Actresses Who Have Played a Nun

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1. Taissa Farmiga

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 ...

2. 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...

3. Eileen Davidson

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 ...

4. Wendy Makkena

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 ...

6. Vicki Lawrence

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 ...

7. Alison Sweeney

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 ...

8. Maree Cheatham

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...

11. Lily Rabe

Actress | Miss Stevens

Lily Rabe was born on June 29, 1982 in New York, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Miss Stevens (2016), No Reservations (2007) and All Good Things (2010).

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 ...

13. Liselotte Pulver

Actress | One, Two, Three

Liselotte Pulver was born on October 11, 1929 in Berne, Switzerland. She is an actress, known for One, Two, Three (1961), Das Wirtshaus im Spessart (1958) and Lafayette (1962). She was previously married to Helmut Schmid.

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 ...

22. Pat Crawford Brown

Actress | The Rocketeer

Pat Crawford Brown was born on June 29, 1929 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Rocketeer (1991), Reality Bites (1994) and Norbit (2007). She was previously married to Calvin Burdell Brown.

23. Beth Fowler

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Beth Fowler was born on November 1, 1940 in New Jersey, USA. She is known for her work on Orange Is the New Black (2013), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009) and Sister Act (1992).

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.

29. Hannah Renèe Jackson

Actress | Novitiate

Hannah Renèe Jackson is known for her work on Novitiate (2017) and What's the Matter with Gerald? (2016).

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 ...

33. Jane Lynch

Actress | Glee

Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Role Models (2008). She was previously married to Lara Embry.

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 ...

37. Cristy Dawson

Writer | Quantum Leap

Cristy Dawson was born on October 12, 1952 in Alameda, California, USA as Christine Dawson. She is an actress and writer, known for Quantum Leap (1989), Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) and Who's the Boss? (1984).

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.



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