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 | 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.

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

Leisha Hailey was born on July 11, 1971 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for The L Word (2004), All Over Me (1997) and Fertile Ground (2011).

gotta love Leisha!!!!!

6. Amber Heard

Actress | The Rum Diary

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 Handmaid's Tale (2017) and The Sitter (2011). She has been married to Lauren Morelli since March 25, 2017.

8. Saffron Burrows

Actress | Deep Blue Sea

Saffron Burrows, known for her work in critically acclaimed films, stars in the Golden Globe winning Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle. Upcoming, Burrows will star in award-winning playwright Tom Dugan's one-woman drama Jackie Unveiled at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. The ...

9. Tilda Swinton

Actress | We Need to Talk About Kevin

The iconoclastic gifts of the visually striking and fiercely talented actress Tilda Swinton have been appreciated by a more international audience of late.

She was born Katherine Mathilda Swinton on November 5, 1960, in London, England. Her mother, Judith Balfour, Lady Swinton (née Killen), was ...

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 Dec. 5, 1968 and raised 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 and married Margaret's father ...

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 | Monkeys

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

Actress | Shortbus

Daniela Sea is an actress, known for Shortbus (2006), Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) and The L Word (2004).

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 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 ...

20. Ashleigh Sumner

Actress | The Event

Ashleigh Sumner was born in 1979 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA as Ashleigh Lauren Sumner. She is known for her work on The Event (2010), And Then Came Lola (2009) 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), Music & Politics with Kim Stolz (2007) and The Freshmen (2002). She has been married to Lexi Ritsch since June 15, 2013.

23. Amanda Bearse

Actress | Married with Children

Amanda Bearse was born on August 9, 1958 in Winter Park, Florida, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Married with Children (1986), Fright Night (1985) and Nikki (2000). She has been married to Carrie Schenken since 2010. They have two children.

24. Jenny Shimizu

Actress | Itty Bitty Titty Committee

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 Harold and Barbara 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 on ...

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 5 (2013), Survivor's Remorse (2014) and Miss Me This Christmas (2017).

29. Sheryl Swoopes

Actress | Swoopes on Hoops

Sheryl Swoopes was born on March 25, 1971 in Brownfield, Texas, USA. She is an actress, known for Swoopes on Hoops (1995), Martin (1992) and The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... (1999). 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 has been married to Linda Wallem since May 31, 2014.

31. Sandra Bernhard

Actress | The King of Comedy

Love her or hate her, this comic diva is a one-of-a-kind, in-your-face, take-no-prisoners artiste. Racy, confrontational, offensive, cynical, off-putting and angst-ridden to a T, this flinty stand-up from Flint, Michigan was born on June 6, 1955, the daughter of Jerome Bernhard, a proctologist, and...

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 | Eye for Eye

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.

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), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Chicago Hope (1994).

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 | Mean Girls

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

9

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

41. Tracy Ryerson

Actress | Eden

Tracy Ryerson was born on April 13, 1980 in New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and executive, known for Eden (2014), Kiss Her I'm Famous (2013) and Birthday Cake (2013).

42. Samantha Ronson

Soundtrack | Half Nelson

Samantha Ronson was born on August 7, 1977 in London, England.

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

Came in 3rd Place on Cycle 15 of America's Next Top Model (2003).

46. Rosie O'Donnell

Actress | Sleepless in Seattle

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

Actress | Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Angelyna is a professional singer and has had the honor of performing in such venues as Madison Square Garden, The Beacon Theatre NY, & Radio City Music Hall. She has shared the stage with Lauren Hill, Wyclef Jean, Maxwell, & Lenny Kravitz. Angelyna has had the fortune of doing what she loves for ...

48. Nicol Paone

Actress | The Heartbreak Kid

Nicol Paone was born on March 11, 1971 in New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and writer, known for The Heartbreak Kid (2007), Eagle Eye (2008) and This Is 40 (2012).

49. Angelina Jolie

Actress | Maleficent

Angelina Jolie is an Academy Award-winning actress who became popular after 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 prominently involved in international ...

50. Jillian Armenante

Actress | The Dark Knight Rises

Jillian Armenante was born on July 5, 1968 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Vice (2018) and Bad Teacher (2011). She has been married to Alice Dodd since June 24, 2000. They have two children.

51. Kate Clinton

Actress | Smash

Kate Clinton is an actress and writer, known for Smash (2012), The L Word (2004) and The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002).

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 was born on June 21, 1947 in South Pasadena, California, USA as Meredith Ann Baxter. She is an actress and producer, known for All the President's Men (1976), Family Ties (1982) and A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992). She has been married to Nancy Locke since December...

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 | Dinotopia

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 Dinotopia (2002), The Great British Baking Show (2010) and Heading Out (2013).

57. Nicole Pacent

Actress | Anyone But Me

Nicole Pacent is an actress and producer, known for Anyone But Me (2008), Murder in the First (2014) and Jen Foster: She (2014).

58. Liz Feldman

Writer | 2 Broke Girls

Liz Feldman was born on May 21, 1977 as Elizabeth Feldman. She is a writer and producer, known for 2 Broke Girls (2011), The Great Indoors (2016) and Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003).

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 also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her ...

67. Leanna Creel

Actress | The Cell

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, known for The Ides of March (2011), House of Cards (2013) and 30 Rock (2006). She is married to Susan Mikula.

69. Brandi Carlile

Soundtrack | Safe Haven

Brandi Carlile was born on June 1, 1981 in Ravensdale, Washington, USA. She has been married to Catherine Shepherd since September 15, 2012. They have two children.

70. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, 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. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

71. Cherry Jones

Actress | Signs

Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Signs (2002), The Perfect Storm (2000) and The Village (2004). 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 was born Alicia Christian Foster on November 19, 1962 in Los Angeles. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond), a producer, and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children...

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, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Cars 3 (2017) and Edge of Seventeen (1998).

77. 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...

78. Katharine Hepburn

Actress | The Lion in Winter

Born May 12, 1907 in Hartford, Connecticut, she was the daughter of a doctor and a suffragette, both of whom 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 also very close to her brother, Tom, and was ...



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