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Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s  

Jules Burke
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List Rules Vote up the women whose 2010s work made you laugh the most.

Let’s look back on the funniest actresses of the decade, such as Tina Fey of 30 Rock, Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation, and Issa Rae of Insecure. Phoebe Waller-Bridge is another one of 2010s funniest women - and she has the Emmys to prove it. 

Between Saturday Night Live, The Spy Who Dumped Me, and Ghostbusters, Kate McKinnon has cemented herself as one of the funniest women of the decade. Meanwhile, Tracee Ellis Ross has earned the title of one of the most comical sitcom actresses of the 2010s, with her roles in Black-ish and Mixed-ish.

Other notable funny actresses of the decade include Rebel Wilson, Tiffany Haddish, Constance Wu, and Melissa McCarthy. Nicole Byer is another of the funny women of the decade. She brings the laughs on shows like Nailed It!, Girl Code, and Comedians of the World

Who do you think are the 2010s funniest actresses? Check out our list of 2010s funny women, and be sure to vote up your favorites. If we’re missing any of your favorite 2010s funny actresses, be sure to add them below. 

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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, Welcome to Me
Kristen Carroll Wiig (; born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. She was born in Canandaigua, New York, and raised in both Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and ...more
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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Elizabeth Stamatina "Tina" Fey (; born May 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and playwright. She is best known for her work on the NBC sketch comedy series ...more
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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
The Good Place, Bad Moms, Frozen
Kristen Anne Bell (born July 18, 1980) is an American actress. She began her acting career by starring in stage productions while attending the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. ...more
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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
Amy Meredith Poehler (; born September 16, 1971) is an American actress, comedian, director, producer, and writer. After studying improv at Chicago's Second City and ImprovOlympic in the early ...more
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Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Dead to Me, Bad Moms, Up All Night
Christina Applegate (born November 25, 1971) is an American actress and dancer. As an adolescent actress, she started playing the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children ...more
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Kate McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters, The Spy Who Dumped Me
Kathryn McKinnon Berthold (born January 6, 1984) is an American actress, comedian, and musician widely known as a regular cast member on The Big Gay Sketch Show (2007–2010) and Saturday Night ...more
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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Pitch Perfect, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Trolls
Anna Cooke Kendrick (born August 9, 1985) is an American actress and singer. She began her career as a child actress in theater productions. Her first starring role was in the 1998 Broadway ...more
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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Parks and Recreation, Ingrid Goes West, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
Aubrey Christina Plaza (born June 26, 1984) is an American actress, comedian and producer. She began her career performing improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She ...more
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Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly, Spy
Melissa Ann McCarthy (born August 26, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and fashion designer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including two Primetime Emmy ...more
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Veep, Inside Amy Schumer, Enough Said
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus Hall (; born January 13, 1961) is an American actress, comedian, producer, and singer. She is known for her work in the television comedy series Saturday ...more
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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Big Mouth, Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live
Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and singer. Rudolph first gained prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the alternative rock band ...more
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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
We're the Millers, Dumplin', Murdery Mystery
Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11, 1969) is an American actress, film producer, and businesswoman. The daughter of actors John Aniston and Nancy Dow, she began working as an actress at ...more
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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Ocean's Eight, The Heat
Sandra Annette Bullock (; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She was the highest paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2014. In 2015, Bullock was chosen as ...more
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Kaley Cuoco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
The Big Bang Theory, The Wedding Ringer, Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie
Kaley Christine Cuoco ( KWOH-koh; Italian: [ˈkwɔːko]; born November 30, 1985) is an American actress and producer. After a series of supporting film and television roles in the late 1990s, she ...more
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Anna Faris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Mom, What's Your Number? Take Me Home Tonight
Anna Kay Faris (; born November 29, 1976) is an American actress, voice artist, producer, podcaster, and author. Faris rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead ...more
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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Zombieland: Double Tap, Crazy, Stupid
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone (born November 6, 1988) is an American actress. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, she was the ...more
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Zooey Deschanel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
New Girl, Our Idiot Brother, Your Highness
Zooey Claire Deschanel (; born January 17, 1980) is an American actress, model and singer-songwriter. She made her film debut in Mumford (1999) and next obtained a supporting role in Cameron ...more
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Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Late Night, Ocean's Eight, The Mindy Project
Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American comedian, actress and writer. From 2005 to 2012, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The ...more
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Elizabeth Banks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Pitch Perfect 2, Magic Mike XXL, Modern Family
Elizabeth Irene Banks (née Mitchell; born February 10, 1974) is an American actress, director, writer, and producer. She is best known for starring as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games ...more
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Jane Lynch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Glee, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Hollywood Game Night
Jane Marie Lynch (born July 14, 1960) is an American actress, voice actress, author, singer and comedian. She is best known for her role as Sue Sylvester in the musical television series Glee. ...more
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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Bad Moms, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Ted
Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis (; Ukrainian: Мілена Марківна Куніс; born August 14, 1983) is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from Soviet Ukraine to the ...more
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Allison Janney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Mom, Finding Dory, Spy
Allison Brooks Janney (born November 19, 1959) is an American actress. A prolific character actress, Janney has received many accolades, including an Academy Award, seven Primetime Emmy Awards, ...more
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Julie Bowen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Modern Family, Life of the Party, Horrible Bosses
Julie Bowen Luetkemeyer (born March 3, 1970), known professionally as Julie Bowen, is an American actress and model. She is best known for playing Aunt Gwen on Dawson's Creek (2000), Carol ...more
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Kat Dennings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
2 Broke Girls, Thor, Thor: The Dark World
Katherine Victoria Litwack (born June 13, 1986), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Max Black in the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls ...more
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Leslie Mann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
How to Be Single, The Other Woman, This Is 40
Leslie Mann (born March 26, 1972) is an American actress. She has appeared in numerous films including The Cable Guy (1996), George of the Jungle (1997), Big Daddy (1999), Timecode (2000), ...more