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(Buzzfeed)   Why should the guys have all the fun? Here are the 25 best "That Girl" actresses, including the actress who always plays the grandmas, the actress with the Minnesota accent, both girls from every Judd Apatow film and Allison Janney   (buzzfeed.com ) divider line 147
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2012-07-17 12:34:10 PM  
Oh I hope they have those 30 or so girls who play the snippy best friend!
 
2012-07-17 12:35:38 PM  
You forgot stiffler's mom. That's the only one I recognized.
 
2012-07-17 12:35:41 PM  
*checks list*

Oh good, another of -these- lists. No write ups. No "you've seen her in". Nothing.
Just. Pictures.

And they are even "that girls". Stifler's mom?? Christine Baranski?? And a bunch of unknowns. Who the f*ck writes this garbage?

Absolutely thrilling content.
 
2012-07-17 12:38:14 PM  
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Missed one.
 
2012-07-17 12:41:01 PM  

JoeJitsu: Missed one.


Yeah, the only one that matters.
 
2012-07-17 12:41:06 PM  
What a That Girl actress may look like:

www.hpvf.com
 
2012-07-17 12:41:17 PM  
I loves me some Katherine Hahn.
 
2012-07-17 12:41:27 PM  
static.tvguide.com

Did Debi Mazar get famous all of a sudden?
 
2012-07-17 12:42:40 PM  

StrikitRich: [static.tvguide.com image 218x150]

Did Debi Mazar get famous all of a sudden?


THAT'S a 'that girl'.

/Sandy come on, s'what I got you the dishwasher for
//f*cks with her nails
 
2012-07-17 12:43:43 PM  
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Ali Larter is in a ton of stuff, I only remember her name because....well, she's smoking hot.
 
2012-07-17 12:44:25 PM  
Allison Janney - Kenyon College is one of the most expensive in the country, and she stirs my loins
 
2012-07-17 12:53:36 PM  
Amy Ryan was in a film called The Missing Person. It was a loving pastische of old films noirs, though it wasn't absolutely great. When we watched it the first time, my wife and I were both happy to see "that chick from The Wire."
 
2012-07-17 12:53:40 PM  
Parker Posey, from every indie movie of the 90s?

DNRTFA
 
2012-07-17 12:54:36 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Allison Janney - Kenyon College is one of the most expensive in the country, and she stirs my loins


You mean Harvard Law School?

/ I kid, I kid
// try the veal
 
2012-07-17 12:55:24 PM  

Fano: Parker Posey, from every indie movie of the 90s?

DNRTFA

The House of Yes

isn't as good as the stage production, but it's damn good. And I have a real love for Parker Posey.
 
2012-07-17 12:55:37 PM  
I really miss Penelope Ann Miller (she's a redhead farkers). Saw her in Our Town years ago, that chick can act
 
2012-07-17 12:56:57 PM  
Wow. They managed to find and use the most unflattering photo of Marcia Gay Harden.
 
2012-07-17 01:04:40 PM  

Fano: Parker Posey, from every indie movie of the 90s?

DNRTFA


No, she's an actual indie star. Ask Hal Hartley and Christopher Guest.
 
2012-07-17 01:04:48 PM  
An OK list, but Marcia Gay Harden? Seriously? I mean, she may not get a lot of leading roles, but but did she suddenly become less famous when I wasn't looking? I mean, holy hell, she's won an Academy Award and was nominated for a second.
 
2012-07-17 01:07:47 PM  
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Mary Wickes

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Linda Purl

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Kathleen Quinlan

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Allyn Ann McLerie

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Collin Wilcox

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Barrie Youngfellow

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Allyce Beasley

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Sandy Dennis

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Cindy Eilbacher (far left)
 
2012-07-17 01:08:20 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Allison Janney - Kenyon College


So she went to school with Barack Obama?
 
2012-07-17 01:09:25 PM  

Lord Dimwit: Crewmannumber6: Allison Janney - Kenyon College is one of the most expensive in the country, and she stirs my loins

You mean Harvard Law School?

/ I kid, I kid
// try the veal


goddammitsomuch

*** shakes tiny fist at LordDimwit ***
 
2012-07-17 01:15:12 PM  
This list shares the same weakness as the list of male actors--too many well-known names. For a character actor to BE a character actor, he/she has to be a familiar face, having appeared in a MYRIAD of TV/movie projects, without the credit.

