Allison Brooks Janney is an American actress. A six-time Primetime Emmy Award winner for her television work, her first four Emmy wins were for her role as C.J. Cregg on the NBC drama The West Wing. In 2014, she won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Bonnie Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom, and the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Margaret Scully on the Showtime series Masters of Sex.
Janney, who won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in the summer of 1984, made her Broadway debut in the 1996 revival of the Noel Coward play Present Laughter. She won a Drama Desk Award and received a Tony Award nomination for her work in the 1997 Broadway revival of A View From the Bridge, and received a second Tony nomination for the 2009 original Broadway production of the musical 9 to 5. Her film roles include Primary Colors, Drop Dead Gorgeous, 10 Things I Hate About You, American Beauty, The Hours, Finding Nemo, Hairspray, Juno, The Help, The Way Way Back, Get On Up, and Spy.