Janel Moloney Biography
Her family is a close knit. The child Janel would always entertain her family by performing as Annie in front of them. Annie is her favorite musical play at that time. However, her family admits that in spite of her hot passion of performing, she does not have a very impressive voice.
Janel Moloney is the niece of Hollywood actress Christine Ebersol. Just like her aunt, she also wanted to gain success in Hollywood. To achieve this dream, she knows that she has to learn how to dance. She studied ballet from age 5 until she was 15. Aside from this, she also underwent classes with Roy London in Los Angeles. Janel admits that Roy has been her biggest inspiration in pursuing her studies.
When she was about to enter college, she went to enroll at Julliard School in New York City. Unluckily, she was not accepted and landed instead at the State University New York Purchase. Her days at Purchase have been lonely and she was compelled to write a sorrowful letter to Roy London. Roy replied to her letter and encouraged her to go back to Los Angeles and continue to study with him. Janel took this advice and flew back to her native land.
Janel Moloney got her first taste of the stage when she played as Bianca in the Shakespearian play Taming of the Shrew. However, her attempt to become a famous Hollywood star did not come quickly. She went to several auditions and while on her pursuance, she worked as a waitress in Drago Restaurant in Santa Monica; until her big break came in 1998 when she appeared as a guest on ABCs Sports Night.
She took numerous roles on TV and has been a household name throughout America. Her other credits include guest appearances on ER, a part on To Save a Child, a guest appearance in The West and Bang! Bang! Youre Dead, and others.
In 2001 she won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. She was also nominated twice in the Emmy Awards as Best Supporting Actress in the years 2002 and 2004. Her role as Donna Moss in the NBC political drama The West Wing made her earn this recognition.