Female Comedians

Throughout history, there have been many women comedians who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female comedians such as Ellen DeGeneres, Carol Burnett, Kristen Wiig, Betty White, Julia Louis-Dreyfus.The women comedians featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.

 1 Catherine O'Hara

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1954
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Canadian, American

 2 Ellen DeGeneres

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: January 26, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

Comedian, television host and actress Ellen DeGeneres is the first actress to win a Saturn Award for a voice performance, winning the accolade for her role in the film Finding Nemo. She has hosted the Academy Awards and has published four books. She is openly lesbian and supports LGBTQA+ rights. She has been accused of workplace harassment.

 3 Betty White

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Betty White, American actress and comedian, is considered as the pioneer of television and has had the longest television career of any entertainer, straddling more than 80 years. She’s known for her award-winning performances in shows like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls and Hot in Cleveland

 4 Maya Rudolph

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

A multi-talented personality, Maya Rudolph is known for her acting, singing, and comedic skills. Apart from playing supporting roles in popular films, such as 50 First Dates and Grown Ups, Maya played a crucial role in Saturday Night Live from 2000 to 2007, during which she impersonated personalities like Kamala Harris, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award.

 5 Aubrey Plaza

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 6 Katherine Ryan

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 30, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Irish

 7 Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

An actress and comedian, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won more Screen Actors Guild Awards and more Emmy Awards than any other artist in American television history. In 2016, she was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list. In 2018, she was presented with America's highest comedy honor - The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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 8 Tiffany Haddish

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Famous As: Actress, Comedian
Birthdate: December 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

African-American comedian and actress, Tiffany Haddish, gained fame with the ensemble comedy film Girls Trip. Earlier, a difficult childhood turned her towards comedy. After appearing in a comedy competition, sketch comedies and numerous minor roles in films and television, she made the heads turn with her brilliant performance in television series, Real Husbands of Hollywood, If Loving You Is Wrong and The Carmichael Show.

 9 Whoopi Goldberg

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Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

Accomplished American comedian, actress, singer and Broadway star, Whoopi Goldberg is amongst the select few who have won all the four awards—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Moreover, she is also a political activist, author and talk show host. Her notable work include films Ghost, Sister Act and The Color Purple; Broadway show Thoroughly Modern Millie and talk show The View.

 10 Kristen Wiig

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

Like many American comedians, Kristen Wiig is also a product of the television show, Saturday Night Live. She then became a successful writer and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay for her work in the film Bridesmaids (2011). An influential woman, Kristen was named in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World list in 2012.

 11 Niecy Nash

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Famous As: American comedian
Birthdate: February 23, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 12 Sarah Silverman

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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

From hosting her comedy show The Sarah Silverman Program, to winning an Emmy and writing a best-selling autobiography, Sarah Silverman has done it all. The NYU drop-out started off as a writer for SNL. She has been an ardent Democratic supporter and often discusses controversial topics on her show.

 13 Kate McKinnon

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Kate McKinnon is a popular American actress and comedian known for her work in sketch comedy series, such as Saturday Night Live and The Big Gay Sketch Show. She is also famous for co-creating a web-series called Notary Publix and an audio series titled Heads Will Roll. An openly gay actress, McKinnon serves as an inspiration to the LGBT community.

 14 Carol Burnett

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Carol Burnett inspired a lot of women and set off a chain reaction by hosting her groundbreaking show The Carol Burnett Show. Regarded as one of USA's most cherished entertainers, Carol continues to enhance the lives of millions, for which she was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. She has also won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

 15 Fran Drescher

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Fran Drescher is an American actress and comedian. Characterized by her thick New York accent and nasal voice, Fran Drescher serves as an inspiration to many cancer patients as she successfully fought off the disease after suffering from uterine cancer. She is also an outspoken LGBT rights activist and healthcare advocate.

 16 Miriam Margolyes

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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor, Comedian
Birthdate: May 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian, British

 17 Rachael Harris

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 18 Queen Latifah

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

Queen Latifah is an American musician and actress whose song U.N.I.T.Y. played a major role in raising awareness about women's rights worldwide. Dubbed Queen of Jazz-Rap, Latifah has influenced several soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists like Remy Ma, Lil' Kim, Ivy Queen, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, and Eve among other artists. As an actress, Latifah has won several prestigious awards.

 19 Chelsea Handler

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Famous As: actor, comedian, television actor, biographer
Birthdate: February 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 20 Kathryn Hahn

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 21 Kathie Lee Gifford

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Famous As: TV Host, Actress
Birthdate: August 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: French, American

Kathie Lee Gifford achieved celebrity status by working as a television presenter. She then became a singer-songwriter and author, cementing her place in the entertainment industry. Also known for her charity work, Kathie serves as an ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization working towards preventing child abuse.

 22 Whitney Cummings

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 23 Lily Tomlin

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Famous As: Comedienne & Actress
Birthdate: September 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 24 Sandi Toksvig

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Famous As: Comedian, Writer
Birthdate: May 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Danish, British

 25 Jenny Slate

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 26 Joan Rivers

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 8, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 4, 2014

 27 Roseanne Barr

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Famous As: Comedian, Actor, TV Producer
Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 28 Cloris Leachman

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Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 29 Kristy McNichol

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 11, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 30 Nasim Pedrad

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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor, Screenwriter, Television actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 31 Sue Perkins

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: September 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British

 32 Jennifer Coolidge

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 33 Rosie O'Donnell

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 34 Dawn French

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Birthdate: October 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: British

 35 Lauren Lapkus

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 36 Rachel Bloom

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 3, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 37 Megan Mullally

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 38 Retta

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Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: April 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 39 Gilda Radner

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: June 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: May 20, 1989

 40 Stephanie Courtney

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 41 Abby Elliott

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 42 Catherine Tate

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 43 Bonnie Hunt

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Famous As: American comedian
Birthdate: September 22, 1961
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 44 Jennifer Saunders

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Famous As: Comedians
Birthdate: July 6, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 45 Sharon Horgan

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Irish, British

 46 Yvette Wilson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: June 14, 2012

 47 Victoria Wood

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: May 19, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: April 20, 2016

 48 Tamsin Greig

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: British

 49 Rhea Seehorn

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 50 Natasha Leggero

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American