Lesbian actresses

by NoCheapThrills | created - 30 Aug 2012 | updated - 13 Apr 2015 | Public

This is a list over lesbian actresses who are openly gay. If you think someone should be on this list, let me know :)

I repeat, lesbian actresses who are openly gay, NOT bisexual or in the closet ;) There are enough lists for all those bisexual women who are all over the place...

1. Jodie Foster

Actress | The Silence of the Lambs

Alicia Christian Foster was born in Los Angeles on November 19, 1962. She is the daughter of Evelyn Ella "Brandy" (Almond) and Lucius Fisher Foster III, an Air Force lieutenant colonel and later real estate broker. Brandy had filed for divorce in 1959 after having three children with Lucius, but ...

2. Amanda Bearse

Actress | Married with Children

Amanda Bearse was born on August 9, 1958 in Winter Park, Florida, USA. She is an actress and director, known for Married with Children (1986), Fright Night (1985) and Nikki (2000). She has been married to Carrie Schenken since 2010. They have two children.

3. Lily Tomlin

Actress | Grandma

Lily Tomlin was born September 1, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, to Lillie Mae (Ford) and Guy Tomlin, who moved to Michigan from Paducah, Kentucky, during the Great Depression. Her mother was a nurse's aide and her father was a factory worker. She graduated from Cass Technical High School in 1957, and ...

4. Jane Lynch

Actress | Glee

Jane Lynch was born on July 14, 1960 in Dolton, Illinois, USA as Jane Marie Lynch. She is an actress, known for Glee (2009), Wreck-It Ralph (2012) and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006). She was previously married to Lara Embry.

5. Portia de Rossi

Actress | Arrested Development

Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Amanda Rogers, at 15 she changed her name to Portia, saying that it was the most daring thing she had ever done up until that point. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, and studied ...

6. Ellen DeGeneres

Producer | Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Emmy-winning talk show host Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born in Metairie, Louisiana, a New Orleans suburb. She is the daughter of Betty DeGeneres (née Elizabeth Jane Pfeffer), a speech therapist, and Elliott Everett DeGeneres, an insurance agent. Her brother is musician and producer Vance DeGeneres. ...

7. Rosie O'Donnell

Actress | Sleepless in Seattle

Rosie O'Donnell was born into an Irish-American family in Commack, Long Island. She is the middle of 5 children, and is the daughter of Roseann Teresa (Murtha) and Edward Joseph O'Donnell, an electrical engineer for the defense industry. Her mother died when she was ten. She said that she watched ...

8. Kirsten Vangsness

Actress | Criminal Minds

While Kirsten is best known as the bespectacled-brainiac-tech-kitten Penelope Garcia on the CBS hit drama Criminal Minds (2005)(and its spin-off Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), she has had a long and varied career prior to joining the cast of the hit CBS series. Stage appearances include Perfuct...

9. Guinevere Turner

Actress | American Psycho

Guinevere Turner was born on May 23, 1968 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Guinevere Jane Turner. She is an actress and writer, known for American Psycho (2000), BloodRayne (2005) and Dogma (1999).

10. Meredith Baxter

Actress | All the President's Men

Meredith Baxter was born on June 21, 1947 in South Pasadena, California, USA as Meredith Ann Baxter. She is an actress and producer, known for All the President's Men (1976), Family Ties (1982) and A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story (1992). She has been married to Nancy Locke since December...

11. Cherry Jones

Actress | Signs

Cherry Jones was born on November 21, 1956 in Paris, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Signs (2002), The Village (2004) and The Perfect Storm (2000). She has been married to Sophie Huber since 2015.

12. Heather Matarazzo

Actress | Welcome to the Dollhouse

Heather Matarazzo was born November 10, 1982, in Oyster Bay, New York. She was adopted by Camille and Ray Matarazzo, an Italian-American couple (she is of Irish descent birth). Heather attended Oyster Bay High School, as well as the Long Island High School for the Arts. In 1997, she made her film ...

13. Leisha Hailey

Actress | The L Word

Leisha Hailey was born on July 11, 1971 in Okinawa, Japan. She is an actress, known for The L Word (2004), All Over Me (1997) and Fertile Ground (2011).

14. Jill Bennett

Actress | And Then Came Lola

Growing up in rural Indiana, Jill didn't start acting until the age of 16. By 18, she had won a state speech title and attended Bradley University on a theatre scholarship. Jill first gained notoriety when she starred in the action flick In Her Line of Fire (2006), alongside Mariel Hemingway. Since...

15. Jessica Clark

Actress | Pocket Listing

Jessica Clark was born in 1985 in London, England. She is an actress and writer, known for Pocket Listing (2015), True Blood (2008) and A Perfect Ending (2012). She was previously married to Lacey Stone.

