My Favorite Actresses

by S_Caniggia | created - 18 Jan 2015 | updated - 25 Apr 2017 | Public

Actresses i prefer to watch.. the most

1. Meryl Streep

Actress | The Devil Wears Prada

Considered by many critics to be the greatest living actress, Meryl Streep has been nominated for the Academy Award an astonishing 21 times, and has won it three times. Meryl was born Mary Louise Streep in 1949 in Summit, New Jersey, to Mary Wolf (Wilkinson), a commercial artist, and Harry William ...

2. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

3. Julianne Moore

Actress | The Kids Are All Right

Julianne Moore was born Julie Anne Smith in Fort Bragg, North Carolina on December 3, 1960, the daughter of Anne (Love), a social worker, and Peter Moore Smith, a paratrooper, colonel, and later military judge. Her mother moved to the U.S. in 1951, from Greenock, Scotland. Her father, from ...

4. Selma Blair

Actress | Cruel Intentions

One of our most exciting and versatile actresses, Selma Blair first gained attention for her performance in Cruel Intentions (1999), a youthful retelling of the classic novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses".

Selma was born in Southfield, Michigan, to Molly Ann (Cooke), a judge, and Elliot I. Beitner, a ...

5. Jennifer Connelly

Actress | A Beautiful Mind

Jennifer Connelly was born in the Catskill Mountains, New York, to Ilene (Schuman), a dealer of antiques, and Gerard Connelly, a clothing manufacturer. Her father had Irish and Norwegian ancestry, and her mother was from a Jewish immigrant family. Jennifer grew up in Brooklyn Heights, just across ...

6. Gemma Arterton

Actress | Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Gemma Christina Arterton was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, where she was raised. She is the daughter of Sally-Anne (Heap), a cleaner, and Barry J. Arterton, a welder. Her mother's cousin is singer-songwriter Eric Goulden.

Her parents divorced when she was age five, and Gemma subsequently lived ...

7. Madeleine Stowe

Actress | Twelve Monkeys

Madeleine Stowe was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mireya Maria (Mora Steinvorth) and Robert Alfred Stowe, a civil engineer. Her mother was a from a prominent political family in Costa Rica. Stowe grew up in Eagle Rock, a working-class neighborhood of Los Angeles. At age ten she started ...

8. Amy Manson

Actress | Not Another Happy Ending

Amy Manson was born on September 9, 1985 in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. She is an actress, known for Not Another Happy Ending (2013), Torchwood (2006) and T2 Trainspotting (2017).

Outcasts (2010)

9. Jessica De Gouw

Actress | Underground

Jessica Elise De Gouw (born c. 1987-1988), sometimes credited as Jess De Gouw, is an Australian actress. She is known for her role as Helena Bertinelli/The Huntress in the television series Arrow, as Mina Murray in the NBC TV series Dracula, and as Elizabeth Hawkes in the WGN series Underground.

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10. Niamh McGrady

Actress | The Fall

After landing a role in Summer 2003 in Italy, on graduation she joined a Welsh production of Romeo and Juliet and then pantomime in Belfast, before moving to London for Northern Irish playwright Lisa McGee's production of Girls & Dolls. McGrady then featured in a production of the Shakespeare play ...

The Fall (TV Series)

11. Ingrid Bolsø Berdal

Actress | Hercules

Ingrid Bolsø Berdal started studying music and singing in high school and after graduating she continued her music education at the University of Trondheim (NTNU), studying jazz singing and improvisation for two years. She moved to Oslo and was accepted at Oslo National Academy of Dramatic Arts (...

12. Jessica Biel

Actress | The Illusionist

Jessica Biel, with her good looks and talent, has become one of Hollywood's most sought-out actresses. She was born in Ely, Minnesota, to Kimberly (Conroe) and Jonathan Edward Biel, who is a business consultant and GM worker. Biel was raised in Boulder, Colorado. She is of Hungarian Jewish, Danish,...

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)

13. Katie McGrath

Actress | Jurassic World

Irish actress Katie McGrath did not intend to make a career for herself in the acting profession, studying History at Trinity College, Dublin. Upon graduating, she became interested in fashion journalism and worked for lifestyle and fashion magazine, Image. After this, her mother's best friend, an ...

14. Ruth Bradley

Actress | Grabbers

Ruth Bradley was born on January 24, 1987 in Dublin, Ireland. She is known for her work on Grabbers (2012), Flyboys (2006) and Pursuit (2015).

15. Ashley Judd

Actress | Double Jeopardy

American actress and political activist Ashley Judd was born Ashley Tyler Ciminella on April 19, 1968, in Granada Hills, California. She grew up in a family of successful performing artists as the daughter of country music singer Naomi Judd and the sister of Wynonna Judd. While she is best known ...

16. Meg Ryan

Actress | When Harry Met Sally...

