Favorite Actresses

by CrimeFanatic06 | created - 28 Nov 2011 | updated - 10 Apr 2014 | Public

As a guy, these are some of my favorite actresses. Not all of them are American because I can speak German, and am working on developing a wider appreciation for German films and T.V. shows and their differences from U.S. films and T.V. shows. Some other foreign actresses are there as well.

1. Jennifer Morrison

Actress | House M.D.

Jennifer Marie Morrison was born in Chicago, Illinois, the oldest child of teachers David and Judy Morrison. She was raised in Arlington Heights, IL, with a younger sister and brother. She attended the same school her parents taught at, Prospect High School. As a child, she did some work as a model...

Liked her in House, and liking her so far in Once Upon a Time.

2. Amy Adams

Actress | Arrival

Amy Lou Adams was born in Vicenza, Veneto, Italy, to American parents, Kathryn (Hicken) and Richard Kent Adams, a U.S. serviceman who was stationed at Caserma Ederle in Italy at the time. She was raised in a Mormon family of seven children in Castle Rock, Colorado, and has English, as well as ...

3. Cote de Pablo

Actress | NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Cote de Pablo was born in Santiago, Chile, but was raised in Miami, Florida. She attended Arvida Middle School in Miami and then Carnegie Mellon University. She graduated in 2000 after studying music theater. Whilst at Carnegie Mellon she appeared in several theater productions, including "...

4. Leah Remini

Actress | Old School

Leah Marie Remini (born June 15, 1970) is an American actress, author, former Scientologist and anti-Scientology activist. She starred as Carrie Heffernan on the long-running CBS comedy series The King of Queens (1998-2007) and later co-hosted The Talk in 2010-11. Since 2016 she has co-produced and...

5. Sasha Alexander

Actress | Shameless

Sasha Alexander began acting by the time she was in the seventh grade when she found herself cast as the lead female in her school's production of "Baby". What she didn't know was that her male co-star would chicken out on her only a few hours before opening night. Determined to let the show go on,...

Liked her in NCIS.

6. Shannon Woodward

Actress | Westworld

Shannon Woodward was born on December 17, 1984 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA as Shannon Marie Woodward. She is an actress, known for Westworld (2016), Raising Hope (2010) and The Riches (2007).

She's really good in Raising Hope.

7. Amber Tamblyn

Actress | The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Amber Rose Tamblyn was born May 14, 1983 in Santa Monica, California. Amber caught an agent's eye at the age of ten after a performance in "Pippi Longstocking". She has appeared in Live Nude Girls (1995) and Johnny Mysto: Boy Wizard (1997). In addition, her most popular role has been the role of "...

I actually liked her character in House, as surprising as that might be. (Most people seem not to.)

8. Julia Jentsch

Actress | Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

Julia Jentsch was born on February 20, 1978 in Berlin, Germany. She is an actress, known for Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005), The Edukators (2004) and 24 Weeks (2016). She has been married to Christian Hablützel since 2012. They have one child.

9. Jennifer Lawrence

Actress | The Hunger Games

Was the highest-paid actress in the world in 2015 and 2016. With her films grossing over $5.5 billion worldwide, Jennifer Lawrence is often cited as the most successful actor of her generation. She is also thus far the only person born in the 1990s to have won an acting Oscar.

Jennifer Shrader ...

10. Hope Solo

Self | 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup

Hope Solo is a professional goalkeeper and one of the most recognizable figures in women's football worldwide. After a turbulent childhood, she was recruited to play for the University of Washington Huskies, where she began attracting national attention for her strong performances between the ...

Not an actress, but one amazingly talented soccer player (and my favorite because she plays my favorite position).

11. Hannah Herzsprung

Actress | The Reader

Hannah Herzsprung was born on September 7, 1981 in Hamburg, West Germany as Hannah-Rebecca Herzsprung. She is an actress, known for The Reader (2008), Who Am I (2014) and Four Minutes (2006).

12. Katherine Parkinson

Actress | The Boat That Rocked

Katherine Parkinson was born in 1978 in England as Katherine Jane Parkinson. She is an actress, known for Pirate Radio (2009), The IT Crowd (2006) and Easy Virtue (2008). She has been married to Harry Peacock since 2009. They have two children.

Love her accent and character in The IT Crowd.

13. Josefine Preuß

Actress | Türkisch für Anfänger

Josefine Preuß was born on January 13, 1986 in Zehdenick, Brandenburg, Germany. She is an actress, known for Türkisch für Anfänger (2012), Turkish for Beginners (2006) and Ruby Red (2013).

14. Lauren Graham

Actress | Gilmore Girls

Lauren Graham was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Donna Grant and Lawrence Graham, a candy industry lobbyist. Her father was from New York and her mother was from the American South, and Lauren has Irish, English, and Scottish ancestry. She grew up in Northern Virginia, USA (Fairfax, Arlington, and ...

15. Jenna Fischer

Actress | The Office

Emmy-nominated actress Jenna Fischer, known for playing the character of receptionist Pam Beesley in The Office (2005), was born Regina Marie Fischer on March 7, 1974 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is the daughter of Anne (Miller), a teacher, and James E. Fischer, a plastic engineer. Her ancestry ...

16. Bianca Kajlich

Actress | Halloween: Resurrection

Bianca Kajlich was born on March 26, 1977 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Bianca Maria Kajlich. She is an actress and producer, known for Halloween: Resurrection (2002), Bring It On (2000) and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). She has been married to Mike Catherwood since December 16, 2012. They ...

17. Megyn Price

Actress | Grounded for Life

Megyn Price is one of the more familiar faces in the world of television sitcoms. A gifted college student with a mind for figures, Price initially embarked on a career in finance, before making the jump to acting. Her television debut on the final season episode, Quantum Leap: Liberation - October...

18. Angie Harmon

Actress | Agent Cody Banks

Angie Harmon was born on August 10, 1972 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Angela Michelle Harmon. She is an actress and director, known for Agent Cody Banks (2003), Rizzoli & Isles (2010) and Law & Order (1990). She was previously married to Jason Sehorn.

19. Lynsey Bartilson

Actress | Grounded for Life

Lynsey Bartilson was born in Edina, Minnesota on July 1, 1983, and moved to Los Angeles with her family at four. A dancer from a very young age, Lynsey won her first talent competition at the age of seven, in solo dance. She discovered her love for comedy in a summer drama class, when she was cast ...

20. Amy Davidson

Actress | The Capture of the Green River Killer

Radiating the screen with her engaging presence and captivating talent, Amy Davidson has quickly become one of Hollywood's most intriguing young actresses.

Born in Phoenix, Arizona, Davidson discovered her love for entertaining when her parents enrolled her in dance classes as a young child. As a ...

21. Linda Cardellini

Actress | Scooby-Doo

Linda Edna Cardellini was born in Redwood City, California, to Lorraine (Hernan) and Wayne David Cardellini, a businessman. She is of Italian (from her paternal grandfather), Irish (from her mother), German, English, and Scottish descent. Linda grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, California, the...

22. Danielle Fishel

Actress | Boy Meets World

Danielle Christine Fishel was born on May 5, 1981, in Mesa, Arizona. She began acting professionally at the age of ten, during which she made many TV guest appearances and commercials. She was originally a guest star on the show Boy Meets World (1993), but Danielle added a spark that the show ...



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