Cancer Actresses

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Meryl Streep
(Considered as 'The Best Actress of Her Generation')

Meryl Streep
39
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Birthplace: SummitSummit, New Jersey, United States

Often described as the "best actress of her generation," Meryl Streep is acclaimed for her versatility. After debuting in the 1970s, she built a solid reputation by portraying challenging roles in dramatic films. In a career spanning over half a century, she has received numerous awards, including three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards.

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Natalie Wood
(Actress)

Natalie Wood
16
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: November 29, 1981

Amongst the top child artists of her generation, Natalie Wood garnered fame at the age of eight with the movie Miracle on 34th Street. Later, as an adult, she successfully established herself as a talented and sought after actress with movies like Splendor in the Grass and West Side Story. Her vibrant life came to an end after she died of drowning.

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Kathy Bates
(Actress)

Kathy Bates
11
Birthdate: June 28, 1948
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Best known as Molly Brown from Titanic, Annie Wilkes from Misery, and Ethel Darling from American Horror Story, two-time Emmy-winner Kathy Bates also has an Academy Award in her kitty. She has survived ovarian cancer and breast cancer and is now a prominent advocate for lymphatic disease awareness. 
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Olivia de Havilland
17
Birthdate: July 1, 1916
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Died: July 26, 2020

The veteran actress of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Olivia de Havilland shot to fame with Gone With the Wind and later established her cinematic career with movies like To Each His Own and The Heiress. Her rivalry with her sister and the court battle against a powerful studio also made headlines.

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Margot Robbie
(Actress)

Margot Robbie
33
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Birthplace: Dalby, Australia

With strong performances in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad and I, Tonya, Australian actress Margot Robbie has become one of the most famous actresses of her generation and also one of the world's highest-paid actresses. In her short career till now, she has won numerous award nominations and has become a significant name in the advertising world.

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Selena Gomez
(Singer-Songwriter)

Selena Gomez
67
Birthdate: July 22, 1992
Birthplace: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States

Singer, songwriter, and actress, Selena Gomez, was destined for a career in the entertainment industry! The daughter of an actress, she was exposed to acting as a child and began her career early on. She gained much fame as a singer and actress in her teenage and was named the Billboard Woman of the Year in 2017.

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Kristen Bell
(Actress)

Kristen Bell
18
Birthdate: July 18, 1980
Birthplace: Huntington Woods, Michigan, United States

Kristen Bell started her career by acting in stage productions and gained recognition when she starred in the 2004 film Spartan. She’s starred in popular television series like Veronica Mars, Gossip Girl, House of Lies and The Good Place and films like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Couples Retreat, When in Rome and The Boss. She’s had issues with depression and anxiety.

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Sofia Vergara
(Actress)

Sofia Vergara
9
Birthdate: July 10, 1972
Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Sofia Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, model, and TV producer. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in American TV. She rose to fame in the late 1990s as a TV host. She began gaining popularity as an actress in the 2000s and appeared in many TV shows and films. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including an NAACP Image Award.

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Olivia Munn
(Actress)

Olivia Munn
12
Birthdate: July 3, 1980
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA

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Barbara Stanwyck
(Actress known for her strong, realistic screen presence and versatility.)

Barbara Stanwyck
5
Birthdate: July 16, 1907
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 20, 1990

Barbara Stanwyck went on to become one of the greatest actresses of Classical Hollywood cinema after being orphaned at age four. One of the favorite actresses of directors like Cecil B. DeMille, Barbara had become the highest-paid actress in America by 1944. Known for her realistic screen presence, Barbara won several prestigious honorary lifetime awards for her contribution to cinema.

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Aubrey Plaza
(Actress)

Aubrey Plaza
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Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Aubrey Plaza is an American actress, writer, producer, and comedian. She is best known for her portrayal of April Ludgate in the sitcom Parks and Recreation for which she earned a couple of nominations at the ALMA Award. Plaza is also known for playing Allison in the 2020 film Black Bear which earned her the Imagen Award for Best Actress.

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Eva Green
(Actress)

Eva Green
18
Birthdate: July 6, 1980
Birthplace: Paris, France

French actress, Eva Green, gained instant fame in 2003 with her first film The Dreamers, directed by the eminent Bernardo Bertolucci. Subsequently she went on to act in a number of notable films like Kingdom of Heaven, Casino Royale, Dark Shadows, Home for Peculiar Children, Franklyn, Cracks and Proxima. She has also acted in television series like Penny Dreadful and Luminaries.

