Allison Janney is having a moment right now. She was recently nominated for an Oscar for her performance as Tonya Harding’s abusive mother opposite Margot Robbie in “I, Tonya.”
This is her first Oscar nomination but she’s a thirteen-time Emmy nominee and a seven-time Emmy winner for roles in the political drama, “The West Wing,” “Masters of Sex,” and most recently in the comedy series, “Mom” playing Anna Farris’ unapologetically blunt mother.
Allison Janney seems to be peaking when most actresses her age are scrambling to find roles. And not only is her career red hot but so is her social life. She has tongues wagging over her young and gorgeous boyfriend, the 37-year old Philip Joncas.
Janney is also best friends with another Spotlight Spinster, Octavia Spencer. Spencer said that Janney’s happiness has made her hotter. She recalls an event in 2012 to Elle magazine, “I’m walking to the table and I see this carved back in this backless dress. I’m like, ‘Who’s this bitch? And why is she at my table?’ And as I got to the table, I’m like, ‘Allison Janney? When did you get so hot?'”
The 58-year old Janney has never been married, and at one time in her life, she had written marriage off. But Janney told Elle magazine, “I want to be a player! I’m still single! I want to feel sexy and pretty and young as long as I can.”
Janney is proving to be a player both in Hollywood and in love.