They should also NOT be bombshells, or particularly young.

Belong on the list (even if deceased, I suppose):

Kathryn Joosten
Wendy Crewson
Fionnula Flanagan
Cherry Jones
Anna Deavere Smith
Margo Martindale

Women who AT ONE TIME might have belonged on the list, but got too famous:

Alfre Woodard
Jennifer Coolidge
CCH Pounder
Patricia Clarkson
Edie McClurg
Allison Janney
 
2012-07-17 01:17:46 PM  
Amy Madigan starred in one of the best movies of all time. OF ALL TIME

upload.wikimedia.org

We're gonna play a little game, you Bombers are gonna like it, it's called lights out.
 
2012-07-17 01:21:06 PM  
I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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2012-07-17 01:25:59 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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Wow. I never even remotely thought John Connor's foster mom is Vasquez
 
2012-07-17 01:27:53 PM  
I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn
 
2012-07-17 01:28:16 PM  
Aren't moviegoers familiar enough with Alfre Woodard,Marcia Gay Harden and Allison Janney's performances to warrant their exclusion from this list?
 
2012-07-17 01:30:08 PM  
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2012-07-17 01:32:20 PM  

Crewmannumber6: HopScotchNSoda: I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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Wow. I never even remotely thought John Connor's foster mom is Vasquez


My reaction too.
 
2012-07-17 01:32:33 PM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn


Hear,hear. Superb actress. I fell for her after first seeing her on "Star Trek:TNG" and have followed her career ever since.
 
2012-07-17 01:35:32 PM  
From the mid-60s through the late 70s, you couldn't turn on your television without seeing Pamelyn Ferdin.
www.childstarlets.com2.bp.blogspot.comwww.st-v-sw.neti.ytimg.com

She blossomed rather nicely:
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2012-07-17 01:35:44 PM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn


The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh
 
2012-07-17 01:35:53 PM  
Always had a crush on Amy Madigan. She has aged very well
 
2012-07-17 01:37:37 PM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Crewmannumber6: HopScotchNSoda: I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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Wow. I never even remotely thought John Connor's foster mom is Vasquez

My reaction too.


Acting!
 
2012-07-17 01:38:15 PM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Crewmannumber6: HopScotchNSoda: I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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Wow. I never even remotely thought John Connor's foster mom is Vasquez
My reaction too.


She's also unrecognisable as the hotel maid who gets dragged into one of Thompson's drug-induced freak-out hallucinations in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
 
2012-07-17 01:40:24 PM  

TimSTP: Allyce Beasley


Now that's one that really sticks out in my memory.
 
2012-07-17 01:40:40 PM  

Crewmannumber6: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh


...and MIB. And ST: TNG.
 
2012-07-17 01:41:54 PM  

StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn


content6.flixster.com

I am with you there.....dayum
 
2012-07-17 01:43:48 PM  
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2012-07-17 01:43:54 PM  
Laurie Metcalf? Really?

/Also had no idea that it was Vasquez in Lethal Weapon and T2
 
2012-07-17 01:46:50 PM  

howdyyall9999: Amy Madigan starred in one of the best movies of all time. OF ALL TIME

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x226]

We're gonna play a little game, you Bombers are gonna like it, it's called lights out.


Streets Of Fire is all at once, a bad movie AND totally awesome.
 
2012-07-17 01:48:04 PM  
I cant remember the name, but theres a horror movie where CCH Pounder loses her arm, then starts waggling the stump around going "THIS IS ME FLIPPING YOU OFF!!!"

was awesome.
 
2012-07-17 01:48:14 PM  
I still get excited when I see an old show and Linda Purl shows up. She always did it for me.

Linda Purl pops up
Pants come down
Strangeguitar pops up
 
2012-07-17 01:48:33 PM  
I've got a weird boner for Kathryn Hahn.

And, even more so, for Cynthia Stevenson.
 
