TV Ladies

by alex_new_age | created - 02 Dec 2011 | updated - 09 Jan 2014 | Public

1. Susan Clark

Actress | Coogan's Bluff

Award-winning Canadian actress Susan Clark, born on March 8, 1943, took up acting at an early age (12) in her hometown of Sarnia, Ontario. Her family moved to Toronto around that period of time and she joined the Toronto Children's Players Theatre. Her first professional curtain call took place on ...

Webster (1983)

2. Melanie Lynskey

Actress | Togetherness

At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her astonishing debut in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994). Her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control was described as "perfect" by TIME magazine ...

Two and a Half Men (2003)

3. Rue McClanahan

Actress | The Golden Girls

A New York stage actress in the 1950s, McClanahan was plucked from the stage by Norman Lear for roles on All in the Family (1971) and later Maude (1972). For two years (1982 - 1984), she played "Aunt Fran" on Mama's Family (1983) until her character was killed off and she joined the cast of Golden ...

The Golden Girls (1985)

4. Patricia Heaton

Actress | Everybody Loves Raymond

While studying acting in New York with drama teacher William Esper, Heaton made her Broadway debut in the gospel musical "Don't Get God Started". She and her fellow students then formed Stage Three, an acting company that produced plays Off-Broadway. They took one production, "The Johnstown ...

Everybody Loves Raymond (1996)

5. 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...

The King of Queens (1998)

6. Jami Gertz

Actress | Twister

Jami Gertz was born on October 28, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Jami Beth Gertz. She is an actress and producer, known for Twister (1996), The Lost Boys (1987) and Still Standing (2002). She has been married to Antony Ressler since June 16, 1989. They have three children.

Still Standing (2002)

7. Melissa Peterman

Actress | Here Comes the Boom

Actress, Melissa Peterman, is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. After graduating from Minnesota State University with theater as one of her majors, she was cast as "Madeline Monroe" in Hey City Theater's production of "Tony & Tina's Wedding". After more than 600 performances, she went on to work as...

Baby Daddy (2012)

8. Soleil Moon Frye

Actress | Punky Brewster

Soleil Moon Frye began acting at the age of two, after seeing her father, veteran actor Virgil Frye, and brother, Meeno Peluce, on TV. Her father got her an agent, Herb Tannen & Associates in Hollywood, and her career soon took off. Her mother, Sondra Peluce, became her manager. At age eight, she ...

Punky Brewster (1984)

9. Erin Gray

Actress | Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Erin Gray was born on January 7, 1950 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Gray moved with her family from Hawaii to California when she was eight years old and graduated from Pacific Palisades High School. She was fifteen when a chance meeting with Nina Blanchard, head of one of Hollywood's top model agencies, ...

Silver Spoons (1982)

10. Lori Loughlin

Actress | Summerland

Lori Loughlin is an American actress who was born on July 28, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA. She was a junior lifeguard before becoming an actress. Lori began her career at the age of 12 as a print model. During her early teen years she appeared in television commercials and was frequently seen in ...

Full House (1987)

11. Suzanne Somers

Actress | Three's Company

Suzanne Somers is the third of four children born to Frank and Marion Mahoney. Her father worked loading beer onto boxcars, and her mother was a homemaker. She grew up living in constant fear of being hurt or even killed at the hands of her verbally and physically abusive alcoholic father. She was ...

Step by Step (1991)

12. Edie McClurg

Actress | Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Born on July 23, 1945 in Kansas City, Missouri, Edie McClurg began her performing career at age five with the oxymoronic Kansas City Rhythm Kids. She retired when the dance teacher was arrested on a morals charge for "dating" the tall and lissome, yet underage, star dancer in the troupe. That ...

Small Wonder (1985)

13. Donna Pescow

Actress | Saturday Night Fever

Donna Pescow was born and raised in Brooklyn. She graduated from New York's prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Shortly after graduation, she was cast as "Annette" in the iconic film "Saturday Night Fever" that launched her career. For her performance, Ms. Pescow was named "Best ...

Out of This World (1987)

14. Liz Sheridan

Actress | Seinfeld

Liz Sheridan was born on April 10, 1929 in Rye, New York, USA as Elizabeth Ann Sheridan. She is known for her work on Seinfeld (1989), Who's That Girl (1987) and Play the Game (2009). She was previously married to William Dale Wales.

