Actresses Who Have Played a Nunby gleekout29 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 1 month ago | Public
Actress | The Final Girls
Taissa Farmiga is an American actress, and the younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. She was born in Readington Township, New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian-born parents Michael and Lubomyra (Spas) Farmiga.
Unlike her older sister, Taissa initially had no ...
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...
Actress | The Young and the Restless
Eileen Davidson was born on June 15, 1959 in Artesia, California, USA as Eileen Marie Davidson. She is an actress, known for The Young and the Restless (1973), Days of Our Lives (1965) and The House on Sorority Row (1983). She has been married to Vincent Van Patten since April 15, 2003. They have ...
Actress | Sister Act
Wendy Makkena is an accomplished actress, musician and entrepreneur from New York City, with a diverse background in film, television, theatre, and the arts. Ms. Makkena is a classically trained Juilliard harpist, performing at Carnegie Hall. She also plays R&B guitar, danced for six years with ...
5. Maggie Smith
Actress | Gosford Park
One of the world's most famous and distinguished actresses, Dame Maggie Smith was born Margaret Natalie Smith in Essex. Her Scottish mother, Margaret (Hutton), worked as a secretary, and her English father, Nathaniel Smith, was a teacher at Oxford University. Smith has been married twice: to actor ...
Actress | The Carol Burnett Show
Famed actress, comedian, singer, and dancer Vicki Lawrence has appeared in television shows, and in nightclubs. Her career included shows with such popular actors as Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, and Tim Conway.
Lawrence was born Vicki Ann Axelrad in Inglewood, California, to Ann Alene (Loyd) and ...
Actress | Days of Our Lives
Alison Sweeney was born on September 19, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alison Jane Sweeney. She is an actress and producer, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery (2015) and Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe (2016). She has been married to ...
Actress | Beetlejuice
Maree Cheatham was born on June 2, 1942 in Oklahoma, USA. She is an actress, known for Beetlejuice (1988), Baskets (2016) and The Haves and the Have Nots (2013). She has been married to Robert Staron since November 22, 1998. She was previously married to William Arvin.
9. Sally Field
Actress | Forrest Gump
Sally Margaret Field was born in 1946 in Pasadena, California, to actress Margaret Field (née Morlan) and salesman Richard Dryden Field. Her parents divorced in 1950 and her mother then married stuntman Jock Mahoney, and they had a daughter, Princess O'Mahoney. She also has a brother, Richard Field...
10. Jessica Lange
Actress | Tootsie
Jessica Lange was born in 1949, in Cloquet, Minnesota, USA, where her father worked as a traveling salesman. She obtained a scholarship to study art at the University of Minnesota, but instead went to Paris to study drama. She moved to New York, working as a model, until producer Dino De Laurentiis...
12. Judyann Elder
Actress | Seven Pounds
Judyann Elder graduated from Emerson College in Boston as the first recipient of the Carol Burnett Award in the Performing Arts. She began her professional career in New York off-Broadway as a founding member and resident actor with the Tony Award-winning Negro Ensemble Company. She originated ...
14. Micheline Presle
Actress | If a Man Answers
Dark-haired, Paris-born Micheline Presle (better known in the States as Micheline Prelle) was the daughter of a businessman and took acting classes as a teen. She was discovered by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and cast in Young Girls in Trouble (1939) (Young Girls in Distress) and Four Flights to Love (1940)...
15. Anna Karina
Actress | Pierrot le fou
Born in Denmark, she came to Paris at 18. She met Coco Chanel and Pierre Cardin and started as a top model. She met Jean-Luc Godard about a cameo in Breathless (1960), but she had to be naked and she refused to play in the movie. One year later, they got married and she became famous with the "...
16. Hayley Mills
Actress | Pollyanna
Born Hayley Catherine Rose Vivien Mills in London, England, on Thursday, April 18th, 1946, she is the daughter of the great actor Sir John Mills and the well-known novelist-playwright Mary Hayley Bell. Her sister is the actress Juliet Mills. She grew up in her parents' home, an outgoing, funny ...
17. 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 ...
18. 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 ...
19. Audrie Neenan
Actress | Sudden Impact
Audrie Neenan made her Broadway debut opposite Faye Dunaway in William Alfred's "Curse of an Aching Heart", directed by Gerald Gutierrez. She has also appeared in such shows as "The Odd Couple" (as "Florence Unger" in the female version) at the Broadhurst and, as "Irma Kronkite" in "Picnic" with ...
