7-Time Emmy Winning Actress Allison Janney Receives Star on Walk of Fame

She received the star Monday, 10 days before the fourth season premiere of her CBS comedy "Mom."

Seven-time Emmy-winning actress Allison Janney received the 2,592nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday, 10 days before the fourth season premiere of her CBS comedy "Mom."

"I'm very excited and feel so honored," Janney tweeted last week after the date for the ceremony was announced.

Those who joined Janney in speaking in the 11:30 a.m. ceremony at at 6100 Hollywood Blvd., across the street from the Eastown apartment complex, were Richard Schiff, a castmate of hers on the 1999-2006 NBC White House drama "The West Wing" and Chuck Lorre, a creator and executive producer of "Mom." 

The ceremony was streamed live on walkoffame.com.

When Janney won her seventh Emmy in 2015 to tie Edward Asner and Mary Tyler Moore for second most by a performer she said "never in a million, trillion years did I ever think I would be on a list with them.''

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won a seventh Emmy as a performer this year. Cloris Leachman holds the record with eight.

Janney received outstanding supporting actress in a drama series Emmys for her portrayal of White House press secretary C.J. Cregg for each of the first two seasons of "The West Wing" and four nominations and two Emmys as outstanding lead actress in a drama series Emmys for the role in the remainder of its run.

Janney became the third performer to win two Emmys for different roles in the same year in 2014 for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of a recovering alcoholic with an adult daughter (Anna Faris) who is also a recovering alcoholic on "Mom" and outstanding guest actress on a drama series for Showtime's "Masters of Sex."

Janney won a second Emmy for her work on "Mom" in 2015 and was nominated again for "Masters of Sex." She was again nominated for both series in 2016, but did not win for either.

Janney appears in two movies currently in release -- the dark fantasy "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and the mystery thriller "The Girl on the Train."

Janney also worked on two other films released this year, the drama "Tallulah," portraying the mother of a credit card thief (Evan Jonigkeit), and supplying the voice of the pink starfish Peach in the Pixar animated comedy-drama-adventure "Finding Dory." 

Janney also appeared in two of 2015's biggest summer box office hits, the live-action comedy "Spy" and animated comedy "Minions."

Janney's other film credits include "The Help," "Juno," "The Hours," "American Beauty," "Hairspray," "The Duff," "Bad Words," "Mr. Peabody & Sherman," and "The Way, Way Back.''

Janney was born Nov. 19, 1959 in Boston and raised in Dayton, Ohio, She attended Kenyon College, where as a freshman she was directed in a play by Paul Newman.

Janney has appeared on Broadway three times -- debuting in the 1996 revival of the comedy "Present Laughter," and receiving Tony nominations for best actress in a play in 1998 for "A View From the Bridge" and in 2009 for best actress in a play for "9 to 5." 

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