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Allison Janney Born: 11/19/1959
Birth Place: Dayton, Ohio, USA

Born on Nov. 19, 1959 in Dayton, OH, Janney was raised with her two brothers by her father, Jervis, a real estate executive and amateur jazz musician, and her mother, Macy, a former actress-turned-homemaker. Though she grew up in an artistic home, Janney had early ambitions of becoming a figure skater. But a horrendous accident where she fell through a glass door at a party and lost half her blood when her leg was almost severed permanently ended her skating dreams. After recuperating from her injury and graduating from Miami Valley School, she attended Kenyon College in Gambier, OH, where she delved into acting and met Paul Newman, who was directing a play at his alma mater. Janney auditio...

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