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Allison Janney          

Academy Award-Winning Actress

Allison Janney is an actress known for her versatility in the roles she plays. Her career began to blossom in the mid-90s, when she won roles in several films, including "The Cowboy Way" and "Wolf", was featured in the Off-Broadway play "Fat Men in Skirts." Janney also landed a recurring role as a wisecracking maid on the "Guiding Light."

After small roles in 1997's "The Ice Storm" and "Julian Po," Janney returned to the stage in triumph where she earned a Tony nomination for her turn as a longshoreman's wife in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge". She was also seen to good effect as in "The Object of My Affection" and as a con woman in "The Imposters."

In 1998, she had a scene-stealing role as the trashy best friend of a Midwestern stage mother in the comedy "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and had similarly memorable turns in "10 Things I Hate About You" and "American Beauty" in 1999, playing a guidance counselor with romance novelist aspirations in the former and a chronically depressed middle-aged wife of a tyrannical husband in the latter.

Janney made her primetime series regular debut with a starring turn on the popular and critically lauded NBC political drama "The West Wing," where she portrayed Press Secretary C J Gregg. The smart and feisty, yet vulnerable character seemed tailor-made for the Janney, who won critical kudos in the series' impressive premiere season. Janney would take home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2000 and 2001, then in an upgrade snared the trophies for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2002 and 2004.

Janney currently stars in comedy television show "Mom" alongside Anna Farris.


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Ellen Page and Allison Janney are attached to star in the dramatic comedy “Tallulah,” which will mark the directorial debut of “Orange Is the New Black” writer Sian Heder, TheWrap has learned.

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