Allison Brooks Jenny, a famous American actress was born to Macy Brooks Putnam. Allison is best known for her amazing performances across diverse categories on TV and stage. Throughout her career, Jenny has won several awards including Golden Globes and Tony Awards.

Who is Allison Jenny’s mother? Let delve in to Macy Brooks Putnam’s life.

Personal Life

Macy Brooks Putnam was born on the 15th of December 1934.  She lived in Boston, Massachusetts United States. Her parents were Henry Wilson Putnam and Elizabeth Putnam. Her father was a stocks broker while her mother was an actress.

Macy was Married to Jervis Spenser Jenney. The couple tied the knot in 1956 and later had three children.

Early Life

During the 1950 federal census, Macy was only fifteen. At the time, she was living with her parents in Lawrence, New York. By that time, Macy had completed the 10th grade in school.

Macy Brooks also attended the Garrison Forest School in Baltimore and graduated. After that, she joined the Bennet Junior College in Millbrook. In 1956, she proceeded to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, in New York. She became a professional actress thereafter.


In 1952 September, Macy’s parents introduced her to society at a dinner dance party at the Lawrence Beach Club. In the same year, Macy married Jervis Spence Janney JR. At the time of their marriage, Macy’s husband was a US army solder.

Macy Brooks and her husband later had three children; Henry Low Janney, Jervis Janney III, and Alison Janney (the actress).

About Macy’s daughter, Allison Brooks Jenny

Allison Janney is a multiple-award winning actress and Hollywood personality. She owes her prominent name and sparkling reputation to her numerous stage productions.

Besides, Allison has been on multiple supporting roles in TV. One of her most recent prominent characters was on West Wing. The Entertainment Weekly Magazine depicted her on-screen presence as uncommonly beautiful and infinitely expressive.

Janney has a degree in drama from Kenyon College. The actress also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Some of her other roles were in As the World Turns, Guiding Light, Drop Dead Gorgeous, 10 Things I Hate About You, American Beauty and Nurse Betty, among others.

Janney’s performance in  A view From the Bridge was so amazing that it earned her first Tony Award nomination. By this time, Allison Janney had established her reputation in Hollywood that she kept winning more roles in outstanding movies and TV shows.

She played Meryl Streep’s lesbian lover in the film, The Hours. Her Character was also Mandy Moore’s mother in How to Deal.

Allison Janney’s Net Worth

As a successful American actress, Janney amassed a substantial amount of wealth. Her net worth is approximately four million dollars.

Macy Brooks Putnam’s Career

Macy is a former actress. Some of her most remarkable performances in her career was in the summer stock theater. She performed alongside  Gypsy Rose Lee, Rue McClanahan, and Eileen Brennan.

Macy Brooks was also a valued member of the Victory Theater Association. She also contributed to the India Foundation as an advisory member.

Final Thoughts

Macy Brooks has been a champion of the arts throughout her life. He tireless spirit, contributions to art and cinema will always be memorable to her fans.