Fave TV actressesby Ronit-tcbyer33 | created - 22 May 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
Actress | Orphan Black
Tatiana Gabrielle Maslany was born September 22, 1985 in Regina, Saskatchewan, to Renate, a translator, and Dan, a woodworker. She graduated from Dr. Martin LeBoldus High school in 2003. She was a well respected student, and participated as often as possible in school productions. She is well known...
the absolute genius of Orphan Black Sarah, Beth, Katia, Allison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, Thomas, Crystal,
2. Brit Marling
Actress | Another Earth
Brit Heyworth Marling was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Heidi (Johnson) and John Marling, both of whom work in real estate. She graduated from Georgetown University, with a bachelor's in economics, and was offered a job with Goldman Sachs, which she turned down in favour of a career as an artist.
3. Lizzy Caplan
Actress | Cloverfield
Actress Elizabeth Anne "Lizzy" Caplan was born in Los Angeles, California, to Barbara (Bragman), a political aide, and Richard Caplan, a lawyer. She has two older siblings, Julie and Benjamin, and was raised in a Jewish household. Her mother was a cousin of publicist Howard Bragman. Caplan was ...
Masters of Sex (Virginia) True Blood
Actress | Wentworth
Wentworth (Franky Doyle)
Actress | Lost
Elizabeth Mitchell was born in Los Angeles in 1970. Shortly after her birth, her parents moved to Dallas, Texas. She was graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas. Later, she earned a BFA degree in acting from ...
Lost (Dr Juliet Burke) Revolution V ER (Dr. Legaspi)
Actress | Six Feet Under
Lauren Ambrose was born on February 20, 1978 in New Haven, Connecticut, USA as Lauren Anne D'Ambruoso. She is an actress and producer, known for Six Feet Under (2001), Psycho Beach Party (2000) and Where the Wild Things Are (2009). She has been married to Sam Handel since September 2001. They have ...
Six Feet Under (Claire- the younger sister)
7. Olivia Wilde
Actress | Tron
Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern day renaissance woman, starring in many of Hollywood's acclaimed productions, while simultaneously giving back to the community.
Wilde was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew ...
House (Thirteen...Dr. Remy Hadley)
Actress | Ant-Man
Evangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in 1979, was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia by the famous Ford modeling agency. Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead and signed with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of ...
Actress | Twilight
Rachelle Lefevre was born in Canada. While waiting tables, Lefevre was discovered by a Canadian film producer who, in turn, helped the aspiring actress land her first acting gig. Lefevre then moved to Los Angeles and earned a recurring role on the television show What About Brian (2006). When ...
-Under the Dome -A Gifted Man -Off the Map
10. Laura Prepon
Actress | Orange Is the New Black
Laura Helene Prepon was born on March 7, 1980, in Watchung, New Jersey. She is the daughter of Marjorie (Coll) and Michael Prepon. Her father died in 1993, when she was 13 years old. Laura is the youngest of five children--she has a brother named Brad and three sisters: Danielle, Jocelyn, and ...
Orange is the New Black (Alex) That 70's Show (Donna)
11. Mia Kirshner
Actress | The Black Dahlia
Mia Kirshner was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 25, 1975, to Etti, a teacher, and Sheldon Kirshner, a journalist. Her father is of Polish Jewish descent and her mother is a Bulgarian Jewish immigrant. Mia had a middle class upbringing and graduated from the prestigious McGill University with a...
The L Word (Jenny Schechter) Defiance
12. Brie Larson
Actress | Room
Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco...
Weeds (Katie - teenage daughter)
13. Chyler Leigh
Actress | Not Another Teen Movie
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina and raised in Virginia Beach and Miami Beach, Chyler began her career in front of the camera at age 12 modeling for magazines and catalogues. Her success in print later led to national commercials for Coca Cola and Wendy's, among others.
By age 16, she had already ...
Grey's Anatomy (Lexie Grey)
14. Anna Silk
Actress | Lost Girl
Anna Silk is a Canadian actress born in New Brunswick, Canada who graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1997. She appeared in at least two productions at the St. Thomas Theatre, "Seven Menus" and "The Kitchen."
