Allison Janney

Allison Janney

Highest Rated: 99% Finding Nemo (2003)

Lowest Rated: 0% Days and Nights (2013)

Birthday: Nov 19, 1959

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA

After spending almost two decades struggling in regional theater, actress Allison Janney at long last became a household name playing White House press secretary C.J. Gregg on the popular and acclaimed television drama, "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006). Prior to this success, Janney was a New York-based performer looking for her first big break while taking whatever role she could get her hands on. Frustrated to the point of almost quitting for good, she had her first real breakthrough with a stunning Broadway debut in Neil Coward's "Present Laughter" (1996). More Broadway success came her way the following year when she earned a Tony Award nomination for her turn in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge" (1997). During her high-profile run on "The West Wing" - during which she netted four Emmy Awards - she managed to also find time for several well-regarded supporting turns in independent films like "The Hours" (2002) and "Winter Solstice" (2005). But it was her memorable performance as the caring, but disappointed stepmother of a pregnant teenager in "Juno" (2007) that allowed audiences to see the depth and breadth of Janney's talent in both mediums. She followed this up with her critically-acclaimed role as the matriarch of a multi-generationally dysfunctional family in the Chuck Lorre sitcom "Mom" (CBS 2013- ), in which she starred opposite Anna Faris.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Breaking News in Yuba County Sue Buttons (Character) - 2021
92% 86% A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote C.J. Cregg (Character) - 2020
10% 50% Lazy Susan Velvet (Character) - 2020
68% 76% Troop Zero Miss Massey (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Troupe Zero Unknown (Character) - 2019
44% 69% The Addams Family Margaux Needler (Voice) $673K 2019
94% 83% Bad Education Pam Gluckin (Character) - 2019
55% 64% Ma Doctor Brooks (Character) $45.3M 2019
69% 84% Bombshell Susan Estrich (Character) $31.7M 2019
89% 88% I, Tonya LaVona Golden (Character) $30M 2017
16% 59% A Happening of Monumental Proportions Principal Nichols (Character) - 2017
80% 71% Sun Dogs Rose Chipley (Character) - 2017
64% 60% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Dr. Golan (Character) $87.2M 2016
85% 69% Tallulah Unknown (Character) - 2016
44% 48% The Girl on the Train Detective Riley (Character) $75.2M 2016
55% 49% Minions Madge Nelson (Voice) $336M 2015
73% 66% The DUFF Dottie (Character) $34M 2015
95% 78% Spy Elaine Crocker (Character) - 2015
81% 73% Mr. Peabody & Sherman Miss Grunion (Voice) $111.5M 2014
66% 42% The Rewrite Mary Weldon (Character) - 2014
24% 36% Tammy Deb (Character) $84.5M 2014
65% 61% Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan (Character) $7.8M 2014
0% 36% Days and Nights Elizabeth (Character) $6K 2013
84% 84% The Way, Way Back Betty (Character) $21.4M 2013
52% 38% Trust Me Meg (Character) - 2013
13% 24% Brightest Star The Astronomer (Character) - 2013
40% 22% Touchy Feely Bronwyn (Character) $36K 2013
0% 47% A Thousand Words Samantha Davis (Character) $18.4M 2012
32% 52% Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips (Character) - 2012
71% 60% Liberal Arts Judith (Character) $241.8K 2012
76% 89% The Help Charlotte Phelan (Character) $169.7M 2011
74% 48% Margaret Monica (Character) $46.5K 2011
31% 32% The Oranges Cathy (Character) $319.4K 2011
68% 48% Life During Wartime Trish Maplewood (Character) $278.8K 2009
67% 74% Away We Go Lily (Character) $9.4M 2009
91% 84% Hairspray Prudy Pingleton (Character) $118.8M 2007
94% 88% Juno Bren (Character) $143.5M 2007
75% 71% Over the Hedge Gladys (Voice) $155M 2006
37% 76% The Chumscrubber Mrs. Stiffle (Character) $49.5K 2005
No Score Yet 51% Piccadilly Jim Eugenia Crocker (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 42% Our Very Own Joan Whitfield (Character) - 2005
52% 55% Strangers With Candy Alice (Character) $2.1M 2005
60% 43% Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin (Character) $319.2K 2004
99% 86% Finding Nemo Peach (Voice) - 2003
27% 64% How to Deal Lydia Martin (Character) $14.1M 2003
80% 84% The Hours Sally Lester (Character) $41.6M 2002
No Score Yet 61% A Girl Thing Kathy McCormack (Character) - 2001
83% 45% Nurse Betty Lyla Branch (Character) $25.2M 2000
69% 69% 10 Things I Hate About You Ms. Perky (Character) $38.2M 1999
87% 93% American Beauty Barbara Fitts (Character) $130.1M 1999
46% 75% Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta (Character) $10.6M 1999
36% 36% Six Days, Seven Nights Marjorie (Character) $74.3M 1998
40% 42% Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs (Character) $5M 1998
52% 51% The Object of My Affection Constance Miller (Character) $29.1M 1998
No Score Yet 67% David and Lisa Alix (Character) - 1998
81% 64% Primary Colors Miss Walsh (Character) $39M 1998
62% 73% The Impostors Maxine (Character) $2.2M 1998
No Score Yet 66% ...First Do No Harm Dr. Melanie Abbasac (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 67% Julian Po Lilah Leech (Character) $50.7K 1997
75% 68% Private Parts Dee Dee (Character) $41.2M 1997
96% 84% Big Night Ann (Character) $12M 1996
No Score Yet 40% Dead Funny Jennifer (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heading Home Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blind Spot Doreen (Character) - 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 81% Mom Bonnie (Character) 2013-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2020-2021 2018 2015
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2020 2015-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011-2020
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet DuckTales Goldie O'Gilt (Guest Voice) 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2018 2011-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2018 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2017 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017
No Score Yet 90% American Dad Aunt Jesse (Guest Voice) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Medium With Tyler Henry Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
73% No Score Yet Nobodies Allison Janney (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2017 2014
No Score Yet 91% Comedy Bang! Bang! Guest 2016
85% 76% The Simpsons Julia (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2016
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Meredith Vieira Show Guest 2015
No Score Yet 34% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet I'll Have What Phil's Having Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2014-2015
84% 87% Masters of Sex Unknown (Guest Star) 2013-2015
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Teen People Editor (Guest Voice) 2015 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Soup Unknown (Character) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 60% Web Therapy Unknown (Guest Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Queen Latifah Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Game Night Contestant 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
93% 89% Veep Janet Ryland (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 91% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2012
55% 80% The Big C Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Gayle King Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Nate Berkus Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet 99% Mr. Sunshine Crystal (Character) 2011
36% No Score Yet Glenn Martin, DDS Unknown (Guest Voice) 2011
No Score Yet 92% Lost Mother (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Plain Sight Allison Pearson (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2009
No Score Yet 95% Phineas and Ferb Unknown (Guest Voice) 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2008
74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Herself (Guest Star) 2007
65% 65% Two and a Half Men Beverly (Guest Star) 2007
75% 95% The West Wing Press Secretary Claudia Jean "C.J." Cregg (Character) 1999-2006
70% 77% Weeds Ms. Greenstein (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet 70% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2002
93% 94% Frasier Phyllis (Guest Voice),
Susanna (Guest Star)
2001-2002
91% No Score Yet Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lateline Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Aliens in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet New York Undercover Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1994

