Are you intrigued by Allison Janney, who starred in ‘Mom?’ Find out about her net worth, movies, and other interesting facts.
Allison Janney and her personal life
Allison Brooks Janney was born in 1959 in Boston, Massachusetts. The skilled actress Janney was born to father Jevis Spencer Janney who was a real estate developer and a jazz musician and mother Macy Brooks who was a former actress. Janney has two siblings. She has attended various schools during her early years like the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, the Kenyon College, New York’s Neighborhood Playhouse, and the London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She developed her passion for acting during her college days after meeting renowned actor Paul Newman. She began her television debut with a role in the short-lived comedy ‘Morton & Hayes.’ After this, major television roles followed including ‘As the World Turns’ and ‘Guiding Light.’
Allison Janney’s net worth
The famous American actress Allison Janney has a net worth of $4 million.
Allison Janney, her movies, and achievements
Allison appeared in many films in the 90s like ‘The Object of My Affection,’ ‘American Beauty,’ ‘Big Night,’ ‘Drop Dead Gorgeous,’ ‘The Imposter,’ ‘Primary Colors,’ ‘The Ice Storm,’ ‘Private Parts,’ and ’10 Things I Hate About You.’ She also appeared in films like ‘Nurse Betty,’ ‘The Chumscrubber,’ ‘The Hours,’ ‘How To Deal,’ ‘Finding Nemo,’ ‘Winter Solstice,’ ‘Over the Hedge,’ and ‘Margaret’ a decade later. The famous actress has played many major as well as side roles in cinema as well as television. She became quite famous for her work in many TV programs like ‘The West Wing.”The West Wing’ was an American political television series aired from 1999 to 2006. She got a nomination for an Emmy Award for her role as the Press Secretary of the President. Janney was also highly appreciated for her role of Bonnie Plunket in the American Teleseries ‘Mom.’ ‘Mom’ was a heart-wrenching emotional story of a single mother dealing with drug abuse and alcoholism. Janney has also won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series’ in 2013. She has rendered her voice in the famous 2003 movie ‘Finding Nemo’ and its 2016 sequel, ‘Finding Dory.’ Allison Janney got Golden Globe Award nominations for her work as Best Supporting Actress in movies, ‘I, Tonya,’ ‘Mom,’ and ‘The West Wing.’ Janney even got the Golden Globe nomination for her work as Best Actress in movies ‘The West Wing’ in 2003 and 2004. Her film, ‘I, Tonya’ was an American sports black comedy film featuring the life and career of figure skater Tonya Harding. Janney has received four Emmy awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, one Screen Actors Guild Award, and also a Golden Globe award. Her debut on the big screen started with a minor role in 1989 in the movie, ‘Who Shot Patakango?’ Many other films followed in the 90s like the ‘The Cowboy Way’ and ‘Primary Colors.’ Janney got success in films as well as television and she continued working on both simultaneously. Her work in the 2004 American drama film, ‘Winter Solstice,’ wherein a man tries to build a positive relationship with his sons after his wife’s death, was much appreciated. Recently, Janney was seen in movies like ‘The Girl on the Train’ in 2016 where she plays the role of a police detective and in 2016 movie ‘Tallulah’ where she plays the role of a character called Margo. Allison Janney also rendered her voice in the 2015 movie, ‘Minions.’ She voiced the character Madge Nelson in the ‘Minions.’ Janney appeared in the 2011 American drama film ‘The Help.’ ‘The Help’ received positive reviews worldwide and was a huge success. It was based on a 2009 novel of the same name. Her film ‘The Rewrite’ in 2014 premiered at the Shanghai International film festival and it received mixed reviews.
Other interesting facts
She wanted to become a professional ice skater before entering the acting industry. Janney had once lied about being a photographer because she wanted to cover up her failure at breaking into the acting business. Janney has not been married until now. She is in a relationship with Philip Joncas who is an IATSE production coordinator. Joncas is 20 years younger than Janney. She had a brother who committed suicide after a long battle with addiction. She revealed this while giving interviews on shows when her movie ‘Mom’ was released. Her great uncle, Stuart Janney, owned many racehorses, including the Ruffian. While filming her 2004 movie, ‘Lost,’ she said in an interview, ‘Most difficult acting job I’ve ever had to do in my life. Didn’t enjoy acting outdoors, in streams and in the elements. It was very hard. I had to loop most of my performance for that. That’s what I want to say about that: I had to loop for 10 hours. That was not fun. I don’t like looping. And it was a weird decision, I think, in my career to do that, ’cause I… I don’t know, I thought it’d be fun to be part of such a pop-culture thing. But it was quite difficult to do, and I felt a little lost myself during Lost.’