Allison Janney

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Allison Brooks Janney is an American actress. A highly prolific character actress, Janney is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in two cities in Ohio, Janney... read more

Allison Brooks Janney is an American actress. A highly prolific character actress, Janney is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in two cities in Ohio, Janney won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the summer of 1984, 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. The character was widely popular during the airing of the series and was later recognized as one of the greatest female characters on American television. 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. Since 2013, she has starred as a cynical recovering addict in the CBS sitcom Mom. Her performance on the show has gained her five consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won her two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

Birth Name

Allison Brooks Janney

Born

Thursday, 19 November 1959

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2018 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
2018 Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Won
2018 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2017 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2016 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2016 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2015 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2015 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Won
2014 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Won
2014 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Won
2006 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2004 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
2004 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Won
2003 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
2003 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
2002 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2002 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Won
2001 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2001 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Won
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