My Top Favorite Supporting Actresses of 2016

by tomlev-60399 | created - 15 Dec 2016 | updated - 06 Jan 2017 | Public

1. Viola Davis

Actress | Fences

Actress Viola Davis was born on her grandmother's farm, at the then-Singleton Plantation in St. Matthews, South Carolina. When she was two months old her family moved to Central Falls, Rhode Island, where her father, Dan Davis, worked as a horse groomer and trainer. Her mother, Mary Alice (Logan), ...

Fences

2. Riley Keough

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Actress and model Danielle Riley Keough was born in Santa Monica, California, to musicians Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough. She is the eldest grandchild of legendary singer Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley. Keough started modeling as a teenager. Her first appearance was on a runway ...

American Honey

3. Naomie Harris

Actress | 28 Days Later...

British actress Naomie Harris was born in London, England, the only child of television scriptwriter Lisselle Kayla. Her father is from Trinidad and her mother is from Jamaica. They separated before she was born, and Harris was raised by her mother and has no relationship with her father. She ...

Moonlight

4. Janelle Monáe

Soundtrack | Hidden Figures

Janelle Monáe is an American musical recording artist, actress, & model signed to her own imprint, Wondaland Arts Society, and Atlantic Records.

In 2010, Monáe released her first full-length studio album, The ArchAndroid.

In March 2012, "We Are Young" by Fun., on which Monáe appears as a guest ...

Moonlight/Hidden Figures

5. Michelle Williams

Actress | Blue Valentine

A small-town girl born and raised in rural Kalispell, Montana, Michelle Ingrid Williams is the daughter of Carla Ingrid (Swenson), a homemaker, and Larry Richard Williams, a commodity trader and author. Her ancestry is Norwegian, as well as German, British Isles, and other Scandinavian. She was ...

Manchester by the Sea

6. Tammy Blanchard

Actress | Into the Woods

Tammy Blanchard was born on December 14, 1976 in Bayonne, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress, known for Into the Woods (2014), The Invitation (2015) and The Good Shepherd (2006).

Tallulah

7. Taylor Richardson

Actress | Rise

Taylor Richardson is an actress and assistant director, known for Rise (2018), Jack of the Red Hearts (2015) and Slender Man (2018).

Jack of the Red Hearts

8. Molly Shannon

Actress | Superstar

Molly Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on Saturday Night Live (1995 - 2001), primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher, Sally O'Malley, Helen Madden: Licensed Joyologist, and Terry Rialto, the National Public Radio host ...

Other People

9. Stefania LaVie Owen

Actress | Krampus

Stefania LaVie Owen was born on December 15, 1997 in Miami, Florida, USA. She is an actress, known for Krampus (2015), The Lovely Bones (2009) and Coming Through the Rye (2015).

All We Had

10. Lucy Boynton

Actress | Sing Street

Lucy Boynton (born 17 January 1994) is an American-English actress. She made her film debut with a leading role in Miss Potter (2006). Boynton starred in Copperhead (2013), Sing Street (2016), Murder on the Orient Express (2017) and Bohemian Rhapsody (2018).

Boynton was born in New York City and ...

Sing Street

11. Samantha Isler

Actress | Molly's Game

Samantha Isler, originally from Oklahoma, has already made a name for herself in both the television and feature film world.

Samantha made her Feature Film debut in Home Run (2013), directed by David Boyd. The following year, she booked the lead role in P.J. Fishwick and Hunter Adam's film "Dig Two ...

Captain Fantastic

12. Samira Wiley

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Samira Wiley was born as Samira Denise Wiley. She is an actress and producer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), The Sitter (2011) and The Walking Dead: Michonne (2016). She has been married to Lauren Morelli since March 25, 2017.

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13. Morgan Saylor

Actress | Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

Morgan Saylor was born in Chicago and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. The love of acting and storytelling were apparent at an early age. In her early teens, she began performing in local and regional stage productions. In 2009, Morgan was cast as Dana Brody, on Showtime's "Homeland" when she was ...

