10 Best Actresses of the 2000s

The Top Ten 10 Best Actresses of the 2000s

1 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. ...read more.

Changeling, Lara Croft, Wanted, Mr. and Mrs. Smith. - Bman23

Really? Angelina Jolie number one best actress of the 2000's? Mila Kunis second best actress of the 2000's? This is crap! I leave this page now because I'm not interested in crap lists!

2 Mila Kunis Milena Markovna "Mila" Kunis is an American actress . In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the Ukrainian SSR to Los Angeles with her family .

Get Over It (2001), American Psycho II: All American Girl (2002), Tony N' Tina's Wedding (2004), After Sex (2007), Moving McAllister (2007), Boot Camp (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), Max Payne (2008), Tom Cool (2009), Extract (2009). - Alexandr

3 Anna Faris Anna Kay Faris is an American actress, producer, comedian, author, fashion model, podcaster, and occasional singer. Faris rose to prominence for her work in comedic roles, particularly the lead part of Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie films.
4 Milla Jovovich Milica Bogdanovna Jovovich, known professionally as Milla Jovovich, is an American actress, model and musician.

The Million Dollar Hotel (2000), The Claim (2000), Zoolander (2001), Dummy (2002), Resident Evil (2002), The House on Turk Street (2002), You Stupid Man (2002), Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004), Ultraviolet (2006),. 45 (2006), Resident Evil: Extinction (2007), A Perfect Getaway (2009), The 4th Kind (2009). - Alexandr

5 Sigourney Weaver Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver is an American actress and film producer. Following her film debut as a minor character in Annie Hall, she quickly came to prominence in 1979 with her first lead role as Ellen Ripley in Alien.

Company Man (2000), Heartbreakers (2001), Tadpole (2002), The Guys (2002), Holes (2003), Imaginary Heroes (2004), The Village (2004), Snow Cake (2006), The TV Set (2006), Infamous (2006), The Girl in the Park (2007), Vantage Point (2008), Be Kind Rewind (2008), Baby Mama (2008), Prayers for Bobby (2009), Crazy on the Outside (2009), Avatar (2009). - Alexandr

Sigourney weaver is AWESOME!

6 Michelle Pfeiffer Michelle Marie Pfeiffer is an American actress and producer. One of the most popular actresses of the 1980s and 1990s, she has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work in both comedic and dramatic films.

My all time favorite. Has proved her talent and intelligence over and over again! And is stunning while she does it!

What Lies Beneath (2000), I Am Sam (2001), White Oleander (2002), I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007), Hairspray (2007), Stardust (2007), Chéri (2009), Personal Effects (2009). - Alexandr

7 Mary Elizabeth Winstead

I love you mary lizz winstead

8 Kate Winslet Kate Elizabeth Winslet, is an English actress and singer. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, and three BAFTA Awards.

Iris, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MInd, Little Children, The Reader, Finding Neverland. - Bman23

9 Reese Witherspoon Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon, known professionally as Reese Witherspoon, is an American actress and producer.

Pretty, unaffected, girl next door. Personality is always optimistic, fun-nothing is a problem.

Walk the Line, Legally Blond Movies. - Bman23

10 Cate Blanchett Catherine Élise "Cate" Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received international acclaim and many accolades for her work, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, three BAFTA Awards, six AACTA Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The Aviator, Notes on a Scandal, Elizabeth:The Golden Age, I'm Not There, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Lord of the Ring Movies. - Bman23

Cate is really an amazing actress, but I must say that her performance in Blue Jasmine is beyond perfection!
And I also loved Cate in Notes on a Scandal and Carol!
She's definitely the best for me, so I believe she should be higher in this list!

She received Oscar nominations for best leading AND supporting actress…in the same year.

The Contenders

11 Meryl Streep Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.

Amy Adams was way much better acting than Meryl Streep in " Doubt ".This actress is just too overrated.