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Liv Tyler
(Actress)

Liv Tyler
9
Birthdate: July 1, 1977
Birthplace: New York, United States

Liv Tyler is one of the most popular American actresses. Apart from acting, she is also known for her activism; she is an ardent supporter of the United Nations Children's Fund. She also donates to the Women's Cancer Research Fund. Tyler practices transcendental meditation as she believes it helps her make better decisions.

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Lindsay Lohan
(Actress)

Lindsay Lohan
12
Birthdate: July 2, 1986
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States

Beginning her career as a beloved child artist, Lindsay Lohan is a Hollywood favourite who went on to star in some of the high-grossing big-screen productions. Her praise-worthy performances in high school dramas earned her the title of a teen idol, before her career took a downward turn because of alcohol and substance abuse.

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Linda Cardellini
14
Birthdate: June 25, 1975
Birthplace: Redwood City, California, United States

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Michelle Rodriguez
4
Birthdate: July 12, 1978
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

The quintessential action queen of Hollywood, Michelle Rodriguez is known for appearing in many successful action films, including the Fast & Furious franchise. Regarded as a Hollywood bad girl, Michelle has had many brushes with the law. An openly bisexual actress, she also serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

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Ginger Rogers
(Actress, Dancer)

Ginger Rogers
5
Birthdate: July 16, 1911
Birthplace: Independence, Missouri, United States
Died: April 25, 1995

Ginger Rogers was an American actress, singer, and dancer. Often regarded as an American icon, Rogers played an important role in popularizing the Golden Age of Hollywood. After winning the Academy Award for portraying the title character in Kitty Foyle, Rogers became one of the highest-paid actresses during the 1940s. Her life inspired a musical titled Backwards in High Heels.

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Léa Seydoux
(Actress)

Léa Seydoux
11
Birthdate: July 1, 1985
Birthplace: Passy, Paris, France

Léa Seydoux is a critically acclaimed French actress who gained international recognition after playing a Bond girl in Spectre. Also known for her modeling career, Seydoux has posed for popular magazines, such as Vogue, L'Officiel, and Numéro. She became the face of Prada's 2013 and 2014 campaign for its fragrances.

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Diane Kruger
(Actress)

Diane Kruger
11
Birthdate: July 15, 1976
Birthplace: Algermissen, Germany

An aspiring ballerina, Diane Kruger, turned towards modelling after an injury and eventually made her way into the world of acting. The German-American actress bagged limelight with the movie Troy and later cemented her position with an acclaimed film performance in Inglourious Basterds. Her other notable works include drama series The Bridge and movies National Treasure and In the Fade.

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Sandra Oh
(Actress)

Sandra Oh
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Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Birthplace: Ontario, Canada

A Canadian-American actress of Asian descent, Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress to win two Golden Globe awards and the first Asian woman to host the award ceremony. She is also the third actress of Asian origin to host the TV show, Saturday Night Live. In 2019, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Lena Horne
(Singer, Dancer, Actress)

Lena Horne
4
Birthdate: June 30, 1917
Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, United States
Died: May 9, 2010

Lena Horne was an American singer, actress, dancer, and civil rights activist. Horne's 70-year acting career was embellished with several prestigious awards, such as Grammy Awards. Her life and career were depicted in many stage shows, where she was portrayed by actresses like Leslie Uggams, Nikki Crawford, and Ryan Jillian.

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Priyanka Chopra
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Birthdate: July 18, 1982
Birthplace: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India

The Winner of Miss World 2000; a successful actress in Hindi films; the owner of production house that promotes regional Indian cinema and the first Indian actor to play the lead character in an American television show – Priyanka Chopra’s list of achievements is long. The popular star is also a singer, a tech investor and the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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Mindy Kaling
(Actress, Comedian)

Mindy Kaling
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Birthdate: June 24, 1979
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Actress, comedian, and writer Mindy Kaling first gained international fame with her work in the NBC sitcom, The Office, for which she was nominated for several Primetime Emmy Awards. She earned a bachelor's degree in playwriting before beginning her career. As the child of immigrants from India, she is one of the few Indian-American women active in the industry.

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Lizzy Caplan
(Actress)

Lizzy Caplan
11
Birthdate: June 30, 1982
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

An American actress and model, Lizzy Caplan is credited with popularizing sexologist Virginia E. Johnson by portraying the latter in the period drama television series Masters of Sex, for which she received critical acclaim and several nominations for prestigious awards, such as the Primetime Emmy Award.

