Moloney, Janel 1969–

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Moloney, Janel 1969–


Full name, Janel W. Moloney; born October 3, 1969 in Woodland Hills, CA; daughter of John (a hairdresser and salon owner) and Judy (a hairdresser) Moloney; niece of Christine Ebersole (actress and singer). Education: Attended State University of New York at Purchase, 1988; studied with Roy London in Los Angeles, c. 1989; also attended American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA. Politics: Democrat.

Addresses: Agent—Ken Kaplan, Gersh Agency, 232 North Cannon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA90210.

Career: Actress. Participated in the series of public service announcements titled The More You Know, NBC. Drago (restaurant), Santa Monica, CA, hostess and waitress.

Awards, Honors: Screen Actors Guild Awards (with others), outstanding ensemble in a television drama series, 2001, 2002, Emmy Award nominations, outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, 2002, 2004, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations (with others), outstanding ensemble in a television drama series, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, all for The West Wing.


Film Appearances:

Alice Keller, Dream Lover, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1994.

Hairdresser, Safe, Sony Pictures Classics, 1995.

Earlene, Wild Bill, United Artists, 1995.

Beebee at age twenty-five, 'Til There Was You, Paramount, 1997.

Sarah Davis, Desperate Measures, TriStar, 1998.

Thea Douglas, The Souler Opposite, Curb Entertainment, 1998.

Cheryl Lawson, Just Pray (short film), Tit 4 Tat Productions, 2005.

Herself, Special Thanks to Roy London, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Donatella "Donna" Moss, The West Wing, NBC, 1999–2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Janelle Lowry, To Save a Child (also known as The Craft), ABC, 1991.

Mary Connally, … And Then She Was Gone (also known as In a Stranger's Hand), NBC, 1991.

Jen, Double Edge (also known as Hit Woman), CBS, 1992.

Ellie Milford, Bang, Bang, You're Dead, Showtime, 2002.

Amber Frey, Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Pat White, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Mary Sims, "Pirates," The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. (also known as Brisco County Jr.), 1993.

Sarah, "Lucky 13," Bakersfield P.D., Fox, 1993.

Mrs. Nancy Larson, "The Birthday Party," ER, NBC, 1995.

Maria Corbin, "Unwilling Witness," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Bridesmaid McManus, High Incident, c. 1995.

Monica Brazelton, "The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee," Sports Night, ABC, 1998.

Intimate Portrait: Allison Janney, Lifetime, 2001.

The View, ABC, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilot:

Donatella "Donna" Moss, The West Wing, NBC, 1999.



Biography, October, 2001, pp. 72-75.

People Weekly, March 19, 2001, p. 72.

TV Guide, May 22, 2005, pp. 50-51.