Being Charlie

14. Aja Naomi King

Actress | The Birth of a Nation

King appeared in several short films before landing guest roles on the CBS procedurals Blue Bloods and Person of Interest. Her big break came in 2012 when she was cast as new surgical intern Cassandra Kopelson on the CW drama Emily Owens, M.D. The series was canceled after a single season in 2013. ...

Birth of a Nation

15. Annalise Basso

Actress | Captain Fantastic

Annalise Basso (born on December 2, 1998) is an American film and television actress and model. Her older siblings, Alexandria Basso and Gabriel Basso, are also actors. She has starred in the films, Bedtime Stories (2008), Love Takes Wing (2009), Standing Up (2013), and Oculus (2013). From 2014 ...

Captain Fantastic

16. Kate Mara

Actress | Fantastic Four

Kate Mara is an American actress. She starred in the Netflix political drama House of Cards (2013) as Zoe Barnes and appeared in the Fox TV series 24 (2001) as computer analyst Shari Rothenberg. She appeared in Brokeback Mountain (2005), We Are Marshall (2006), Shooter (2007), Transsiberian (2008), ...

Man Down

17. Ana de Armas

Actress | Blade Runner 2049

Ana de Armas was born in Cuba on April 30, 1988. At the age of 14, she began her studies at the National Theatre School of Havana, where she graduated after 4 years. At the age of 16, she made her first film, Virgin Rose (2006), directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón. A few titles came after until she...

Hands of Stone

18. Kate Winslet

Actress | Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Ask Kate Winslet what she likes about any of her characters, and the word "ballsy" is bound to pop up at least once. The British actress has made a point of eschewing straightforward pretty-girl parts in favor of more devilish damsels; as a result, she's built an eclectic resume that runs the gamut...

Triple 9

19. Kristen Stewart

Actress | The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Though most famous for her role as Isabella "Bella" Swan in The Twilight (2008) Saga, Kristen Stewart has been a working actor since her early years in Los Angeles, California, where she was born. Her parents, John Stewart and Jules Stewart, both work in film and television. Her mother is ...

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

20. Margot Robbie

Actress | Suicide Squad

Margot Elise Robbie was born on July 2, 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia to Scottish parents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist, and her father, is Doug Robbie. She comes from a family of four children, having two brothers and one sister. She graduated from Somerset College in ...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

21. Haley Bennett

Actress | The Magnificent Seven

A natural talent, with a striking presence, Haley Bennett is quickly establishing herself as one of Hollywood's most dynamic actresses. Bennett will next star in Thank You For Your Service opposite Miles Teller, which is the directorial debut of Academy Award nominated writer Jason Hall (American ...

The Magnificent Seven/The Girl on the Train/Rules Don't Apply

22. Kylie Rogers

Actress | Collateral Beauty

Kylie Rogers is a Texas-born actress, who came to Los Angeles in 2012. Kylie's first major film was the lead role of "Sunshine" in Space Station 76 (2014), working alongside Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer and Marisa Coughlan. That role was followed closely by William Monahan's psychological ...

Miracles From Heaven/Fathers and Daughters

23. Ann Magnuson

Actress | Panic Room

Ann Magnuson is a performance artist and one-half of the founding members of the former psychedelic rock group "Bongwater". The characters she has played before-the-camera include, David Bowie's victim in the vampire film in The Hunger (1983), a cigarette girl in Susan Seidelman's independent film ...

One More Time

24. Emily Meade

Actress | The Deuce

Emily Meade was born on January 10, 1989 in New York City, New York, USA. She is an actress, known for The Deuce (2017), The Leftovers (2014) and Nerve (2016).

Money Monster

25. Allison Janney

Actress | The Help

Allison Janney is an award-winning actress who has earned a solid reputation in stage productions and in many supporting roles on screen, and who more recently has become prominent by portraying one of the major characters in the popular TV series The West Wing (1999).

Entertainment Weekly magazine ...

Tallulah

26. Dakota Johnson

Actress | Fifty Shades of Grey

Dakota Mayi Johnson is an American actress and fashion model. She was born in Austin, Texas, and is the daughter of actors Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Her maternal grandmother is actress Tippi Hedren.

In 1999, she made her film debut in Crazy in Alabama (1999), where she and her half-sister, ...

