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Celebrating The Funniest Women Of The 2010s

Updated July 29, 2021 5.9k votes 299 voters 11.7k views101 items

List RulesVote 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

    Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters

    Age47

    BirthplaceCanandaigua, 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 Rochester,...  more
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    124
    53

    Tina Fey

    30 Rock, Saturday Night Live

    Age51

    BirthplaceUpper Darby, Pennsylvania, USA

    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 Saturday Night...  more
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    108
    46

    Kristen Bell

    The Good Place, Bad Moms

    Age41

    BirthplaceHuntington Woods, Michigan, USA

    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. In...  more
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    103
    44

    Anna Kendrick

    Pitch Perfect, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

    Age35

    BirthplacePortland, 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 musical...  more
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    93
    37

    Aubrey Plaza

    Parks and Recreation, Ingrid Goes West

    Age37

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, USA

    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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    54

    Amy Poehler

    Parks and Recreation, Inside Out

    Age49

    BirthplaceNewton, 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 1990s,...  more
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    32

    Jennifer Aniston

    We're the Millers, Dumplin'

    Age52

    BirthplaceSherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    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 an...  more
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    68
    29

    Mila Kunis

    Bad Moms, The Spy Who Dumped Me

    Age37

    BirthplaceChernivtsi, 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 United States with...  more
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    94
    48

    Kate McKinnon

    Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters

    Age37

    BirthplaceSea 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 Live...  more
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    84
    43

    Maya Rudolph

    Big Mouth, Bridesmaids

    Age49

    BirthplaceGainesville, 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 The...  more
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    81
    40

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus

    Veep, Inside Amy Schumer

    Age60

    BirthplaceNew 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 Night...  more
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    2
    2

    Ali Wong

    Savages, Super Sleuths

    Age38

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Alexandra Dawn "Ali" Wong (born April 19, 1982) is an American comedienne, actress and writer. She is noted for her Netflix stand-up specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife, both of which received...  more
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    75
    44

    Christina Applegate

    Dead to Me, Bad Moms

    Age49

    BirthplaceHollywood, 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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    59
    31

    Kaley Cuoco

    The Big Bang Theory, The Wedding Ringer

    Age35

    BirthplaceCamarillo, California, USA

    Alternative NameKaley Cuoco-Sweeting

    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 landed...  more
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    38
    13

    Alison Brie

    GLOW, Community

    Age38

    BirthplaceHollywood, California, USA

    Alison Brie Schermerhorn (born December 29, 1982) is an American actress. Brie starred as Annie Edison in the comedy series Community (2009–2015) and Trudy Campbell in the drama series Mad Men...  more
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    57
    29

    Zooey Deschanel

    New Girl, Our Idiot Brother

    Age41

    BirthplaceLos 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 Crowe's...  more
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    91
    58

    Melissa McCarthy

    Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly

    Age45

    BirthplacePlainfield, 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 Awards...  more
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    58
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    Emma Stone

    Zombieland: Double Tap, Crazy

    Age32

    BirthplaceScottsdale, Arizona, USA

    Alternative NameRiley Stone, Emily Stone, Emma Stone

    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 highest-paid actress in...  more
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    46
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    Elizabeth Banks

    Pitch Perfect 2, Magic Mike XXL

    Age47

    BirthplacePittsfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Alternative NameElizabeth Casey, Elizabeth Maresal Mitchell

    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 as...  more
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    41
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    Alyson Hannigan

    How I Met Your Mother, American Reunion

    Age47

    BirthplaceWashington, 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
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    10

    Cecily Strong

    Saturday Night Live

    Age36

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois, USA

    Cecily Strong is an American actress, voice actress, and comedian. She is a cast member of Saturday Night Live, joining the show in 2012....  more
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    41
    22

    Reese Witherspoon

    Hot Pursuit, Big Little Lies

    Age45

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    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 Award, she...  more
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    Jane Krakowski

    30 Rock, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Age52

    BirthplaceParsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States of America

    Jane Krakowski (; born Jane Krajkowski; October 11, 1968) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for the roles of Cousin Vicki in National Lampoon's Vacation, and Jenna Maroney in the...  more
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    Sofía Vergara

    Modern Family, Hot Pursuit

    Age49

    BirthplaceBarranquilla, 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 television...  more
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    Anna Faris

    Mom, What's Your Number? Take Me Home Tonight

    Age44

    BirthplaceBaltimore, 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 part of...  more
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