Lesbian and Bisexual Celebrities

by epomanic | created - 05 Feb 2012 | updated - 06 Aug 2015 | Public

has made me realize there are not near enough lesbian actresses as half of these girls are either reality show personalities, musicians, models, etc. and also Jill Bennett needs to be in some more good projects - she is awesome!

If you know of actresses that are not on the list and should be let me know in the comments and I'll add them!

1. Jane Lynch

Actress | Wreck-It Ralph

Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress and producer, known for Wreck-It Ralph (2012), Glee (2009) and A Mighty Wind (2003). She was previously married to Lara Embry.

2. Ellen DeGeneres

Producer | Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. ...

3. Portia de Rossi

Actress | Arrested Development

Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Amanda Rogers, at 15 she changed her name to Portia, saying that it was the most daring thing she had ever done up until that point. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, and studied ...

4. Kristanna Loken

Actress | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Kristanna Sommer Loken was born in Ghent, New York, to Rande (Porath) and Merlin "Chris" Loken. She is of half Norwegian and half German descent. She began her modeling career at the early age of 15. Encouraged by her mother, who was a model prior to her daughter's birth, Kristanna's modeling ...

5. Leisha Hailey

Actress | The L Word

Born on July 11, 1971 in Okinawa, Japan, she is an American actress and musician, best known for the role of Alice Pieszecki in The L Word (2004) and for being one half of the electropop duo Uh Huh Her. She was born to American parents in the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands...

gotta love Leisha!!!!!

6. Amber Heard

Actress | Aquaman

Amber Laura Heard was born in Austin, Texas, to Patricia Paige Heard (née Parsons), an internet researcher, and David C. Heard (David Clinton Heard), a contractor. She has English, Irish, Scottish, German, and Welsh ancestry.

Heard appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film, North Country (2005), ...

7. Samira Wiley

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Samira Wiley was born as Samira Denise Wiley. She is an actress and producer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), The Sitter (2011) and The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016). She has been married to Lauren Morelli since March 25, 2017.

8. Saffron Burrows

Actress | You

Saffron Burrows, known for her work in critically acclaimed films, this fall reprises her role in the hit Netflix show YOU, season 3. Burrows previously starred in the Golden Globe winning Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle. In 2019 Burrows directed the short films: Michael & Indigo, starring Jason...

9. Tilda Swinton

Actress | We Need to Talk About Kevin

The iconoclastic gifts of the highly striking and ferociously talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by art house crowds and international audiences alike. After her stunning Oscar-winning turn as a high-powered corporate attorney in the George Clooney starring and critically-lauded ...

10. Heather Matarazzo

Actress | Welcome to the Dollhouse

Heather Matarazzo was born November 10, 1982, in Oyster Bay, New York. She was adopted by Camille and Ray Matarazzo, an Italian-American couple (she is of Irish descent birth). Heather attended Oyster Bay High School, as well as the Long Island High School for the Arts. In 1997, she made her film ...

11. Cynthia Nixon

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Cynthia Nixon was born in New York City on April 9, 1966, to Anne Elizabeth Knoll, an actress, and Walter E. Nixon, Jr., a radio journalist. She has German and English ancestry. Nixon made a memorable film debut in Little Darlings (1980). Her Broadway credits include "The Last Night of Ballyhoo," "...

12. Margaret Cho

Producer | Margaret Cho: PsyCHO

Margaret Cho was born on December 5, 1968 in San Francisco. Her grandfather was a Methodist minister who ran an orphanage in Seoul during the Korean War. Ignoring the traditions of her patriarchal culture, her mother bravely resisted an arranged marriage in Korea & married Margaret's father, who ...

13. Evan Rachel Wood

Actress | Thirteen

Evan Rachel Wood was born September 7, 1987, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her father, Ira David Wood III, is a theatre actor, writer and director, and her mother, Sara Wood, is an actress and acting coach. She has two older brothers--Dana Wood, a musician, and Ira David Wood IV, who has also acted. ...

14. Jill Bennett

Actress | And Then Came Lola

Growing up in rural Indiana, Jill didn't start acting until the age of 16. By 18, she had won a state speech title and attended Bradley University on a theatre scholarship. Jill first gained notoriety when she starred in the action flick In Her Line of Fire (2006), alongside Mariel Hemingway. Since...

15. Jessica Graham

Actress | The Tangle

Jessica Graham is an actor, producer, writer, and director based in Los Angeles, California. She is known for her work on The Tangle, Chasseur, Monkeys, The Temptation Game, and Murder Made Easy. She has an extensive background in theater, and has been trained in Meisner. She is a co-owner of Damn ...

16. Jessica Clark

Actress | Pocket Listing

Jessica Clark was born in 1985 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Pocket Listing (2015), True Blood (2008) and Chemistry (2011). She was previously married to Lacey Stone.

