Who is Allison Janney?
Born Allison Brooks Janney under the sign of Scorpio on the 19th of November 1959, in Boston, Massachusetts USA, Allison is a 58-year-old Caucasian actress of British and German descent, perhaps best known to the world for her widely recognized and rewarded performances in numerous films, such as “The Help”, “The Hours” and “Juno.” She has had a number of other roles across various films and TV shows throughout her often lucrative acting career since 1984.
Early Life and Education
Janney was raised two siblings in her birthplace, by her father Jervis Spencer Janney, Jr., a real-estate developer and jazz musician, and her mother Macy Brooks (nee Putnam), who is a former actress. It is unknown when she first took an interest in what she does today, as well as any of her childhood hobbies. As for her education, she first attended The Miami Valley School in Dayton, Ohio, where she was later a distinguished alumna in 2004. She also attended the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut, where she was Alumna of the Year in 2016. She later went on to attend Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where she studied alongside the late actor Paul Newman, who inspired her to pursue an acting career. Upon graduating from the said institution in the summer of 1984, Allison obtained a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. While doing summer programs there, she also attended the Neighbourhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City, where she spent two years, and finished alongside Steven Rogers.
CareerAfter graduating from Kenyon College, Allison immediately obtained certain roles in various local plays, and spent some time accumulating acting experience, both as an acting student and as an actress. She made her film debut in 1989, in “Who Shot Patakango?”, and her TV series debut in “Morton & Hayes” in 1991. In between 1991 and 1999, Allison was cast in more than 20 roles, most of which were supporting, and thus her breakthrough was still to be achieved. However, in the latter year, she appeared in the pilot episode of “The West Wing”, where she then remained for 155 episodes as C.J. Cregg until 2006, at which point she was already a well-known actress. While filming, she found the time to audition for various other roles too, mostly across films, thus landing her name in the credits of almost 20 more titles. She would continue this streak for another five years, eventually landing a recurring role in 13 episodes of “Mr. Sunshine” in 2011. In 2012, she was cast in both of the short films about the reunion of “The West Wing” crew. Prior to that, she lent her voice to the Phineas and Ferb show, through 2014. Her streak of 20+ titles continued after that, only this time it was in a matter of four years. Nowadays, she is involved in three future releases.
Allison is definitely one of the most awarded actresses to date, with a 89 award wins from 299 nominations, with 11 runner-up positions. Her most recent award is the 2018 Oscar for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, in “I, Tonya”, while she is also the winner of seven Primetime Emmy Awards, seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, six Critics’ Choice Awards and two Drama Desk Awards. She also has a British Film Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Independent Spirit Award, certainly an impressive CV.
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The West Wing
Not only is her performance in “The West Wing” one of the most important roles in her life, it’s also one of her most awarded roles. Portraying the press secretary in the said show, she won four Emmy Awards, both in the lead and supporting actress categories, which is a feat very few actors have achieved to date.
As for Allison’s romantic involvements, due to her secrecy about this part of her life, not much is known about any affairs. However, it is known that she dated the actor Dennis Gagomiros from 1982 to 2001; the two broke up for unknown reasons, and for the next 11 years Allison’s relationship status was unknown, until in 2012 it was confirmed that she was dating Philip Joncas, a producer 20 years younger than her. To our knowledge thus far, the two are still dating.
What is Allison Janney’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Allison Janney is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Allison’s accumulated wealth is over $4 million, her fortune made as an actress, while she earned the most from her long-term presence on the TV screen as C.J. Gregg in “The West Wing.” As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
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Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced actress, her vital statistics are 35-25-36, while her height is 6ft (1.83m) and her weight 141lbs (64kg). Her body shape is generally described as fit, while her hair color is light brown and her eyes are light blue. Lastly, her bra size is 34C, her foot size is 11 and her dress size is 4.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Allison seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as her presence is ubiquitous on most social networks. Her Facebook page currently has almost 20,000 followers, her Twitter account has over 260,000, and her Instagram account almost 300,000 fans.