Janet MacLachlan is borned the 27th of August 1933 in New - York City (State of New - York). In 1955 she succeeds to recieve her bachelor degree at the New - York University and begins to work as secretary. At the same time she improves a real passion for the theater and begins to act in small and several little plays like "Tiger, tiger buming bright" of Peter Fiehlsman with Claudia Mac Neil and Roscoe Lee Brown.
She decided to go to Los Angeles (State of California) for trying her own luck. At L.A. she begins to work for the Universal studio as contrat player. But the studio needed to find african american actresses for performing in the movies because the spectators wanted to watch african american actresses. Janet MacLachlan has performed in twenty one movies to "Uptight" realized in 1968 by Jules Dassin until "The thirteenth floor" realized in 1999 by Josef Rosnek. But her most well known movies are "Hall of Anger" of Paul Bogart (1970) and "Tightrope" of Richard Tuggle (1984) with Clint Eastwood.
Her career will be more important at the TV. She has performed in seventy four series like "The invaders" (1968), "Wonder Woman" (1977), "Murder she wrote" (1984) and "Alias" (2002). Janet MacLachlan has also performed in nineteen telefilms like in the Jack Smight's movie "Roll of thunder, hear my cry" (1978) with Claudia McNeil and in the Michaël Schultz's movie "My last love" (1999) with Scott Bairstow.