Who Are The 22 Top Actresses Of 2022

​Who Are The 22 Top Actresses Of 2022

Who are the top actresses of 2022? Are they relegated to only being actresses? How many of these women are just as well known for their additional exploits outside the realm of acting? From directors to film makers to action stars, the women of Hollywood may not always be leading the charge, but they are certainly right there at the front of the battle. (Yes, you can look for those articles coming soon)

From comedians and singers to directors and producers who also act in their features, these are the women that the fans have voted as the best actresses of 2022 and who made the list of the top in their field. Here you will find a heaping helping of talented and successful women whose names can be shared with your baby girls in hopes that they will share many of these same attributes.

​22 Top Actresses of 2022

Elizabeth Olsen – Like her famous twin siblings Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth got her acting career off to an early start. She began acting at the ripe old age of four, though she would not get her first starring role until she was about 22. Her most recent work is in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where she portrays Wanda Maximoff, aka the Scarlet Witch.

Julia Roberts – It is difficult to imagine any name more deserving on the list of top actresses of 2022 than Julia Roberts. It is difficult even to imagine anyone who has ever had, much less maintained such a long line of hit movies as this wonder of the silver screen has managed. She was rightfully the highest paid actress consistently throughout the 1990s.

Margot Robbie – There are few stars who can successfully transition between Independent Films and big-budget blockbusters, all while retaining their superstar status. Margot Robbie has made a very successful career doing exactly that and has apparently earned the praise of fans and a place on this list of the 22 top actresses of 2022.

Zendaya – Named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2022, it would seem that Zendaya has more than just the attention of her fans. She is an American actress and singer well-known for all her artistic contributions.

Nicole Kidman – While any true lovers of film may instantly recognize the Australian actress Nicole Kidman, not everyone knows she was actually born in Hawaii, in the United States. She is an exceptionally versatile actress with numerous credits and memorable roles across both television and in the movies.

Zoe Saldana – Zoe Saldana started her career in perhaps one of the toughest of all acting markets doing live stage plays and productions. She then moved into television after accepting two appearances on the American television drama Law & Order in 1999. From there she has taken the opportunity to move on to the silver screen and into many hearts around the world.

Florence Pugh – Florence Pugh is a relatively recent, but talented and diverse addition to this list of the 22 top actresses of 2022. She has left her mark on both Independent and Mainstream films, including some very dramatic performances such as was seen in her portrayal of Lady Macbeth in 2016.

Tessa Thompson – Tessa Thompson proved early on that she had what it takes to be an amazing actress. She began her career with the Los Angeles Women’s Shakespeare Company in Santa Monica, and appeared in multiple productions, for which she won at least one award. She can currently be seen in a host of popular venues including Thor on the big screen and in Season 3 of the popular HBO television series WestWorld.

Fan Bingbing – To be included among the highest paid actresses in China for more than 10 years running is an accomplishment in itself. However Fan Bingbing has taken her successes, and even some set backs far beyond the silver screen. In 2017 she was even named as one of the top 100 most influential women in the world by TIME Magazine.

Scarlett Johansson – If there is any location that may be more challenging than Broadway, it is Off-Broadway. Scarlett Johansson began her career as a child actress in an Off Broadway performance. It would seem however, that her skill and determination paid off, seeing her voted on as one of the 22 top actresses of 2022 and securing her a place on this fan based list.

Reese Witherspoon – Some people may most often remember Reese Witherspoon as a Rom-Com or Romantic Comedy actress, but they would be missing much of her more critically acclaimed work. More importantly perhaps, they would be missing the keen business acumen that saw her gain a place, according to Forbes, as the richest actress in the world.

Karen Gillan – Karen Gillan is yet another of the best actresses of 2022 that has been able to successfully transition back and forth between the small screen and the movies. Her recent work and such an active career within the movie industry have pushed the television roles into the background at least temporarily.

Anya Taylor-Joy – This actress began her acting career at the ripe old age of 16 and has apparently never looked back, much less been forced to seek out survival work while waiting on stardom to come to her. She has switched easily back and forth between successful acting careers in both television and the big screen. Given her young age, her ambition, her ability, and the resulting success, it will be interesting to see what she can put out in the future.

Gal Gadot – What does it take to go from being a super model to a combat fitness instructor? Chances are better than not that it would take much more than just good acting skills. However, that experience and her focus on fitness have allowed Gal Gadot to accept and bring to life some very influential movie characters. Fittingly perhaps, she does indeed seem to be quite the Wonder Woman both on screen and off.

Sandra Bullock – Sandra Bullock proves that even when success does not come overnight, there is still an opportunity to succeed if you are patient and willing to work and wait for it to happen. She began her acting career in 1987 and even in the infancy of her career enjoyed some success. However, it was not until she expanded the roles she accepted and proved how capable she was as an actress, that she finally found her stride and unquestionable success as one of the most popular actresses of 2022, and for many years before that as well it would seem.

Sandra Oh – It is little wonder that Sandra Oh was voted by readers to be one of the best actresses of 2022. She has had numerous voiceover roles in successful animated movies such as Mulan, Raya and the Last Dragon, and most recently in Turning Red. She is also well known for numerous television series appearances, perhaps most notable among them being Gray’s Anatomy. On top of that, she has had numerous bit and leading roles in movies on the silver screen.

Jennifer Garner – Born in Texas and raised in West Virginia, Jennifer Garner has worked her way on to this list of top actresses of 2022 from the ground up. She began with bit parts and slowly gained more and more attention as a skilled and capable actress. It would be some time before she would get a real breakthrough role, and while it may be up for debate, that would probably be her recurring role as the star of the television series Alias.

Jennifer Lawrence – Some times everything just seems to fall into place, or perhaps they were merely inevitable conclusions before everything began. This star was discovered while on vacation with her family. The family took a trip to New York City when she was a mere 14 years old, and based on the advice of a talent agency, they packed the family up, moved to Los Angeles, and the rest as they say, is history.

Lupita Nyong’o – We have already seen her as Nakia in the original Black Panther movie and part of the cast of Wakanda Forever, its sequel. She has also appeared on Broadway as a stage performer and even had a role in 12 Years a Slave and the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy from 2015 through to 2019. She has further expanded her potential by writing, producing, and directing her documentary film “In My Genes”.

Sabrina Carpenter – These days Sabrina Carpenter is as well known for her singing as she is for her acting, but her acting career started first, though her fame in both venues is likely responsible for fans voting her in as one of the best actresses of 2022. She began on the small screen but seems to have moved solidly into the sphere of movies, including many specifically made for television.

Renée Zellweger – This amazing, award-winning actress seems to take some time off from time to time, but constantly seems able to step right back into the role of a female superstar with little difficulty. She also seems to be just as comfortable in work for television as she is for her work in the movies.

Tiffany Haddish – Most of her acting career revolves around television productions, though she has seen a great deal of success in that field. She is also very well known for her comedy and follows in the path of Whoopi Goldberg, being only the second African-American woman to win the Grammy Award for the Best Comedy Album. She can also be heard as a voice artist in many animated features.