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Allison Janney

Actor
Date Of Birth:
19 November 1959
Place Of Birth:
Boston, Massachusetts
Allison Janney won an Oscar in 2018 for her supporting role in I, Tonya (2017), playing the bitter and determined mother of Tonya Harding (played by Margot Robbie). A veteran of stage and screen, Allison Janney won three Emmy awards for her portrayal of press secretary C. J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing (1999-2006, starring Martin Sheen), and has since had a successful big screen career. Janney has appeared in feature films including The Ice Storm (1997, starring Sigourney Weaver), American Beauty (1999, starring Annette Bening) and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999, starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger). An accomplished character actor, she has done voice work for TV and appeared on Broadway, earning a 1998 Tony nomination for her role in A View From the Bridge. To younger audiences she's known as Amanda Bynes's strict mom in Hairspray (2007, based on the John Waters movie) and as Ellen Page's not-so-strict step-mom in Juno (2007).
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Early in her career, Janney appeared on the daytime drama The Guiding Light (1993-95)… She claims she is “five feet, twelve inches” tall.

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