One of Dayton’s favorite daughters appeared on “Ellen” Tuesday from her mom’s house here in the Dayton area.
Emmy- and Academy Award-winning actress Allison Janney, the star of the CBS sitcom “Mom,” played a drawer dash game on the afternoon talk show to win $,1,000 for the Dayton Foodbank. Host Ellen DeGeneres then announced that the amount would be rounded up to $10,000.
The graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier was raised in Oakwood, attended Miami Valley School and took classes in downtown Dayton at the Dayton Ballet.
Her parents, Macy Janney and Jervis Spencer Janney, still live here.
In late March, the star recorded a segment from her mom’s home as part of Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus awareness campaign.
“We have to focus on what we can do, instead of what we can’t do.” Good advice from @AllisonBJanney, who was raised in #Dayton before taking several high-profile acting roles in shows like The West Wing & @MomCBS. #ThankYou, Allison! We're #InThisTogetherOhio! pic.twitter.com/pFDh0r5cLw— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) March 27, 2020
Janney, the star of the new film”Bad Education” now on HBO, appeared on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” May 5 from her mom’s house.
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She told Corden she was visiting Dayton around the time the coronavirus pandemic began to ramp up in the United States and decided to stay to take care of her aging folks.
“I had no idea I was going to be here this long,” she said. “I am going to stay here as long as it takes to see them through this.”
She said she didn’t bring many clothes with her because the trip was supposed to be short.
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“During this time, it doesn’t really matter,” she said. “I got like three pair of sweatpants and I have been borrowing my mother’s cardigans and some of her turtlenecks.”
Janney, who wears a mask when she goes out, said it is the longest amount of time she has spent with her parents since she was in 10th grade.
Tbh, fun hats are giving me life right now. Should I use this as an excuse to launch a hat collection? 🤔 #quarantine pic.twitter.com/ffywxVKbwo— Allison Janney (@AllisonBJanney) May 12, 2020
Janney left Miami Valley School after her ninth-grade year to attend boarding school at the Hotchkiss School in Connecticut.
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Happy Mothers Day to every mother out there! May you be celebrated and appreciated for all the many ways you care for your families👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼🏆 I am so grateful I get to actually be with my mother on this day! I just took this picture of her. 💜🌸🌺🌷photo credit #DorothyWilding 😉
She won her Oscar for her role in “I, Tonya” as the mother of figure skater Tonya Harding.
Janney suffered a serious leg injury at a high school party in Oakwood after high school graduation.
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Speaking to Cordon from her childhood room, Janney showed off a figure skating figurine and a rooster lamp.
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