30 Alluring Facts About Allison Janney You Might Have Missed Before

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Allison Janney, considered one of the most beloved and acclaimed actresses in the Hollywood industry, has a very astounding portfolio of challenging characters. With over 100 acting credits to her name, the actress is the recipient of an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, a British Academy Film Award, six Critics' Choice Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. Here are some really interesting things to know about her that you may not know:

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  1.  Her portrayal of C. J. Cregg in the NBC political drama “The West Wing,” earned her four Primetime Emmy Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Award, a Satellite Award and four nominations for the Golden Globe Awards, with which she became the most awarded cast member of the series.
  2.  Her role as Bonnie Plunkett in the CBS sitcom “Mom” won her two Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy series, and two Critics’ Choice Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
  3.  It was reported that Janney filmed all of her character LaVona Golden’s scenes from “I, Tonya,” in just a period of right days. She went on to win the Oscar Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.
  4.  Her role of LaVona Golden in the 2017 movie “I, Tonya,” was actually written by the writer Steven Rogers,” with Allison in mind, being her close friend for a very long time.
  5.  Her performance as LaVona Golden in “I, Tonya,” earned her the Critic's Choice Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, BAFTA, and Oscar, making her one of the only 15 actresses to have achieved the feat.
  6.  Allison Brooks Janney was born on November 19, 1959 to Jervis Spencer Janney Jr., and Macy Brooks Janney in Boston Massachusetts. She grew up in Dayton, Ohio.
  7.  Her father is a real estate developer and jazz musician, while her mother was a former actress. She has two brothers – Hal Janney and Jay Janney who are also musicians.
  8.  Growing up, she dreamed of becoming an Oympic Skater, and even trained throughout her childhood and adolescence in figure skating.
  9.  However, at the age of 17, she accidentally ran through a sliding glass door, due to which her right leg was severely injured. After being hospitalized for nearly eight weeks she had to give up on her dream, as she couldn’t skate for a very long time.
  10.  She went to the Miami Valley School in Dayton, before attending the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut. She was named a distinguished alumna of the Miami Valley School in the year 2005, while the Hotchkiss School named her the Alumna of the Year in 2016.
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  12.  She majored in theatre in Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. It was here that she met Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward during her freshman year, while acting in a plat for the college’s newly built Bolton Theater’s inaugural event.
  13.  The couple was impressed with her performance and encouraged her by offering guidance in the early days of her career.
  14.  She trained at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York, where she received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in mid-1984.
  15.  In the early days of her career, while she was struggling to make it as an actress, she claimed to have been working as a photographer for “National Geography,” whenever someone inquired about her career.
  16.  In preparation for her role as Charlotte Phelan in the 2011 movie “The Help,” she watched the 1987 movie “Eyes on the Prize,” starring Julian Bond, Scott King and John Lewis.
  17.  She had initially been chosen for the role of Barbara in the Flower Shop in the movie “The Hours,” but after reading the script, she insisted on taking the role of Sally Lester, lover of Clarissa Vaughan.
  18.  As a part of her preparation for the role of LaVona Golden in “I, Tonya,” the production crew had tried to track down the real life Tonya Harding’s mother, so that Allison could get to know her better, but was unsuccessful.
  19.  Before signing for the role of Margaret Scully in the TV series “Masters of Sex,” she had a clause in her contract stipulating that she would not do any full nudity.
  20.  However, after a few episodes, she felt confident enough and also understood the necessity for full nudity in the series, and decided to do it in the powerful scene in which she displays her breast to Barton.
  21.  Her decision to take up her popular role as Bonnie Plunkett in the sitcom “Mom,” was actually because of the death of her younger brother from drug addiction. She had also wanted to work on multicam comedy for a long time.
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  23.  Her performance in the 1998 revival of Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge,” earned her the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, along with a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
  24.  In the 2007 movie “Hairspray,” despite receiving top billing for her role as Prudy Pingleton, she has less than three minutes of screen time in the entire movie.
  25.  This is not the only case as even in the 2011 movie “Margaret,” in which she plays the role of Monica Patterson, she received high billing, although she had only 2 minutes of screen time.
  26.  For her role as Dr. Bernice Deagan in the 2013 movie “Bad Words,” Allison Janney reported wore a wig throughout the entire film.
  27.  She was in a relationship with computer programmer Dennis Gagomiros, since 1994, until they broke up in 2001. She met actor Richard Jenik in the sets of “Our Very Own,” in the year 2002, and started dating him.
  28.  Janney and Jenik publicly announced their relationship and even got engaged in 2004. However, the relationship did not last long, and they broke off the engagement in 2006.
  29.  During the filming of her scenes in “I, Tonya,” Allison faced some difficulty in having one bird perched on her shoulder, as she is not a “bird” person in particular. It took her some time to get adapted to it.
  30.  She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6100 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on October 17, 2016.
  31.  In the year 2009, she won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical for her performance as Violet Newstead in "9 to 5." She also received a nomination for Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for the same role.
  32.  Her return to Broadway was marked with her role of Ouisa Kittredge in the revival of John Guare’s “Six Degrees of Separation,” for which she won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, in the year 2017.
  33.  Allison Janney Net Worth: $14 Million

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