2012-07-17 01:51:02 PM  
Came for 'Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion' lady
 
2012-07-17 01:52:17 PM  
Fionnula Flanagan is 71 and I still think she's gorgeous!
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2012-07-17 01:52:55 PM  

Some Bass Playing Guy: howdyyall9999: Amy Madigan starred in one of the best movies of all time. OF ALL TIME

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x226]

We're gonna play a little game, you Bombers are gonna like it, it's called lights out.

Streets Of Fire is all at once, a bad movie AND totally awesome.


4.bp.blogspot.com

I see we found someone that likes to play as rough as I do.

/seriously...a sledgehammer fight? what is better than that?
 
2012-07-17 01:56:09 PM  
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Glad to see Carol Cristal Karina Cheryl is on the list.
 
2012-07-17 01:56:11 PM  

strangeguitar: I still get excited when I see an old show and Linda Purl shows up. She always did it for me.
Linda Purl pops up
Pants come down
Strangeguitar pops up


Cast first as Richie's girlfriend Gloria then, years later, as Fonzie's only steady, Ashley.

Taking the thing of multiple roles on a given show back to Jeanette Goldstein: Unlike a lot of series that frequently re-cycle the same actors in new roles (anything by Dick Wolf, anything by Jack Webb, Doctor Who, Quincy in which both of Quincy's wives were portrayed by the same actress, et al.), ER had a policy of not re-using actors in new roles, although the producers made a couple of exceptions. They didn't make an exception for Goldstein; they didn't recognise her the second time they cast her.
 
2012-07-17 01:56:55 PM  

DrySocket: I cant remember the name, but theres a horror movie where CCH Pounder loses her arm, then starts waggling the stump around going "THIS IS ME FLIPPING YOU OFF!!!"

was awesome.


That would be "Demon Night."

It also had "that guy" William Sadler.
 
2012-07-17 02:01:21 PM  

sure haven't: *checks list*

Oh good, another of -these- lists. No write ups. No "you've seen her in". Nothing.
Just. Pictures.

Who the f*ck writes this garbage?


.....
 
2012-07-17 02:03:39 PM  
I like how they led with a dead woman.
 
2012-07-17 02:07:22 PM  
Okay, for no discernible reason whatsoever, the theme song to "That Girl" was running through my head this morning while I was making coffee.
Now I see this thread.

Plate of Shrimp.
 
2012-07-17 02:07:24 PM  
Corinne Bohrer and Allison LaPlaca
 
2012-07-17 02:14:36 PM  
It's never a bad West Wing when Anna Deavere Smith showed up. Never. Nancy McNally, the only person besides the President who'll give Fitzy some shiat, doesn't take shiat from anyone, and is also as compassionate as hell. The episode where she lets Sam down easy when he's trying to get the woman's grandfather cleared but who was really, really a spy? That's some fabulous work there.
 
2012-07-17 02:16:54 PM  
Also, worth checking out Margo Martindale as an American tourist in the final segment of "Paris je t'Aime." It's all voice over of her writing a letter home in slightly stilted French as we see her touring the city, and it's just a lovely piece of acting by Martindale. (There's also quite good segments in the rest of the movie, like Steve Buscemi as the world's worst tourist in a Coen Brothers segment, or Gena Rowlands and Ben Gazarra meeting to finalize their divorce.)
 
2012-07-17 02:22:13 PM  

howdyyall9999: Some Bass Playing Guy: howdyyall9999: Amy Madigan starred in one of the best movies of all time. OF ALL TIME

[upload.wikimedia.org image 320x226]

We're gonna play a little game, you Bombers are gonna like it, it's called lights out.

Streets Of Fire is all at once, a bad movie AND totally awesome.

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 460x315]

I see we found someone that likes to play as rough as I do.

/seriously...a sledgehammer fight? what is better than that?


Did you know there's a sequel coming out?
 
2012-07-17 02:26:21 PM  

Crewmannumber6: HopScotchNSoda: I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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Wow. I never even remotely thought John Connor's foster mom is Vasquez


Yikes! Same here, never even occurred to me. TMYK.
But yes, list doesn't work, too many actresses who are too well-known to be "that-guy" actresses.
 
2012-07-17 02:27:18 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Allison Janney - Kenyon College is one of the most expensive in the country, and she stirs my loins


I have a massive lesbian crush on Allison Janney. She's that tall because she needed the extra height to contain all that awesome.
 
