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Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s 

Jules Burke
Updated November 29, 2019 3.2k votes 216 voters 7.4k views 100 items

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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Tina Fey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Age: 48

Birthplace: Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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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Amy Poehler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Parks and Recreation, Inside Out, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

Age: 47

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

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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Kristen Wiig is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters, Welcome to Me

Age: 45

Birthplace: Canandaigua, New York, United States of America

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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Kristen Bell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
The Good Place, Bad Moms, Frozen

Age: 38

Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States of America

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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Anna Kendrick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Pitch Perfect, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, Trolls

Age: 30

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States of America

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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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

Age: 35

Birthplace: Sea Cliff, New York, United States of America

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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Aubrey Plaza is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Parks and Recreation, Ingrid Goes West, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Age: 34

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

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) 8 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly, Spy

Age: 48

Birthplace: Plainfield, Illinois, United States of America

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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Maya Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Big Mouth, Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live

Age: 46

Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States of America

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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Julia Louis-Dreyfus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Veep, Inside Amy Schumer, Enough Said

Age: 58

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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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Christina Applegate is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Dead to Me, Bad Moms, Up All Night

Age: 47

Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
We're the Millers, Dumplin', Murdery Mystery

Age: 50

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California, Sherman Oaks

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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Mila Kunis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Bad Moms, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Ted

Age: 35

Birthplace: Chernivtsi, Ukraine

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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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

Age: 33

Birthplace: Camarillo, California, United States of America

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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Emma Stone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Zombieland: Double Tap, Crazy, Stupid

Age: 30

Birthplace: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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) 16 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
New Girl, Our Idiot Brother, Your Highness

Age: 39

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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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Anna Faris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Mom, What's Your Number? Take Me Home Tonight

Age: 39

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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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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

Age: 39

Birthplace: Cambridge, Area code 617, Middlesex County, United States of America, United States, + more

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

Age: 45

Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

Elizabeth Banks (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 film series (2012–2015) and ...more
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Kristen Schaal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Bob's Burgers, The Last Man on Earth, BoJack Horseman

Age: 41

Birthplace: Longmont, USA, Colorado

Kristen Joy Schaal (; born January 24, 1978) is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, and writer. She is best known for her voice roles as Louise Belcher on Bob's Burgers and Mabel Pines ...more
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Reese Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Hot Pursuit, Big Little Lies, This Means War

Age: 42

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (born March 22, 1976) is an American actress, producer, and entrepreneur. The recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award and a Primetime Emmy ...more
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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Modern Family, Hot Pursuit, Chef

Age: 46

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (Spanish: [soˈfi.a βeɾˈɣaɾa]; born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian-American actress, model, and comedian. Vergara rose to prominence while co-hosting two ...more
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Rebel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Jojo Rabbit, The Hustle, Pitch Perfect 3

Age: Age 38

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Rebel Melanie Elizabeth Wilson (born 2 March 1980) is an Australian actress, writer, and producer. After graduating from the Australian Theatre for Young People in 2003, she began appearing as ...more
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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
Ocean's Eight, The Heat

Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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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Alyson Hannigan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s
How I Met Your Mother, American Reunion, Fancy Nancy

Age: 44

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Alyson Lee Hannigan (born March 24, 1974) is an American actress and television presenter. She is best known for her roles as Willow Rosenberg on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer ...more