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ALLISON JANNEY (Charlotte) has starred in numerous feature films, including "Life During Wartime,” "A Thousand Words,” "Away We Go,” "Juno,” and "Hairspray.” She also appeared in the comedy "Strangers with Candy,” was heard as the voice of Gladys in DreamWorks' animated comedy "Over the Hedge” and received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her work in "Our Very Own.”

Janney also starred opposite Meryl Streep in "The Hours,” which received a SAG Award® nomination for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. Other feature credits include "American Beauty” (for which she won a SAG Award for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture) and the Disney/Pixar animated feature "Finding Nemo” (as the voice of Peach), as well as "Nurse Betty,” "How to Deal,” "Drop Dead Gorgeous,” "10 Things I Hate About You,” "Primary Colors,” "The Ice Storm,” "Six Days Seven Nights,” "The Object of My Affection” and "Big Night.” She will soon be seen starring in "The Oranges,” "Margaret” and "Lucky Them.”

On television, Janney starred as C.J. Gregg on "The West Wing,” for which she won four Emmy® Awards, as well as four SAG Awards®. She currently stars on the ABC comedy "Mr. Sunshine,” with Matthew Perry.

While a freshman studying acting at Kenyon College in Ohio, Janney was cast in a show directed by Paul Newman. Soon after, Newman and his wife Joanne Woodward suggested she study at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She followed their advice and went on to make her Broadway debut in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter,” for which she earned the Outer Critics Circle Award and Clarence Derwent Award. For her Broadway performance in Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge,” she was nominated for a Tony® Award and won the Outer Critics Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for Best Supporting Actress. In addition, she has starred in the New York City Public Theater's production of "The Taming of the Shrew,” which was part of the Shakespeare in the Park series, and in the Williamstown Theatre Festival's production of Lillian Hellman's "The Autumn Garden.”

Janney was recently seen on Broadway as Violet Newstead in the musical "9 to 5,” for which she received a Tony® Award nomination and Drama Desk Award.


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