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Selma Blair
(Actress)

Selma Blair
5
Birthdate: June 23, 1972
Birthplace: Southfield, Michigan, United States

Selma Blair is an American actress who gained international recognition after playing Liz Sherman in the Hellboy film series. Also regarded as a fashion icon, Selma Blair has been playing a key role in popularizing new fashion trends and hairstyles by appearing in popular magazines. She has also worked with fashion designers like Karen Zambos, Isaac Mizrahi, and Martin Margiela.

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Hilarie Burton
6
Birthdate: July 1, 1982
Birthplace: Sterling, Virginia, United States

Hilarie Burton is an American actress known for her work in TV series One Tree Hill. Also known for her good looks, Burton has graced the covers of popular magazines and is often named in lists like Hottest Women and Sexiest Women. Over the years, Burton has played an important role in exposing certain celebrities for their sexual misconduct.

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Julianne Hough
(Judge on Dancing with the Stars)

Julianne Hough
6
Birthdate: July 20, 1988
Birthplace: Orem, Utah, United States
Julianne Hough shot to fame with Dancing with the Stars, in 2007, and eventually won two seasons and returned as a judge. Fans also remember her as Sandy from Grease Live! She aced the U.S. Country charts with her debut album and was also a judge on America's Got Talent.

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Melissa Rauch
(Actress)

Melissa Rauch
7
Birthdate: June 23, 1980
Birthplace: Marlboro Township, New Jersey

Melissa Rauch is an American actress whose portrayal of Bernadette Rostenkowski-Wolowitz in the popular TV sitcom, The Big Bang Theory, was instrumental in the success of the show. She is also credited with voicing Harley Quinn in the popular animated superhero movie Batman and Harley Quinn.

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Phoebe Cates
(Actress)

Phoebe Cates
5
Birthdate: July 16, 1963
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
A knee injury at age 15 forced Phoebe Cates to reject a scholarship to the School of American Ballet. Daughter of a Broadway producer, this Juilliard-alumna is known for her roles in Fast Times at Ridgemont High and Gremlins. She also owns a boutique called Blue Tree on Madison Avenue.

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June Carter Cash
(Singer-Songwriter)

June Carter Cash
5
Birthdate: June 23, 1929
Birthplace: Maces Spring, Virginia, United States
Died: May 15, 2003

A woman of many talents, June Carter Cash was an American singer-songwriter, author, comedian, actress, and dancer. In 2003, she was named in Country Music Television's 40 Greatest Women of Country Music list. Her relationship with Johnny Cash inspired the 2005 film Walk the Line, where she was portrayed by Reese Witherspoon. June was also a well-known philanthropist.

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Kelly Reilly
(Actress)

Kelly Reilly
10
Birthdate: July 18, 1977
Birthplace: Surrey, England

Kelly Reilly began her career as a stage artist and then graduated to acting in television series, some of which became very popular. Considered a natural actress, she has worked in acclaimed projects like The London Cuckolds, Above Suspicion, True Detective, Britannia and Yellowstone. She did some notable films too like A Single Shot, Sherlock Holmes, Orson Welles and Calvary.

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Camila Mendes
(Actress, Singer)

Camila Mendes
6
Birthdate: June 29, 1994
Birthplace: Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Camila Mendes is best known for her Teen Choice Award-winning performance as Veronica Lodge in the CW series Riverdale. She has also been seen in the films Palm Springs and The Perfect Date. Born to Brazilian parents, Camila is said to have faced racial discrimination during her audition days.

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Ashley Tisdale
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Birthdate: July 2, 1985
Birthplace: Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States

Ashley Tisdale is an American actress and singer. Regarded as a sex symbol, Tisdale frequently appears on lists, such as Maxim's Hot 100. Also an influential social media personality, Tisdale was named by The Huffington Post as one of the most influential women on Twitter. Ashley Tisdale uses her popularity to raise funds for charitable organizations.

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Jennette McCurdy
(Actress & Singer)

Jennette McCurdy
6
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States

An American actress, singer, songwriter, filmmaker, writer, and YouTuber, Jennette McCurdy is truly an inspiration to several young girls and women; despite suffering from conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia, and bulimia, McCurdy has managed to establish herself as a successful entertainer. As a writer, she has contributed immensely to publications like The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Seventeen.

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Minka Kelly
(Actress)

Minka Kelly
10
Birthdate: June 24, 1980
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

From working as a scrub technician to becoming a popular model and actress, Minka Kelly has had quite an incredible journey so far. Though she initially wanted to become a surgeon's assistant, she decided against it after landing minor roles in short films and TV series. Apart from modeling and acting, Minka also enjoys baking and cooking.