ALF (1986)

15. Kristen Johnston

Actress | 3rd Rock from the Sun

Kristen Johnston studied acting at the Atlantic Theater Company Acting School in New York City.

She won two Emmys for her role on 3rd Rock from the Sun (1996). She has appeared on many other television shows, including Ugly Betty (2006), ER (1994), Bored to Death (2009) and, perhaps most memorably, ...

3rd Rock from the Sun (1996)

16. Aly Michalka

Actress | Easy A

Aly Michalka was born in Torrance, California, to Carrie (Begley), a musician, and Mark Michalka, who owns a contracting company. She has German, as well as English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry. Aly began acting at the age of five in stage productions by churches her family attended ...

Phil of the Future (2004)

17. Kelli Berglund

Actress | Now Apocalypse

Kelli Berglund has quickly become "one to watch" in the entertainment industry, captivating audiences with the characters she has brought to life on both the big and small screens.

In Spring 2019, Berglund made waves starring as a young Gwen Verdon in the Emmy-winning limited biopic series "Fosse/...

Lab Rats (2012)

18. Leigh-Allyn Baker

Actress | Will & Grace

Leigh-Allyn Baker was born on March 13, 1972 in Murray, Kentucky, USA. She is an actress, known for Will & Grace (1998), Good Luck Charlie (2010) and The 7D (2014). She has been married to Keith James Kauffman since March 6, 2004. They have two children.

Good Luck Charlie (2010)

19. Phylicia Rashad

Actress | The Cosby Show

Phylicia Rashad was born in Houston, Texas, to African-American parents, Vivian Elizabeth (Ayers), a poet and art director, and Andrew Arthur Allen, an orthodontist. As a child, Phylicia, her older brother Andrew (called Tex), and younger sister, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, lived in Mexico. ...

The Cosby Show (1984)

20. Fran Drescher

Writer | The Nanny

Francine Joy Drescher was born on September 30, 1957 in Flushing, Queens, New York, to Sylvia Drescher, a bridal consultant, and Mort Drescher, a naval systems analyst. Fran, as she is called, attended Hillcrest High school in New York with another now-famous name, Ray Romano. She was a studious ...

The Nanny (1993)

21. Ilene Graff

Actress | Remington Steele

Ilene Graff was born on February 28, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for Remington Steele (1982), Mr. Belvedere (1985) and American Playhouse (1981). She has been married to Ben Lanzarone since August 28, 1977. They have one child.

Mr. Belvedere (1985)

22. Judith Light

Actress | Who's the Boss?

Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Judith Light made her professional stage debut in 1970 and made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House (1973) starring Liv Ullmann and Sam Waterston. She made her television breakthrough in the daytime soap opera One Life to Live (1968). She ...

Who's the Boss? (1984)

23. Kelly Ripa

Actress | All My Children

Kelly Ripa had been performing in her senior high school play, The Ugly Duckling, when she was approached by her current manager, Cathy Parker, who encouraged her to pursue acting. After attending new Jersey's Camden County Community College, she performed in local theater productions before ...

Hope & Faith (2003)

24. Reba McEntire

Actress | Reba

Reba Nell McEntire was born on Monday, March 28th, 1955, in McAlester, Oklahoma. The reigning queen of country music has pursued a musical career since she was 5. In Junior High school, she performed with her musical siblings, aka the Singing McEntires. A fine athlete, Reba McEntire followed in the...

Reba (2001)

25. Kim Cattrall

Actress | Sex and the City 2

Kim Victoria Cattrall was born on August 21, 1956 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, England to Gladys Shane (Baugh), a secretary, and Dennis Cattrall, a construction engineer. At the age of three months, her family immigrated to Canada, where a large number of her films have been made. At age 11, she ...

Sex and the City (1998)

26. Mary-Louise Parker

Actress | Weeds

Southern-bred Mary-Louise Parker was born on August 2, 1964 in Fort Jackson, South Carolina, the youngest of four children of Judge John Morgan Parker, and the former Caroline Louise Morell. She is of mostly Swedish, English, and Scottish descent. Her father's occupation took the family both around...

Weeds (2005)

27. Catherine Bell

Actress | Bruce Almighty

Catherine was born in London, but she moved to California with her Iranian mother at the age of two. Her mother still acts as her personal assistant. As a girl, she acted in various TV advertisements. She went to UCLA to study biology/ pre-medicine, but she dropped out to become a model in Japan. ...

