Allison Janney's Net Worth

What Is Allison Janney’s Net Worth?

 Allison Janney is an American actress who has a net worth of $14 million. Janney has more than 130 acting credits to her name and is perhaps best known for playing C. J. Cregg on “The West Wing” (1999–2006), Margaret Scully on “Masters of Sex” (2013–2015), and Bonnie Plunkett on “Mom” (2013–present). She earned numerous awards for her performance as LaVona Golden, mother of Tonya Harding, in “I, Tonya” (2017). Allison has also had a successful stage career, earning Drama Desk Awards and Tony nominations for her Broadway productions of “A View from the Bridge” (1997) and “9 to 5” (2009).

Allison and her co-star Anna Faris earned $125,000 per episode for the first several seasons of “Mom.” Their salaries were upped to $200,000 per episode sometime in the third or fourth season, and in 2019, they each signed a two-year contract that supposedly increased their salary per episode to at least $350,000. Janney’s highest episode salary on The West Wing was $70,000.

Early Life

Allison Janney was born Allison Brooks Janney in Boston, Massachusetts, on November 19, 1959. Her mother Macy (a former actress), father Jervis (a jazz musician and real estate entrepreneur), and brothers Jay and Hal raised her in Dayton, Ohio. Allison attended Miami Valley School in Dayton and Hotchkiss School in Connecticut, where she was awarded a distinguished graduate in 2005 and the Hotchkiss School’s Alumna of the Year in 2016. Janney had hoped to pursue a career as a figure skater, but her hopes were destroyed when she severed a tendon and lost an artery in a strange accident involving a sliding glass door. Allison attended Kenyon College in Ohio, where she majored in drama. When Paul Newman directed her in a production of “C.C. Pyle and the Bunion Derby” at the school’s Bolton Theater in 1978, she met Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, who encouraged her to pursue an acting career. She went on to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York and received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London in 1984.

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Career

Allison made her professional theatrical debut in 1989 in an uncredited role in an Off-Broadway production of “Ladies,” and went on to have minor roles in “Prescribed Laughter In The Emergency Café” (1991) and “Breaking Up” (1992). (1993). She was one of the titular five women in “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress” in 1993, and she had her Broadway debut in 1996, playing Liz Essendine in “Present Laughter,” for which she won a Theatre World Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and a Clarence Derwent Award.

Allison made her television debut in two episodes of the CBS comedy “Morton & Hayes” in 1991, then went on to guest star on “Law & Order” (1992; 1994), “Guiding Light” (1994; 1995), and “New York Undercover” (1994; 1995). (1995). Janney made her television debut in 1999 as White House Press Secretary C. J. Cregg on the NBC drama “The West Wing,” for which she won multiple accolades. Allison appears in 145 episodes over the course of the show’s seven seasons.

Allison Janney's Net Worth

In 2017, she won multiple honors for her performance as LaVona Golden in “I, Tonya,” a part designed specifically for her by playwright Steven Rogers. Janney starred in the comedies “Troop Zero,” “Ma,” “Bad Education,” “The Addams Family”(voice only), and “Bombshell” in 2019, and she will star in “Lazy Susan” in 2020.

Personal Life

From 1994 to 2001, Allison dated computer programmer Dennis Gagomiros, and from 2012 to 2017, she dated production manager Philip Joncas. After two years of dating, she became engaged to her “Our Very Own” co-star in 2004, but their relationship ended in 2006. In interviews for “Mom,” Janney has spoken about her brother, Hal, admitting that he struggled with drug addiction and died by suicide. When she received her Oscar, she dedicated it to Hal as she accepted it.

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Real Estate

Janney bought a 1,925 square foot home in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles for $799,000 in 2001, and then sold it for $1.495 million in 2015. She paid $3.25 million for a 4,829 square foot, 5-bedroom Studio City property in 2014. Allison and her friend Gregg Rapp paid $3.95 million for a Palm Springs home in 2006, but it went into foreclosure in 2012, and it was later put up for auction for $2.2 million.

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