54 Facts About Allison Janney


Allison Brooks Janney was born on November 19,1959 and is an American actress.


Allison Janney made her professional stage debut with the Off-Broadway production Ladies, and followed with numerous bit parts in various similar productions, before making her Broadway debut with the 1996 revival of Present Laughter.


Allison Janney won two Drama Desk Awards and has been nominated for two Tony Awards: for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of A View from the Bridge, and for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the original Broadway production of the musical 9 to 5.


Allison Janney has played character roles in various films, including Primary Colors, American Beauty, The Hours, Juno, Hairspray, The Help, Spy, Bad Education, and Bombshell.


Allison Janney was born on November 19,1959, in Boston, Massachusetts, and raised in Dayton, Ohio.


Allison Janney is the daughter of Macy Brooks Janney, a former actress, and Jervis Spencer Janney Jr.


Allison Janney has an older brother, Jay and had a younger brother, Hal.


Allison Janney attended the Miami Valley School in Dayton, where she was named a distinguished alumna in 2005, and the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, where she was named Alumna of the Year in 2016.


Allison Janney initially aspired to a career in figure skating, but her tall stature and a freak accident when she was a teenager put an end to that dream.


Allison Janney attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where she majored in theatre.


Allison Janney went on to train at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York and then received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in mid-1984.


Allison Janney then moved on to soap operas; she played the short-term role of Vi Kaminski on As the World Turns, and then played the recurring role of Ginger, one of the Spaulding maids, on Guiding Light for nearly two years.


Allison Janney was a cast member on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion.


Cregg, Allison Janney won four Primetime Emmy Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Award, a Satellite Award and four nominations for the Golden Globe Awards, making her the most awarded cast member of the series.


Allison Janney guest starred on the sitcom Frasier in a 2002 episode Three Blind Dates and appeared in the short-lived Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip in a guest appearance as herself in the episode "The Disaster Show".


Allison Janney starred in the ABC network comedy Mr Sunshine.


Allison Janney played Bonnie Plunkett, a self-centered, cynical recovering addict who tries to regain the love and trust of her daughter.


Allison Janney was influenced to take on the role following the death of her younger brother from drug addiction, as well as her longtime desire to work on multicam comedy.


Allison Janney received six nominations at the Critics' Choice Television Awards winning twice for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.


Allison Janney's performance received praise with Janney receiving three consecutive nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series winning one in 2014, and winning the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series.


Allison Janney appeared as herself, in an episode of the second season of the Netflix series The Kominsky Method.


Allison Janney appeared in Nurse Betty, The Hours, Finding Nemo, How to Deal, The Chumscrubber, Winter Solstice, and Our Very Own.


In 2007, Allison Janney starred in Jason Reitman's comedy-drama Juno, playing Bren MacGuff, the titular character's stepmother.


In 2010, Allison Janney earned praise for her performance in Todd Solondz's comedy-drama Life During Wartime.


In 2011, Allison Janney appeared in Tate Taylor's period drama The Help, which won the Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble.


Allison Janney appeared in Margaret, Struck by Lightning, Liberal Arts, Spy, The DUFF, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Tallulah, and The Girl on the Train.


In 2017, Allison Janney starred in Craig Gillespie's black comedy I, Tonya, based on the life of figure skater Tonya Harding.


Screenwriter Steven Rogers wrote the role of LaVona specifically for Allison Janney and refused to sell his screenplay until Allison Janney was cast in the film.


Allison Janney would consider the part as one of the most challenging of her career.


Allison Janney earned numerous accolades for her performance in the film including the Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, Independent Spirit Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Allison Janney had cameo appearances in the family comedy Troop Zero, the psychological thriller Ma, and Bombshell.


Allison Janney voiced Margaux Needler in the animated version of The Addams Family.


Allison Janney appeared in Bad Education and Tate Taylor's comedy-drama Breaking News in Yuba County.


Allison Janney had the title role in JJ Abrams's thriller Lou.


Allison Janney is currently in production with two films: the comedy The People We Hate at the Wedding and the sci-fi film The Creator.


Allison Janney made her professional stage debut in 1989 with an uncredited part in the Off-Broadway production Ladies.


Allison Janney played Liz Essendine, the estranged wife of the lead character.


Allison Janney starred in the 1998 revival of Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge to positive reviews.


In 2009, Janney starred in the musical 9 to 5 alongside Stephanie J Block and Megan Hilty.


Allison Janney's performance garnered positive reviews, and Janney earned the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical and a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.


In 2017, Allison Janney returned to Broadway with the revival of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation in the role of Ouisa Kittredge.


Allison Janney received nominations for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play.


Allison Janney has never been married and has no children, of which she said: "I've never had that instinct to have kids, I'm at peace with it".


Allison Janney was romantically involved with computer programmer Dennis Gagomiros.


In interviews related to her role on Mom, Allison Janney discussed her brother, Hal, who fought drug addiction for years before his suicide.


Allison Janney has credited playing her character on Mom to people fighting addiction.


On March 4,2018, Allison Janney dedicated her Academy Award win to him during her acceptance speech.


In October 2016, Allison Janney became the first woman to receive the Alumni Award of The Hotchkiss School and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the entertainment industry, located at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard.


Allison Janney has campaigned for numerous issues like women's rights, LGBTQ rights, mental health, animal rights, and addiction recovery.


In 2018, Allison Janney participated in the 2018 Women's March in Los Angeles, part of a larger national movement for women's rights, human rights, and social justice.


In 2016, Allison Janney was honored at the White House at the event "Champions of Change", which honored 10 accomplished individuals from across the country who were being recognized for advancing addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery.


Allison Janney participated in a panel discussion with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy to talk about the portrayal of addiction and recovery in the media.


In 2020 with the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Allison Janney donated $10,000 to the Dayton Foodbank, an organization providing food to the homeless.


Allison Janney has been an active supporter of voter registration, posting about voter ID issues and suggesting fans check VoteRiders for details.