JAG (1995)

28. Kathryn Erbe

Actress | Law & Order: Criminal Intent

Kathryn Erbe was born on July 5, 1965 in Newton, Massachusetts, USA as Kathryn Elsbeth Erbe. She is known for her work on Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001), Stir of Echoes (1999) and What About Bob? (1991). She was previously married to Terry Kinney.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)

29. Lola Glaudini

Actress | Criminal Minds

Lola Glaudini was born on November 24, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Lola Luna Glaudini. She is an actress and producer, known for Criminal Minds (2005), Invincible (2006) and Blow (2001). She has been married to Stuart England since 2005. They have two children.

Criminal Minds (2005)

30. Jorja Fox

Actress | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Jorja Fox has become a familiar face by playing major roles in three of the most successful television dramas in history: ER (1994), The West Wing (1999) and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).

As a teenager, Fox had a career as a fashion model. She then turned to formal study of the acting craft...

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)

31. Jennifer Carpenter

Actress | Dexter

Jennifer was born in Kentucky. Her mother is Catherine Mitchell and her father is Robert Carpenter.

She attended St. Raphael the Archangel and then Sacred Heart Academy. During her last two years of high school, she studied drama at the Walden Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. She then trained at the ...

Dexter (2006)

32. Robin Tunney

Actress | The Craft

Robin Tunney studied acting at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, spending her summer performing in such plays as "Bus Stop" and "Agnes of God". She moved to Los Angeles at the age of eighteen and shortly landed roles in such television shows as Life Goes On (1989), Class of '96 (1993) (recurring), ...

The Mentalist (2008)

33. Tiffani Thiessen

Actress | Saved by the Bell

Tiffani-Amber Thiessen was born on January 23, 1974, in Long Beach, California, USA, to Frank Thiessen, a park designer, and Robyn Ernest, a homemaker. She grew up in Long Beach with her parents and her brothers, professional cyclist Todd (born August 1, 1968) and Schyler (born May 10, 1977). When ...

White Collar (2009)

34. Marla Heasley

Actress | The A-Team

Marla Heasley was born on September 4, 1959 in Hollywood, California, USA as Marla J. Heasley. She is an actress, known for The A-Team (1983), Born to Race (1988) and Riptide (1984). She has been married to Christopher Harriman since March 1, 2001.

The A-Team (1983)

35. Melody Anderson

Actress | Flash Gordon

Melody Anderson was born on December 3, 1955 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for Flash Gordon (1980), Firewalker (1986) and Battlestar Galactica (1978).

Manimal (1983)

36. Ali Larter

Actress | Final Destination

A native of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Ali began modeling at age 13 and traveled the world before moving to Los Angeles to study acting. Her first professional acting job was a role on the television series Chicago Sons (1997). She received her breakthrough in the high school football drama Varsity ...

Heroes (2006)

37. Genevieve Padalecki

Actress | Hated

Making her television debut as Kris Furillo, Genevieve is an experienced stage actress. She has performed in regional productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Crimes of the Heart" and "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat." Genevieve holds a bachelor ...

Supernatural (2005)

38. Gillian Anderson

Actress | The X Files

Gillian Anderson was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Rosemary Alyce (Lane), a computer analyst, and Homer Edward Anderson III, who owned a film post-production company. Gillian started her career as a member of an amateur actor group while at high school. In 1987, her love of the theatre took her to ...

The X Files (1993)

39. Kari Wuhrer

Actress | Eight Legged Freaks

Kari Samantha Wuhrer was born on April 28, 1967 in Brookfield, Connecticut, the daughter of Karin, a payroll officer and Andrew, a former police officer and car salesman. Kari has three siblings. She studied acting at age 13 at the Wooster School, and headed to New York City to do rounds of ...

Sliders (1995)

40. Andrea Marcovicci

Actress | The Front

Andrea Marcovicci was born on November 18, 1948 in New York City, New York, USA as Andrea Louisa Marcovicci. She is an actress, known for The Front (1976), The Concorde... Airport '79 (1979) and Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983). She was previously married to Daniel Reichert.

