Allison Janney is a seven-time Primetime Emmy Award winner known for playing many major as well as supporting roles, both in television as well as in the cinema.
The American actress and aspiring athlete became popular for various TV programs, the most popular among them is the American political drama television series The West Wing which was created by Aaron Sorkin and was broadcast from 1999 to 2006. Her skills and versatility are proven in the TV series Object of My Affection where she appeared dressed as a man in the background of the scene.
Janney’s full name is Allison Brooks Janney and she was born to Macy Brooks (née Putnam), a former actress and homemaker, and Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr., a real estate developer, and jazz musician, in Boston, Massachusetts. She has two siblings.
Awards and Nominations
Starting up as an athlete playing field hockey and track and aspiring to become an Olympic figure skater, Janney began to develop a passion for acting during her college days with the help of Paul Newman, an American actor and an alumnus of Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, like herself. With much help and encouragement from Newman and his wife, Janney started attending the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City for further training in acting.
Today, the ambitious Olympic figure skater has found her place as an actress, earning accolades for roles that would encompass stage, film and television. Her creative skills and dedication have earned her more awards and nominations far beyond actors and actresses her level. She’s a seven-time Primetime Emmy Award winner from a total of thirteen nominations. She won four Emmys for her part as press secretary C.J. Cregg on the TV series The West Wing and later won additional awards for Masters of Sex and Mom.
In addition to stage work like A View From the Bridge and 9 to 5, Janney has appeared in scores of films, including American Beauty, The Hours, Juno and Away We Go. She was also awarded a Critics Choice Award in 2008 and 2012. She also won a Satellite Award in 2011 for Best Cast-Motion Picture for the film ‘The Help’
In 2014 she won Critics’ Choice TV Award and two Emmys—one for her role in the sitcom Mom and another for her guest role as Margaret Scully in the Showtime series Masters of Sex.
Her film, I, Tonya which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress was an American sports black comedy film featuring the life and career of figure skater Tonya Harding. Janney has also received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Golden Globe award for her work as Best Actress in movies The West Wing in 2003 and 2004.
The American star actress with amazing skills was born on November 19, 1959, and she is 6 feet tall.
Allison Janney Net Worth
Having $4 million dollars as the net worth isn’t too bad for an actress as skilled as Janney looking at her numerous accolades.
The American actress who used to sell handbags at a department store in Dayton, Ohio, has just enough to take care of her celebrity lifestyle. She made her first 2 million dollar fortune from TV films including A Girl Thing.
Janney’s latest role in the 2016 American thriller film ‘The Girl on the Train’ is considered one of her latest significant works. In the film, Janney plays the role of a police detective following an alcoholic divorcee who gets involved in an investigation about mission persons. The film grossed $172 million worldwide. It also gained several award nominations and mixed reviews.
In addition to her awards for her roles in The West Wing, Allison Janney earned a huge sum from the play. According to sources, she was paid $70,000 per episode of the film she played. She was also paid $125,000 for each episode she appears in for the series “Mom”. Her Boston house is worth $1.8 million and she has fleets of cars in her name.
Allison Janney Husband
The question should be is Janney really married? Of course not! Janney has not been married until now but she is in a relationship with Philip Joncas who is an IATSE production coordinator. Joncas is 20 years younger than Janney. She, however, mentioned, during an interview, that her first crush was Davy Jones from the Monkees.