Janney Wings It to 'Hairspray'
According to Variety, Janney will play Prudy Pingleton, ultra-conservative mother of
Production on "Hairspray," New Line's big hopeful for the summer of 2007, will begin in September in Toronto. The bulging cast also features
Newcomer Nikki Blonsky stars as Tracy Turnblad, a zaftig young woman who becomes a television star on a Baltimore dance show.
Janney lost her final "West Wing" Emmy opportunity to
Feature credits for Janney range from comedies like "Drop Dead Gorgeous" and "10 Things I Hate About You" to Oscar favorites "American Beauty" and "The Hours."