Kevin's 40 Most Desirable Actresses of 2012 TV

Only actresses from shows that I watch. Minimum three episode requirement (combined from multiple shows counts).
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1.
Virginia Williams
Actress, Fairly Legal
Actress, singer, and humanitarian, Virginia Williams, may best be known for her starring role as 'Lauren Reed' in the hit USA Network "dramedy" Fairly Legal. Williams has appeared in over 35 television series including the starring role of 'Bianca' on the Lifetime original series Monarch Cove in addition...
“ Fairly Legal ” - kpy85
 
2.
Julianna Guill
Julianna Guill was born on July 7, 1987 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as Julianna Minetree Guill. She is best known for her role as Bree in the 2009 film Friday the 13th and Scarlet Haukkson in the webisode series My Alibi. She also co-starred in the TBS series Glory Daze as Christie Dewitt...
“ Underemployed ” - kpy85
 
3.
Kaley Cuoco
Kaley Christine Cuoco was born in Camarillo, California, to Layne Ann (Wingate) and Gary Carmine Cuoco, a realtor. She is of Italian (father) and German and English (mother) descent. A model and commercial actress from the age of 6, Cuoco's first major role was in the TV movie Quicksand: No Escape with Donald Sutherland and Tim Matheson...
“ The Big Bang Theory ” - kpy85
 
4.
Sarah Shahi
Sarah Shahi was born Aahoo Jahansouz in Euless, Texas, to an Iranian father and Spanish mother. She is a former NFL cheerleader and a descendant of a 19th-century Persian Shah. She attended Trinity High School and Dallas Southern Methodist University, studied opera and majored in English. As a teenager...
“ Fairly Legal ” - kpy85
 
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“ Underemployed ” - kpy85
 
6.
“ The Mindy Project/The Office ” - kpy85
 
7.
Zooey Deschanel
Actress, Elf
Zooey Deschanel was born in 1980 into a showbiz family. Her father, Caleb Deschanel, is an Academy Award-nominated cinematographer (perhaps most notably for The Passion of the Christ) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks. Her paternal grandfather was French, and her other roots include English, German, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch...
“ New Girl ” - kpy85
 
8.
Olivia Munn
Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kim, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese descent, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. She has four older siblings. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two, and she was raised by her mother and stepfather...
“ The Newsroom/New Girl ” - kpy85
 
9.
Kat Dennings
Actress, 2 Broke Girls
Kat Dennings was born Katherine Victoria Litwack in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, to Ellen (Schatz), a speech therapist and poet, and Gerald Litwack, a molecular pharmacologist. She is the youngest of five children. Her family is of Russian Jewish descent. Kat was predominantly home-schooled...
“ 2 Broke Girls ” - kpy85
 
10.
Elisha Cuthbert
Actress, 24
Elisha Ann Cuthbert (born November 30, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model. She became internationally known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24; Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door and Carly Jones in the 2005 in of House of Wax. She was voted the sexiest actress in the world in 2015 by the magazine Glam'Mag...
“ Happy Endings ” - kpy85
 
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“ The Office ” - kpy85
 
12.
Noureen DeWulf
Actress Noureen DeWulf was born in New York and raised in Georgia. Her parents are from Pune, India. She was educated at Boston University's School of the Arts. One of DeWulf's first roles was in the Oscar winning short West Bank Story. Acting success continued with roles in TV hits such as CSI: NY...
“ Anger Management ” - kpy85
 
13.
Eliza Coupe
Actress, Happy Endings
Eliza grew up in Plymouth, New Hampshire and graduated from Plymouth Regional High School. She has suffered from dyslexia since childhood. In 2003, she toured France playing a soldier in an all-female version of King Lear. She married Randall Whittinghill an Acting Coach in L.A. She performed as...
“ Happy Endings ” - kpy85
 
14.
JoAnna Garcia Swisher
Actress, Reba
Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, USA, she first got into performing at the age of 10 when she auditioned for a local theater production and landed the lead. She continued to act in high school where she was discovered by Nickelodeon and commuted from Florida to Montreal, Canada to star for two seasons in the television series Are You Afraid of the Dark?...
“ Animal Practice ” - kpy85
 
15.
Sophia Bush
Actress, One Tree Hill
Sophia Anna Bush was born on July 8, 1982, in Pasadena, California. She is an only child. Her father, Charles William Bush, is a renowned advertising and celebrity photographer, and her mother, Maureen E. (Searson) Bush, runs a photography studio. Young Bush was brought up in Pasadena; she made her acting debut in a school theater production while attending Westridge School for Girls...
“ Partners ” - kpy85
 
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“ Revenge ” - kpy85
 
17.
Megalyn Echikunwoke
Actress, Spyder Games
Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke was born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington. Her father is Nigerian and her mother is of Caucasian descent. Her last name Echikunwoke means "leader of men" and Megalyn is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal leader of the Igbo, which technically makes her African royalty. She is known for playing "Nicole Palmer" in the first season of 24...
“ House of Lies/Made in Jersey ” - kpy85
 
18.
Laura Benanti
Actress, Take the Lead
Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti can be seen playing the role of "Alura Zor-El" in the CBS action drama, Supergirl. In 2014, she joined the cast of ABC's hit series, Nashville, guest-starring as songbird "Sadie Stone". Laura also appeared in recurring roles on CBS's The Good Wife and HBO's Nurse Jackie...
“ Go On ” - kpy85
 
19.
Hannah Simone
Actress, New Girl
Hannah Simone stars on FOX's hit series, New Girl, opposite Zooey Deschanel. Simone hosted HGTV Canada's popular design show, "Space for Living", before moving onto Canada's largest music channel, "MuchMusic". After MuchMusic, Simone moved to Los Angeles, where she hosted two seasons of WCG Ultimate Gamer...
“ New Girl ” - kpy85
 