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Rachel Brosnahan
6
Birthdate: July 12, 1990
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Sophia Bush
(Actress)

Sophia Bush
11
Birthdate: July 8, 1982
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States

American actress, Sophia Bush, garnered recognition when she starred in the television series One Tree Hill, which ran from 2003 to 2012. Later she went on to act in a number of films like John Tucker Must Die, Stay Alive, The Hitcher and The Narrows. She is also an activist and raises awareness about issues like cancer, poverty and environmental degradation.

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Anjelica Huston
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Birthdate: July 8, 1951
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States

Born to actor-director John Huston and ballerina Enrica Soma, Anjelica Huston was no stranger to the world of entertainment as a child. Initially a model, she later became full-time actor and won an Academy Award for her role in Prizzi's Honor. She later became a regular in Wes Anderson’s films.

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McKenna Grace
(Actress)

McKenna Grace
5
Birthdate: June 25, 2006
Birthplace: Grapevine, Texas, United States

Mckenna Grace is an American actress who began her professional acting career at the age of six. Having won several awards for her work so far, Grace is considered one of the most talented child actresses of her generation. A vegetarian, Mckenna Grace has worked with organizations, such as PETA and Farm Sanctuary.

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Jessica Simpson
(American Singer-Songwriter, Actress, Fashion Designer)

Jessica Simpson
5
Birthdate: July 10, 1980
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas, United States

Jessica Simpson is an American singer, fashion designer, and actress. Her journey from being a teen idol to a sex symbol has been quite inspirational so far. Also a well-known philanthropist, Jessica Simpson has worked with several nonprofit organizations, such as Make-A-Wish Foundation. She has also performed at many benefit concerts.

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Isabela Moner
(Actress)

Isabela Moner
5
Birthdate: July 10, 2001
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Isabela Moner is an American actress who played the titular character in the movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Having started her career as a child actress, Moner’s determination alone has helped her grow into a prominent actress; she has shared stage and screen space with personalities like Ricky Martin, Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, and Jason Momoa.

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Diana Rigg
(Actress)

Diana Rigg
13
Birthdate: July 20, 1938
Birthplace: Doncaster, Yorkshire, England, UK

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Billie Lourd
(Actress)

Billie Lourd
10
Birthdate: July 17, 1992
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
The only child of actor Carrie Fisher, Billie Lourd gained fame for her performance as Chanel #3 in Scream Queens and her roles in American Horror Story. Fans loved her as Lieutenant Connix in the Star Wars films The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi and as Gigi in Booksmart.

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Connie Nielsen
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Birthdate: July 3, 1965
Birthplace: Frederikshavn, Denmark
Danish actor Connie Nielsen is best known for her award-winning role of Lucilla in Gladiator. She also appeared in the film One Hour Photo and in the series Boss and The Following. She played Hippolyta in DC films such as Wonder Woman. Nielsen is a polyglot who speaks eight languages.

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Susan Hayward
(Actress, Model)

Susan Hayward
3
Birthdate: June 30, 1917
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: March 14, 1975

Susan Hayward was an American model and actress best known for playing characters based on true stories. During her illustrious acting career, which spanned 35 years, Susan Hayward won several prestigious awards, such as Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. She was also one of the most bankable Hollywood actresses throughout the 1950s.

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Maya Hawke
(Actress)

Maya Hawke
4
Birthdate: July 8, 1998
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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Pamela Anderson
(Actress, Model)

Pamela Anderson
14
Birthdate: July 1, 1967
Birthplace: Ladysmith, Canada

Actress and model, Pamela Anderson, is known as a sex symbol. She featured regularly in the Playboy magazine and acted in television series Home Improvement, Baywatch and VIP. Baywatch was hugely popular and gave her international recognition. Pamela Anderson has also acted in several films. She is an active member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), the animal rights organisation.

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Busy Philipps
(Actress)

Busy Philipps
5
Birthdate: June 25, 1979
Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States

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Judy Greer
(Actress, Model)

Judy Greer
9
Birthdate: July 20, 1975
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Judy Greer is an American actress and director who established herself in the film industry through sheer hard work and determination. A self-made woman, Judy Greer has received several honors for her work in films and TV. Judy Greer is also credited with popularizing meditation, especially Transcendental Meditation.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge
9
Birthdate: July 14, 1985
Birthplace: London, England

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is credited with creating and writing one of the greatest TV series of the 21st century, Fleabag. She is also famous for contributing as the executive producer and head writer of another highly-acclaimed TV series, Killing Eve. In 2020, she was named in Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world.