List of famous female character actors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female character actors list contains the most prominent and top females known for being character actors. There are thousand of females working as character actors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic character actors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a character actor then the people below should give you inspiration.
The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Molly Conlin and Lydia Lloyd-Henry.While this isn't a list of all female character actors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female character actors?" and "Who are the best female character actors?"
Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, singer, and comedian. She gained fame in Christopher Guest's improv mockumentary pictures such as Best in Show. Lynch's television cameos include an appearance in the Nickelodeon situation comedy iCarly and the Showtime dark comedy series Weeds. Lynch had a recurring role in the Warner Bros. situation comedy Two and a Half Men and also has had notable roles in numerous mainstream comedies, such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Role Models and The Three Stooges. Her portrayal of Sue Sylvester in Glee has won numerous awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award for ...more
Birthplace: Evergreen Park, Illinois, USA
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Brooke Levi Vincent is an English actress. She is known for her portrayal of Sophie Webster in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 12 May 2004, she took over the role from Emma Woodward, who previously played the role of Sophie. ...more
Birthplace: Audenshaw, United Kingdomsee more on Brooke Vincent
Scarlett Alice Johnson is an English actress who came to national attention early as Vicki Fowler in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. She has more recently played the role of Laura Derbyshire in the BBC Three sitcom Pramface. ...more
Birthplace: England, Londonsee more on Scarlett Alice Johnson
Letitia Dean is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Sharon Watts, one of the original characters in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. Dean was part of the original cast in 1985 and remained in the series until 1995. She reprised the role in 2001 and appeared on and off until January 2006. In 2012 Dean returned to EastEnders for a third stint. Alongside Gillian Taylforth and Adam Woodyatt, she is one of three members of the original cast in the series. Away from EastEnders Dean has appeared in various television programmes and on stage. In 2007 she participated in the fifth series of the popular BBC dance competition, Strictly Come Dancing. Dean married media ...more
Birthplace: Potters Bar, United Kingdomsee more on Letitia Dean