Anna has guest starred in numerous television shows but ...
Lost Girl (Bo)
15. Rachel Skarsten
Actress | Reign
Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten was born April 23, 1985 in Toronto, to Mary Aileen (Self) and Dr. Stan Skarsten. She has a younger brother, Jonathan.
Rachel danced for the Royal Academy of Dance for twelve years, earning her Elementary Level with distinction in 1999. After an injury to her ankle, Rachel...
Lost Girl (Tansin)
16. Kristen Hager
Actress | AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem
Being Human (U.S.) (Nora)
Actress | House M.D.
Jennifer Marie Morrison was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest child of teachers David and Judy Morrison. She was raised in Arlington Heights, IL, with a younger sister and brother. She attended the same school her parents taught at, Prospect High School. As a child, she did some work as a model...
house (dr. allison cameron) once upon a time
18. Taylor Schilling
Actress | Orange Is the New Black
Taylor Schilling (born July 27, 1984) is an American actress. She is known for her role as "Piper Chapman" on the Netflix original comedy-drama series, Orange Is the New Black (2013) (2013-present), for which she won the 2013 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or ...
Orange is the New Black (Piper) Mercy (main nurse)
19. Mamie Gummer
Actress | Ricki and the Flash
Mamie Gummer was born on August 3, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA as Mary Willa Gummer. She is an actress, known for Ricki and the Flash (2015), Side Effects (2013) and The Ward (2010). She was previously married to Benjamin Walker.
Emily M.D. Off the Map
Actress | ER
Julianna Margulies was born on June 8, 1966 in Spring Valley (near New York City), as the youngest of three daughters of Francesca (Goldberg), a teacher and dancer in American Ballet, and Paul Margulies, an advertising writer and philosopher. She is of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage (from Romania, ...
ER (Carol) the Good Wife
21. Laura Mennell
Actress | Watchmen
Laura Mennell's a Canadian actress who grew up in Mission, British Columbia. Over the past decade, she's built a successful and busy career and is best known for her work on shows like Syfy's Alphas and Haven, A&E's Emmy Nominated Flight 93, as well as Warner Brothers blockbuster Watchmen. She's ...
22. Zoie Palmer
Actress | Sex After Kids
Zoie Palmer is an English-Canadian actress, born in Camborne, Cornwall, England, to parents of Irish and British descent. She earned her B.F.A. at York University in Toronto, Canada, in 2001; and has since been featured in a variety of film and television projects, including the critically acclaimed...
Lost Girl (doctor)
Actress | Hannibal
Caroline Dhavernas commands the attention of filmgoers and television viewers with her beauty, talent and poise. Beginning her career at age 11, the Montreal native is already an acclaimed young actress who has also made her mark in Hollywood. She is the recipient of two Gemeaux Awards, one for "...
Off the Map (Dr. Lily Brennan)
Actress | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Trachtenberg grew up in Brooklyn and started her acting career young; she began appearing in commercials at the age of 3.
She continued to act and dance through her school years, making regular television appearances from the age of 10. She landed a recurring role in the kids' TV show The Adventures...
25. Toni Collette
Actress | Little Miss Sunshine
Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense (1999) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three...
United States of Tara (Tara)
26. Julie Benz
Actress | Dexter
Julie Benz was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA on May 1, 1972. Julie's father is a Pittsburgh surgeon and her mother is a figure ice skater. The family settled in nearby Murrysville, when Julie was two, and she started ice skating at age three. She competed in the 1988 U.S. Championships in ...
Dexter (Rita) Defiance
Actress | Ally McBeal
Calista Kay Flockhart was born 11 November, 1964 in Freeport, Illinois. Her mother, Kay (Honohan), was a school teacher, and her father, Ronald Flockhart, worked for Kraft Foods Inc. She has Irish, Scottish, German, and English ancestry. Calista was named after two of her great-grandmothers, who ...
