My Favorite Actresses

I have put, underneath the actresses' names, the movies or tv shows that I have seen them in and where they performed best-in my opinion. This list is not in order.
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Julie Andrews
Julia Elizabeth Wells was born on October 1, 1935, in England. Her mother, Barbara Ward (Morris), and stepfather, both vaudeville performers, discovered her freakish but undeniably lovely four-octave singing voice and immediately got her a singing career. She performed in music halls throughout her childhood and teens...
“ The Sound of Music,
Mary Poppins,
The Princess Diaries,
Eloise. ” - jainatyler22
Angela Lansbury
British character actress, long in the United States. The daughter of an actress and the granddaughter of a high-ranking politician, Lansbury studied acting from her youth, departing for the United States as the Second World War began. She was contracted by MGM while still a teenager and nominated for an Academy Award for her first film...
“ Beauty and the Beast,
Murder She Wrote,
Mr. Popper's Penguins. ” - jainatyler22
Jennifer Lawrence
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence is best known for playing Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games, Tiffany Maxwell in Silver Linings Playbook, and Rosalyn Rosenfeld in American Hustle. Jennifer Shrader Lawrence was born on August 15, 1990 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Karen (Koch), who manages a children's camp...
“ The Hunger Games,
Hunger Games: Catching Fire. ” - jainatyler22
Lily Collins
Lily Jane Collins was born in Guildford, Surrey, England. Her father is English musician Phil Collins, while her mother, Jill Tavelman, who is from Los Angeles, California, was president of the Beverly Hills Women's Club for three terms. Lily moved with her mother to LA at the age of five, after her parents split up...
“ Abduction,
Mirror Mirror. ” - jainatyler22
Anne Hathaway
Anne Jacqueline Hathaway was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Kate McCauley Hathaway, an actress, and Gerald T. Hathaway, a lawyer, both originally from Philadelphia. She is of mostly Irish descent, along with English, German, and French. Her first major role came in the short-lived television series Get Real...
“ The Princess Diaries,
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,
Ella Enchanted,
Get Smart. ” - jainatyler22
Melina Kanakaredes
Actress, CSI: NY
Melina Eleni Kanakaredes was born in Akron, Ohio, to Connie (Temo), who owned a candy company, and Harry Kanakaredes, an insurance salesman. She is of Greek descent. Her love of musical theater, especially the work of Gwen Verdon and Chita Rivera, inspired her as a child. She began performing...
“ Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,
CSI: NY. ” - jainatyler22
Kristen Stewart
Actress, Twilight
Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is Australian...
“ Snow White & The Huntsman,
Catch That Kid,
Zathura. ” - jainatyler22
Drew Barrymore
Producer, Donnie Darko
Since melting audiences' hearts - at the age of six - in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Drew Barrymore has emerged as one of the most endearing and talented actresses of her generation. Drew Blyth Barrymore was born in Culver City, California, to actors John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore (née Ildiko Jaid Mako)...
“ Never Been Kissed,
Ever After. ” - jainatyler22
Kirsten Dunst
Actress, Spider-Man
Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, born in 1987...
“ Little Women,
Spiderman 2,
Spiderman 3. ” - jainatyler22
Lea Thompson
Lea Katherine Thompson was born on May 31, 1961, in Rochester, Minnesota. She is the youngest of five children. Her parents are Barbara Anne (Barry) and Clifford Elwin "Cliff" Thompson. Since all her siblings were much older than she, Lea says it seemed like she had more than two parents. The family lived in the Starlight Motel...
“ Dennis the Menace,
Left Behind. ” - jainatyler22
Margo Martindale
Margo Martindale was born July 18, 1951 in Jacksonville, Texas, to Margaret (Pruitt) and William Everett Martindale, a lumber company owner and dog handler. She is the youngest of three children, and the only daughter. Margo attended Lon Marris College, and later transferred to University of Michigan at Ann Arbor...
“ Secretariat,
Hannah Montana: The Movie. ” - jainatyler22
Helen Mirren
Actress, The Queen
Dame Helen Mirren was born in Queen Charlotte's Hospital in West London. Her mother, Kathleen Alexandrina Eva Matilda (Rogers), was from a working-class English family, and her father, Vasiliy Petrovich Mironov, was a Russian-born civil servant, from Kuryanovo, whose own father was a diplomat. Mirren attended St...
“ National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets,
Inkheart. ” - jainatyler22
Lindze Letherman
Lindze started her acting career at age 6 playing "Dorothy" in her 1st grade class version of "The Wizard of Oz". She went on to professional theater playing "Tiny Tim" in "A Christmas Carol" and "Marta" in "The Sound of Music". In her biggest movie role to date as "Virginia Lofton" in Virginia's Run...
“ Virginia's Run,
Clockstoppers. ” - jainatyler22
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman was born Natalie Hershlag on June 9, 1981, in Jerusalem, Israel, to a Jewish family. She is the only child of Avner Hershlag, an Israeli-born doctor, and Shelley Stevens, an American-born artist (from Cincinnati, Ohio), who also acts as Natalie's agent. She left Israel for Washington...