20.
Sarah Habel
Actress, Whip It
Sarah Evelyn Habel was born in Michigan and gained a BA in Theater from Michigan State University. She gained acting experience on the stage in London and New York and performed with the Wild Swan Children's Theater. Since moving to Los Angeles to further her acting career, her astonishing beauty has helped her gain a number of notable roles...
“ Underemployed ” - kpy85
 
21.
“ Rob ” - kpy85
 
22.
Piper Perabo
Actress, The Prestige
Piper Perabo was born in Dallas, Texas, to Mary Charlotte (Ulland), a physical therapist, and George William Perabo, a poetry professor. Her mother is of Norwegian descent and her father is of German, Irish, and English ancestry (the surname "Perabo" originates in Germany). After graduating college...
“ Covert Affairs ” - kpy85
 
23.
“ Cougar Town ” - kpy85
 
24.
“ Weeds ” - kpy85
 
25.
Jamie-Lynn Sigler
Actress, The Sopranos
Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been acting and singing since the age of 7. She got her start in New York regional theater, and has since starred in over two dozen theatrical productions including "Annie," "The Wizard of Oz," "The Sound of Music," "The Wiz," and "Gypsy." In the summer of 2001, she starred in...
“ Guys With Kids ” - kpy85
 
26.
“ The Newsroom ” - kpy85
 
27.
Aubrey Plaza
Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress and comedian known for her deadpan style. She portrayed April Ludgate on Parks and Recreation, and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. Plaza began her career as an intern...
“ Parks and Recreation ” - kpy85
 
28.
Meagan Good
Meagan Monique Good was born in 8 August 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA, to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager, and Leondis "Leon" Good, an LAPD officer. She began appearing on commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring on series like The Parent 'Hood, Touched by an Angel...
“ Californication ” - kpy85
 
29.
Helena Mattsson
Actress, Iron Man 2
Helena Mattsson was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, with her two sisters. In her early teens she was discovered by one of the biggest modeling agencies in Sweden. After graduating from her Performing Arts High School in Stockholm, Helena traveled to London and New York to continue to study acting...
“ 666 Park Avenue ” - kpy85
 
30.
Alison Brie
Actress, Community
Alison Brie was born in Hollywood, California, to Joanne (Brenner), who worked at a non-profit child care agency, and Charles Terry Schermerhorn, a musician and entertainment reporter. Her mother is Jewish and her father has Scottish, Dutch, English, German, and Norwegian ancestry. Brie grew up in the Los Angeles suburb of South Pasadena...
“ Community ” - kpy85
 
31.
Camilla Luddington
Camilla Luddington was born on 15 December 1983. Luddington's hometown is Berkshire, England. She has traveled to the U.S. and has lived in Texas, Pennsylvania, New York, and California. She has spent the last 10 years in the United States, gaining a Mid-Atlantic hybrid accent. She was educated at an all-girls school in Ascot...
“ Californication ” - kpy85
 
32.
Kristen Bell
Actress, Frozen
Kristen Anne Bell (born 1980) is an American actress and singer. She was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and is the daughter of Lorelei (Frygier), a nurse, and Tom Bell, a television news director. Her ancestry is Polish (mother) and German, English, Irish, and Scottish (father). Kristen found her talent in entertainment at an early age...
“ House of Lies ” - kpy85
 
33.
Beth Behrs
Actress, 2 Broke Girls
Beth Behrs was born on December 26, 1985 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA as Elizabeth Ann Behrs. Beth spent her early years on the East Coast, first in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, then in Lynchburg, Virginia, before moving with her family at the age of 15 to Marin County, just outside San Francisco. She studied drama both at high school and at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco...
“ 2 Broke Girls ” - kpy85
 
34.
“ The Exes ” - kpy85
 
35.
Janet Montgomery
Actress, Black Swan
A native of Bournemouth in the UK, Janet Montgomery moved to London when she received a scholarship at a dance school. One of her first acting jobs was a guest star role on the critically-acclaimed UK teen drama series, Skins, as Nicholas Hoult's love interest. Upon moving to Los Angeles...
“ Made in Jersey ” - kpy85
 
36.
Mercedes Mason
Born into a multi-national family, Mercedes Mason moved to the United States from Sweden at the age of 12. At age 13, she was discovered by FORD modeling agency launching her into an international modeling career while attending high school. While studying psychology in college, she booked her first audition opposite Vince Vaughn in 2006's...
“ 666 Park Avenue ” - kpy85
 
37.
Zoe Lister-Jones
Actress, Salt
Zoe Lister-Jones grew up in Brooklyn, New York, the only child of two artists. She graduated with honors from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied at the Atlantic Theatre Company Acting School. Lister-Jones wrote and starred in her critically acclaimed one-woman show entitled "Codependence is a Four Letter Word"...
“ Whitney ” - kpy85
 
38.
Ellie Kemper
Ellie Kemper born Elizabeth Claire Kemper, May 2, 1980 is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best known for her role as Erin Hannon in the NBC series The Office, as well as her supporting roles in the films Bridesmaids and 21 Jump Street. She plays the title role in the Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt...
“ The Office ” - kpy85
 
39.
“ Underemployed ” - kpy85
 
40.
Margo Harshman
Actress, Keith
Margo was born in San Diego, California, and lived in La Costa, California, until she was 12, where she attended La Costa Heights Elementary School. She currently lives in Orange County, California, and resides with her parents and three older siblings. She began acting at the age of two and since then has been in many theatrical productions and TV commercials...
“ Bent/The Big Bang Theory ” - kpy85