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Allison Brooks Janney is an American actress who has appeared in both film and television, delivering remarkable performances one after another. She is best known for her role as C.J. Cragg in the TV series “The West Wing.” Scroll down to learn about Allison Janney’s early life, career, net worth, and more details.

Quick Facts

Full Name Allison Brooks Janney
Date Of Birth November 19th, 1959
Birth Place Boston, Massachusetts
Age 61
Horoscope Scorpio
Nationality American
Spouse Unmarried
Net Worth $14 million

Early Life and Education

Janney was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 19, 1959,  and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. She belongs to a middle-class family. Her father’s name is Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr., a former actress, and her mother’s is Macy Brooks Janney.

She is a real estate developer and jazz musician. Janney has two siblings named Jay and Hal. Unfortunately, Hal, who had suffered from depression and addiction for many years, died in 2011 at the age of 49 by suicide.

As far as her education is concerned, She majored in theatre from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. Indeed, She honed her acting skills there before launching a successful career. Allison Janney Net Worth

Career Details

Allison Janney’s career started in the late 1980s. She met an actors couple, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward at a play for the inaugural college event during her freshman year. The duo encouraged her to start acting and offered her guidance.

She first appeared on television in the short-lived black-and-white faux-1940s comedy Morton & Hayes; she played Eddie Hayes’ wife in two episodes of the 1991 CBS series. In addition, she also appeared in the drama Margaret (2011), and the comedy Liberal Arts (2012).

She appeared in several films, including Nurse Betty, The Hours, Finding Nemo, The Chumscrubber, Our Very Own, and many others. Janney earned multiple accolades for her outstanding performance in the film.

She is currently in production with two projects; J. J. Abrams’s thriller Lou and Tate Taylor’s comedy-drama Breaking News in Yuba County. Due to her talent and acting skills, she gained more popularity in the world.



Year Title Roles
1989 Who Shot Pat? Miss Penny
1989 Dead Funny Jennifer
1989 The Cowboy Way NYPD computer operator
1994 Wolf Party Guest
1994 Heading Home Mary Polanski
1997 The Ice Storm Dot Halford
1997 Julian Po Lilah Leech
1998 Celebrity Evelyn Isaacs
1998 The Impostors Maxine
1999 Drop Dead Gorgeous Loretta
1999 American Beauty Barbara Fitts
1999 The Ebtors
2000 Leaving Drew Paula
2000 Nurse Betty Lyla Branch
2000 Rooftop Kisses Melissa
2002 The Hours Sally Lester
2003 Chicken Party Barbara Strasser
2003 How to Deal Lydia Martin
2004 Winter Solstice Molly Ripkin
2005 The Chumscrubber Allie Stifle
2005 Our Very Own Joan Whitfield
2006 Over the Hedge Gladys Sharp
2007 Hairspray Prudy Pingleton
2007 Juno Brenda “Bren” MacGuff
2008 Pretty Ugly People Suzanna
2008 Prop 8: The Musical Prop 8 leader’s wife
2009 Away We Go Lily Anderson
2009 Life During Wartime Trish Maplewood
2011 The Oranges Cathy Ostroff
2011 The Help Charlotte Phelan
2012 A Thousand Words Samantha Davis
2012 Struck by Lightning Sheryl Phillips
2013 Brightest Star The Astronomer
2013 Bad Words Dr. Bernice Deagan
2013 Trust Me Meg
2014 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mrs. Grunion
2014 Get On Up Kathy
2016 The Girl on the Train Detective Riley
2017 I, Tonya LaVona Golden
2017 Sun Dogs Rose Chipley
2019 Troop Zero Miss Massey
2019 Ma Dr. Brooks
2019 The Addams Family Margaux Needler
2020 Lazy Susan Velvet Swensen
2021 Breaking News in Yuba County Sue Buttons
2022 To Leslie Nancy
2022 Lou Lou Adell
2023 The Creator Colonel Howell
TBA Everything’s Going to Be Great TBA

Allison Janney Height Television

Year Title Roles
1991 Morton & Hayes Beatrice Caldicott-Hayes
1992 Law & Order Nora
1993-95 Guiding Light Ginger
1996 Cosby Podiatric Nurse
1997 Path to Paradise Assistant District Attorney
1998 David and Lisa Alix
1999-2006 The West Wing C. J. Cregg
2000 A Girl Thing Kathy McCormack
2001-2002 Frasier Phyllis
2003 King of the Hill Laura
2005 Weeds Ms. Greenstein
2007 Two and a Half Men Beverly
2008-13 Phineas and Ferb Charlene Doofenshmirtz
2010 In Plain Sight Allison Pearson
2011 Glenn Martin, DDS Marcia
2012 Robot Chicken Grammi Gummi / Woman
2013-15 Masters of Sex Margaret Scully
2016 Comedy Bang! Bang! Herself
2017-18 F Is for Family Henrietta Van Horne
2019 The Kominsky Method Herself
2020 Celebrity IOU Herself
2021 Q-Force
2022 Who Do You Think You Are? Herself
TBA Palm Royale Evelyn

Awards and Nominations

Allison Janney has received several awards throughout her career. Some of her notable awards include

  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (2018) for her role in “I Tonya’’.
  • Primetime Emmy Awards (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005)  for her performances in “The West Wing” and “Mom.”
  • Golden Globe Awards (2000, 2001)  for her work in “The West Winning and Mom.
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018) for her role in The West Wing and I, Tonya. Allison Janney Career

Personal Life

Allison Janney’s marital status is unmarried. However, she has been dating Philip Joncas an IATSE production coordinator since 2012. As far as we know, they have no plan for marriage yet.

Net Worth

Talking about Allison’s earnings, she has been making a good amount of money acting and singing. She has a net worth of $14 million as per some reputable resources.

Body Measurements

Height 6 feet 0 inches
Weight 63 kg
Bra Size 34 B
Shoe Size 11 US
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Body Measurements 34-25-35 inches

Social Media Presence

Allison Janney is active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. On Facebook, she has 635k followers using the username @allisonjanney since 2023.

Likewise, she has more than 842k followers on Instagram under the handle #allisonbjanney. Additionally,  her Twitter account, @AllisonBJanney, has more than 368k followers.

Final Words

Allison Janney is a talented actress who has made a successful career in the entertainment industry, from her breakthrough role in The West Wing to her Academy Award-winning performance in I, Tonya. She gained recognition due to her performance in the world.

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