Female Characters The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now  

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List Rules Vote up and add all of your favorite current TV characters who are women or girls. No cancelled shows!

Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are female right now, and their characters span centuries, cultures, and personalities of all types. The shows they're on range anywhere from fantasy to comedy to drama and everything in between. Which female characters are the best of the best on TV show characters right now?

Are you a Jess Day kind of person, or an Arya Stark lover instead? The choice is up to you. Vote up all of your favorite female characters currently on TV, and add any that aren't already on the list.

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3,188 2,389
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
2
2,469 2,228
Daenerys Targaryen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Game of Thrones
3
2,341 2,041
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
4
2,282 1,717
Carol Peletier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
5
1,773 2,217
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
6
1,364 1,417
Olivia Benson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
7
1,794 1,770
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
8
1,363 1,101
Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
RebeccaHannah added The 100
9
1,182 1,075
Melinda May is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
freelancerrh added Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
10
764 659
Jennifer
LaChance added Criminal Minds
11
846 429
Lagertha Lothbrok is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
jess-hart added Vikings
12
931 774
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
looksharp added Modern Family
13
1,592 2,053
Michonne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
14
747 546
Penelope Garcia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
LaChance added Criminal Minds
15
768 1,026
Kara Zor-El is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Julia Montiel added Supergirl
16
596 269
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
MektoubChabane added Grey's Anatomy
17
844 635
Alicia Clark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Clexaholic added Alicia Clark Fear The Walking Dead
18
877 1,532
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Simpsons
19
743 980
Felicity Smoak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Arrow
20
721 1,085
Crazy Eyes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Amy Boal added Crazy Eyes Orange Is the New Black
21
561 857
Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Bob's Burgers
22
569 787
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Modern Family
23
589 432
Malory Archer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Archer
24
171 96
Eleanor Shellstrop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
maybe91 added The Good Place
25
320 572
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