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Allison Janney is 64 years old
Best known as: C. J. Cregg on TV's The West Wing



Allison Janney Biography

Allison Janney won an Oscar in 2018 for her supporting role in I, Tonya (2017), playing the bitter and determined mother of Tonya Harding (played by Margot Robbie).

A veteran of stage and screen, Allison Janney won three Emmy awards for her portrayal of press secretary C. J. Cregg on the television series The West Wing (1999-2006, starring Martin Sheen), and has since had a successful career in films and television.

An accomplished character actor, she has done voice work for TV and appeared on Broadway, earning a 1998 Tony nomination for her role in A View From the Bridge.

Janney’s films include Juno (2007 starring Ellen Page), Away We Go (2009), The Help (2011, with Jessica Chastains), Minions (2015, voice) and The Girl on the Train (2016, based on the novel by Paula Hawkins).

Her TV work includes Masters of Sex (2015), Break a Hip (2015-18), and Mom (2013-20).

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Early in her career, Janney appeared on the daytime drama The Guiding Light (1993-95)… She claims she is “five feet, twelve inches” tall.


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