Janel Moloney

Actor, Waitress, Hostess at Drago restaurant in Santa Monica
A classic California blond, Janel Moloney grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Woodland Hills and knew from a young age she wanted to be an actress. The youngest in a tight-knit family of four children, Moloney has a ... Read more »
Born: 10/03/1969 in Woodland Hills, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (17)

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Armless 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

The West Wing 1999 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Incident 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1995 - 1996, 1998 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sports Night 1998 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bang, Bang, You're Dead 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Desperate Measures 1998 (Movie)

Sarah Davis (Actor)

The Souler Opposite 1998 (Movie)

Thea Douglas (Actor)

Safe 1995 (Movie)

Hairdresser (Actor)

Bakersfield P.D. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Double Edge 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

... And Then She Was Gone (TV Show)

Actor

The Blacklist (Tv Show)

Actor

To Save a Child (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A classic California blond, Janel Moloney grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of Woodland Hills and knew from a young age she wanted to be an actress. The youngest in a tight-knit family of four children, Moloney has a fraternal twin. She studied dance from the age of five to fifteen but has always said she knew she wanted to be an actress and a serious, professional one at that. As a child, Moloney would often put on perfomances for her family, mostly from the musical "Annie," her favorite musical at the time. She admits her gracious family put up with the fact that Moloney's strong suit was not her singing voice.

Relationships

John Moloney

Father
owned a salon in Studio City, California

Judy Moloney

Mother

Lance Moloney

Brother

Carey Moloney

Sister
fraternal twin born on October 3, 1969, eight minutes before Janel

Meegan Moloney

Sister

EDUCATION

State University of New York, Purchase

Purchase , New York
Attended one year (1988); studied acting in Los Angeles under Roy London; studied acting at the American Conservatory in San Francisco

Milestones

2007

Joined the cast of the Showtime drama "Brotherhood," playing a woman who has an affair with local politician Tommy Caffee

2002

Appeared in Showtime movie "Bang, Bang, You're Dead"

2000

Cast as Donna Moss, assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff Josh Lyman (played by Bradley Whitford) in the NBC political drama, "The West Wing"; earned Emmy nominations in 2002 and 2004 for Best Supporting Actress

1999

Cast in pilot of Sorkin and Shlamme's show "The West Wing"; taken on as frequent guest star

1998

Had guest role on "Sports Night"; met writer producers Aaron Sorkin and Tommy Shlamme

1995

Had guest appearance on "ER"

1991

Got first part in the TV Movie "To Save a Child"

1991

Had several small television and film roles

1989

Dropped out after one year and returned to Los Angeles to study under Roy London

1988

Left California to study acting at SUNY Purchase, in New York

Grew up in Woodland Hills, California attending local theater productions and taking dance lessons

Acted in high school productions and also went on auditions for professional roles

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