“ Thor,
Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones,
Thor 2: The Dark World,
Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith. ” - jainatyler22
Jaimie Alexander
Jaimie Alexander was born in Greenville, South Carolina, but moved with her family to Grapevine, Texas, when she was four years old. She took theatre classes in grade school as a hobby but was kicked out in high school because she could not sing, and so she took up sports instead. At age 17 she substituted for a friend at a meeting with a scouting agency and she met her manager...
“ Thor,
Thor 2: The Dark World. ” - jainatyler22
Alexandra Daddario
Actress, San Andreas
Alexandra Daddario is an American actress. She is known for playing "Annabeth Chase" in the "Percy Jackson" film series and "Blake Gaines" in San Andreas. She starred in the films, Texas Chainsaw 3D and Hall Pass, and has guest-starred on TV series, including White Collar, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, True Detective, and American Horror Story: Hotel...
“ Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Sea of Monsters. ” - jainatyler22
AnnaSophia Robb
AnnaSophia Robb was born on the 8th December 1993 in Denver, Colorado, USA, to Janet, an interior designer, and Dave Robb, an architect. She has Danish, English, Irish, Scottish, and Swedish ancestry. Robb started off life with a dream to act, and began by performing on a church stage in her home town in front of 500 people when she was just 5 years old...
“ Samantha: An American Girl Holiday,
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,
Soul Surfer,
Bridge to Terabithia. ” - jainatyler22
Mandy Moore
Actress, Tangled
Amanda Leigh Moore was born in Nashua, New Hampshire, on April 10, 1984, to Stacy (Friedman), a former news reporter, and Don Moore, an airline pilot. During her childhood, her family moved to Orlando, Florida, where she was raised. She has Russian Jewish (from her maternal grandfather), English, and some Scottish and Irish, ancestry...
“ Tangled,
A Walk to Remember. ” - jainatyler22
Reese Witherspoon
Actress, Walk the Line
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon was born on March 22, 1976 at Southern Baptist Hospital (now Memorial Medical Center) in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the second child of Mary Elizabeth "Betty" (Reese) and Dr. John Draper Witherspoon, Sr. Her father was a military surgeon specializing in ear, nose and throat...
“ Monsters vs. Aliens,
Legally Blonde. ” - jainatyler22
Joan Cusack
Actress, Working Girl
Actress Joan Cusack was born in New York City, New York, and is the daughter of Nancy (née Carolan) and Dick Cusack. Her father was an advertising executive, writer and actor, and her mother was a math teacher. Her siblings - Susie Cusack, John Cusack, Ann Cusack and Bill Cusack also act. Her family is of Irish descent...
“ Toy Story,
Chicken Little,
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl Mystery,
Ice Princess. ” - jainatyler22
Sandra Bullock
Actress, Gravity
Sandra Annette Bullock was born in Arlington, a Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. Her mother, Helga Bullock (née Helga Mathilde Meyer), was a German opera singer. Her father, John W. Bullock, was an American voice teacher, who was born in Alabama, of Irish, English, French, and German descent. Sandra grew up on the road with her parents and younger sister...
“ While You Were Sleeping,
Miss Congeniality,
The Blind Side,
The Proposal. ” - jainatyler22
“ Agent Cody Banks,
Rizzoli & Isles. ” - jainatyler22
Brittany Snow
Actress, Pitch Perfect
Brittany Anne Snow (born March 9, 1986) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as Susan "Daisy" Lemay on the CBS series Guiding Light for which she won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress and was nominated for two other Young Artist Awards and a Soap Opera Digest Award. She...
“ Hairspray,
The Pacifier. ” - jainatyler22
Keke Palmer
Actress, Grease Live!
Keke Palmer was born Lauren Keyana Palmer in Robbins, Illinois--a small town 20 miles south of Chicago-- to Sharon and Larry Palmer, both former actors. Palmer showed vocal promise as a five-year-old, when she belted out "Jesus Loves Me" in her church choir. A year later the singer-actress had a solo in her kindergarten play but...
“ Jump In,
Ice Age 4: Continental Drift,
Joyful Noise,
Rags. ” - jainatyler22
“ Little House on the Prairie,
Wyatt Earp. ” - jainatyler22
Melissa Sue Anderson
Melissa Sue Anderson was very much like her most famous character role, of eldest child & sister, Mary Ingalls -- a quiet, slightly shy girl who would rather read a book than climb a tree. Her show business career got started, when a dance teacher urged her parents to find an agent for her. She began doing television commercials...
“ Little House on the Prairie ” - jainatyler22
“ Little House on the Prairie,
Sylvester. ” - jainatyler22
Scottie MacGregor
Best known for her performance as the nasty, gossiping, greedy and arrogant Mrs. Harriet Oleson on the TV series Little House on the Prairie. Katherine (Scottie) MacGregor could not appear in the final feature length episode "The Last Farewell" because she was on a pilgrimage in India. Before moving to Los Angeles in 1970 Ms...
“ Little House on the Prairie. ” - jainatyler22
Alison Arngrim
New York Times Best Selling author of "Confessions of A Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated", Alison Arngrim is best known to viewers world-wide for her portrayal of the incredibly nasty "Nellie Oleson" on the much loved, long running hit television series "Little House On The Prairie," and continues to amuse audiences through her many film...
“ Little House on the Prairie. ” - jainatyler22
“ The Waltons. ” - jainatyler22