20. Meg Tilly
Actress | The Big Chill
Meg Tilly was set on being a dancer, and at 17 connected to the Connecticut Ballet Company and later Throne Dance Theatre. It was in this capacity that she had her screen debut in Alan Parker's Fame (1980). Unfortunately, an injury to her back cut short her plans for a dance career, and a small ...
21. Kathy Najimy
Actress | Sister Act
Kathy Najimy was born and raised in San Diego, California. She is the daughter of Samia (Massery) and Fred Najimy, a postal worker, both of Lebanese ancestry. Kathy attended Crawford High School, and began her film career in the early 1990s, with several minor roles. Kathy got her breakthrough ...
24. Susan Sarandon
Actress | Thelma & Louise
Susan Sarandon was born Susan Abigail Tomalin in New York City, NY, to homemaker Lenora Marie (Criscione) and Phillip Leslie Tomalin, an advertising executive. She is of Italian descent on her mother's side and English, Irish, Welsh, and German on her father's.
After the 1968 Democratic convention ...
25. Lisa Stewart
Actress | Novitiate
Lisa Stewart Seals is an American actress and musician born in Louisville, MS. She is known for her work as a recording artist for BNA Records (a division of RCA), television roles in "The Vampire Diaries" (2015) and "Containment" (2016) and film roles in "Country Strong" (2010), "Jericho" (2000) ...
26. Melissa Leo
Actress | The Fighter
Melissa Chessington Leo is an American actress. She is known for her Academy Award-winning performance in the 2010 film The Fighter (2010). She was born on September 14, 1960, in New York City. Leo starred as the mother of boxer Micky Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. ...
27. Eline Powell
Actress | For Elsie
Eline Powell is a Belgian actress. Powell was born in Leuven, Belgium. She has a brother. When she was in high school she participated in theater classes. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2011 with a BA degree in acting, with special skills in ballet, Hip Hop, Flamenco, ...
28. Rebecca Dayan
Actress | From Paris with Love
Rebecca Dayan grew up in the south of France. When she was 17 she moved to Paris to study art, fashion design and theatre. While studying she also worked as a model. After a few years in Paris she decided to study acting in New York where she now lives and works.
30. Margaret Qualley
Actress | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Sarah Margaret Qualley, known as Margaret Qualley, is an American actress. Qualley was born in Montana and is the daughter of actress Andie MacDowell and former model, Paul Qualley. Margaret grew up in Asheville, North Carolina. She trained as a ballerina and at sixteen she earned an apprenticeship...
31. Eve Plumb
Actress | The Brady Bunch
Eve Plumb, the actress and painter most famous for playing the role of Jan on The Brady Bunch (1969), began acting professionally in 1966, appearing in TV commercials. The child actor began getting parts on series television in 1967.
Her place in TV history was cemented when she landed the role of ...
32. Jennifer Hudson
Soundtrack | Dreamgirls
Jennifer Hudson is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author. Bright and booming talent Hudson is a perfect example of how NOT winning the title of American Idol (2002) can actually be a boon to your career and not necessarily the end of a ...
34. Kate Upton
Actress | The Other Woman
Katherine Elizabeth Upton was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, to Shelley Fawn (Davis), a state tennis champion from Texas, and Jefferson Matthew Upton, a high school athletics director. Her uncle is Michigan congressman Fred Upton. Upton always knew she wanted to be a model. Since signing with IMG ...
35. Marianne Leone
Actress | The Three Stooges
Marianne Leone was born on January 2, 1952 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Three Stooges (2012), Joy (2015) and Goodfellas (1990). She has been married to Chris Cooper since July 8, 1983. They have one child.
36. Louise Lasser
Actress | Happiness
The daughter of tax specialist S. J. Lasser, comedy actress Louise Lasser must have started off lightening things up considerably in her own household. She first won notice singing in Greenwich Village dives, improvisational revues and on Broadway in the early 1960s. Probably best known as the ...
38. Jane Powell
Actress | A Date with Judy
Jane Powell was singing and dancing at an early age. She sang on the radio and performed in theaters before her screen debut in 1944. Through the 1940s and 1950s, she had a successful career in movie musicals. However, in 1957, her career in films ended, as she had outgrown her innocent ...
39. Carolyn Hennesy
Actress | Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Carolyn Hennesy was born on June 10, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Carolyn Lee Hennesy. She is an actress and producer, known for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003), Click (2006) and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003). She was previously married to Donald Agnelli.