2012-07-17 02:28:23 PM  

unyon: Crewmannumber6: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh

...and MIB. And ST: TNG.


And Homicide!
 
2012-07-17 02:32:17 PM  
I seem to have surprised a lot of you with Jeanette Goldstein's varying looks. Here she is aboard the Enterprise-B:
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2012-07-17 02:32:29 PM  
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Mrs. Big Guy.

"Arthur... there's a machine in the bathroom that sells things."
 
2012-07-17 02:33:50 PM  

TimSTP: Mary Wickes


My Grandma lived next door to Mary Wickes in St. Louis. I know, I know, CSB...

sure haven't: Oh good, another of -these- lists. No write ups. No "you've seen her in". Nothing.
Just. Pictures.


As someone unable to recognize a lot of face, let me say: THIS.
 
2012-07-17 02:38:20 PM  
Patricia Clarkson.... her mom is our city council president.
 
2012-07-17 02:50:12 PM  
Alice Ghostley (TV's Esmeralda) certainly fit the bill yesteryear

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2012-07-17 02:50:26 PM  
How about Azura Sky?
cps-static.rovicorp.com

She reminds me of a young Joan Cusack.

Or Mindy Sterling?

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2012-07-17 02:53:16 PM  

Crewmannumber6: I really miss Penelope Ann Miller (she's a redhead farkers). Saw her in Our Town years ago, that chick can act


She has a role in "The Artist" as the lead actor's disappointed wife
 
2012-07-17 02:54:20 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Crewmannumber6: HopScotchNSoda: I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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Wow. I never even remotely thought John Connor's foster mom is Vasquez
My reaction too.

She's also unrecognisable as the hotel maid who gets dragged into one of Thompson's drug-induced freak-out hallucinations in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas


Holy hell, that's pretty farkin' amazing.

Hope Davis also vanishes like that - you end up watching the credits and saying: "That was Hope Davis?"
 
2012-07-17 03:04:11 PM  

mekki: How about Azura Sky?
cps-static.rovicorp.com

She reminds me of a young Joan Cusack.



The girl from The Wall.

Wanna take a bath?
 
2012-07-17 03:10:05 PM  
No love for Thelma Ritter?

3.bp.blogspot.com

/That face, that voice...
//My lawn, off it.
 
2012-07-17 03:13:44 PM  
Azura Sky- first noticed her on Buffy, but she's been all over since,
 
2012-07-17 03:19:38 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Ah yes Judy Greer, or as we call her, "The best-friend"
 
2012-07-17 03:19:51 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: mekki: How about Azura Sky?
cps-static.rovicorp.com

She reminds me of a young Joan Cusack.


The girl from The Wall.

Wanna take a bath?


I always thought that the voice in The Wall was Toni Tennille. Also, I like me some Judy Greer and had NO freaking idea that Vasquez in Aliens was in so many other things.She doesn't look anything like her other roles.
 
2012-07-17 03:22:03 PM  

HopScotchNSoda: From the mid-60s through the late 70s, you couldn't turn on your television without seeing Pamelyn Ferdin.
[www.childstarlets.com image 400x304][2.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240][www.st-v-sw.net image 244x263][i.ytimg.com image 480x360]

She blossomed rather nicely:
[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x267][www.sitcomsonline.com image 640x480]


Oh wow, she was the little girl in The Beguiled too. I often wonder what it was like for child actors in very odd, very mature movies like that; I mean back before little kids were all sociopaths.
 
2012-07-17 03:23:59 PM  

WordsnCollision: No love for Thelma Ritter?

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 800x484]

/That face, that voice...
//My lawn, off it.


"You'd think the rain would have cooled things down. It just made the heat wet."
 
2012-07-17 03:24:34 PM  
Missi Pyle belongs on the list.
 
2012-07-17 03:25:20 PM  

dennysgod: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 297x445]

Ah yes Judy Greer, or as we call her, "The best-friend"


You appear to have mis-spelled "Fatty McGoo"
 
2012-07-17 03:25:24 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: The girl from The Wall.

Wanna take a bath?


Jenny Wright. Also in The World According to Garp. Generally topless.
 
2012-07-17 03:25:32 PM  

tooeasy: Azura Sky- first noticed her on Buffy, but she's been all over since,


Oh yeah, Cassandra! Man, that's a sad performance.
 