Music of the Heart, Adaption, The Devil Wears Prada, Doubt - Bman23

12 Eva Mendes Eva De La Caridad Mendez is an American actress and model. She began acting in the late 1990s, and after a series of roles in B movies such as Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror and Urban Legends: Final Cut, she made a career-changing appearance in Training Day.
13 Sandra Bullock Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner.

Gun Shy (2000), 28 Days (2000), Miss Congeniality (2000), Murder by Numbers (2002), Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002), Two Weeks Notice (2002), Crash (2004), Loverboy (2005), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005), The Lake House (2006), Infamous (2006), Premonition (2007), The Proposal (2009), All About Steve (2009), The Blind Side (2009). - Alexandr

14 Renee Zellweger Renée Kathleen Zellweger is an American actress and producer. She has received critical acclaim and numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Empire records, Bridget Jones's Diary, Chicago, Down with love, Jerry Maguire, The Bachelor, Cold Mountain, Nourse Betty,

Cold Mountain, Chicago, Bridget Jone's Diary, Cinderella Man. - Bman23

15 Alicia Silverstone

Love's Labour's Lost (2000), Global Heresy (2002), Scorched (2003), Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004), Queen B (2005), Beauty Shop (2005), Silence Becomes You (2005), Stormbreaker (2006), Candles on Bay Street (2006), Bad Mother's Handbook (2008). - Alexandr

16 Catherine Zeta- Jones

High Fidelity (2000), Traffic (2000), America's Sweethearts (2001), Chicago (2002), Intolerable Cruelty (2003), The Terminal (2004), Ocean's Twelve (2004), The Legend of Zorro (2005), No Reservations (2007), Death Defying Acts (2007), The Rebound (2009). - Alexandr

Chicago, Zorro Movies, Ocean's Twelve, The Terminal. - Bman23

17 Jessica Alba Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress, model and businesswoman. She has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the television series Dark Angel.

Paranoid (2000), The Sleeping Dictionary (2003), Honey (2003), Sin City (2005), Fantastic Four (2005), Into the Blue (2005), The Ten (2007), 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Good Luck Chuck (2007), Bill (2007), Awake (2007), The Eye (2008), The Love Guru (2008), An Invisible Sign of My Own (2009). - Alexandr

18 Drew Barrymore Drew Blythe Barrymore is an American actress, producer, director, author, model and entrepreneur. She is a member of the Barrymore family of actors, and the granddaughter of John Barrymore. She achieved fame as a child actress with her role in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

Skipped Parts (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), Donnie Darko (2001), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Duplex (2003), 50 First Dates (2004), Fever Pitch (2005), Music and Lyrics (2007), Lucky You (2007), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Grey Gardens (2009), Whip It (2009). - Alexandr

19 Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Dee Lohan is an American actress. She is also a model, singer, songwriter, director, and producer.

Life-Size (2000), Get a Clue (2002), Freaky Friday (2003), Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), Mean Girls (2004), Herbie Fully Loaded (2005), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), Just My Luck (2006), Bobby (2006), Chapter 27 (2007), Georgia Rule (2007), I Know Who Killed Me (2007), Labor Pains (2009). - Alexandr

20 Neve Campbell Neve Adrianne Campbell is a Canadian actress. She is best known for her role as Sidney Prescott in the horror film series Scream.

Drowning Mona (2000), Panic (2000), Scream 3 (2000), Investigating Sex (2001), Last Call (2002), Lost Junction (2003), The Company (2003), Blind Horizon (2003), When Will I Be Loved (2004), Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004), Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical (2005), Relative Strangers (2006), Partition (2007), I Really Hate My Job (2007), Closing the Ring (2007). - Alexandr

21 Halle Berry Halle Maria Berry is an American actress. Berry won the 2002 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball. As of 2018, she is the only black woman to have won the award.

