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List Rules Any character who works as a waitress in television or film

Fictional waitresses in movies and TV, both in starring roles and smaller supporting roles, can play different roles depending on the purpose of their character. The role of the waitress in various films and shows can be for comedic purposes or change of scenery to a restaurant.

A waitress can provide moral support and advice for the other characters, such as Kiffany in Dead Like Me, or can show the state of the woman in her career path, like Penny from Big Bang Theory, who is trying to become an actresses. The list includes the actress that portrayed the role and the show or movie that they are from. This list should answer the question of "who are some of the greatest fictional waitresses in television and the movies?" If your favorite waitresses is not seen on this list, then add your suggestion to it.

This list of waitress characters is votable and open to additional suggestions from readers.
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Diane Chambers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
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Florence Jean Castleberry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Florence Jean Castleberry Alice - played by Polly Holliday

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Rosanne Conner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
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Carla Tortelli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
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Penny is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Penny Big Bang Theory - played by Kaley Cuoco

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Alice Hyatt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Alice Hyatt Alice - played by Linda Lavin

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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Buffy Summers Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Buffyverse - played by Sarah Michelle Gellar

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Ursula Buffay is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Ursula Buffay Mad About You - played by Lisa Kudrow

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Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Rachel Green Friends - played by Jennifer Aniston

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Sookie Stackhouse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Sookie Stackhouse True Blood - played by Anna Paquin

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Joanna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Joanna Office Space - played by Jennifer Aniston.

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Max Black is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Max Black 2 Broke Girls - played by Kat Dennings

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Vera Louise Gorman-Novak is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Vera Louise Gorman-Novak Alice - played by Beth Howland

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Amélie Poulain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
carlybobarly added Amélie Poulain Amélie - played by Audrey Tautou

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Caroline Channing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Caroline Channing 2 Broke Girls - played by Beth Behrs

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Daisy Araujo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Daisy Araujo Mystic Pizza - played by Julia Roberts

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Mary Jane Watson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Mary Jane Watson Spider-Man universe - played by Kirsten Dunst

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Bonnie Watkins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Bonnie Watkins Roseanne - played by Bonnie Bramlett

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Jenna Hunterson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Jenna Hunterson The Waitress - played by Keri Russell

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Kiffany is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Kiffany Dead Like Me - played by Patricia Idlette

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Arlene Fowler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Arlene Fowler Bellefleur True Blood - played by Carrie Preston

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Kat Araujo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Kat Araujo Mystic Pizza - played by Annabeth Gish

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The Waitress is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
The Waitress It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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Caroline Channing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Caroline Channing 2 Broke Girls

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Serena is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Serena Waiting - played by Anna Faris

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Monica Geller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Monica Geller Friends - played by Courtney Cox

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Amy Burley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Amy Burley True Blood - played by Lizzy Caplan

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Wendy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Wendy How I Met Your Mother - played by Charlene Amoia

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Yvonne Biasi is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Yvonne Biasi It Could Happen to You - played by Bridget Fonda

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Mildred Pierce is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Mildred Pierce Mildred Pierce - played by Joan Crawford

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Charlie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Charlie Andrews Heroes - played by Jayma Mays

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Slim Hiller is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Slim Hiller Enough - played by Jennifer Lopez

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The Waitress is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
The Waitress It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia - played by Mary Elizabeth Ellis

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Maya Randall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Maya Randall Sideways - played by Virginia Madsen

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Caroline is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Caroline Untamed Heart - played by Marisa Tomei

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Jean is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Jean An Unfinished Life - played by Jennifer Lopez

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Maggie Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Maggie Fitzgerald Million Dollar Baby - played by Hilary Swank

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Elizabeth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Elizabeth My Blueberry Nights - played by Nora Jones

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Grace is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Grace Girl in Progress - played by Eva Mendes

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Nina is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Nina An Unfinished Life - played by Camryn Manheim

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Molly is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Molly Remember Sunday - played by Alexis Bledel

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Callie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Callie Heavy - played by Liv Tyler

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Melissa Brooks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Melissa Brooks Goodbye Baby - played by Christine Evangelista

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Delores is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Waitresses
Delores Heavy - played by Deborah Harry