Actress Allison Janney has a lot of good friends. Her Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony was packed with people from both her past and present, including cast members from the CBS TV sitcom Mom and yesteryear’s NBC TV political drama The West Wing.
The seven-time Emmy Award winner tucked her peach-colored lace dress over her long legs as she posed with her sidewalk star on Hollywood Boulevard, her friend and co-star Richard Schiff of The West Wing, and prolific TV producer Chuck Lorre of hit shows like Mom and The Big Bang Theory.
As Allison and co-star Anna Faris return for the fourth season of Mom this fall, Janney is ramping down a lively year in feature films like The Girl on the Train, Tallulah, Finding Dory, and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children. She also returns to Broadway next spring to lead a revival of Six Degrees of Separation.
As the 6-foot-tall actress told NPR, “I get cast as either the smartest woman in the room or the drunkest woman in the room, and a lot of stuff in between. But I do well getting those kinds of parts — authoritative or completely crazy…” As the big turnout at her star ceremony shows, whatever part Janney plays, her fans and co-stars adore her.