More Allison Janney Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for The Hours)Allison Janney is known to audiences around the world for playing the role of White House Press Secretary C.J. Cregg in the hit television series, The West Wing, for which she won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in 2002 and for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2000 and 2001. Her film credits include Nurse Betty, American Beauty, Big Night, Private Parts, Primary Colors, The Object of My Affection, Six Days, Seven Nights, The Ice Storm, Celebrity, 10 Things I Hate About You and Drop Dead Gorgeous.
In 1997, Janney appeared on Broadway opposite Frank Langella in Noel Coward's Present Laughter. The following year, she was nominated for a Tony Award and won the Outer Critics Circle award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in a revival of Arthur Miller's A View From The Bridge on Broadway. Summer of 1999 found her starring in the New York Public Theater production of The Taming of the Shrew with the New York Shakespeare Festival in Central Park.
Janney graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and went on to study at New York's Neighborhood Playhouse and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.
Bio courtesy Paramount for "The Hours" (01-Jan-2003)