Brothers & Sisters Ally Mcbeal
28. Anna Paquin
Actress | The Piano
Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.
She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her ...
29. Jenna Elfman
Actress | Keeping the Faith
Jenna Elfman was born in Los Angeles, California, and began her career appearing in commercials. She studied with Milton Katselas, the renowned acting teacher. She then began appearing in TV shows before landing the role of Dharma in the hit ABC television show Dharma & Greg (1997).
Her first ...
Dharma & Greg
30. Sandra Oh
Actress | Grey's Anatomy
Sandra Oh was born to Korean parents in the Ottawa suburb of Nepean, Ontario, Canada. Her father, Oh Junsu, a businessman, and her mother, Oh Young-nam, a biochemist, were married in Seoul, South Korea. They both attended graduate school at the University of Toronto. Sandra began her career as a ...
Grey's Anatomy (Christina Yang)
31. Emily Deschanel
Actress | Bones
Emily Erin Deschanel (born October 11, 1976) is an American actress and producer. She is best known for starring in the Fox crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones as Dr. Temperance Brennan since 2005.
Deschanel was born in Los Angeles, California, to cinematographer and director Caleb Deschanel ...
Bones (Dr. Temperance Brennen)
Actress | Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Melissa grew up in Sayville, New York. Her acting career started at the age of four, when she did a commercial for a bathtub toy called Splashy. Her mother, Paula Hart, has been her agent from the beginning. Melissa is the oldest of eight children, some from her mother's second marriage. Six ...
Clarissa Explains it All Sabrina the Teenage Witch
Actress | I Know What You Did Last Summer
Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked ...
Ghost Whisperer The Client List
34. Kristen Wiig
Actress | Bridesmaids
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 ...
Saturday Night Live
35. Maya Rudolph
Actress | Bridesmaids
Maya Rudolph was born in Gainesville, Florida, on July 27th, 1972, to Dick Rudolph, a music producer, and soul singer Minnie Riperton. Her mother was African-American and her father is Ashkenazi Jewish (from a family from Lithuania, Russia, Germany, and Hungary). In 1973, Maya, her parents, and her...
Saturday Night Live
36. Poppy Montgomery
Actress | Without a Trace
Poppy Montgomery has found success and prominence by playing the dramatic role of FBI agent Samantha Spade in the popular TV series Without a Trace (2002). Her gorgeous image can often be found in many men's magazines.
Montgomery was born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue in Sydney, ...
37. Sonya Walger
Actress | The Librarian: Quest for the Spear
Sonya Walger was born on June 6, 1974 in London, England. She is an actress, known for The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004), Lost (2004) and Flashforward (2009). She has been married to Davey Holmes since July 2009. They have two children.
38. Jane Lynch
Actress | Glee
Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Role Models (2008). She was previously married to Lara Embry.
Glee the L Word
39. Rachel Nichols
Actress | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Rachel Emily Nichols was born in Augusta, Maine, the daughter of Alison and James Nichols, a schoolteacher. She has English, French Canadian, German, Irish, Italian and Scottish ancestry. She attended and graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, where she competed in the high jump. She attended ...
40. Jayma Mays
Actress | Red Eye
Jamia Suzette Mays was born in Bristol, Tennessee, to Susan (Norris) and James Mays, and was raised in Grundy, Virginia with her older brother and sister. Her father was a high school teacher at Grundy Senior High School for seven years, before spending 25 years working in the coal-mining industry....
Glee (the hs guidance counselor)
Actress | Weeds
Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker, from Fort Jackson, South Carolina, was born on August 2, 1964, the youngest of four born to Judge John Morgan Parker and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She comes from Swedish, English, Scottish, Scotch-Irish, German, and Dutch ancestry. Her father's occupation ...
Weeds (Nancy Botwin)
42. Rachel Griffiths
Actress | Muriel's Wedding
Her mother, Anna Griffiths, is an art consultant. Her uncle is a Jesuit priest. Has two older brothers. One brother, Ben, is a ski instructor. Lived on the Gold Coast, Queensland until age five, then moved to Melbourne. Attended Star of the Sea Catholic Girls' College, did well at school and ...
