What Is Emmy Winner Allison Janney’s Net Worth?

When it comes to versatile acting, Allison Janney is one of the stars on the list. For over 30 years, the actor has portrayed various comedic and dramatic roles in film and TV. As one of Hollywood’s highly acclaimed actors, Janney has earned many awards and a hefty salary. Read on to find out Janney’s net worth.

'Mom' actor Allison Janney poses with her Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy at the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards.
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Allison Janney’s early work and rise to fame

Janney’s love of acting started when she was a theatre major at Kenyon College in Ohio. While attending college, Janney met actors Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman, who inspired her to continue acting. Following the couple’s advice, Janney embarked on an acting career, which began in 1989 with a guest spot on the CBS comedy Morton & Hayes.

Her resume grew with parts on shows such as Law & Order and films roles in Primary Colors and Drop Dead Gorgeous. In 1999, she landed her big break when cast as C.J. Gregg on The West Wing. For seven seasons, Janney portrayed the Press Secretary to Martin Sheen on the political drama. Following the show’s cancellation in 2006, Janney continued to work steadily in film and television.

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In 2013, she landed her next big TV role as Bonnie Plunkett on the CBS sitcom Mom. The series revolved around Bonnie’s relationship with her estranged daughter Christy Plunkett (Anna Faris) and the women’s battle with alcoholism. Mom ran for eights seasons, with its series finale airing in May 2021.

Allison Janney’s awards for ‘Mom’ and ‘The West Wing’

Whether humorous or serious, Janney knocks it out of the park with all her performances. As with most actors, Janney has been rewarded for her hard work. During her run on The West Wing, Janney won four Primetime Emmys, two for Supporting Actress and two for Lead Actress.

Her role on Mom also earned her a couple of trips to the Emmys with six nominations. In 2014 and 2015, she won back-to-back Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. At the 2021 Primetime Emmys, Janney is up for Lead Actress, although she faces stiff competition from Jean Smart, Kaley Cuoco, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Aidy Bryant.

Aside from her Emmy victories, Janney also has one of Hollywood’s most prestigious awards. In 2018, she won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar as Tonya Harding’s mother in I, Tonya.

Allison Janney’s net worth

With over three decades in showbiz, Janney earned a nice nest egg. According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, Janney’s net worth is estimated to be $14 million. A majority of Janney’s money came from her TV shows.

At the height of The West Wing‘s popularity, Janney was reportedly paid $70,000 per episode. As for her salary from Mom, in the earlier seasons, she was earning $125,000 per episode, but it was increased to $200,000 during season four. In 2019, Janney received another raise when her salary was bumped to $350,000 per episode. Given Janney’s acting skills, she definitely earned it.