Allison Janney

Biography: Allison comes from a family of performers -- her mother was an actress and her father and brother are musicians.

Her youthful dreams of becoming an Olympic figure skater were curtailed by an accident in which she was injured colliding with a glass door.

Education:
Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
Neighborhood Playhouse, New York
Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London

Discovered by Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

Height: 6' 0"

Became engaged to actor Richard Jenik on May 17, 2004

Allison Janney's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 58
Highest Metascore: 90 Finding Nemo
Lowest Metascore: 26 A Thousand Words
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 29
  2. Negative: 4 out of 29
29 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
80 Big Night Sep 20, 1996 Ann 9.0
90 Finding Nemo May 30, 2003 Peach 8.7
86 American Beauty Sep 15, 1999 Barbara Fitts 8.6
81 Juno Dec 5, 2007 Brenda 'Bren' MacGuff 8.4
28 Drop Dead Gorgeous Jul 23, 1999 Loretta 8.2
67 Private Parts Mar 7, 1997 Dee Dee 8.2
tbd Pretty Ugly People Sep 18, 2009 Suzanna 8.0
67 Over the Hedge May 19, 2006 Gladys 7.9
62 The Help Aug 10, 2011 Charlotte Phelan 7.9
68 The Way, Way Back Jul 5, 2013 Betty / Betty 7.9
70 10 Things I Hate About You Mar 31, 1999 Ms. Perky 7.7
61 Margaret Sep 30, 2011 Wounded Woman 7.7
81 Hairspray Jul 20, 2007 Prudy Pingleton 7.6
55 Liberal Arts Sep 14, 2012 Prof. Judith Fairfield 7.3
59 Winter Solstice Apr 8, 2005 Molly Ripkin 7.2
45 How to Deal Jul 18, 2003 Lydia Martin 7.1
51 Trust Me Jun 6, 2014 Cast / Meg / Meg 7.0
46 The Oranges Oct 5, 2012 Carol Ostroff / Carol Ostroff 6.9
59 Mr. Peabody & Sherman Mar 7, 2014 Mrs. Grunion / Ms. Grunion / Mrs. Grunion 6.8
41 Struck by Lightning Jan 11, 2013 Sheryl Phillips 6.8
58 Away We Go Jun 5, 2009 Lily 6.7
51 Six Days Seven Nights Jun 12, 1998 Marjorie, Robin's Boss 6.7
57 Bad Words Mar 14, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Dr. Bernice Deagan 6.7
69 Nurse Betty Sep 8, 2000 Lyla Branch 6.1
51 The Object of My Affection Apr 17, 1998 Constance Miller 6.0
69 Life During Wartime Jul 23, 2010 Trish 5.9
51 Touchy Feely Sep 6, 2013 Bronwyn 5.2
26 A Thousand Words Mar 9, 2012 Cast 4.6
39 Tammy Jul 2, 2014 Cast / Principal Cast / Deb 3.3
32 Brightest Star Jan 31, 2014 The Astronomer 3.0