Voyagers! (1982)

41. Deborah Pratt

Actress | Quantum Leap

Deborah M. Pratt is an American Director, Writer, Producer, Singer, Dancer, and Actress. After graduating from Webster University with a degree in Psychology and Theatre, she won a nationwide talent search and came to Hollywood under contract to NBC. She wrote songs and sang on multiple albums, ...

Quantum Leap (1989)

42. Evangeline Lilly

Actress | Ant-Man

Evangeline Lilly, born in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, in 1979, was discovered on the streets of Kelowna, British Columbia, by the famous Ford modeling agency. Although she initially decided to pass on a modeling career, she went ahead and signed with Ford anyway, to help pay for her University of ...

Lost (2004)

43. Susan Flannery

Actress | The Towering Inferno

Susan Flannery was born on July 31, 1939 in Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and director, known for The Towering Inferno (1974), The Bold and the Beautiful (1987) and Days of Our Lives (1965).

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1964)

44. Lindsay Wagner

Actress | The Bionic Woman

Lindsay Wagner makes little distinction between her life as an actress, advocate, mother or author. What unites these various parts is a commitment through her work and her personal life to exploring and advancing human potential.

Lindsay first came to prominence in the critically-acclaimed role of ...

The Six Million Dollar Man (1974)

45. Amanda Pays

Actress | Leviathan

Born in London, England, Amanda Pays is the daughter of show business agent and actor Howard Pays and former actress Jan Miller. An aunt, Mandy Miller, won fame as a child star of the '50s film Crash of Silence (1952) . When she was eight, Pays started school at a nearby convent and it was there ...

The Flash (1990)

46. Tia Carrere

Actress | Wayne's World

Tia Carrere was born Althea Rae Janairo in Honolulu, Hawaii. While attending Sacred Hearts Academy, Tia was discovered in a Waikiki grocery store and landed the female lead in the film Aloha Summer. Although her passion has always been singing (grandmother Rae took Tia to her first singing lesson ...

Relic Hunter (1999)

47. Kathleen Kinmont

Actress | Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

Kathleen Kinmont was born on February 3, 1965 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Kathleen Kinmont Smith. She is an actress and producer, known for Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988), Bride of Re-Animator (1989) and CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992). She was previously married to Jere Burns ...

Renegade (1992)

48. Alicia Coppola

Actress | National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Alicia Coppola is an American actress, primarily known for television roles. In 1968, Coppola was born in the town of Huntington, New York, which is located on the north shore of Long Island. The town is a major bedroom community for nearby New York City.

Coppola attended the Kent School, a ...

Jericho (2006)

49. Andrea Parker

Actress | The Pretender

Parker is a native Californian. She began ballet study at age 6, trained with youth programs around the country and, at age 15, joined the San Francisco Ballet. After three years of touring, she switched to contemporary dance and began studying acting while working as a bartender. Shortly ...

The Pretender (1996)

50. Barbara Hale

Actress | Perry Mason

Barbara was born on 18 April 1922, as one of two children. As a young girl, Ms. Hale intended to major in art and drawing; she began her professional career as a model for a comic strip called "Ramblin' Bill", during the time she was working her way through The Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. She ...

Perry Mason (1957)

51. Catlin Adams

Actress | The Jerk

Catlin Adams was born on October 11, 1950 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Nira Barab. She is an actress and director, known for The Jerk (1979), Underworld Awakening (2012) and Colombiana (2011).

Kojak (1973)

52. Stepfanie Kramer

Actress | Hunter

In her iconic role as Sgt Dee Dee McCall, from 1984 to 1990, she helped to make the NBC hit series "Hunter" a true international hit with a fan base around the world. Her strong portrayal became a powerful positive influence for many women and helped to change how women were seen in crime dramas ...

Hunter (1984)

53. Mitzi Kapture

Director | The Process

Mitzi Kapture was born on May 2, 1962 in Yorba Linda, California, USA as Mitzi Gaynor Donahue. She is an actress and director, known for The Process (2017), Perfect Crime (1997) and Silk Stalkings (1991).

Silk Stalkings (1991)

54. Pamela Anderson

Actress | Barb Wire

Pamela Denise Anderson was born on July 1, 1967 in Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada at 4:08 PST, to young newlywed parents who are still married. During her childhood, she moved to the city of Vancouver with her parents, Barry Anderson and Carol Anderson. She has a younger brother Gerry, born ...

