Allison Janney

Allison Janney

Birthplace: 
Boston, MA
Birthday: 
November 19

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Allison Janney

Allison Janney

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About

Allison Janney is an American actress.

After years of minor and uncredited film and television appearances, Janney's breakthrough occurred with her portrayal of White House Press Secretary (and later White House Chief of Staff) C. J. Cregg on the NBC political drama The West Wing, for which she received four Primetime Emmy Awards.

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.

In 2014 and 2015, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Bonnie Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom.

In 2017, her performance as LaVona Golden in I, Tonya garnered widespread acclaim and earned her numerous accolades, including the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Movie Award, Independent Spirit Award, and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

14 Nominations 7 Emmys

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - 2018

  • Nominee
  • Allison Janney, as Bonnie Plunkett
  • Mom
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - 2017

  • Nominee
  • Allison Janney, as Bonnie
  • Mom
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Allison Janney, as Margaret Scully
  • Masters Of Sex
  • Showtime
  • SHOWTIME Presents, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions, Timberman/Beverly Productions

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2016

  • Nominee
  • Allison Janney, as Bonnie
  • Mom
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2015

  • Winner
  • Allison Janney, as Bonnie
  • Mom
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2015

  • Nominee
  • Allison Janney, as Margaret Scully
  • Masters Of Sex
  • Showtime
  • SHOWTIME Presents, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions, Timberman/Beverly Productions

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2014

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - 2014

  • Winner
  • Allison Janney, as Bonnie
  • Mom
  • CBS
  • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2006

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2004

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2003

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series - 2002

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  • Allison Janney arrives on the red carpet at the 70th Emmy Awards. 

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  • Anna Faris and Allison Janney on stage at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Allison Janney and Kim Estes attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Allison Janney and Leonardo Nam attend the Television Academy's 2017 Performers Peer Group Celebration of the 69th Emmy Awards at Montage Beverly Hills on Monday, August 21, 2017, in Beverly Hills, California.

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  • Allison Janney presents an award at the 2016 Primetime Emmys.

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  • Bradley Whitford and Allison Janney on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Allison Janney and Bradley Whitford present at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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  • Allison Janney backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards. 

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  • Allison Janney backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Bradley Whitford and Allison Janney backstage at the 67th Emmy Awards. 

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  • Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer present Allison Janney an award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Allison Janney accepts her award at the 67th Emmy Awards.

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  • Allison Janney and Philip Joncas at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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  • Allison Janney and Matt Jones arrive at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.

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  • Allison Janney arrives at the Performers Peer Group nominee reception in West Hollywood.

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  • Kate Walsh (l) Allison Janney (c) and Octavia Spencer (r) at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Allison Janney of Mom celebrates at the 66th Emmys.

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  • Octavia Spencer and Allison Janney at the 66th Emmys. 

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  • Kathy Bates (l) of American Horror Story: Coven accepts an award from Allison Janney (c) and Octavia Spencer (r) at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Allison Janney (l) and Octavia Spencer of  (r) present an award at the 66th Emmys.

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  • Jimmy Kimmel (r) presents an award to Allison Janney (l) of Mom at the 66th Emmys.  

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  • Allison Janney of Mom accepts an award at the 66th Emmys.

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  • Allison Janney of Masters of Sex and Mom arrives at the 66th Emmys.

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  • Bob Bergen (l) and Allison Janney (r) of Masters of Sex and Mom attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • 66th Emmy Award nominees attend the Performers nominee reception.

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  • Allison Janney (l) and Beau Bridges (r) of Masters of Sex at the 2014 Creative Arts Emmys ball.

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  • Masters of Sex guest actress Allison Janney celebrates her win at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Allison Janney and Amy Schumer at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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  • Allison Janney accepts the award for Outstanding Guest Actress for her work on Masters of Sex.

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  • Allison Janney arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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