Funny Women in Film

These are, in my opinion, some of the funniest women in film at the moment!
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Anna Faris
Anna Faris was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Karen (Bathurst), a special ed teacher, and Jack Faris, a sociologist. Her ancestry includes English, German, Scottish, French, Dutch, and Welsh. Anna started acting very young but not professionally. She loved watching plays and eventually produced her own with all the neighborhood children...
“ She is literally hilarious in everything I've seen her in from Scary Movie to Friends. My favourite though is her role in The House Bunny :) ” - ArthurTiz
 
2.
Kristen Wiig
Actress, The Martian
Kristen Carroll Wiig was born on August 22, 1973 in Canandaigua, New York, to Laurie J. (Johnston), an artist, and Jon J. Wiig, a lake marina manager. She is of Norwegian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, English, and Scottish descent. The family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, before settling in the Rochester...
“ Bridesmaids was one of the funniest films I've seen and I'm sure she'll be equally great in Anchorman 2! ” - ArthurTiz
 
3.
Emma Stone
Actress, The Help
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Krista (Yeager), a homemaker, and Jeffrey Charles Stone, a contracting company founder and CEO. She is of Swedish (from her paternal grandfather), English, German, Scottish, and Irish descent. Stone began acting as a child as a member of the Valley Youth Theatre in Phoenix...
“ She was the best as Olive In Easy A can't wait to see her get back to comedy soon! ” - ArthurTiz
 
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“ She may mostly be in TV Shows like the Office and her new show The Mindy Project. But she is hilarious and multi-talented as a writer and actress. ” - ArthurTiz
 
5.
Melissa McCarthy
Actress, Gilmore Girls
Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. Her recent ancestors were from County Cork, Ireland. McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked...
“ Identity Theif was a disappointment but this woman deserves to be on the list just because of her scene stealing moments in bridesmaids! ” - ArthurTiz
 
6.
Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson was born in Sydney, Australia. She trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People and at Second City in the US. After a successful stage and television career in Australia, this writer/actress/producer now focuses on feature film projects in the United States and is perhaps most known for her breakthrough roles in the films Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect.
“ Similar to Melissa her role in Bridesmaids was great and she stole every scene. She was great in Pitch Perfect too! Now lets just hope ABC picks up her new TV Show 'Super Fun Night' so we can see her every week :) ” - ArthurTiz
 
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Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Michelle Tisdale (born July 2, 1985) is an American actress, singer, and producer. During her childhood, she appeared in more than 100 TV advertisements and had roles in theatre and television shows. In 2004, she was cast as Maddie Fitzpatrick in Disney Channel's The Suite Life of Zack & Cody...
“ She is woefully underrated and is the only star of HSM to make me laugh. She had a great guest role on Raising Hope and I'm looking forward to Scary Movie V just for her. It is also rumoured that she is playing Rebel Wilson's sister in comedy pilot 'Super Fun Night'! ” - ArthurTiz
 
8.
Anna Kendrick
Actress, Pitch Perfect
Anna Kendrick was born in Portland, Maine, to Janice (Cooke), an accountant, and William Kendrick, a teacher. She has an older brother, Michael Cooke Kendrick, who has also acted. She is of English, Irish, and Scottish descent. For her role as "Dinah" in "High Society" on Broadway, Anna Kendrick was nominated for a Tony Award (second youngest ever)...
“ Talented actress so much more than twilight as proven in 'Up in the Air'. She had a great role in 50/50 but perhaps her best in Pitch Perfect. ” - ArthurTiz
 
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Malin Akerman
Actress, Watchmen
Malin was born in Stockholm, Sweden and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her mother, Pia (Sundström), is a model and aerobics instructor, and her father, Magnus Åkerman, is an insurance broker. They moved to Toronto when she was age 2. At age 5, she began appearing in TV commercials. Her parents divorced when she was 6 and her father returned to Sweden...
“ Her role and the film 'Heartbreak Kid' was massively overlooked. The film wasn't outstanding but her role was one of the funniest things I've seen. ” - ArthurTiz
 
10.
Leslie Mann
Actress, Knocked Up
Actress Leslie Mann was born in San Francisco, California. She was raised by her mother, Janet, a realtor, and was educated at Corona del Mar High School in Newport Beach, California. At the age of 17 she launched her career, appearing in various TV commercials. Her screen break came when she was cast as Nurse Mary in the short-lived Birdland...
“ She is in some of the best comedies around. This is 40 was the perfect showcase for her obvious comedic talent :) ” - ArthurTiz
 
11.
Patricia Clarkson
This remarkable, one-of-a-kind actress has, since the early 1990s, intrigued film and TV audiences with her glowing, yet careworn eccentricity and old world-styled glamour. Very much in demand these days as a character player, Patricia Clarkson nevertheless continues to avoid the temptation of money-making mainstream filming while reaping kudos and acting awards in out-of-the-way projects...
“ Scene stealer in Easy A along with Stanley Tucci. She was also one of the best things about 'Friends with Benefits' (The other being Emma Stone's Cameo) ” - ArthurTiz