QUOTES FROM Allison Janney CHARACTERS

Elaine Crocker says: I must have watched this like fifteen times because what the fuck?! I almost put it up on YouTube.

Elaine Crocker says: You might as well cry directly into my mouth.

Charlotte Phelan says: You know, Hilly, if I didn't know any better, I'd say that you've been eatin' too much *pie*.

Charlotte Phelan says: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat, Eugenia. And you need a goat.

Agamemnon says: What sort of creature are you?

Ms. Grunion says: The name's Grunion!

Agamemnon says: I'm in love!

Ms. Grunion says: You haven't seen the last of me, Peabody! You'll make a mistake eventually, and when you do, I'll be there!

Charlotte Phelan says: Your eggs are dyin'. Would it kill you to go on a date?

Charlotte Phelan says: Courage sometimes skips a generation. Thank you for bringin' it back to our family.

Betty says: Where is your eye-patch?

Betty says: She called me a C U Next Tuesday! To my face! Can you believe that?

Charlotte Phelan says: (pushes Hilly off the front porch as she's talking to her) Now, you get your raggedy ass my porch. Get off my property. Go on. Before we get some disgustin' things on our lips!.

Charlotte Phelan says: Now, you get your raggedy ass my porch. Get off my property. Go on. Before we get some disgustin' things on our lips!

Charlotte Phelan says: (Sees Skeeter talking on the phone with Ms. Elaine Stain from New York City as she opens the door) Skeeter, who are you talkin' to in there.

Charlotte Phelan says: [sees Skeeter talking on the phone with Ms. Elaine Stain from New York City as she opens the door] Skeeter, who are you talkin' to in there.

Ricky Fitts says: I'm leaving.

Barbara Fitts says: Okay. Wear a raincoat.

Skeeter Phelan says: I got a job today.

Charlotte Phelan says: Where?

Skeeter Phelan says: The Jackson Journal.

Charlotte Phelan says: Great. You can write my obituary! "Charlotte Phelan, dead. Her daughter still single!"

Charlotte Phelan says: Great. You can write my obituary! 'Charlotte Phelan, dead. Her daughter still single!'

Peach the Starfish says: Find a happy place! Find a happy place!

Johnny Foote says: before we all get one of those disscusting things on our lips

Johnny Foote says: Before we all get one of those disgusting things on our lips!

Charlotte Phelan says: Before we all get one of those disgusting things on our lips!

Prudy Pingleton says: Devil's Child! (sprinkles water on Penny) Devil's Child!

Prudy Pingleton says: Devil's Child! [sprinkles water on Penny] Devil's Child!

Charlotte Phelan says: They say courage skips a generation.

Mr. Blackly says: One of these days their gonna figure out cigarettes will kill you.

Peach the Starfish says: It's a root canal, and from the looks of those x-rays, it's not going to be pretty.

Charlotte Phelan says: â??"Love and hate are two horns on the same goat, Eugenia. And you need a goat."

Charlotte Phelan says: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat, Eugenia. And you need a goat.

Charlotte Phelan says: Get yo raggedy ass off my porch

Charlotte Phelan says: Now, you get your raggedy ass off my porch.

Gladys says: There's a dead white rat on my staircase!

Gladys says: That's the...

Dwayne says: The Depelter Turbo! Prepare for a lot of stinging!

Gladys says: [Repeated line] AAAAAHH!

Gladys says: [repeated line] AAAAAHH!

Prudy Pingleton says: Penny, pray for her. [hands her a rosary] She's gonna need it...[smirks to herself]

Prudy Pingleton says: Penny, pray for her. [hands her a rosary] She's gonna need it. [smirks to herself]

Charlotte Phelan says: (To Hilly) Get your raggedy ass off my porch.

Charlotte Phelan says: [to Hilly] Get your raggedy ass off my porch.

Minny Jackson says: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat.

Charlotte Phelan says: Love and hate are two horns on the same goat.

Charlotte Phelan says: You bring courage back to this family.