Kristin Chenoweth studied opera before stepping into musical theater. The Emmy- and Tony-winner has worked in Broadway plays and is mostly known for her character roles in movies. The Pushing Daisies actor had her own sitcom, has written a memoir, has done voice roles, and has released an album, too.
Rue McClanahan was an actress and comedian. Apart from being an actress, McClanahan was also an animal welfare advocate and one of the first celebrity patrons of the popular animal rights organization, PETA. She also supported nonprofit organizations, such as Alley Cat Allies. A woman ahead of her time, Rue McClanahan was a supporter of same-sex marriage and gay rights.
Jeanne Tripplehorn is an American actress who started her acting career in theatre. Despite having a difficult childhood, which involved the legal separation of her parents at the age of two, Tripplehorn went on to attend the Juilliard School. She later played an important role in the success of TV series, such as Big Love and Criminal Minds.
Alfre Woodard is an American actress. Considered one of the most accomplished and versatile actresses of her generation, Woodard was named in The New York Times' The 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century list in 2020. Also a political activist, Woodard is credited with founding Artists for a New South Africa, which aims at advancing equality in South Africa.
Retired actress Vera Miles is best known for her role in the classic 1960 film Psycho and its sequel. Crowned Miss Kansas in 1948, she ended up becoming the third runner-up in the Miss America contest. She started acting soon after and formed a close professional relationship with Alfred Hitchcock, appearing in many of his films.
As an American movie and television screenwriter, Meaghan Oppenheimer has played an instrumental role in the success of many projects over the years. Some of her screenwriting credits include the 2015 drama film, We Are Your Friends, which became successful at the box office, and The Remains. Meaghan Oppenheimer has also appeared in a couple of films.
Mary Kay Place is an American actress, screenwriter, director, and singer. She is best known for playing Loretta Haggers in the TV series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award in 1977. Place has also recorded three albums for Columbia Records, with the first album peaking at number six on the Top Country Albums chart.
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15 Sarah Vowell
Bestselling author and essayist Sarah Vowell is known for her expertise in American history and her books such as Assassination Vacation and Unfamiliar Fishes. She is also a regular on the radio program This American Life and has voiced Violet in the animated film The Incredibles.
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Suzy Amis Cameron is the wife of Titanic director James Cameron. Suzy is an environmental activist and had initially been an actor and a model. She appeared as Lizzy Calvert in Titanic, as Eddie in The Usual Suspects, and as the titular character in The Ballad of Little Jo.