Think You Know These Female Actresses? Take Our Quiz

You've watched—or hoped to watch—most of the movies and TV shows nominated for Golden Globes this year. Or, you're a walking Wikipedia of celebrity minutiae. Let's see how much you really know. We give you hints about some of the actresses up for awards. You guess the Golden Globe nominee.

Flowing red hair

Hints:

  • She married her longtime beau in 2017.
  • Her list of credits is deep. Recently she's played, among other things, a warrior, a jealous murdering incestuous sister, an astronaut, and co-starred with another nominated actress several years ago.
  • Fun fact: She had a role in a 2004 episode of 'Veronica Mars.'
  • She’s an animal lover.

You may remember her from the movie Happy Go Lucky

Hints:

  • And she won a Golden Globe in 2009 for her role in 'Happy Go Lucky.'
  • She costarred to rave with reviews with Cate Blanchett in 2013’s ‘Blue Jasmine’
  • She was in the Paddington movie and this year’s sequel.
  • She starred in the 2012 take on ‘Great Expectations.’

One of the greats

Hints:

  • She’s an interviewer’s dream: She says what she means.
  • In one of her most famous roles, she played a heavily pregnant police officer investigating a murder.
  • She’s nominated for a true sleeper hit.
  • Unlike most of Hollywood, she views wrinkles and aging in general in a positive light.
  • Her husband is one of the industry’s top directors and writers.

Living legend

Hints:

  • Her daughter is an actress, too, and she’s pretty good!
  • She can play basically any role—everything from a socialite/aspiring opera singer to a celebrity chef.
  • She’s one of the most nominated actresses of our time. 

An underrated actress

Hints:

  • She got her breakout role in the TV series 'Dawson's Creek' before she became a movie star.
  • She's nominated for role based on a true story.
  • Did you know? She portrayed Marilyn Monroe in a 2011 film.
  • Her former partner, also an actor, died suddenly nearly 10 years ago after an overdose.
  • Some say she was the best part of last year’s hit, ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ though her role was minor.

A queen?

Hints:

  • She, too, is a living legend.
  • She’s a former runway model.
  • In homage to a rock god who died in 2016 she sported a fake tattoo of his iconic logo.

A she-wolf?

Hints:

  • Her character in a 2016 movie inspired Halloween costumes that year and 2017.
  • She “packed on” some pounds for the role for which she’s nominated.
  • Though the Australian actress been in the movie business for a while, her breakout role came in 2013 when she costarred with Leonardo DiCaprio.

Ireland’s best?

Hints:

  • At age 23 she’s already been nominated twice for an Academy Award.
  • She starred opposite James McAvoy in her breakout role.
  • Fun fact: She was born in The Bronx, New York, but was raised in Ireland when her family moved back there when she was three.

America’s new sweetheart?

Hints:

  • "Adorable," "funny," and "genuine" are often used to describe her.
  • She's nominated for her portrayal of a tennis icon.
  • She can pull off blonde, brunette, and red hair effortlessly. Seriously, it’s unreal how good she looks with pretty much any hair color.
  • She won her first Academy Award and Golden Globe last year.

Acting is her side job

Hints: 

  • She has won nine Grammy awards and been nominated for 31 others throughout her decades-long career.
  • She made it very clear she wants no more drama, in a hit song from a few years ago.
  • She’s been called the ‘queen of R&B.’

She’s everywhere

Hints:

  • You probably know her best from a wildly successful TV White House drama from the early 2000s.
  • She’s currently starring in another TV series, this one a comedy, but she’s also played stellar roles in several top movies over the years.
  • Fun fact: She’s six feet tall.

You’ve probably seen her mostly on TV

Hints:

  • But she also has a lot of movie credits, and is playing the mother of another nominee in the same movie.
  • She’s voiced the same character in all three 'Toy Story' films—and she’s set to voice the fourth installment.
  • Her hilarious breakout TV role—a lonely, often awkward, and funny sister of the show's star—spanned nearly a decade and is currently in the works for a relaunch.