17. Elena Anaya

Actress | La piel que habito

Spanish actress Elena Anaya impressed the critics with her performance in Sex and Lucía (2001).

Elena was born in Palencia, Spain, on July 17th, 1975. An active child, she excelled in karate and mountain climbing. By the time she was 17 Elena knew that she wanted to channel her energy into ...

18. Daniela Sea

Actor | Shortbus

Daniela Sea is an actor, musician and artist. They work in film, theater and TV series. Daniela played the first recurring transmasculine role in mainstream television, appearing from 2006 - 2009 as Max in Showtime's "The L Word". They acted in John Cameron Mitchell's feature film "Shortbus". They ...

19. 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 on July 24, 1982 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved ...

20. Ashleigh Sumner

Actress | And Then Came Lola

Ashleigh Sumner was born on December 22, 1979 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA as Ashleigh Lauren Sumner. She is known for her work on And Then Came Lola (2009), The Event (2010) and Mother (2006).

21. Ruby Rose

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Ruby Rose Langenheim (born 20 March 1986), better known as Ruby Rose, is an Australian model, DJ, boxer, recording artist, actress, television presenter, and MTV VJ. Rose emerged in the media spotlight as a presenter on MTV Australia, followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the ...

22. Kim Stolz

Actress | Veronica Mars

Kim Stolz was born on June 8, 1983 in New York City, New York, USA as Kimberly Lynn Stolz. She is an actress, known for Veronica Mars (2004), The Freshmen (2002) and My Shot With (2005). She has been married to Lexi Ritsch since June 15, 2013.

23. Amanda Bearse

Actress | Fright Night

Amanda Bearse was born on August 9, 1958 in Winter Park, Florida, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Fright Night (1985), Married... with Children (1987) and Nikki (2000). She has been married to Carrie Schenken since 2010. They have two children.

24. Jenny Shimizu

Actress | Foxfire

Born in San Jose, California in June 1967, Jenny grew up in Santa Maria, California and attended California State University, Northridge on a basketball scholarship. She later moved to Los Angeles to open a car garage. Soon after, Jenny was approached by a casting director while saddling her ...

25. Sara Gilbert

Producer | Roseanne

Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, as Sara Rebecca Abeles at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California, to Barbara Cowan and Harold Abeles. Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert. At the age of six, when Sara saw her sister Melissa Gilbert get a star...

26. Tila Tequila

Actress | I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Singapore-born, Houston-raised Tila "Tequila" Nguyen has become a pop culture sensation. She is one of the most popular personalities in cyberspace, breaking records on MySpace, with a record breaking 1.4 million friends, as well as Facebook.

Raised in a Buddhist temple, the Vietnamese teenager soon...

27. Erica Ash

Actress | Scary Movie 5

Erica Ash was born on September 19, 1977 in Florida, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Scary Movie V (2013), Survivor's Remorse (2014) and Uncle Drew (2018).

29. Sheryl Swoopes

Actress | The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Sheryl Swoopes was born on March 25, 1971 in Brownfield, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019), One and Done and Swoopes on Hoops (1995). She was previously married to Eric Jackson.

30. Melissa Etheridge

Soundtrack | An Inconvenient Truth

Melissa Etheridge was born on May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas, USA as Melissa Lou Etheridge. She is an actress and composer, known for An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Money Train (1995) and The Devil's Own (1997). She has been married to Linda Wallem since May 31, 2014.

31. Sandra Bernhard

Actress | The King of Comedy

Love her or hate her, this one-of-a-kind, in-your-face comic diva is a take-no-prisoners artiste. Racy, offensive, cynical, confrontational and angst-driven, this flinty stand-up from Flint, Michigan would become best known for her pungent one-woman shows on both the stage and in TV comedy specials.

...

32. Jasika Nicole

Actress | Fringe

Jasika Nicole grew up in Birmingham, AL and studied musical theatre, dance and studio art at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC before moving to NYC to work in theatre. There she performed in Off and Off-Off Broadway musicals and plays before starting her career in TV and film. Identifying as a queer...

33. Alla Nazimova

Actress | Salomé

The grand, highly flamboyant Russian star Alla Nazimova of Hollywood silent films lived an equally grand, flamboyant life off-camera, though her legendary status has not held up as firmly as that of a Rudolph Valentino today.

Alla Nazimova was born Miriam Edez Adelaida Leventon in 1879, in Yalta, ...

34. k.d. lang

Soundtrack | Twister

k.d. lang was born on November 2, 1961 in Consort, Alberta, Canada as Kathryn Dawn Lang. She is known for her work on Twister (1996), Salmonberries (1991) and Dick Tracy (1990).

35. Cathy DeBuono

Actress | And Then Came Lola

Cathy DeBuono was born on March 20, 1970 in Yonkers, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for And Then Came Lola (2009), Along Came Wanda (2021) and How 'Bout a Cuppa Tea (2020).

