Allison Janney: biography
Allison Janney is the series actress. She has the number of awards and nominations in this field. However, the recent movie works hint that the Hollywood celebrity may receive major awards.
Childhood and youth
Allison Brooks Janney was born in Boston in November 1959 but she spent her childhood in Dayton. Allison's parents are creative people: her mother Macy Brooks Putnam is an actress, she became a housewife after the birth of her children. Her father Jervis Spencer Janney is a jazz musician. In addition to their daughter, they raised another children Hal, Jay.
Janney was educated at the Miami Valley School in Dayton, continued at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. She learned the basics of acting at Kenyon College in Gambier, took lessons at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Janney worked as a waitress and photographer for National Geographic during her college years. The girl participated in theatrical productions too. The director of one of the plays turned out to be Paul Newman.
The actress recalled in an interview with Esquire that she played table tennis with a celebrity and Newman said that if the girl needed help in the future, she would tell him about it. But according to Janney, she didn't dare do it.
The creative biography of the TV star began with roles in soap operas, As the World Turns and Guiding Light. In the mid-90s, Allison received an invitation to star in the series Law & Order. She had the roles in the tapes The Ice Storm, Nip/Tuck. Janney was nominated for the Chlotrudis Awards for the role of Anne in the drama Big Night. It is a tape about Italian immigrants.
There are such tapes in the filmography of the star as the adventure comedy Six Days Seven Nights with Harrison Ford, The Associate with Whoopi Goldberg, the drama Primary Colors with John Travolta, which won the BAFTA Award. The psychological drama American Beauty, which received 5 Oscars, 5 BAFTA Film Awards, 3 Golden Globe Awards, glorified not only the director Sam Mendes but also those artists, who starred in it, including Allison Janney.
The performer had another role in the series The West Wing. The movie received 26 awards, two of which are Emmy Awards, as well as two Screen Actors Guild Awards for the image of the chief of the press service of the American President.
The TV star considers her heroine CJ Craig her idol because she is smart and knows what and when to say. C. J. Cregg. But Janney is unpleasant when people think that the actress is the same in life as the fictional employee of the White House.
In 2007, there was the premiere of another Oscar-winning movie Juno at the Toronto International Film Festival. The tape is named after the main character, performed by Ellen Page, Allison played her stepmother.
The actress also starred in the musical adaptation of the Broadway musical Hairspray. Janney played Prudy Pingleton, the mother of the main character in a fun story about a schoolgirl, who loves to sing and dance. The movie was not unnoticed because it received the Teen Choice Awards, nominations for Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award and the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
Another important work in the filmography of the Hollywood star is the role of the therapist Golan in the fantasy Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Allison`s heroine is one of the faces of the werewolf Mr. Barron, performed by Samuel L. Jackson.
Janney appeared in several episodes of the cult TV series Lost. It is about life on the island of escaped passengers after the plane crash. Dominic Monaghan and Evangeline Lilly, Matthew Fox were involved in the filming of the series.
The actress won People's Choice Awards in the category Favorite Actress in a New TV Series for the primary role in the movie Mommy. Besides, Allison starred in an episode of the popular comedy sitcom Two and a Half Men with Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer in the lead roles. She returned to the presidential theme in the soap opera Veep, which marked by Emmy as the best Comedy Series in 2017.
In addition to working in front of the camera, the actress was engaged in voice acting. She voiced the cartoon characters in such cartoons as The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Finding Dory, Minions, Finding Nemo.
Allison Janney`s own life is the subject of rumor and speculation. The actress has no children. According to the information of the portal imdb.com, the partner of the celebrity was Dennis Gagomiros in the early 2000s.
Later, in 2004, the actor Richard Jenik proposed to her. It was announced the radio, during the show Tom Marr Show. However, the couple up two years later.
In 2014, there was the information in the press that Allison began dating the photographer and actor Philip Joncas. The man is 20 years younger than Allison but the couple looks harmonious on the photo.
The TV star likes dogs, rap music and high heels, despite being tall 6 feet (183 cm).
Allison Janney now
The actress, who got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016, dreamed of becoming a figure skater as a child. This dream realized in the role of the mother of the main character in the tape I, Tonya. Allison Janney has a net worth of $14 million.
Dramatic events that preceded the American figure skating championship in 1994 were embodied in a comedy with a touch of black humor. There were the details of the attack on the champion Nancy Kerrigan, which was organized by the former husband of her rival Tonya Harding.
Allison appears in the image of LaVona Golden, Tonya's mother. The circumstances of the attack were not announced in the movie and the directors drew attention to the most unsportsmanlike incidents in the sports world. Steven Rogers wrote the heroine LaVona in the script with the expectation that Janney will play her.
Allison received the Golden Globe Awards, The Critics' Choice Awards 2018 and BAFTA Film Awards for the role of the mother of the scandalous figure skater. The movie was awarded for the second prize at the Toronto International Film Festival and is nominated for the Oscars in three categories for the Main Female Role, Supporting Female Role and Editing.
The premiere of the tape I, Tonya took place in December 2017, the movie was released on the screens of Russia at the beginning of 2018.
- 1989 – Who Shot Patakango?
- 1996 – Big Night
- 1997 – Private Parts
- 1998 – Primary Colors
- 1999 – 10 Things I Hate about You
- 2002 – The Hours
- 2007 – Hairspray
- 2011 – The Help
- 2015 – The DUFF
- 2016 – Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
- 2017 – I, Tonya