Halle is the leader in my opinion but Hilary Swank might be her main competition. - israel08

Monster's Ball, X-Men Movies, Catwoman. - Bman23

22 Kate Beckinsale Kathrin Romary "Kate" Beckinsale (born 26 July 1973) is a British actress. After some minor television roles, she made her film debut in Much Ado About Nothing (1993) while still a student at the University of Oxford. She then appeared in British costume dramas such as Prince of Jutland (1994), Cold ...read more.

The Golden Bowl (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), Serendipity (2001), Laurel Canyon (2002), Tiptoes (2003), Underworld (2003), Van Helsing (2004), The Aviator (2004), Underworld: Evolution (2006), Click (2006), Snow Angels (2007), Vacancy (2007), Winged Creatures (2008), Nothing But the Truth (2008), Whiteout (2009), Everybody's Fine (2009). - Alexandr

Should be in the top 3, but when I see the first two actresses of this list I think she should be number one. VOTE FOR HER!

23 Anne Hathaway Anne Jacqueline Hathaway is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress ...read more.

The Princess Diaries (2001), The Other Side of Heaven (2001), Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Havoc (2005), Brokeback Mountain (2005), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Becoming Jane (2007), Get Smart (2008), Rachel Getting Married (2008), Passengers (2008), Bride Wars (2009). - Alexandr

24 Eliza Dushku Eliza Patricia Dushku is an American actress and model known for her television roles, including starring as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel.

Bring It On (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Soul Survivors (2001), The New Guy (2002), City by the Sea (2002), Wrong Turn (2003), The Kiss (2003), Nurses (2007), On Broadway (2007), Sex and Breakfast (2007), Nobel Son (2007), Bottle Shock (2008), The Alphabet Killer (2008), The Thacker Case (2008), Open Graves (2009). - Alexandr

25 Elisha Cuthbert Elisha Ann Cuthbert is a Canadian actress and model. She became known for playing Kim Bauer in the series 24, Danielle in the teen comedy film The Girl Next Door, and Carly Jones in the 2005 remake of House of Wax.

Believe (2000), Mail to the Chief (2000), Lucky Girl (2001), Old School (2003), Love Actually (2003), The Girl Next Door (2004), House of Wax (2005), The Quiet (2005), Captivity (2007), He Was a Quiet Man (2007), My Sassy Girl (2008), Ny-Lon (2009), The Six Wives of Henry Lefay (2009). - Alexandr

26 Meg Ryan Margaret Mary Emily Anne "Meg" Hyra, known professionally as Meg Ryan, is an American actress and producer.

Hanging Up (2000), Proof of Life (2000), Kate & Leopold (2001), In the Cut (2003), Against the Ropes (2004), In the Land of Women (2007), The Deal (2008), My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008), The Women (2008), Serious Moonlight (2009). - Alexandr

27 Naomi Watts Naomi Ellen Watts is a British actress. She made her screen debut in the Australian drama film For Love Alone and then appeared in the Australian television series Hey Dad..!

Come on! Don't tell me that Angela Jolie and Mila Kunis who are the 2 first actresses on this list are better than Naomi Watts? This is not very convincing. I mean, we're talking about talent in acting! Not in popularity. Lots of actresses above Naomi Watts in this list are too overrated anyway.

28 Zooey Deschanel Zooey Claire Deschanel is an American actress, singer-songwriter, model, and producer most known for her deadpan comedy roles in the films The Good Girl (2002), The New Guy (2002), Elf (2003), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Failure to Launch (2006), Yes Man (2008), and (500) Days of Summer ...read more.

500 Days of Summer (2009), Yes Man (2008), Gigantic (2008), The Happening (2008), The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Surf's Up (2007), Flakes (2007), Bridge to Terabithia (2007), The Go-Getter (2007), The Good Life (2007), Live Free or Die (2006), Failure to Launch (2006) Winter Passing (2005), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), Eulogy (2004), Elf (2003), All the Real Girls (2003), The New Guy (2003), Big Trouble (2002), Abandon (2002), The Good Girl)(2002), Manic (2001), Almost Famous (2000)

29 Julia Roberts Julia Fiona Roberts is an American actress and producer. She became a Hollywood star after headlining the romantic comedy Pretty Woman, which grossed US$464 million worldwide.