Baywatch (1989)

55. Leila Arcieri

Actress | xXx

Leila Arcieri was born on December 18, 1973 in San Francisco, California, USA as Leila Carmelita Arcieri. She is an actress, known for xXx (2002), Daddy Day Care (2003) and Buffalo Bushido (2009).

Son of the Beach (2000)

56. Sarah Chalke

Actress | Scrubs

Sarah Chalke was born on 27 August 1976 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Her parents are Angie Chalke and Doug Chalke. She is the middle child, having one older sister, Natasha Chalke, and one younger, Piper Chalke. Sarah made her acting debut in a made-for-TV movie, City Boy (1992). In 1993, after her ...

Scrubs (2001)

57. Traylor Howard

Actress | Monk

Traylor Howard was born and raised in Orlando. She attended Lake Highland Preparatory School, and while there, appeared in a Juicy Fruit gum commercial. Howard graduated from Lake Highland Preparatory School in 1984. Howard then went on to graduate from Florida State University with a degree in ...

Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place (1998)

58. Melissa McCarthy

Actress | The Heat

Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, and was raised on her family's corn and soybean farm. She began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her ...

Mike & Molly (2010)

59. Rhea Perlman

Actress | Cheers

Rhea Perlman was born on March 31, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Rhea Jo Perlman. She is an actress and producer, known for Cheers (1982), Matilda (1996) and Canadian Bacon (1995). She has been married to Danny DeVito since January 28, 1982. They have three children.

Cheers (1982)

60. Peri Gilpin

Actress | Frasier

Born in Waco, Texas, Peri Gilpin grew up in Dallas, where her family encouraged her acting abilities. After studying at the Dallas Theater Center, she pursued acting at the University of Texas at Austin and then at London's British-American Academy. She appeared in guest roles on such popular ...

Frasier (1993)

61. Markie Post

Actress | There's Something About Mary

Markie Post grew up in Walnut Creek, California and started her career on films and TV shows, such as Card Sharks (1978) and "The New Card Sharks" (1986) and went on to even produce such projects as Double Dare (1976) and has made appearances on such television projects as 1st to Die (2003), E! ...

Night Court (1984)

62. Candice Bergen

Actress | Murphy Brown

One cool, eternally classy lady, Candice Bergen was elegantly poised for trendy "ice princess" stardom when she first arrived on the '60s screen, but she gradually reshaped that débutante image in the '70s, both on- and off-camera. A staunch, outspoken feminist with a decisive edge, she went on to ...

Murphy Brown (1988)

63. Jennifer Esposito

Actress | Crash

Jennifer Esposito was born on April 11, 1973 in Brooklyn, New York, to Phyllis, an interior decorator, and Robert Esposito, a computer consultant and music producer.

Esposito launched her career with an appearance on Law & Order (1990) in 1996. She went on to play the character of "Stacey ...

Spin City (1996)

64. Kathy Kinney

Actress | The Drew Carey Show

Despite her role as Mimi on The Drew Carey Show (1995), Kathy Kinney's first memorable television role is generally considered to be the regularly-appearing Ms. Goddard, the town librarian on Newhart (1982). Over the years, she has worked hard as a character actress making appearances on several ...

The Drew Carey Show (1995)

65. Laurie Metcalf

Actress | Lady Bird

Laurie Metcalf was born June 16, 1955 in Carbondale, Illinois, the oldest of three children of Libby (Mars), a librarian, and James Metcalf, a budget director. She was raised in Edwardsville, Illinois. Laurie attended Illinois State University, where she obtained her bachelor of arts in theater in ...

Norm (1999)

66. Jenna Elfman

Actress | Dharma & Greg

Jenna Elfman began her career as a professional dancer, appearing in music videos by Depeche Mode and Anthrax, and danced on the 1991 Academy Awards live broadcast, choreographed by Debbie Allen.

She ultimately transitioned to acting, best known for her role as Dharma in the hit television series "...

Dharma & Greg (1997)

67. Helen Hunt

Actress | As Good as It Gets

Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.

Mad About You (1992)

68. Jennifer Aniston

Actress | Friends

Jennifer Aniston was born in Sherman Oaks, California, to actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow. Her father is Greek, and her mother was of English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian descent. Jennifer spent a year of her childhood living in Greece with her family. Her family then relocated to New York City ...