2012-07-17 03:28:22 PM  

mekki: Or Mindy Sterling?


She looks like a white Whoopi Goldberg
 
2012-07-17 03:34:00 PM  
HopScotchNSoda: Wasn't Looking at his Neck: Crewmannumber6: HopScotchNSoda: I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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Wow. I never even remotely thought John Connor's foster mom is Vasquez
My reaction too.

She's also unrecognisable as the hotel maid who gets dragged into one of Thompson's drug-induced freak-out hallucinations in Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas


She's also in Titanic. Shows up in a small part as an Irish mother explaining to her kids about the boats and how they (3rd class) will get their turn last to get off the ship.
 
2012-07-17 03:34:53 PM  
Margo Martindale absolutely crushed it in Justified. She was amazing.

"It was already in the glass."
 
2012-07-17 03:38:12 PM  
 
2012-07-17 03:49:57 PM  
Wow no Heather Matarazzo or Missy Pyle. That makes a list fail.
 
2012-07-17 04:00:46 PM  

awfulperson: This list shares the same weakness as the list of male actors--too many well-known names. For a character actor to BE a character actor, he/she has to be a familiar face, having appeared in a MYRIAD of TV/movie projects, without the credit.

They should also NOT be bombshells, or particularly young.

Belong on the list (even if deceased, I suppose):

Kathryn Joosten
Wendy Crewson
Fionnula Flanagan
Cherry Jones
Anna Deavere Smith
Margo Martindale

Women who AT ONE TIME might have belonged on the list, but got too famous:

Alfre Woodard
Jennifer Coolidge
CCH Pounder
Patricia Clarkson
Edie McClurg
Allison Janney


Calling Cherry Jones a charachter actor is absurd. She is arguably the finest actor of her generation. Toss up between her and Viola Davis.
 
2012-07-17 04:18:17 PM  
I'm not sure why exactly, but I want Judy Greer sooooooooo bad. Something about her is just damned hot. Wish she had been naked longer in... Adaptation I think it was?
 
2012-07-17 04:19:36 PM  

dennysgod: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 297x445]

Ah yes Judy Greer, or as we call her, "The best-friend"


SAY GOODBYE TO THESE MICHAEL!
 
2012-07-17 04:28:39 PM  

JosephFinn: It's never a bad West Wing when Anna Deavere Smith showed up. Never. Nancy McNally, the only person besides the President who'll give Fitzy some shiat, doesn't take shiat from anyone, and is also as compassionate as hell. The episode where she lets Sam down easy when he's trying to get the woman's grandfather cleared but who was really, really a spy? That's some fabulous work there.


She was quite possibly my favorite recurring character on that show, and I have a ton of favorites.

And Allison Janney, while perhaps my favorite main character on the show, is in no way a "that girl."
 
2012-07-17 04:29:25 PM  

gregario: StoPPeRmobile: mekki: How about Azura Sky?
cps-static.rovicorp.com

She reminds me of a young Joan Cusack.


The girl from The Wall.

Wanna take a bath?

I always thought that the voice in The Wall was Toni Tennille. Also, I like me some Judy Greer and had NO freaking idea that Vasquez in Aliens was in so many other things.She doesn't look anything like her other roles.


www.askactor.com
 
2012-07-17 04:29:45 PM  

T.M.S.: awfulperson: This list shares the same weakness as the list of male actors--too many well-known names. For a character actor to BE a character actor, he/she has to be a familiar face, having appeared in a MYRIAD of TV/movie projects, without the credit.

They should also NOT be bombshells, or particularly young.

Belong on the list (even if deceased, I suppose):

Kathryn Joosten
Wendy Crewson
Fionnula Flanagan
Cherry Jones
Anna Deavere Smith
Margo Martindale

Women who AT ONE TIME might have belonged on the list, but got too famous:

Alfre Woodard
Jennifer Coolidge
CCH Pounder
Patricia Clarkson
Edie McClurg
Allison Janney

Calling Cherry Jones a charachter actor is absurd. She is arguably the finest actor of her generation. Toss up between her and Viola Davis.