36. Wanda Sykes

Actress | Monster-in-Law

Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.

She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried ...

37. Lil' Kim

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kimberly Denise Jones, was born on July 11, 1974, to parents Linwood Jones and Ruby Mae. She is of Native American and African American descent. Standing just 4 feet 11 inches tall Kimberly Jones seems much less than being just your average girl in the hood, but when "Lil' Kim" was introduced to ...

38. Lindsay Lohan

Actress | The Parent Trap

Lindsay Dee Lohan was born in New York City, on 2 July 1986, to Dina Lohan and Michael Lohan. She began her career at age three as a Ford model, and also made appearances in over sixty television commercials, including spots for The Gap, Pizza Hut, Wendy's, and Jell-O (opposite Bill Cosby). Lohan ...

39. Nikki Weiss

Producer | The Untitled Johnny Spain Project

Nikki Weiss-Goldstein represents the industry's leading directors in the commercial, episodic and feature world. She has been a strategic liaison between directors, production companies, and advertising agencies, marrying top tier creative with her roster of filmmaking talent since 1993. She has ...

40. Bridget McManus

Actress | Wanted

Bridget McManus is known for her work on Wanted (2008), Maybelle (2015) and 9 (2009).

41. Tracy Ryerson

Actress | Eden

Tracy Ryerson was born on April 13, 1980 in New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Eden (2014), The Senior and Ocean Ave. (2002).

42. Samantha Ronson

Soundtrack | Half Nelson

Samantha Ronson was born on August 7, 1977 in London, England. She is an actress and composer, known for Half Nelson (2006), Mean Girls (2004) and The Woodsman (2004).

43. Lily Tomlin

Actress | Nashville

Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and ...

45. Kayla Ferrel

Self | America's Next Top Model

Was on America's Next Top Model Cycle 17 all stars.

46. Rosie O'Donnell

Actress | A League of Their Own

Rosie O'Donnell was born into an Irish-American family in Commack, Long Island. She is the middle of 5 children, and is the daughter of Roseann Teresa (Murtha) and Edward Joseph O'Donnell, an electrical engineer for the defense industry. Her mother died when she was ten. She said that she watched ...

47. Angelyna Martinez-Boyd

Actress | Rocky Balboa

Angelyna Martinez started her career in entertainment as a professional singer in New York City and has had the honor of performing in such venues as Madison Square Garden, The Beacon Theatre NY, & Radio City Music Hall. She has been blessed to share the stage with Lauren Hill, Wyclef Jean, Lenny ...

48. Nicol Paone

Writer | Friendsgiving

Nicol Paone was born on March 11, 1971 in New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Friendsgiving (2020), Chick Fight (2020) and This Is 40 (2012).

49. Angelina Jolie

Actress | Girl, Interrupted

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who rose to fame after her role in Girl, Interrupted (1999), playing the title role in the "Lara Croft" blockbuster movies, as well as Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Wanted (2008), Salt (2010) and Maleficent (2014). Off-screen, Jolie has become ...

50. Jillian Armenante

Actress | The Sex Lives of College Girls

Jillian Armenante was born on July 5, 1968 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Sex Lives of College Girls (2021), Vice (2018) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). She has been married to Alice Dodd since June 24, 2000. They have two children.

51. Kate Clinton

Actress | The L Word

Kate Clinton was born on November 9, 1947 in Buffalo, New York, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for The L Word (2004), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002) and Smash (2012).

52. Clementine Ford

Actress | Cherry Falls

Clementine Ford was born to actress Cybill Shepherd and her first husband, David Ford, in Memphis, Tennessee in 1979. Her parents divorced when she was still a baby, and Cybill went back to California to restart her acting career, becoming a celebrated television star on Moonlighting (1985). She ...

53. Meredith Baxter

Actress | All the President's Men

Meredith Baxter is an American actress from California, better known for television roles. Her most famous roles include Catholic teacher Bridget Fitzgerald in the sitcom "Bridget Loves Bernie" (1972-1973), divorced mother Nancy Lawrence in the family-themed drama "Family" (1976-1980), and ...

54. Suze Orman

Producer | The Suze Orman Show

Suze Orman was born on June 5, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Susan Lynn Orman. She is a producer and actress, known for The Suze Orman Show (2002), 30 Rock (2006) and The Simpsons (1989). She has been married to Kathy Travis since September 2010.

55. Kate McKinnon

Actress | Wisdom

Kate McKinnon is an actress, known for Wisdom (1986).

56. Sue Perkins

Actress | Last Christmas

Sue Perkins was born on September 22, 1969 in East Dulwich, London, England as Susan Elizabeth Perkins. She is an actress and writer, known for Last Christmas (2019), The Great British Baking Show (2010) and Dinotopia (2002).