Friends (1994)

69. Drea de Matteo

Actress | The Sopranos

Andrea Donna de Matteo, called Drea (pronounced "dray"), was born on January 19, 1972 in Queens, New York, into an affluent family, the youngest of three children and the only girl. She is the daughter of Donna, a playwright and playwriting teacher at HB Studio in New York, and Albert A. De Matteo,...

Joey (2004)

70. Whoopi Goldberg

Actress | Ghost

Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...

Whoopi (2003)

71. Nikki Cox

Actress | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Born in Los Angeles on June 2, 1978, Cox expressed an interest in show business at age four. She was discovered by a prominent dance agent while taking dance classes, which led to her professional debut in the comedy film Mac and Me (1988). Dancing temporarily held center stage with appearances in ...

Nikki (2000)

72. Jo Marie Payton

Actress | Family Matters

JoMarie Payton was born in in Albany, Georgia on August 3, 1950. Her father, Driscoll Payton, was a construction worker and mother, Frankie Bell Payton, was a maid. They moved to the Miami suburb of Opa-Locka, Florida in 1950. JoMarie was the second of nine children.

JoMarie's first performance on ...

Perfect Strangers (1986)

73. Mila Kunis

Actress | Black Swan

Mila Kunis was born Milena Markovna Kunis to a Jewish family in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, USSR (now independent Ukraine). Her mother, Elvira, is a physics teacher, her father, Mark Kunis, is a mechanical engineer, and she has an older brother named Michael. Her family moved to Los Angeles, California, ...

That '70s Show (1998)

74. Marion Ross

Actress | Superhero Movie

The lovely, continuously upbeat and iconic All-American mom from the classic Happy Days (1974) TV sitcom had fervent desires of becoming an actress while growing up in her obscure Minnesota town. Born Marian Ross (with an "a") in 1928, she grew up in her native state and, at one time, worked as a ...

Happy Days (1974)

75. Linda Lavin

Actress | Alice

Born in Portland, Maine to a musically-inclined family (her mother was once an opera singer) and on stage from the age of 5, singer/actress Linda Lavin graduated from The College of William and Mary with a theatre degree. She pounded the New York pavements in the early 1960s searching for work ...

Alice (1976)

76. Katherine Helmond

Actress | Soap

Katherine Marie Helmond was born on July 5, 1929, in Galveston, Texas. After her parents divorced, she was raised by her mother, Thelma (nee Malone) Helmond, and her maternal grandmother, both of Irish Catholic descent. She attended Catholic school, and appeared in numerous school plays and ...

Soap (1977)

77. Lauren Tewes

Actress | The Love Boat

Lauren Tewes was born on October 26, 1953 in Braddock, Pennsylvania, USA as Cynthia Lauren Tewes. She is an actress, known for The Love Boat (1977), The X-Files Game (1998) and The Doom Generation (1995).

The Love Boat (1977)

78. Lisa Hartman

Actress | Knots Landing

Lisa Hartman was born on June 1, 1956 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is known for her work on Knots Landing (1979), Tabitha (1976) and Deadly Blessing (1981). She has been married to Clint Black since October 20, 1991. They have one child.

Tabitha (1977)

79. Melissa Joan Hart

Actress | Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

Melissa grew up in Sayville, New York. Her acting career started at the age of four, when she did a commercial for a bathtub toy called Splashy. Her mother, Paula Hart, has been her agent from the beginning. Melissa is the oldest of eight children, some from her mother's second marriage. Six ...

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996)

80. Selena Gomez

Actress | Monte Carlo

Actress and singer Selena Gomez was born on July 22, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas. She is the daughter of Mandy Teefey and Ricardo Gomez. Her mother is of part Italian ancestry, and her father is of Mexican descent. She was named after Tejano singer Selena, who died in 1995.

Her first acting role ...

Wizards of Waverly Place (2007)

81. Brenda Song

Actress | The Social Network

Brenda Song was born in Carmichael, California. Her father is Hmong and her mother is Thai-American. Brenda, her parents, and her younger brothers Timmy and Nathan now live in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Brenda was named an All-American Scholar in ninth grade and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

She ...

The Suite Life of Zack and Cody (2005)

82. Mayim Bialik

Actress | Beaches

Mayim Bialik grew up in San Diego and got her first acting job (Pumpkinhead (1988)) when she was just 12 years old. A number of TV roles followed until in 1990 she was cast in Blossom (1990), the role which made her famous.