16. Ashleigh Sumner

Actress | The Event

Ashleigh Sumner was born in 1979 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA as Ashleigh Lauren Sumner. She is an actress, known for The Event (2010), And Then Came Lola (2009) and Our RoboCop Remake (2014).

17. Cathy DeBuono

Actress | And Then Came Lola

Cathy DeBuono was born on March 20, 1970 in Yonkers, New York, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for And Then Came Lola (2009), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) and Chicago Hope (1994).

18. Daniela Sea

Actress | Shortbus

Daniela Sea is an actress, known for Shortbus (2006), Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) and The L Word (2004).

19. Jenny Shimizu

Actress | Foxfire

Born in San Jose, California in June 1967, Jenny grew up in Santa Maria, California and attended California State University, Northridge on a basketball scholarship. She later moved to Los Angeles to open a car garage. Soon after, Jenny was approached by a casting director while saddling her ...

20. Lea DeLaria

Actress | Orange Is the New Black

Lea DeLaria was born on May 23, 1958 in Belleville, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Cars 3 (2017) and Edge of Seventeen (1998).

21. Sara Gilbert

Actress | Poison Ivy

Sara Gilbert was born on January 29, 1975, as Sara Rebecca Abeles at St. John's Hospital and Health Center in Santa Monica, California, to Harold and Barbara Abeles. Barbara was previously married to the late Paul Gilbert. At the age of six, when Sara saw her sister Melissa Gilbert get a star on ...

22. Tammy Lynn Michaels

Actress | D.E.B.S.

Tammy Lynn Michaels was raised in Lafayette, Indiana, graduating from Lafayette Jefferson High School. She grew up with a keen interest and physical gift in the athletic arena (softball-pitcher, catcher, centerfield; basketball-point guard; volleyball-setter) from an early age. She played sports ...

23. Sandra Bernhard

Actress | The King of Comedy

Love her or hate her, this comic diva is a one-of-a-kind, in-your-face, take-no-prisoners artiste. Racy, confrontational, offensive, cynical, off-putting and angst-ridden to a T, this flinty stand-up from Flint, Michigan was born on June 6, 1955, the daughter of Jerome Bernhard, a proctologist, and...

24. Miriam Margolyes

Actress | The Age of Innocence

A veteran of stage and screen, award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes has achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence (1993) she also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her ...

25. Kristy McNichol

Actress | The Pirate Movie

Actor Kristy McNichol is best known for her role as "Buddy" in the Spelling/Goldberg hit TV series "Family", where she won 2 Emmy awards and was nominated for a Golden Globe. McNichol began her career with guest appearances on such popular TV series as Starsky and Hutch, The Bionic Woman, Love ...

26. Kelly McGillis

Actress | Witness

Kelly Ann McGillis was born in Newport Beach, California, to Virginia Joan (Snell), a homemaker, and Donald Manson McGillis, a general practitioner of medicine. She has English, Welsh, Scots-Irish, and German ancestry. McGillis dropped out of high school to pursue a career as an actress, and ...

27. Jasika Nicole

Actress | Fringe

Jasika Nicole was born in Alabama, USA as Jasika Nicole Pruitt. She is known for her work on Fringe (2008), She's Out of My League (2010) and School of Rock (2003). She has been married to Claire Savage since October 5, 2013.

28. Jillian Armenante

Actress | The Dark Knight Rises

Jillian Armenante was born on July 5, 1968 in Paterson, New Jersey, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Backseat (2018) and Bad Teacher (2011). She has been married to Alice Dodd since February 2004. They have two children.

29. Magda Szubanski

Actress | Babe

Attended college in Melbourne, Australia. With friends from college, launched an early-80s comedy show on Australian TV called The D Generation (1986). In late 80s/early 90s, appeared in comedy show on Australian TV called Fast Forward (1989).

30. Leanna Creel

Actress | The Cell

Leanna Creel began her television career acting in series such as Parent Trap III (1989) and Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991), her most popular role being that of "Tori Scott" in Saved by the Bell (1989). She graduated from UCLA in 1993 with a BA (Honors) in History and, in 1996, ...

31. Linda Hunt

Actress | The Year of Living Dangerously

Veteran character actress Linda Hunt was Born April 2, 1945 in Morristown, New Jersey to Raymond Davy Hunter and Elsie Doying Hunter. She attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, and the Goodman School of Drama in Chicago (now part of DePaul University). Her film debut was in Robert Altman's Popeye (...

32. Michelle Bonilla

Actress | ER

A Native of Hollywood, California, Michelle Bonilla caught the acting bug at a young age. By the time she was 10 she was studying voice, music, dance, and theatre at Los Angeles City College's Arts Department. She went on to major in Drama at California State University Northridge. Her first Equity...