57. Nicole Pacent

Actress | Anyone But Me

Nicole Pacent was born on March 29, 1985 as Nicole Marie Pacent. She is an actress and producer, known for Anyone But Me (2008), Murder in the First (2014) and Jen Foster: She (2014). She has been married to Gustav Lindquist since October 2017.

58. Liz Feldman

Writer | Dead to Me

Liz Feldman was born on May 21, 1977 as Elizabeth Feldman. She is a writer and producer, known for Dead to Me (2019), 2 Broke Girls (2011) and The Great Indoors (2016). She has been married to Rachael Cantu since April 14, 2013.

59. Alexandra Hedison

Actress | Prey

Alexandra Hedison was born on July 10, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexandra Mary Hedison. She is an actress and director, known for Prey (1998), The L Word (2004) and The Hard Truth (1994). She has been married to Jodie Foster since April 20, 2014.

60. Alyssa Morgan

Make_up_department | Justin Bieber: Never Say Never

Alyssa Morgan is known for her work on Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011), Beyond the Sky (2018) and Project: SERA (2013).

61. Sarah Paulson

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. ...

62. Guinevere Turner

Actress | American Psycho

Guinevere Turner was born on May 23, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Guinevere Jane Turner. She is an actress and writer, known for American Psycho (2000), The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) and Go Fish (1994).

63. Laurel Holloman

Actress | The L Word

Laurel Holloman was born on May 23, 1971 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA as Laurel Lisa Holloman. She is an actress, known for The L Word (2004), The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995) and Boogie Nights (1997). She was previously married to Paul Macherey.

probably not...but whatev she was cool back when she was Tina

64. Magda Szubanski

Actress | Kath & Kim

Attended college in Melbourne, Australia. With friends from college, launched an early-80s comedy show on Australian TV called The D Generation (1986). In late 80s/early 90s, appeared in comedy show on Australian TV called Fast Forward (1989).

65. Miriam Margolyes

Actress | The Age of Innocence

A veteran of stage and screen, award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes has achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence (1993), she received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her role...

66. Maya Marcel-Keyes

Self | Mission to Matrimony: The Gay Marriage Proposal

Maya Marcel-Keyes was born on May 23, 1985 in New Jersey, USA as Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes.

67. Leanna Creel

Actress | Freeway

Leanna Creel began her television career acting in series such as Parent Trap III (1989) and Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991), her most popular role being that of "Tori Scott" in Saved by the Bell (1989). She graduated from UCLA in 1993 with a BA (Honors) in History and, in 1996, ...

68. Rachel Maddow

Actress | The Ides of March

Rachel Maddow was born on April 1, 1973 in Castro Valley, California, USA as Rachel Anne Maddow. She is an actress and producer, known for The Ides of March (2011), The Rachel Maddow Show (2008) and House of Cards (2013). She is married to Susan Mikula.

69. Brandi Carlile

Soundtrack | Onward

Brandi Carlile was born on June 1, 1981 in Ravensdale, Washington, USA. She is an actress and composer, known for Onward (2020), A Star Is Born (2018) and Safe Haven (2013). She has been married to Catherine Shepherd since September 15, 2012. They have two children.

70. Elliot Page

Actor | Juno

Elliot Page was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. They began their career at the age of 10 on the award-winning television series Pit Pony (1999), for...

71. Cherry Jones

Actress | The Village

Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for The Village (2004), Signs (2002) and The Perfect Storm (2000). She has been married to Sophie Huber since 2015.

72. Kelly McGillis

Actress | Witness

Kelly Ann McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, to Virginia Joan (Snell), a homemaker, and Donald Manson McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. She has English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. McGillis dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress, and ...

73. Kirsten Vangsness

Actress | Criminal Minds

While Kirsten is best known as the bespectacled-brainiac-tech-kitten Penelope Garcia on the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds (2005)(and its spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior (2011)), she has had a long and varied career prior to joining the cast of the hit CBS series. Stage appearances include ...

74. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Jodie Foster started her career at the age of two. For four years she made commercials and finally gave her debut as an actress in the TV series Mayberry R.F.D. (1968). In 1975 Jodie was offered the role of prostitute Iris Steensma in the movie Taxi Driver (1976). This role, for which she received ...

75. 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...

76. Lea DeLaria

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Lea DeLaria was born on May 23, 1958 in Belleville, Illinois, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Cars 3 (2017) and The Oblongs (2001).

77. Zoie Palmer

Actress | Lost Girl

Zoie Palmer is an English-Canadian actress, born in Calne, Wiltshire, 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 ...

78. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Katharine Hepburn was born on May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut to a suffragist and a doctor who both always encouraged her to speak her mind, develop it fully, and exercise her body to its full potential. An athletic tomboy as a child, she was very close to her brother Tom; at 14 she was ...



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