By 1993, while Blossom was still airing, she had already won a deferred ...

Blossom (1990)

83. Elizabeth Berkley

Actress | Showgirls

Elizabeth Berkley was born in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Her mother, Jere, owns a gift basket business and her father, Fred, is a lawyer. Her family is Jewish. When Elizabeth was five her parents enrolled her at Detroit Dance Company. Loving dance, young Elizabeth began to take part in several ...

Saved by the Bell (1989)

84. Danica McKellar

Actress | The Wonder Years

Together with her younger sister, Crystal McKellar, she began acting at a young age in her mother's dance studio. In 1982 the family moved to Los Angeles and a few years later she appeared in her first commercial. A few guest appearances in The Twilight Zone (1985) was followed by her breakthrough ...

The Wonder Years (1988)

85. Kim Delaney

Actress | NYPD Blue

Kim Delaney was born on November 29, 1961, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was raised in Roxborough. She is the daughter of Joan and Jack Delaney, who retired from Delphi Automotive, where he served as a committeeman for the United Auto Workers. She has four brothers: Ed Delaney and John Delaney...

Tour of Duty (1987)

86. Paget Brewster

Actress | Batman and Harley Quinn

Paget Brewster was born on March 10, 1969 in Concord, Massachusetts, USA as Paget Valerie Brewster. She is an actress, known for Batman and Harley Quinn (2017), Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012) and Unaccompanied Minors (2006). She has been married to Steve Damstra II since November 28...

Huff (2004)

87. Allison Janney

Actress | The Help

Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing (1999).

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The West Wing (1999)

88. Julianna Margulies

Actress | ER

Julianna Margulies was born on June 8, 1966 in Spring Valley (near New York City), as the youngest of three daughters of Francesca (Goldberg), a teacher and dancer in American Ballet, and Paul Margulies, an advertising writer and philosopher. She is of Ashkenazi Jewish heritage (from Romania, ...

ER (1994)

89. Katherine Cannon

Actress | The Hidden

Katherine Cannon was born on September 6, 1953 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She is an actress, known for The Hidden (1987), Black Sheep Squadron (1976) and Magnum, P.I. (1980). She has been married to Dean Butler since 2002. She was previously married to Richard Chambers.

Father Murphy (1981)

90. Patricia Blair

Actress | City of Fear

Actress Patricia Blair was born in Fort Worth, Texas but grew up in Dallas. She first entered the world of entertainment as a young teenage model, eventually represented by the Conover Agency. She apprenticed in summer stock before Warner Bros. discovered her for films after catching some alluring ...

Daniel Boone (1964)

91. Yvonne De Carlo

Actress | The Ten Commandments

Yvonne De Carlo was born Margaret Yvonne Middleton on September 1, 1922 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She was three when her father abandoned the family. Her mother turned to waitressing in a restaurant to make ends meet--a rough beginning for an actress who would, one day, be one of ...

Bonanza (1959)

92. Linda Cristal

Actress | The High Chaparral

Linda Cristal will always be remembered for her great performance in The High Chaparral (1967) TV series. She was a movie star in Mexico and Italy. In the United States, she worked in productions such as The Alamo (1960) and Mr. Majestyk (1974), among others. In 1985 she returned to her home ...

The High Chaparral (1967)

93. Karen Sharpe

Actress | The High and the Mighty

Svelte and stunning Texas-born Karen Sharpe was put into ballet shoes as a youngster. Her initial excursion to California was, at age 12, with the interest of becoming a professional ice skater, but the lure of being a movie star intervened. Her training as a teenager in the theater paid off and, ...

The Wild Wild West (1965)

94. Kelly Rutherford

Actress | The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

Best-known to television audiences as Lily van der Woodsen on the hit show Gossip Girl, Kelly played the sophisticated, fashionable matriarch on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for six seasons. Kelly is also known for her former roles in television shows Melrose Place, Homefront, and Brisco County...

The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. (1993)

95. Catherine Bruhier

Actress | How to Get Away with Murder

Award winning actress Catherine Bruhier got her first break came when she was cast in the normally Caucasian lead role in the David French play "Salt-Water Moon" opposite Eric McCormack at Theatre New Brunswick's main stage garnering excellent reviews for her performance as Mary Snow.

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Due South (1994)



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