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The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show  

Marc Cuenco
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List Rules Only fictional characters created by Ryan Murphy for television programs

List of the best characters from a Ryan Murphy show. This crowdranked and votable list includes cast members from top-rated television series created by or co-created by Ryan Murphy. Some of the most memorable TV characters of all time have come from the award-winning writer, director and producer of hit primetime programs including Glee, Nip/Tuck and American Horror Story. Murphy began his career as a journalist before making his television debut with The WB teen comedy-drama Popular, starring Leslie Bibb and Carly Pope as high school girls from different social cliques. In 2003, Murphy created the medical drama Nip/Tuck. The provocative and thrilling series followed two Miami plastic surgeons played by Dylan Walsh and Julian McMahon.

Along with frequent collaborators Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan, Ryan Murphy changed primetime TV with the musical comedy series Glee. Music and high school collide on the popular show about a group of outcasts, jocks and cheerleaders in a glee club. The series launched the careers of Lea Michelle, Chris Colfer and Dianna Agron, and featured a breakout performance by Jane Lynch as the tough and sarcastic cheer coach Sue Sylvester. Murphy entered the horror genre with the miniseries American Horror Story, which was set in a murder house during its debut season and an insane asylum in its second. AHS also featured an ensemble cast led by legendary actress Jessica Lange. In 2012, Murphy co-created the half-hour comedy The New Normal, a sitcom following a gay couple trying to have a baby through a surrogate.

Who is the best character from a Ryan Murphy TV series? Vote on the list below and see if your favorite cast member goes to the top! Add any characters to the list and see who other Ryan Murphy fans love! 
list ordered by
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Sister Jude Martin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Asylum
Jessica Lange
2
Tate Langdon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Murder House
Evan Peters
3
Lana Winters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Asylum
Sarah Paulson
4
Constance Langdon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Murder House
Jessica Lange
5
Sister Mary Eunice McKee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
Sister Mary Eunice American Horror Story: Asylum
Lily Rabe
6
Moira O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Murder House
Alexandra Breckenridge / Frances Conroy
7
Kit Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Asylum
Evan Peters
8
Violet Harmon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Murder House
Taissa Farmiga
9
Santana Lopez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
Glee
Glee
10
Pepper is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
Pepper American Horror Story: Asylum
Naomi Grossman
11
Kurt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
Glee
Glee
12
Sue Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
Glee
Jane Lynch
13
Brittany Pierce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
Glee
Glee
14
Adelaide 'Addie' Langdon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Murder House
Jamie Brewer
15
The Angel of Death is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Asylum
Frances Conroy
16
Dr. Oliver Thredson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Asylum
Zachary Quinto
17
Blaine Anderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
Glee
Glee
18
Vivien Harmon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Murder House
Connie Britton
19
Billie Dean Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Murder House
Sarah Paulson
20
Chad Warwick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Murder House
Zachary Quinto
21
Quinn Fabray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
Glee
Glee
22
Nora Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Murder House
Lily Rabe
23
Burt Hummel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
Glee
Glee
24
Grace Bertrand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
American Horror Story: Asylum
Lizzie Brocheré
25
Misty Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters from a Ryan Murphy Show
ChloeSiohan added American Horror Story