33. Bridget McManus

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Bridget McManus is known for her work on 9 (2009), Wanted (2008) and Maybelle (2015).

34. Traci Dinwiddie

Actress | The Walking Dead

Traci Dinwiddie was born on December 22, 1973 in Anchorage, Alaska, USA. She is known for her work on The Walking Dead (2010), Supernatural (2005) and To Get Her (2011).

35. Geri Jewell

Actress | The Facts of Life

Geri Jewell was born on September 13, 1956 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Geraldine Ann Jewell. She is an actress and writer, known for The Facts of Life (1979). She was previously married to Richard Pimentel.

36. Michelle Wolff

Actress | Evolution

Michelle Wolff is an actress, known for Evolution (2001), Dante's Cove (2004) and Blood Fare (2012).

37. Ann-Marie MacDonald

Actress | Better Than Chocolate

Ann-Marie MacDonald was born on October 29, 1958 in Baden-Baden, West Germany. She is an actress and writer, known for Better Than Chocolate (1999), I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) and Where the Spirit Lives (1989). She has been married to Alisa Palmer since 2003.

38. Heather Peace

Actress | London's Burning

Heather Peace was born on June 16, 1975 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England as Heather Mary Peace. She is an actress, known for London's Burning (1988), Lip Service (2010) and Never Let Go (2015). She has been married to Eleanor Dickinson since December 13, 2014. They have three children.

39. Joanna Johnson

Producer | Hope & Faith

Joanna Johnson was born on December 31, 1961 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Hope & Faith (2003).

40. Megan Cavanagh

Actress | Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Megan Cavanagh was born on November 8, 1960 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is an actress, known for Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005) and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995).

41. Michelle Ehlen

Editor | S&M Sally

Michelle Ehlen is an independent filmmaker and actor, best known for creating the first lesbian comedy trilogy - Butch Jamie, Heterosexual Jill, and S&M Sally. Identifying with both the queer and DIY filmmaking movements, much of her work satirizes gender, sexuality, stereotypes, and identity. Her ...

42. Maile Flanagan

Actress | Lab Rats

Maile Flanagan won an Emmy for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks (2003) in 2006.

She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She lived in Bangkok, Nurnberg and Munich, and then attended Boston College. After Boston College, she was in the improv comedy ...

43. Ulrike Folkerts

Actress | Tatort

Ulrike Folkerts was born on May 14, 1961 in Kassel, Germany. She is an actress, known for Tatort (1970), Rose (2016) and Drehkreuz Airport (2001).

44. Sarah Paulson

Actress | 12 Years a Slave

Sarah Paulson was born on December 17, 1974 in Tampa, Florida, to Catharine Gordon (Dolcater) and Douglas Lyle Paulson II. She spent most of her early years in New York and Maine, before settling in Manhattan to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and the High School for Performing Arts. ...

45. Sue Perkins

Actress | Heading Out

Sue Perkins was born on September 22, 1969 in East Dulwich, London, England as Susan Elizabeth Perkins. She is an actress and writer, known for Heading Out (2013), The Great British Baking Show (2010) and Dinotopia (2002).

46. Aiza Seguerra

Actress | Okay ka, fairy ko!

Aiza Seguerra is an actress, known for Okay ka, fairy ko! (1991), Okay ka, fairy ko! Part 2 (1992) and Aso't pusa (1989).

47. Alexandra Hedison

Actress | Prey

Alexandra Hedison was born on July 10, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Alexandra Mary Hedison. She is an actress and director, known for Prey (1998), The L Word (2004) and The Hard Truth (1994). She has been married to Jodie Foster since April 20, 2014.

48. Wanda Sykes

Actress | Monster-in-Law

Wanda Sykes has been called one of the funniest stand-up comics by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand-up has sent her career in many different areas.

She was recently seen in Comedy Central's Wanda Does It (2004), where she tried ...

49. Sophie Ward

Actress | Book of Blood

Sophie Ward was born on December 30, 1964 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Book of Blood (2009), Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) and Jane Eyre (2011). She has been married to Rena Brannan since 2000. She was previously married to Paul Hobson.

50. Ellen Page

Actress | Juno

Ellen Grace Philpotts-Page was born on February 21, 1987, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Martha Philpotts, a teacher, and Dennis Page, a graphic designer. Page wanted to start acting at an early age and attended the Neptune Theater School. She began her career at the age of 10 on the award-winning ...

51. Raven-Symoné

Actress | That's So Raven

Raven-Symoné Pearman was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lydia (Gaulden) and Christopher Pearman. At a young age, she moved to New York. While there Raven signed with the Ford Modeling Agency. They sent her out on a audition for a movie called Ghost Dad (1990), which also starred the legendary Bill ...