There have been plenty of great American actresses throughout film history, but which female American actresses working today are the greatest? This list of the best American actresses working today ranks today's best Hollywood actresses, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actresses are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.
This list ranks the highest-rated American actresses working today from best to worst. These great actresses are all from somewhere in the United States, though they might be popular with international film lovers as well. Today's top American actresses go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are beautiful to boot!
The greatest American actresses working today who are ranked on this list include Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Amy Poehler, Queen Latifah, Viola Davis, Robin Wright, and Jennifer Lawrence. If there’s an actress listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote her up. If the actresses you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best US actresses currently working.
- The Other Woman (2011), Thor (2011)
- Into the Woods (2014), August: Osage County (2013)
- Lucy (2014), Under the Skin (2014)
- Gravity (2013), The Heat (2013)
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- American Hustle (2013), Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
- looksharp addedWild (2014), The Good Lie (2014)
- Still Alice (2014), Non-Stop (2014)
- Dark Shadows (2012), Chéri (2009)
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- The Normal Heart (2014), August: Osage County (2013)
- bhittt addedA Most Violent Year (2015), Interstellar (2014)
- publius addedHouse of Lies, Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
- RazvanPop addedTed (2012), Friends with Benefits (2011)
- American Horror Story, The Gambler (2014)
- Avatar, Star Trek
- Get on Up (2014), Prisoners (2013)
- The Iceman (2013), Black Swan (2010)
- Juno, Pearl Harbor
- Office Space, The Iron Giant