Erin Brokovich, Ocean Movies, Mona Lisa Smile. - Bman23

30 Hilary Swank Hilary Ann Swank is an American actress and producer. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.
31 Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Lynn Connelly is an American actress who began her career as a child model. She made her movie acting debut in the 1984 crime film Once Upon a Time in America. Connelly continued modeling and acting, starring in films such as the 1985 horror film Phenomena (her first leading role), the 1986 ...read more.

Waking the Dead (2000), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Pollock (2000), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Hulk (2003), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Dark Water (2005), Little Children (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), Reservation Road (2007), The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), Inkheart (2008), He's Just Not That Into You (2009), Creation (2009). - Alexandr

32 Kim Basinger Kimila Ann Basinger is an American actress, singer and former fashion model. Following a successful modeling career in New York during the 1970s, Basinger moved to Los Angeles where she began her acting career on television in 1976.

I Dreamed of Africa (2000), Bless the Child (2000), 8 Mile (2002), People I Know (2002), The Door in the Floor (2004), Cellular (2004), Elvis Has Left the Building (2004), Even Money (2006), The Sentinel (2006), The Mermaid Chair (2006), While She Was Out (2008), The Burning Plain (2009), The Informers (2009). - Alexandr

33 Laura Linney

You Can Count On Me, Kinsey, The Savages, Mystic River. - Bman23

34 Paris Hilton Paris Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author.
35 Kirsten Dunst Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress, singer and model. She made her film debut in Woody Allen's short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories.

All Forgotten (2000), The Crow: Salvation (2000), Luckytown (2000), Bring It On (2000), Deeply (2000), Get Over It (2001), Crazy/Beautiful (2001), The Cat's Meow (2001), Spider-Man (2002), Levity (2003), Mona Lisa Smile (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Spider-Man 2 (2004), Wimbledon (2004), Elizabethtown (2005), Marie Antoinette (2006), Spider-Man 3 (2007), How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008), All Good Things (2009). - Alexandr

36 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

The Cell (2000), The Wedding Planner (2001), Angel Eyes (2001), Enough (2002), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Gigli (2003), Jersey Girl (2004), Shall We Dance (2004), Monster-in-Law (2005), An Unfinished Life (2005), El cantante (2006), Bordertown (2006). - Alexandr

37 Liv Tyler Liv Rundgren Tyler is an American actress and former child model. She is the daughter of Aerosmith's lead singer, Steven Tyler, and model Bebe Buell.
38 Winona Ryder Winona Ryder is an American actress. One of the most profitable and iconic 1990s actresses, she made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas.

Autumn in New York (2000), Lost Souls (2000), Mr. Deeds (2002), S1m0ne (2002), The Darwin Awards (2006), A Scanner Darkly (2006), The Ten (2007), Sex and Death 101 (2007), The Last Word (2008), The Informers (2009), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Star Trek (2009), Stay Cool (2009). - Alexandr

39 Famke Janssen Famke Beumer Janssen is a Dutch actress, director, screenwriter and former fashion model. She played Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye, Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men film series, Ava Moore on Nip/Tuck and Lenore Mills in the Taken film trilogy.

Love & Sex (2000), Circus (2000), X-Men (2000), Made (2001), Don't Say a Word (2001), I Spy (2002), X2 (2003), Eulogy (2004), Hide and Seek (2005), The Treatment (2006), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Alibi (2007), The Ten (2007), Turn the River (2007), The Wackness (2008), Taken (2008), 100 Feet (2008). - Alexandr

40 Robin Tunney Robin Tunney is an American actress. She is known for her role as Teresa Lisbon on the television series The Mentalist, and her portrayal of Veronica Donovan on the first two seasons of Prison Break.

