An American actress Allison Janney was born on 19th November 1959 in Boston Massachusetts, United States. She was grown up in Dayton, Ohio. As a child, she was named as Allison Brooks Janney. Her mother Mary Brooks was a former actress and homemaker and her father Jervis Spencer Janney was a real estate developer and jazz musician. Janney has an older brother, Jay and a younger brother named Hal.
She attended The Miami Valley School in Dayton. There, she was named a distinguished alumna in the year 2004. She also attended Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. While she was in her school, she used to play field hockey and ran track. She then went on to join Kenyon College located in Gambier, Ohio. Later, she went on to study drama at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. The same years, she also attended The Neighborhood Playhouse as actor Dylan McDermott. As a child, her ambition was to be an Olympic figure skater but the accident ended her that dream.
At the beginning of her television career, she first appeared on soap operas. She first played for a short time on As the World Turns as Vi Kaminski. Following that, she played the role as one of the Spaulding maids, Ginger on Guilding Light. She also appeared as a reluctant witness against a member of the Russian mob in the season finale of Law & Order in the spring of 1994.
Her other television credits includes The Wright Verdicts, New York Undercover, Aliens in the Family, Cosby, LateLine, The West Wing, Frasier, King of the Hall, Weeds, Two and a half men, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Phineas and Ferb, Shameless, Gamily Guy, Lost In Plain Sight, Glenn Martin, DDS, Mr. Sunshine, The Big C, and Veep. Currently, Allison appears on the episodesof Masters of Sex and Mon.
In addition to that, Allison had made appearances in numbers of films such also including the 1990s films American Beauty, Big Night, The Impostors, The Object of My Affection, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Primary Colors, The Ice Storm, Private Parts, and 10 Things I Hate About You and the 2000s films The Hours, Nurse Betty, How to Deal, The Chumscrubber, Winter Solstice. She has also given her voice for the role of Peach who is the starfish in the animated movie, Finding Nemo.
Her other filmography includes Blind Spot, The Cowboy Way, Wolf, Flux, Walking and Talking, Big Night, Faithful, The Associate, Anita Liberty, Julian Pro, David and Lisa, Celebrity, The Debtors, Chicken Party, Strangers with Candy, Our Very Own, Over the Hedge, Hairspray, Juno, Life During Wartime, The Help, The Oranges, Bad Words, Trust Me, Tammy, and more.
To talk about her personal life, it was announced live on WCBM Radio’s “Tom Marr Show” that Allison had accepted the proposal of actor Richard Jenik. She was then engaged to get married on around Christmas, 2004. Due to some reason, the couple broke up their engagement in November of 2006. She is now at the age of 54 but she is still single. She has never married. She enjoys being single ad she wants to feel sexy and pretty and young as long as she can.
Apart from that, Allison has number of Awards as well as nominations. Recently, she has won the Critics’ Choice Television Awards for the Best Guest Performer in a drama series and for the best Supporting Actress in a Comedy series. She has also won the 2014 Prism Awards for the Performance in a Comedy Series in “Mom”.