Fact: Actress Allison Janney made Emmy Awards history during Sunday's (20Sep15) prizegiving when she scored her seventh career win, tying with The Mary Tyler Moore Show star Ed Asner for the most acting triumphs. In addition to her new prize for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Mom, Janney won the same prize last year (14), as well as a trophy for her guest role on Masters of Sex and four for White House drama, The West Wing. Veteran actress Cloris Leachman is the only performer with more wins, with a total of eight Emmys.
Quote: "It's a little weird to be asked to do that kind of thing at my age, but it's also kind of encouraging and exciting. Like, 'Yay! We women over 50 are sexy and sexually viable!'" Actress Allison Janney, 55, was surprised to be asked to film sex scenes for TV series Masters of Sex. Her role as a lonely housewife in the 1960s drama earned her an Emmy Award last year (14).
Quote: "I have played 40-year-old women since I was 10... I am tall and my first role actually was, I played the undertaker's son in Oliver!" Actress Allison Janney's height has always been a disadvantage in landing roles.
Fact: Former The West Wing star Allison Janney has been cast as Anna Faris' mum in new sitcom pilot Mom.
Quote: "I grew up in a musical family and I can carry a tune but I don't feel comfortable singing as Allison Janney. If you ask me to sing right now I would probably have to slap your face. But as a character, I feel more comfortable." Actress ALLISON JANNEY doesn't enjoy singing when she's not in character for her first Broadway musical, Dolly Parton's production of 9 TO 5.