Allison Janney

Birth Day November 19th, 1959
Birth Place Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Age 64 Years Old

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About Allison Janney

An American actress, Allison Brooks Janney is professionally known as Allison Janney. She is well known for her Broadway appearances including "Present Laughter", "A View from the Bridge", and "Six Degrees of Separation". As well, she is also best recognized for her other versatile roles in films including "The Object of My Affection", "Drop Dead Gorgeous", "American Beauty", "Juno", "The Help", "Peabody & Sherman", and "Tallulah". She wanted to become a professional ice skater. She later would lie about being a photographer to cover up her failure at breaking into the acting business.  She has also voiced characters in "Finding Nemo" and "Minions". In 1991, she made her first TV show appearance in the comedy series "Morton & Hayes" as Mrs. Hayes /Beatrice Caldicott and made her debut as Miss Penny in the theatrical film "Who Shot Patakango?" in 1991. Additionally, she has become a common feature at award ceremonies having won numerous awards like Academy Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Critics' Choice Award, and many others. Recently as news, Allison says Anna Faris' departure from 'Mom' is a 'huge loss'.

Famous For

  • Being an American actress.
  • For her Broadway appearances including "Present Laughter", "A View from the Bridge", and "Six Degrees of Separation".

Allison Janney, a famous actress


Early Life of Allison Janney

Allison Janney opened her eyes for the first time on 19th November 1959 with the real name or full name of Allison Brooks Janney in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. though she was raised in Dayton, Ohio. She holds an American nationality and mixed ethnicity. Analogously, she is from Christianity religion whereas her race is white. She happily celebrates her birthday on 19th November of every year and she has celebrated her 60th birthday as of 2019, and as her birthdate, her star sign is Scorpio. She is the daughter of Macy Brooks Janney (nee Putnam), a former actress, and Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr., a real estate developer, and jazz musician. She has also two brothers, Hal and Jay. Furthermore, 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. She attended Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where she majored in theatre. As well, she 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 the summer of 1984.

Career of Allison Janney

Television Career

  • Allison Janney commenced her acting career by starring as Eddie Hayes' wife in the short-lived black-and-white faux-1940s comedy "Morton & Hayes" though she also starred as Vi Kaminski for a short time on "As the World Turns".
  • Similarly, she was seen in television soap opera "Guiding Light" as a Ginger as well as appeared in the season-four finale of "Law & Order", whereas she was also cast as White House Press Secretary C. J. Cregg in the NBC political drama "The West Wing". 
  • She also 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" as well as she was chosen to play the role of Sheila Jackson in the pilot episode of "Shameless" in late 2009.
  • Analogously, she has starred in numerous series such as "In Plain Sight" (2010),  "Lost" (2010), "Mr. Sunshine" and many others.
  • Later, she returned to the small screen with the CBS sitcom "Mom", opposite Anna Faris following few short-lived shows and a brief sabbatical from television.
  • Then, she guest-starred in Showtime's period drama "Masters of Sex" from 2014 to 2016 as a sexually repressed homemaker in the 1950s who struggles to understand the disintegration of her marriage.
  • After that, she appeared as herself, in an episode of the second season of the Netflix series "The Kominsky Method" as well as voiced on the Disney Channel animated show "Phineas and Ferb".

Film Career

  • Allison Janney jumps off her film career from the 1989 movie, "Who Shot Patakango?".
  • She was seen in Jason Reitman's comedy-drama "Juno" as Bren MacGuff in 2007 as well as appeared in the musical "Hairspray" in the following year whereas she earned praise for her performance in Todd Solondz's comedy-drama "Life During Wartime".
  • Analogously, she has starred in several films like, "The Help", "Margaret", "The Girl on the Train", "Liberal Arts", "Struck by Lightning" and moreover. 
  • After then, she appeared in the black comedy, "I, Tonya" in 2017, which is based on the life of figure skater Tonya Harding.
  • In 2019, she was seen in five movies including "Troop Zero",  "Ma", "Bombshell", "Bad Education". 
  • As well, she voiced the role of Margaux Needler in the animated version of "The Addams Family".
  • Besides, she is currently in production with two films; Tate Taylor's comedy-drama "Breaking News in Yuba County" and J. J. Abrams's thriller "Lou".
  • In addition, she made her professional stage debut in 1989 with an uncredited part in the Off-Broadway production "Ladies" as well as starred in the 1998 revival of Arthur Miller's "A View from the Bridge".
  • Then, she was also seen in the musical "9 to 5" in 2009 and returned to Broadway with the revival of John Guare's "Six Degrees of Separation" in the role of Ouisa Kittredge in 2017.
  • Furthermore, as a piece of fresh news, Allison Janney says Anna Faris' departure from 'Mom' is a 'huge loss'.
  • "It's a huge loss for the show to not have Anna because she was part of creating a character, Christy, that everyone fell in love with, who was so lovable and warm and gullible and funny and we will miss her so much," Janney told "Entertainment Tonight." "I think I'll miss the most, for me, the relationship between Bonnie and Christy, even though that will still continue. But she won't be present. That's what I'll miss."

Awards and Achievements of Allison Janney

Allison Janney with award


  • Academy Awards
  • British Academy Film Awards
  • Golden Globe Awards
  • Primetime Emmy Awards
  • Denver Film Critics Society
  • Chicago Indie Critics Awards
  • Central Ohio Film Critics Society Awards
  • Florida Film Critics Circle
  • Gold Derby Awards

Personal Life of Allison Janney

Reflecting on Allison Janney's personal life, she is not a married woman and has no children, of which she said: "I've never had that instinct to have kids, I'm at peace with it". Though, she was romantically involved with computer programmer Dennis Gagomiros with whom she began dating in 1994, and were interested in getting married but ended their relationship after seven years together in 2001. After that, she met actor Richard Jenik in 2002 and got engaged in 2004 but broke up two years later in 2006. Similarly, she had been in a relationship with many other guys too, but her relationship is not exceptional with anyone. In her recent life, she is dating Philip Joncas. Philip Joncas is an American production manager and coordinator by profession. The couple is enjoying their life a lot. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight.

Allison Janney with her present boyfriend, Philip Joncas

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Net Worth of Allison Janney

Allison Janney is a strong vigorous woman. No matter whatever the world speaks about her, she never loses hope and lets down her self-esteem. She keeps on challenging every sort of issue that comes nearby her. Moving towards her net worth, her worth is around $14 million as of 2020 though she has also a handsome amount of salary too which is around $3,50,000 per episode. She has also successfully established herself as one of the fashionable actresses in the industry. In addition, her major source of income is from an acting career. As well, she has done endorsement work for several companies and brands like The Cake Bake Shop, Tony Ward Couturem, American Heart Association, Kaiser Permanente, Tony Ward Couture, and many others.

Body Measurement of Allison Janney

Allison Janney is gradually transforming into an attractive and more feminine person. Standing tall at 6 ft or 183 cm, she can be considered a hot and sexy star of the present time, though her body weight is around 65 kg or 143 lbs. Blessed with great looks and an amazing goddess-like figure, she can definitely rock any wear she decides to put on. Considered hot and sexy actresses of today's time, she takes extra care of her appearance. She eats right and works out on a regular basis to maintain her shape, whereas her body build type is average. She is a graceful actress with brown hair and dark brown eyes color.

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