Kevin's 40 Most Desirable Actresses of 2012 TV

by kpy85 | created - 27 Jan 2013 | updated - 27 Jan 2013 | Public

Only actresses from shows that I watch. Minimum three episode requirement (combined from multiple shows counts).

1. Virginia Williams

Actress | Woodlawn

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 ...

Fairly Legal

2. Julianna Guill

Actress | Friday the 13th

Julianna Guill was born on July 7, 1987 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA as Julianna Minetree Guill. Her parents are Ann and Earl Guill. She is one of three children who all grew up singing and acting. She began tap, ballet and jazz dance at an early age, and continued singing in the choir ...

Underemployed

3. Kaley Cuoco

Actress | The Big Bang Theory

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 ...

The Big Bang Theory

4. Sarah Shahi

Actress | Bullet to the Head

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 ...

Fairly Legal

5. Inbar Lavi

Actress | The Last Witch Hunter

Inbar Lavi was born in Holon, Israel. She is an actress, known for The Last Witch Hunter (2015), Imposters (2017) and Getting That Girl (2011).

Underemployed

6. Mindy Kaling

Actress | The Office

Mindy Kaling was born on June 24, 1979 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA as Vera Mindy Chokalingam. She is an actress and producer, known for The Office (2005), Inside Out (2015) and Wreck-It Ralph (2012).

The Mindy Project/The Office

7. Zooey Deschanel

Actress | New Girl

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 (2004)) and her mother, Mary Jo Deschanel (née Weir), is an actress who appeared in Twin Peaks (1990). Her paternal ...

New Girl

8. Olivia Munn

Actress | The Newsroom

Lisa Olivia Munn was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South. Olivia's parents divorced when she was two years old, and she was raised ...

The Newsroom/New Girl

9. Kat Dennings

Actress | Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

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 ...

2 Broke Girls

10. Elisha Cuthbert

Actress | The Girl Next Door

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 (2001); Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door (2004) and Carly Jones in the 2005 in of House of Wax (2005). She was voted the sexiest ...

Happy Endings

11. Lindsey Broad

Actress | 21 Jump Street

Lindsey Broad is an actress, known for 21 Jump Street (2012), The Office (2005) and Benders (2015).

The Office

12. Noureen DeWulf

Actress | Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

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 (2005). Acting success continued with roles in TV hits such as ...

Anger Management

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 part ...

Happy Endings

14. JoAnna Garcia Swisher

Actress | Not Another Teen Movie

JoAnna Garcia Swisher was born in Tampa, Florida. She began performing at the age of ten, 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, Quebec, Canada, to ...

Animal Practice

15. Sophia Bush

Actress | John Tucker Must Die

Sophia Bush has captured film and television audiences, alike, with her range of roles and diverse characters She 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 ...

Partners

16. Emily VanCamp

Actress | Revenge

Emily Irene VanCamp (born May 12, 1986) is a Canadian actress, known for her lead roles on the WB series Everwood (2002), the ABC dramas Brothers & Sisters (2006) and Revenge (2011), and as Sharon Carter / Agent 13 in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Captain America: Civil War (...

Revenge

17. Megalyn Echikunwoke

Actress | House of Lies

Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke was born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington. Her father was Nigerian and her mother is of English and Scots-Irish 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 ...

House of Lies/Made in Jersey

18. Laura Benanti

Actress | Supergirl

Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti can currently be seen on the Samantha Bee and Jason Jones TBS comedy, The Detour.

In 2016, Laura completed her Tony nominated role (and 5th nomination) as Amalia Balash in the hit Broadway Musical, She Loves Me. Laura also received Outer Critics Circle, Drama League ...

Go On

19. Hannah Simone

Actress | New Girl

Hannah Simone stars on FOX's hit series, New Girl (2011), 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 ...

New Girl

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 ...

Underemployed

21. Claudia Bassols

Actress | One in the Chamber

Claudia Bassols was born on October 3, 1979 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is an actress, known for One in the Chamber (2012), Paintball (2009) and The Returned (2013).

Rob

22. Piper Perabo

Actress | Coyote Ugly

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

23. Briga Heelan

Actress | The Night Is Young

Briga Heelan was born on April 2, 1987 in Andover, Massachusetts, USA as Briga Davis Heelan. She is an actress, known for The Night Is Young (2015), Cougar Town (2009) and Ground Floor (2013). She has been married to Rene Gube since May 8, 2015. They have one child.

Cougar Town

24. Kat Foster

Actress | Accommodations

Kat Foster was born on May 17, 1978 in Alameda County, California, USA as Kathryn Davidametja Foster. She is an actress and producer, known for Accommodations (2018), 'Til Death (2006) and The Dramatics: A Comedy (2015).

Weeds

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

26. Kelen Coleman

Actress | The Newsroom

Kelen Coleman was born as Kelen Sadie Coleman. She is an actress, known for The Newsroom (2012), The Office (2005) and Me, Myself and I (2017).

The Newsroom

27. Aubrey Plaza

Actress | Safety Not Guaranteed

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 (2009), and after appearing in supporting roles in several films, had her first leading role in the 2012 comedy Safety Not Guaranteed (...

Parks and Recreation

28. Meagan Good

Actress | Think Like a Man

Meagan Monique Good was born on 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 (1995), ...

Californication

29. Helena Mattsson

Actress | Surrogates

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 ...

666 Park Avenue

30. Alison Brie

Actress | The Lego Movie

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 ...

Community

31. Camilla Luddington

Actress | Tomb Raider

Camilla Luddington was born on 15 December 1983 in Ascot, Berkshire, England. She has traveled to the U.S. as a teenager 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 ...

Californication

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). ...

House of Lies

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. ...

2 Broke Girls

34. Kelly Stables

Actress | The Ring Two

Kelly Stables was born on January 26, 1978 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Kelly Michelle Stables. She is known for her work on The Ring Two (2005), Two and a Half Men (2003) and W.I.T.C.H. (2004). She has been married to Kurt Patino since March 26, 2005. They have two children.

The Exes

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 (2007), as Nicholas Hoult's love interest.

Upon moving to Los Angeles, ...

Made in Jersey

36. Mercedes Mason

Actress | Fear the Walking Dead

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 ...

666 Park Avenue

37. Zoe Lister-Jones

Actress | Band Aid

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 "...

Whitney

38. Ellie Kemper

Actress | Bridesmaids

Ellie Kemper, born Elizabeth Claire Kemper on 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 (2005), as well as her supporting roles in the films Bridesmaids (2011) and 21 Jump Street (2012)). She plays the ...

The Office

39. Rachel Cannon

Actress | Fresh Off the Boat

Rachel Cannon was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA as Rachel Wells. She is an actress, known for Fresh Off the Boat (2015), Mad Men (2007) and Two and a Half Men (2003). She has been married to Noah Engh since September 8, 2013.

Underemployed

40. Margo Harshman

Actress | Sorority Row

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 ...

Bent/The Big Bang Theory