Supernova (2000), Vertical Limit (2000), Investigating Sex (2001), Cherish (2002), The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002), The In-Laws (2003), Shadow of Fear (2004), Paparazzi (2004), Runaway (2005), The Zodiac (2005), Open Window (2006), The Darwin Awards (2006), Hollywoodland (2006), Passenger Side (2008), August (2008), The Burning Plain (2008), The Two Mr. Kissels (2008). - Alexandr

41 Diane Lane Diane Lane is an Oscar nominated American actress. Born and raised in New York City, Lane made her screen debut in George Roy Hill's 1979 film A Little Romance, starring opposite Sir Laurence Olivier.

My Dog Skip (2000), The Virginian (2000), The Perfect Storm (2000), Hard Ball (2001), The Glass House (2001), Unfaithful (2002), Under the Tuscan Sun (2003), Fierce People (2005), Must Love Dogs (2005), Hollywoodland (2006), Untraceable (2008), Jumper (2008), Nights in Rodanthe (2008), Killshot (2008). - Alexandr

42 Jessica Biel Jessica Claire Timberlake is an American actress, model, producer and singer. Biel began her career as a vocalist appearing in musical productions until she was cast as Mary Camden in the family-drama series 7th Heaven, for which she achieved recognition.

Summer Catch (2001), The Rules of Attraction (2002), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), Cellular (2004), Blade: Trinity (2004), Stealth (2005), London (2005), Elizabethtown (2005), The Illusionist (2006), Home of the Brave (2006), Next (2007), I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007), Easy Virtue (2008), Powder Blue (2009). - Alexandr

43 Julianne Moore Julianne Moore is an American actress, prolific in films since the early 1990s. She is particularly known for her portrayals of emotionally troubled women in both independent and Hollywood films, and has received many accolades, including the Academy Award for Best Actress.

The Ladies Man (2000), Hannibal (2001), Evolution (2001), World Traveler (2001), The Shipping News (2001), Far from Heaven (2002), The Hours (2002), Marie and Bruce (2004), Laws of Attraction (2004), The Forgotten (2004), Trust the Man (2005), The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005), Freedomland (2006), Children of Men (2006), Next (2007), Savage Grace (2007), I'm Not There. (2007), Blindness (2008), Shelter (2009), The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009), Chloe (2009), A Single Man (2009). - Alexandr

44 Jodie Foster Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is an American actress, director and producer who has worked in films and on television. She has often been cited as one of the best actresses of her generation.

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002), Panic Room (2002), A Very Long Engagement (2004), Flightplan (2005), Inside Man (2006), The Brave One (2007), Nim's Island (2008). - Alexandr

45 Susan Sarandon Susan Abigail Sarandon is an American actress. She is an Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner who is also known for her social and political activism for a variety of liberal causes.

Joe Gould's Secret (2000), Igby Goes Down (2002), The Banger Sisters (2002), Moonlight Mile (2002), Ice Bound (2003), Noel (2004), Shall We Dance (2004), Alfie (2004), The Exonerated (2005), Elizabethtown (2005), Romance & Cigarettes (2005), Irresistible (2006), Bernard and Doris (2006), In the Valley of Elah (2007), Mr. Woodcock (2007), Emotional Arithmetic (2007), Enchanted (2007), Speed Racer (2008), Middle of Nowhere (2008), The Greatest (2009). - Alexandr

46 Jennifer Hudson Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.
47 Amy Adams Amy Lou Adams is an American actress and singer. She is the recipient of two Golden Globe Awards, and has received five nominations each from the Academy Award and BAFTA Award ceremonies.
48 Charlize Theron Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and film producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.
49 Jennifer Aniston Jennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. The daughter of Greek actor John Aniston and American actress Nancy Dow, Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, ...read more.
50 Chloe Grace Moretz Chloë Grace Moretz is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2004 at the age of seven, and her first award nomination came the following year for The Amityville Horror.

She is awesome, beautiful and cute. I love her

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