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Allison Janney is known as an American actress known. She is most famous for her roles in 'The West Wing', 'The Hours', 'Juno', and 'Hairspray'.

Background and Age

Allison Janney was born on November 19, 1959, in Dayton, Ohio. She was a sports competitor who played field hockey and ran track with goals to be a hero professional skater also, however, a mishap that severely harmed her legs during her youngsters kept her from proceeding. She proceeded to go to Kenyon College, graduating in 1982. At Kenyon, she pursued acting and had the chance to work with school alum Paul Newman in a play he was directing. He and his significant other Joanne Woodward provided mentorship to Janney, urging her to go to the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater in New York City. Woodward additionally directed Janney in stage productions.

Relationships and Dating

Janney recently dated actor, Richard Jenik. They got engaged in 2004 however separated in 2006. Janney is currently in a relationship with Philip Joncas. Joncas works in Hollywood as a production organizer. The couple purportedly started dating in 2014 and made it public in June 2015 at the Minions honorary walk.

Career and Net Worth

Janney was featured in the 1993 TV motion picture Blind Spot, which featured Woodward and Laura Linney, before going on to co-star in an assortment of film projects that included Wolf (1994), Big Night (1996), The Associate (1996), The Ice Storm (1997), The Object of My Affection (1998) and American Beauty (1999). Keeping her feet on the stage too, Janney earned a lead actress Tony nomination for her role in the 1998 Broadway restoration of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge.

The next year, she started to play press secretary C.J. Cregg in the honor winning presidential series The West Wing. Janney herself won four Emmys for her stretch on the program, in both Lead and Supporting Actress classes. Janney gave a nuanced, unfaltering performance as the admirer of Meryl Streep's character in The Hours (2002), and later as a Jersey lady who turns into her single man neighbor's favorite in Winter Solstice (2004).

In 2007, crowds came to know her as the immediate, hound adoring stepmother of Ellen Page's main character in Juno, with Janney depicting less adorable mothers in adventures like Hairspray (2007), Away We Go (2009) and The Way Back (2013). She has likewise done voiceover work as heard with Finding Nemo (2003), Over the Hedge (2006), Minions (2015), and Finding Dory (2016). In December 2019, the film Bombshell was released. Janney stars in the film as Susan Estrich.

Date modified: May 7, 2020
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