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The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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List Criteria: Any actress who stars on running TV show that is on the air right now.

Who are the best lead actresses currently on TV?
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    Lana Parrilla is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Lana Parrilla Once Upon a Time, 24, Spin City

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    Emilie De Ravin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Emilie De Ravin Lost, Once Upon a Time, Roswell

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    Stana Katic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Stana Katic Castle, Would Be Kings, Faceless

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    Robin Tunney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Robin Tunney Prison Break, The Mentalist, Class of '96

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    Ginnifer Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Ginnifer Goodwin Once Upon a Time, Big Love, Conan

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    Sara Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Sara Ramirez Grey's Anatomy, Sofia the First

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    Meghan Ory is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Meghan Ory Once Upon a Time, Intelligence, Merlin's Apprentice

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    Emily Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Emily Deschanel Bones, Rose Red

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    Kaley Cuoco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory, Charmed, 8 Simple Rules

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    New Girl, Weeds, Tin Man

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    Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Maggie Smith Downton Abbey, Talking Heads, David Copperfield

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    Lucy Liu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Lucy Liu Elementary, Ally McBeal, Southland

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    Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Alyson Hannigan Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars

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    Sandra Oh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Sandra Oh Grey's Anatomy, Arliss, Odd Job Jack

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    Kristin Kreuk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Kristin Kreuk Smallville, Beauty & the Beast, Law & Order: LA

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    Cobie Smulders is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Cobie Smulders How I Met Your Mother, Tru Calling, How to Make It in America

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    Angie Harmon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Angie Harmon Law & Order, Batman Beyond, Rizzoli & Isles

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    Emilia Clarke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones

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    Heroes, Gossip Girl, Veronica Mars

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    Tatiana Maslany is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black, The Nativity, Would Be Kings

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Sarah Michelle Gellar Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Ringer, The Crazy Ones

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    Sasha Alexander is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Sasha Alexander NCIS, Rizzoli & Isles, The Nine

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    Ellen Pompeo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Ellen Pompeo Grey's Anatomy

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    Jessica Capshaw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Jessica Capshaw Grey's Anatomy, The Practice, Into the West

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    Chandra Wilson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy, Bob Patterson

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    Nina Dobrev is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Nina Dobrev The Vampire Diaries, Degrassi: The Next Generation

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    Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Melissa McCarthy Gilmore Girls, Mike & Molly, Samantha Who?

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    Anna Silk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Anna Silk Lost Girl

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    Mariska Hargitay is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Mariska Hargitay Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Can't Hurry Love, Tequila and ...

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    Jessica Lange is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Jessica Lange American Horror Story, Biography

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    Lisa Kudrow is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Lisa Kudrow Friends, The Comeback, Web Therapy

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    Emily Bett Rickards is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Emily Bett Rickards Arrow

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    Courteney Cox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Courteney Cox Friends, Family Ties, Cougar Town

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    Lena Headey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Lena Headey Game of Thrones, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Merlin

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    Julianna Margulies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Julianna Margulies The Good Wife, ER, The Lost Room

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    Emily VanCamp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Emily VanCamp Revenge, Brothers & Sisters, Everwood

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    Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Kerry Washington Scandal, Black Panther, 100 Centre Street

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    Kat Dennings is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Kat Dennings 2 Broke Girls, Raising Dad

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    Claire Danes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Claire Danes Homeland, My So-Called Life

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    Ming-Na Wen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Ming-Na Wen ER, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Batman

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    Claire Holt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Claire Holt Pretty Little Liars, The Originals, Aquarius

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    Ksenia Solo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Ksenia Solo Lost Girl, renegadepress.com

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    Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Broad City

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    Piper Perabo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Piper Perabo Covert Affairs

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    NCIS, Time of Your Life, That's Life

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    Lauren Graham is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

    Lauren Graham Gilmore Girls, Parenthood, Townies

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    Lost Girl, The Guard

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    Katie McGrath is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Katie McGrath Merlin, Dracula, Labyrinth

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    Lucy Hale is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lead Actresses Currently on TV

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    Lucy Hale Pretty Little Liars, Bionic Woman, Privileged

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