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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3,195 2,390
Arya Stark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
2
2,476 2,231
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
2,345 2,043
Brienne of Tarth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
4
2,284 1,718
Carol Peletier is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
5
1,777 2,219
Cersei Lannister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
6
1,365 1,420
Olivia Benson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
7
1,801 1,771
Sansa Stark is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Game of Thrones
8
1,363 1,103
Clarke Walters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
RebeccaHannah added The 100
9
1,184 1,076
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
764 661
Jennifer
LaChance added Criminal Minds
11
848 430
Lagertha Lothbrok is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
jess-hart added Vikings
12
933 776
Claire Dunphy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
looksharp added Modern Family
13
1,594 2,055
Michonne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Walking Dead
14
747 547
Penelope Garcia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
LaChance added Criminal Minds
15
770 1,027
Kara Zor-El is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Julia Montiel added Supergirl
16
600 269
Cristina Yang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
MektoubChabane added Grey's Anatomy
17
845 636
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
879 1,532
Lisa Simpson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
The Simpsons
19
745 981
Felicity Smoak is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
LanaYoshii added Arrow
20
722 1,087
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
561 858
Louise Belcher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Bob's Burgers
22
572 788
Gloria Delgado-Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Modern Family
23
591 432
Malory Archer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
Mark Holmes added Archer
24
173 97
Eleanor Shellstrop is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now
maybe91 added The Good Place
25
320 573
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