Six Feet Under (Brenda)
Brothers & Sisters (Sarah)
awesome in the show Six Feet Under (as Brenda)
43. Deborah Ann Woll
Actress | True Blood
Deborah was born in 1985, in Brooklyn, New York, from Irish and German heritage. She took acting, piano and dance classes. She went to high school at Packer Collegiate Institute and graduated from the BFA program at the USC School of Theatre at the University of Southern California.
Deborah started ...
True Blood Daredevil
44. Ksenia Solo
Actress | Black Swan
Ksenia Solo landed her first television role at age ten in the popular Canadian kids series I Was A Sixth Grade Alien, alongside Michael Cera. By the age of eighteen, she became the youngest recipient to ever receive two consecutive Gemini Awards in 2005 and 2006. She later won her third Gemini ...
Lost Girl (Kenzi) Orphan Black (Cosima's mysterious gf)
45. Evelyne Brochu
Actress | Tom à la ferme
Orphan Black (Delphine Cormier')
46. Megan Boone
Actress | The Blacklist
Megan Boone was born on April 29, 1983 in Petoskey, Michigan, USA as Megan Whitney Boone. She is an actress and director, known for The Blacklist (2013), Leave Me Like You Found Me (2012) and My Bloody Valentine (2009).
The Blacklist (Det.Elizabeth Keen-or "Lizzy")
47. Emilie de Ravin
Actress | Remember Me
Emilie was born on 27th December 1981, and grew up in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia. When she was 15, she was accepted at the highly selective Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. However, after only a year, she dropped out and undertook acting courses.
Her first starring role was on the ...
Lost (Claire Littleton - australian)
48. Natasha Lyonne
Actress | Orange Is the New Black
Natasha Lyonne is an American stage, film, and television actress.
As a young child, she was signed by the Ford Modeling Agency and, at the age of six, was cast as a role in Pee-Wee's Playhouse. Natasha remained busy with appearances in almost 30 films over the next 10 years, including some starring...
Orange is the New Black (Nicky)
49. Tracy Spiridakos
Actress | Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Tracy Spiridakos is a Canadian actress who stars as Charlotte "Charlie" Matheson in the NBC post-apocalyptic science fiction series Revolution. Tracy was born in Winnipeg Manitoba to her parents George and Anastasia, who are restaurant owners. She has two brothers. Spiridakos began acting in junior...
50. Christina Ricci
Actress | Casper
Precocious, outspoken child-teen starlet of the 1990s, Christina Ricci was born in 1980 in Santa Monica, California, the youngest of four children of Sarah (Murdoch), a realtor, and Ralph Ricci, a lawyer and therapist. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish, and Scots-Irish ...
51. Julia Stiles
Actress | 10 Things I Hate About You
Julia O'Hara Stiles was born on March 28, 1981 in New York City, the outgoing daughter of a Greenwich Village artist mother, Judith Newcomb Stiles, and an elementary school teacher father, John O'Hara. She is the eldest of three children, and has Irish, English, and German ancestry. Encouraged to ...
52. Keri Russell
Actress | Waitress
Keri Russell was born in Fountain Valley, California, to Stephanie (Stephens) and David Harold Russell, an executive at Nissan Motors. She began her career on the Mickey Mouse Club in 1991. She stayed with the show until 1993. After leaving The All New Mickey Mouse Club (1989) (where she, along ...
53. Jaime Murray
Actress | The Deaths of Ian Stone
Jaime Murray was born on July 21, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England. She is an actress, known for The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007), Dexter (2006) and Defiance (2013). She has been married to Bernie Cahill since May 26, 2014.
from Dexter season 2
54. Jamie Clayton
Actress | The Snowman
Jamie Clayton achieved acclaim for her work on HBO's Hung (2009), where she played the recurring role of Kyla in Season 3. Clayton stars in the Netflix television series Sense8 (2015), which follows the story of eight strangers who find themselves growing mentally and emotionally connected, Clayton...