A Bigger Splash

27. Katey Sagal

Actress | Futurama

An extremely gifted and versatile performer adept at both comedy and drama, actress/singer Katey Sagal became a household name in the late 1980s as the fabulously brazen, undomesticated Peg Bundy on the enduring Fox series Married... with Children (1987). During its lengthy run, she received three ...

Bleed For This

28. Makenzie Leigh

Actress | Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

Makenzie Leigh was born on August 8, 1990 in Dallas, Texas, USA as Makenzie Leigh Weinman. She is an actress and director, known for Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016), James White (2015) and The Slap (2015).

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

29. Rose Byrne

Actress | Spy

Rose Byrne was born in Balmain, Sydney, Australia. She is the daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher.

She landed her first role in a movie, Dallas Doll (1994), when she was 15 years old.

Since then, Rose has appeared in a ...

The Meddler

30. Gina Rodriguez

Actress | Deepwater Horizon

Named the "next big thing" and one of the "top 35 Latinos under 35," by The Hollywood Reporter, Gina Rodriguez's profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in FILLY BROWN during the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.

Gina Rodriguez was born in Chicago, ...

Deepwater Horizon

31. Kirsten Dunst

Actress | Spider-Man

Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, who also holds German citizenship. She was born on April 30, 1982 in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to parents Inez (née Rupprecht), who owned an art gallery, and Klaus Dunst, a medical services executive. She has a younger brother named Christian Dunst, ...

Midnight Special

32. Diane Kruger

Actress | Inglourious Basterds

Diane Kruger was born Diane Heidkrüger in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, Germany, to Maria-Theresa, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, a computer specialist. She studied ballet with the Royal Ballet in London before an injury ended her career. She returned to Germany and became a top ...

The Infiltrator

33. Rachel Weisz

Actress | The Constant Gardener

Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. Her parents both came to England around 1938. Her father is a Hungarian Jewish immigrant, and her mother, from Vienna, was of Italian and Austrian Jewish heritage. ...

The Light Between the Oceans

34. Laura Linney

Actress | The Big C

Laura Leggett Linney was born in New York City on February 5, 1964, into a theatre family. Her father was prominent playwright Romulus Linney, whose own great-grandfather was a congressman from North Carolina. Her mother, Miriam Anderson (Leggett), is a nurse. Although she did not live in her ...

Sully/Nocturnal Animals

35. Sophia Lillis

Actress | It

Sophia Lillis was born in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. She started her acting career at the age of seven, when her stepfather encouraged her to take acting classes at Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Manhattan. While studying there, a teacher recommended her for a role in an NYU student film...

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36. Isla Fisher

Actress | Wedding Crashers

Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who worked as a banker for the U.N. She spent her early childhood in Bathgate, Scotland, before moving to Perth, Australia with her family in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla ...

Nocturnal Animals

37. Taissa Farmiga

Actress | The Final Girls

Taissa Farmiga is an American actress, and the younger sister of Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, who is 21 years her senior. She was born in Readington Township, New Jersey, USA, to Ukrainian-born parents Michael and Lubomyra (Spas) Farmiga.

Unlike her older sister, Taissa initially had no ...

Rules Don't Apply

38. Rebecca Ferguson

Actress | Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

Rebecca Ferguson was born Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström in Stockholm, Sweden, and grew up in its Vasastaden district. Her father is Swedish. Her mother, Rosemary Ferguson, is British, of Scottish and Northern Irish descent, and moved to Sweden at the age of 25. Rebecca attended an ...

Florence Foster Jenkins/Girl on the Train

39. Abbey Lee

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Abbey Lee is known for her work as a fashion model and actress. She appeared in two Victoria's Secret Fashion shows (in 2008 and 2009). She has appeared on the cover or has been featured in many international fashion magazines, including Vogue, Numero, Muse, Dazed and Confused, V and W. She has ...

The Neon Demon

40. Holliday Grainger

Actress | Cinderella

Holliday Grainger was born on March 27, 1988 in Didsbury, Manchester, England as Holliday Clark Grainger. She is an actress, known for Cinderella (2015), My Cousin Rachel (2017) and The Finest Hours (2016).

The Finest Hour



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