Actors: Allison Janney

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Jméno:Allison Janney
Datum narození:1959-11-19
Místo narození:Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Výška:1.83 m
IMDb ID:nm0005049

Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress. In a career spanning three decades, she is known for her performances across multiple genres of screen and stage. Janney has received various accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and seven Primetime Emmy Awards, in addition to nominations for two Tony Awards. Born in Boston and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Janney received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art following her graduation from Kenyon College. After years of minor and uncredited film and television appearances, Janney's breakthrough came with the role of C. J. Cregg in the NBC political drama The West Wing (1999–2006), for which she received four Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2014, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Margaret Scully on the Showtime period drama Masters of Sex. For her portrayal of Bonnie Plunkett, a cynical recovering addict on the CBS sitcom Mom (2013–2021), Janney received six Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won twice for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Janney made her professional stage debut with the Off-Broadway production Ladies (1989), and followed with numerous bit parts in various similar productions, before making her Broadway debut with the 1996 revival of Present Laughter. She won two Drama Desk Awards and has been nominated for two Tony Awards: for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of A View from the Bridge (1997), and for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in the original Broadway production of the musical 9 to 5 (2009). Her film roles include Private Parts (1997), Primary Colors (1998), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), American Beauty (1999), Nurse Betty (2000), The Hours (2002), Hairspray (2007), Juno (2007), The Help (2011), The Way, Way Back (2013), Tammy (2014), The Rewrite (2014), Spy (2015), Tallulah (2016), The Girl on the Train (2016), Bad Education (2019) and Bombshell (2019). She voiced roles in Finding Nemo (2003), Over the Hedge (2006), Minions (2015), and The Addams Family (2019). For her performance in the black comedy I, Tonya (2017), Janney won an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Golden Globe Award, all for Best Supporting Actress.

  • Was discovered by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward while acting in a play, directed by Newman, at Kenyon College, Ohio. They encouraged her to head to New York City after graduation in order to study at the Neighborhood Playhouse.
  • Her father is a jazz musician, and she has two brothers who are also both musicians. She had dreams of becoming an Olympic skater before a freak accident derailed that -- she ran blindly through a glass door and was severely injured. She was educated at Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; Neighborhood Playhouse, New York and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England.
  • While struggling to succeed as an actress, she told people who inquired about what she did for a living that she was a photographer for "National Geographic".
  • As of 2016, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Americká krása (1999), Hodiny (2002), Juno (2007) and Černobílý svět (2011). Of those, Americká krása (1999) is a winner in the category.
  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 17, 2016.
  • In the film The Object of My Affection (1998), she played Alan Alda's wife. In the early 1990s, she attended Kenyon College with Alda's daughter, Elizabeth Alda. Alda co-starred on Západní krídlo (1999) from 2005-06 with Janney, though they have not appeared together on camera.
  • Called Mariska Hargitay up on the stage with her after Janney won the Emmy Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama, after noticing that they were both wearing similar green dresses. After Hargitay went up on stage with her, she called up the other nominees, who all declined.
  • Allison provides the voice for the Star Tours Hostess Aly San San. The updated version of the Walt Disney World/Disneyland Attraction opened May/June 2011.
  • In 2009, she won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance as Violet Newstead in "9 to 5", the musical version of the film Od devíti do peti (1980). She was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, but lost to Alice Ripley for her performance in "Next to Normal".
  • In an article praising the most exceptional women of the year ("Those we loved in 2005", The Guardian, 16 December 2005), Laura Barton gave "a big thank you" to Allison Janney, "aka C.J. from Západní krídlo (1999) -- her mere existence is reason enough to give thanks".
  • Childhood celebrity crush was Davy Jones of The Monkees fame.
  • Resides across the street from her Západní krídlo (1999) co-star Janel Moloney.
  • Counts This Is Spinal Tap (1984) as one of her all-time favorite films.
  • Is one of 15 actresses to win the Critic's Choice Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar in the film Já, Tonya (2017). The others to achieve this are Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich (2000), Renée Zellweger for Návrat do Cold Mountain (2003), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Helen Mirren for Královna (2006), Jennifer Hudson for Dreamgirls (2006), Kate Winslet for Předčítač (2008), Mo'Nique for Precious (2009), Natalie Portman for Černá labuť (2010), Octavia Spencer for Černobílý svět (2011), Anne Hathaway for Bidnici (2012), Cate Blanchett for Jasmíniny slzy (2013), Patricia Arquette for Chlapectví (2014), Julianne Moore for Pořád jsem to já (2014) and Frances McDormand for Tři billboardy kousek za Ebbingem (2017).
  • Her character on Západní krídlo (1999), C.J. Cregg, also came from Dayton, Ohio.
  • Though she is known for often playing mother characters through her career, she herself has never been married or had kids.
  • Her very close friend Steven Rogers wrote the biopic Já, Tonya (2017) character LaVona Golden expressly for her, which brought her a degree of mixed amusement.
  • Is one of 105 people invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2008.
  • Announced live on WCBM Radio's "Tom Marr Show" that she had accepted actor Richard Jenik's proposal and was engaged to be married around Christmas, 2004. The couple broke off their engagement in November 2006.
  • Nominated for Broadway's 2009 Tony Award for Best Performance for a Leading Actress in a Musical for "9 to 5: The Musical".
  • Stepcousin of Michael Weatherly.
  • Has played Melissa McCarthy's mother in Tammy (2014) and later Melissa's boss in Špión (2015).
  • Her great-uncle, Stuart Janney, owned many racehorses, including Ruffian.
  • She has English, and smaller amounts of German and Scottish, ancestry. Her lineage in the United States goes back to the 1600s, rooted in Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, New York, and Massachusetts.
  • Most admires women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony.
  • She won an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for "Present Laughter" (1997). She shared the award with Deborah Findlay and Celia Weston.
  • Attended and graduated from Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut.
  • Allison's mother, Macy Brooks Janney, once roomed with actress Eileen Brennan.
  • Nominated for Broadway's 1998 Tony Award as Best Actress (Play) for a revival of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge".
  • Attended and graduated from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio (1982).
  • Formerly resided with Dennis Gagomiros, a computer programmer, in a Manhattan loft (2001). They first met at the New York City Playhouse (1982).
  • Won her only Oscar the same year as a former colleague won his only Oscar. They both won in 2018. Allison Janney for Já, Tonya (2017), and Sam Rockwell for Tři billboardy kousek za Ebbingem (2017), they both co-starred in Nezapomenutelné prázdniny (2013).
  • She was born on November 19, 1959 which was when Rocky and His Friends (1959) debuted on television, and then she would go on to star in Dobrodruzství pana Peabodyho a Shermana (2014) which is based on the original segments from that old show.
  • Is a lifelong supporter of the Democratic Party. Janney endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Presidential Election.
  • Is a huge fan of rap music.
  • Born at 12:44 PM (EST).
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