Blond-haired, blue-eyed with an effervescent personality, Meg Ryan was born Margaret Mary Emily Hyra in Fairfield, Connecticut, to Susan (Duggan), an English teacher and one-time actress, and Harry Hyra, a math teacher. She is of Ruthenian, Polish, Irish, and German ancestry ("Hyra" is a Ruthenian ...

17. Marisa Tomei

Actress | My Cousin Vinny

Marisa Tomei was born on December 4, 1964, in Brooklyn, New York, to Patricia "Addie" (Bianchi), a teacher of English, and Gary Tomei, a lawyer, both of Italian descent. Marisa has a brother, actor Adam Tomei. As a child, Marisa's mother frequently corrected her speech as to eliminate her heavy ...

18. Téa Leoni

Actress | The Family Man

Elizabeth Téa Pantaleoni was born on February 25, 1966 in New York City. Her father, Anthony Pantaleoni, was a corporate lawyer, and her mother, Emily Ann (Patterson), worked as a dietitian and nutritionist. She is of Italian (from a paternal great-great-grandfather), Polish, English, Irish, ...

19. Whitney Able

Actress | Monsters

Whitney Able's acting career started with a role in the low-budget film Age of Kali in 2005. In 2006, Whitney then portrayed Eve in the film Dead Lenny which was released direct-to-DVD. Whitney obtained a role in the pilot episode of the TV show Secrets of a Small Town, however the show was not ...

20. Leticia Dolera

Actress | [Rec]³: Génesis

Leticia Dolera was born on October 23, 1981 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. She is an actress and writer, known for [REC] 3: Genesis (2012), Perfect Life (2019) and Requirements to Be a Normal Person (2015). She is married to Paco Plaza.

21. Annie Thurman

Actress | Proof

Annie Thurman had grown accustomed to the simple life that Tennessee offered her but there was more for this young red head who had stars in her eyes and a zealous heart for life. One day after performing in a school play, she decided that she wanted to pursue acting as a career a little further. ...

Dark Skies (2013)

22. Allison Miller

Actress | 17 Again

Allison Miller was born in Rome, Italy, to American parents, Margo and John Winn Miller. She grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, where her father worked as a journalist.

The family eventually settled in Tallahassee, Florida, where she studied dance, piano, acting and singing while still at high school ...

23. Ashley Bell

Actress | The Last Exorcism

Ashley Bell made her feature film debut in Lionsgate and Strike Entertainment's thriller, The Last Exorcism (2010). Her performance garnered her an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and an MTV Movie Award nomination, while the film grossed nearly $70 million, worldwide...

24. Julia Garner

Actress | Martha Marcy May Marlene

Julia Garner is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles in Electrick Children (2012), We Are What We Are (2013), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014), and Grandma (2015).

Garner also starred in the Netflix series Ozark.

She had her ...

25. Jena Malone

Actress | Contact

Jena Malone was born in Sparks, Nevada, to Deborah Malone and Edward Berge. Her grandfather owned a casino, Karl's Silver Club, in Sparks. She was raised by her mother and her mother's partner. Beginning as a child actress, and then stepping up to roles as a young adult, Malone's career path has ...

26. Alicia Witt

Actress | 88 Minutes

Actor/singer songwriter Alicia Witt has had a nearly three-decade long career, starting with her film debut, in 1984, as "Alia" in David Lynch's science fiction classic, Dune (1984).

Witt was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, to Diane (Pietro), a high school teacher, and Robert Witt, a photographer ...

27. Ashleigh Cummings

Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Ashleigh Cummings was born on November 11, 1992. She is an actress, known for Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010), Hounds of Love (2016) and Puberty Blues (2012).

28. Jamie Anne Allman

Actress | The Notebook

Jamie Anne Brown was born in Parsons, Kansas and is the oldest of five. At a very early age, Brown dreamed of being an actress. Pursuing her childhood dream, Brown moved to Los Angeles.

One of her very first roles was a recurring part on the hit FOX series "The Shield." Soon after, she made her ...

29. Lisa Sheridan

Actress | FreakyLinks

Lisa Sheridan was born on December 5, 1974 in Macon, Georgia. She spent her childhood running around in the woods - until she did her first play at the age of 11. Lisa studied in the conservatory program at Carnegie Mellon University, where she graduated with honors and won the Thomas Auclair ...

Invasion (2005)

30. Valene Kane

Actress | The Fall

Valene Kane was born on January 30, 1987 in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland. She is an actress, known for The Fall (2013), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) and Thirteen (2016).

31. Lydia Hearst

Actress | Beneath

Actress and Supermodel Lydia Hearst is the great-granddaughter of publishing scion William Randolph Hearst. Lydia is currently residing between Los Angeles and New York City working full time in both film and fashion. Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Lydia has also lived and worked in London and ...



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