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Allison Janney - Supermom

Allison Janney is one of the stars of TV2's hit comedy Mom - but in the past she's played mother to many. You might recognise her from some other memorable roles too! 


  1. C.J. in The West Wing – Her Emmy award-winning role as the White House Press Secretary in hit series The West Wing will go down in history as one of the best female characters ever. She always knew what to say and how to say it.


  1. Bren MacGuff in Juno – Allison was the quirky step-mother of titular character Juno, hilariously obsessed with cutting out photos of dogs into a dream book.


  1. Ms Perky in 10 Things I Hate About You – Her small but memorable role as the erotic novel-writing school guidance counsellor in this hit teen movie hit all the right notes.


  1. Prudy Pingleton in Hairspray – Her super religious, conservative mother to Amanda Bynes’ Penny was a delight in the star-laden spectacular that was Hairspray.


  1. Charlotte Phelan in The Help – Allison becoming a supportive mother to Emma Stone’s ‘Skeeter’ was an emotional journey.


  1. Peach in Finding Nemo – Who could forget the eBay purchased Starfish in the dentist’s office tank who could read human but make little sense all muffled against the glass.


  1. Barbara Fitts in American Beauty – The depressed housewife and mother to the boy who filmed the plastic bag in the wind.


  1. Loretta in Drop Dead Gorgeous – As the sarcastic and sexy Wisconsin friend of one of the contestant's mums at a Teen Princess Pageant, this mockumentary is worth a watch.


  1. Sally in The Hours – Allison and Meryl is a match made in heaven.


  1. Betty in The Way Way Back – The hard-drinking motormouth neighbour and questionable mother but a burst of life in the coming of age film, and arguably the most together character in it.