some former West Wing staff workers consider it to be similar to the actual West Wing. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Acting is the work of an actor or actress, which is a person in theatre, television, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - D.C. Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2... The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official with a rank one step below Presidential Cabinet level. ... Dee Dee Myers (born Margaret Jane Myers on 1 September 1961 in Providence, Rhode Island) served as White House Press Secretary for the first two years of the Clinton administration, from January 20, 1993 to December 22, 1994. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The West Wing (in foreground). ...


Janney's starting salary according to The Internet Movie Database (IMDb), was $70,000/episode in 1999. Since that date, negotiations were made for increased salaries for all the critically acclaimed actors on The West Wing. It is suggested that Janney's salary per episode for the later years of the show increased significantly. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ...

One out of forty American men wears women's clothing. We've had more than forty presidents. I'm just saying, one of these guys has been dancing around the Oval Office in a prom dress." — a famous quote of Janney's on the West Wing
Janney as C.J. Cregg on a humorous West Wing episode aside Elmo, Zoe, and fictional First Lady Abbey Bartlet, played by Stockard Channing

The West Wing was cancelled in January 2006, and the last episode aired in May of that year. Even though the latter seasons of were plagued by declining ratings, the overall rating of Janney remained a relatively positive one, touted by Entertainment Weekly as "one to watch," "uncommonly beautiful and infinitely expressive".[3] In January 2006, West Wing's cast was also nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast. Janney, Martin Sheen, Bradley Whitford, Janel Moloney, and other members of the cast appeared at the SAG Awards to honor their late castmate and friend, John Spencer. In July 2006, she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series. This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... This is a screenshot of a copyrighted website, video game graphic, computer program graphic, television broadcast, or film. ... Claudia Jean C.J. Cregg, White House Chief of Staff (formerly Press Secretary) to Democratic President Josiah Bartlet, is a fictional character, played by Allison Janney on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... “The West Wing” redirects here. ... Elmo Elmo is a Muppet on the childrens television show Sesame Street. ... flor: omg finally this website open, it wouldnt work. ... Dr. Abigail Ann Abbey Bartlet, M.D., former First Lady of the United States, was a fictional character played by Stockard Channing on the television serial drama The West Wing. ... Stockard Channing press kit photo Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944) is an American actress. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ... Martin Sheen (born August 3, 1940) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe Award-winning American actor. ... Bradley Whitford (born October 10, 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin) is an Emmy Award-winning American actor. ... Janel Moloney at a rally for John Kerry in October 2004 in Fort Collins, Colorado Janel Moloney (born October 3, 1969) is an American actor, best known for her role as Donna Moss on The West Wing. ...


In 2006, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for her performance in the film "Our very own", which also stars Keith Carradine, Jason Ritter, HIlarie Burton Cheryl Hines, Autumn Reeser and Mary Badham (Scout from To Kill A Mockingbird) The film was acquired by Miramax in December 2006 and is currently running on the Starz Cinema channel. Many of Janney's long time friends were involved with "Our Very Own" including its producer Shannon McMahon Lichte and cast member Allison Mackie. All three were in the same class at the Neighborhood Playhouse. The Writer/Director Cameron Watson, also a longtime friend, wrote the role of Joan for her. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Janney has remained active in theater; in 1998, she was nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge Her first Broadway role was in "Present Laughter" opposite Frank Langella. In 2004, Janney began lending her voice to television and radio spots created by Kaiser Permanente in the health maintenance organization's broad "Thrive" media campaign, and in a radio campaign for the American Institute of Architects. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005) was an American playwright and essayist. ... Image:A View From the Bridge. ... Kaiser Permanente is an integrated health maintenance organization (HMO), based in Oakland, California, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney R. Garfield. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/99/Allison-Janney.html
  2. ^ Mistry, Elizabeth. "‘I was told all I could play were lesbians and aliens’", Sunday Herald, 2007-07-14. Retrieved on 2007-07-21. 
  3. ^ http://www.nbc.com/The_West_Wing/bios/Allison_Janney.html

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Janney won the 2004 Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance in the Oval Office drama, her third consecutive nomination and second win for this award, which she also received in 2002.
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Janney's voice is soft and throaty, and her attitude toward being a serious actor is accentuated by her surprise that people are interested in her life and career.
Although Allison Janney's worked with such prestigious directors as Miller and, in last year's well-received film The Ice Storm, Ang Lee, Janney says the most character-building lessons she learned, the ones that made her the successful actor she is today, were learned at Kenyon.
Janney says she prefers stage work over film, although she has two new films Six Days, Seven Nights, in which Allison Janney plays a fashion editor, and Tucci's next movie, The Imposters, in which she's a gangster-moll type disguised as a French countess.
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