Dear Alum: Allison Janney ’82

Kenyon’s alumni are some of the best and brightest in the world (we happen to think). In this new feature, we’ll be celebrating some of our most beloved Kenyon alums with the highest honor any mortal can hope to achieve: notes/letters published on the Internet. Yes, that’s right, the Internet. 

So many awards. So much talent.

So many awards. So much talent.

Dear Allison Janney,

Thank you for “setting the stage” for female actors at Kenyon. You are basically perfect; who could match the six Emmys, two Tonys, and Drama desk award? Honestly it’s a shame we don’t already have a building solely dedicated to your presence and talent. Also, thank you for guiding me through my childhood with Finding Nemo, 10 Things I hate about you, Hairspray, and Juno. Speaking of 10 Things, I appreciate your hidden reference for the Kenyon Cats with your cat mug.

One thing I do question is why aren’t you on the cover of everything Kenyon? With 145 episodes of the West Wing and such a variety of work in Film, Television, and Theater, you would think a Greek society would be started in your name. Fear not though, your loving fans on this campus always will recognize that you outshine anyone else with your poise and talent. Your love and passion for the art and brilliant hard work to get where you are now is inspiring. Thank you for setting these standards, and may we do better to live up to them.

From one tall actress to another, thank you.

Natasha Preston

(Seriously though about the cat mug I have one too let’s be friends)


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