The 12 Funniest Actresses in Hollywood

Funny is no longer just a man’s game! While men may have dominated comedy through the decades, women now play more major roles, often writing, directing, and starring in hit movies and television shows. Comedy has a sharp feminine voice, exemplified by these 12 undeniably hilarious women:

12. Rashida Jones

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Jones, 37, is best known as Ann Perkins from the NBC series Parks and Recreation, and for her recurring role in the popular comedy The Office . Also strutting her stuff in movies such as I Love You Man, and My Idiot Brother, Jones brings reality to comedy with her down to earth dialog and subtle humor.

10. Anna Faris

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Anna, 37, has beauty with the funny bone to match, starring in such films as The House Bunny and The Dictator, plus reoccurring roles in all of the Scary Movie films. Along with appearances in television’s Friends and Entourage, Farris pushes the boundaries of comedy, all the while using her beauty as a means of creating comedic situations and eliciting laughs.

9. Sandra Bullock

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World-renowned actress Sandra Bullock, 49, takes the buddy-cop comedy to another level, starring in such films as Miss CongenialityMiss Congeniality II, and most recently, The Heat. Also known for her role in The Proposal alongside Ryan Reynolds, Bullock keeps the laughs coming with her no-nonsense attitude and her unique ability to turn any situation into an uncomfortable exchange.

8. Sarah Burns

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Sarah Burns, who coyly refuses to give her age, is a prolific comedian with a host of television appearances on such shows as Damage ControlDrunk HistoryEnlightened and The New Normal, as well as minor roles in the films I Love You, Man and Life as We Know It. Fans love Burns for her contagious personality, and her constant commitment to “go there”, even when “there” is painfully awkward.

3. Rebel Wilson

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Rebel Wilson, 27, is the Aussie that everyone loves to laugh at. Known for the hit movies Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, along with A Few Best MenWhat to Expect When You’re Expecting, and Bachelorette, Wilson is adored for her audacious attitude and her commitment to everything outrageous.

2. Christina Applegate

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Applegate, 41, brings sexy to the comedy scene in films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyEmployee of the MonthHall Pass, and Mars Attacks. She’s also had success in television with her hit show Up All Night. Applegate skillfully combines sensuality with humor to create a winning combination that makes fans fall out of their chairs.

1. Leslie Mann

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Mann, 41, may be the undisputed queen of comedy. Known for hit films like The Cable GuyThe 40-Year-Old-VirginKnocked Up17 Again, and This is 40. Often collaborating with her director/husband Judd Apatow, Mann’s on-screen chemistry is undeniable and she steals the show with her sharp wit and spontaneity.