Her star has skyrocketed since her hilarious breakthrough role in 2011

Hints:

  • But she had been acting for several years in both TV and film prior to that.
  • She played God in a 2017 movie.
  • She and her fellow costars killed it as NASA engineers in a recent hit movie.

She stars in a wildly popular TV series based on books

Hints:

  • Her character is a total bad ass.
  • She’s rumored to be dating her costar.
  • She hails from Ireland.

Yes, we have another queen

Hints:

  • She plays a queen on a wildly popular series.
  • She starred with Benedict Cumberbatch in a 2011 film.
  • She’s British.

She’s an extremely versatile actress

Hints:

  • She’s nominated for her role as a prostitute on a TV series, but she’s also played a wealthy Middle East peace broker and a secretary in a BDS&M relationship with her boss.
  • Her husband is also a popular actor, and they have two children.
  • Her brother is wildly popular actor, too.

A leading TV actress

Hints:

  • She had been acting for years before landing her breakthrough role in a wildly popular TV series that aired for eight years.
  • She’s nominated for her role in a dystopian future TV series.
  • Fun fact: She was married to a comedian for two years.
  • Did you know? She doesn’t often discuss it, but she was raised as and remains a practicing scientologist.

She does it all

Hints:

  • She’s a writer, director, producer, author, and actress.
  • She landed a hit show with HBO after launching a wildly successful web series.
  • She released a book in 2015 that became a New York Times Best Seller.

She’s a restaurateur, too

Hints:

  • She’s nominated for her role as a mom with violent tendencies in a TV series with costar Bill Pullman.
  • She starred in a popular TV series for a decade.
  • She recently opened a restaurant in Los Angeles.
  • Her husband is an insanely popular singer and actor.

She’s been acting for nearly 35 years, but she’s only 50

Hints:

  • She’s one of the most famous and successful movie stars in the world.
  • She’s won an Academy Award, multiple Golden Globes, and even an Emmy.
  • She was previously married to one of the most successful male actors and is now married to a country music star.

She was a ‘country queen’ once

Hints:

  • She’s won two Academy Awards and multiple Golden Globes.
  • She starred in a 1991 suspense thriller directed by Martin Scorsese and costarred Robert De Niro.
  • She costarred with Dustin Hoffman in a 1982 classic movie.
  • She was a model until she was cast in the lead female role of the 1976 movie, King Kong.
  • She and the next nominated actress in this list star in the same series.

 

You might call her a political activist and actress

Hints:

  • She’s also won an Academy Award for her role in ‘Dead Man Walking.’
  • She was half of a bestfriend duo in a classic 1991 movie.
  • She’s nominated for her role in a limited TV series portraying a legendary actress.
  • Fun fact: Though they never married, she was in a 20+-year relationship with another actor. They had two children.

She’s helping to bring women to the forefront

Hints:

  • She’s one of America’s most successful actresses.
  • Her newish production company has delivered multiple big hits, including ‘Gone Girl,’ ‘Wild,’ and the TV series in which she also co-stars.
  • She also has a clothing line and three children—the youngest with her current husband, and the two oldest with her actor ex husband.

She has several connections to the previous nominee

Hints:

  • She stars in the TV series alongside her.
  • She also costarred in ‘Wild.’
  • She was a hero in the most ‘Star Wars’ movie.
  • Fun Fact: She’s 5’10”.

Meow!

Hints:

  • She starred with Daniel Day-Lewis in a classic period movie.
  • She played Cat Woman opposite Michael Keaton’s Bat Man.
  • She was the beautiful leading lady opposite Al Pacino in a classic 1983 film.
  • She’s been married to a famous writer/director/producer since 1993,

She started as a child model and actor

Hints:

  • Though she had been acting for years before it, her breakthrough role came in a 2011 movie with George Clooney.
  • She went on to star in a popular TV series ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’ for five years.
  • She’s one of several actresses nominated for the same TV series. It’s got a great cast!
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