Seriously how does Allison Janney qualify as a "That Girl" actress that people recognize but might not know their name. I mean she has 4 emmy's. Jean Smart has 3 and so does Laurie Metcalf. Kathryn Joosten has 2 and Hell Christine Baranski has 1 and has been nominated 7 other times. I know emmy's don't really mean anything but millions of people watch the emmy awards. So if someone is a multiple time emmy winner, it should elevate them past "that girl" status.
 
2012-07-17 04:30:41 PM  

macadamnut: StoPPeRmobile: The girl from The Wall.

Wanna take a bath?

Jenny Wright. Also in The World According to Garp. Generally topless.


Thanks and Lawnmower Man.
 
2012-07-17 04:32:14 PM  
I don't get it. Are those women supposed to have something in common besides being actresses?
 
2012-07-17 04:39:38 PM  
I shall play Doris Roberts this turn.

www.exposay.com

/Single-handedly proved women can be funny in many an episode of "Raymond".
 
2012-07-17 04:43:46 PM  

spyderqueen: Crewmannumber6: Allison Janney - Kenyon College is one of the most expensive in the country, and she stirs my loins

I have a massive lesbian crush on Allison Janney. She's that tall because she needed the extra height to contain all that awesome.


I will challenge you to an all girl wrestle for the affections of Ms. Janney. Granted, I'm straight -- but I'd switch teams in a second for that lovely Amazon! (And no WAY does she qualify as a 'That Girl!' Neither do at least a third of the chicks on that list! Chloe Sevegny? Seriously? Hell, the clip that won't die from The Brown Bunny has certainly cemented her name firmly out of the 'That Girl' camp.)

Lin Shaye belongs on that list: Working since the 70's, she's probably best known for her work in Farrely Brother's stuff (the land lady from King Pin, Tannorexic retiree in There's Something About Mary)
 
2012-07-17 04:47:26 PM  
Many of those are terrible photos of the actresses. If you put Amy Ryan, Hope Davis, and Amy Madigan in a room together based on those pictures, I wouldn't be able to pick out which one is which.
 
2012-07-17 04:49:44 PM  
Allison Janney is hardly a That Girl. And she was hilarious and sexy as the trailer trash buddy to Ellen Barkin in "Drop Dead Gorgeous."

Janney: (to doc crew) "You guys wanna drop me off?"
Barkin: "Don't fall for it, she lives two doors down."
Janney: So? Be real easy.

/Kathryn Hahn is farking hot
 
2012-07-17 04:55:13 PM  

JoeJitsu: [i.imgur.com image 302x351]

Missed one.


Trademarked it.
 
2012-07-17 04:59:17 PM  
encrypted-tbn3.google.com

Corinne Bohrer
 
2012-07-17 05:00:16 PM  
18. Amy Madigan
got to pork Kenneau or what ever in The Prince Of Pennsylvania.
17. Alfre Woodard
Know what I want for christmas now.
12. Christine Baranski
13. Jean Smart
have had way to manyh feature roles to be "that girls"

WFT, list fail.

Oh, yeah, just remembered why I din't pick up a job typing up crap HTML click magnets for a living.
 
2012-07-17 05:06:49 PM  

Crewmannumber6: HopScotchNSoda: I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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Wow. I never even remotely thought John Connor's foster mom is Vasquez


Same here........also didn't recognize her as the chick that got her shiat blown up in "Lethal Weapon 2" either.
 
2012-07-17 05:10:29 PM  
ok, glad i'm not the only person who thought that list sucked. I didn't recognize most of them, and those that I did recognize, i also already knew their names. Kind of defeats the purpose
 
2012-07-17 05:30:45 PM  
I would do nasty dirty unspeakable things to Judy Greer. Loved her as the hooker with a heart of gold in Californication.

/shows how out of whack Hollywood is. The Friend is NEVER as hot as Judy Greer
 
2012-07-17 05:38:31 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Una O'Connor
 
2012-07-17 05:56:29 PM  
www.filmofilia.com

I'm not saying Teri Polo is in a lot of shows, I just like looking at her.
 
2012-07-17 06:16:50 PM  

Spanky McStupid: [encrypted-tbn3.google.com image 191x264]

Corinne Bohrer


I'd bore her, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

Wait...
 
2012-07-17 06:20:14 PM  
How is #16 not Karen Black?
 
2012-07-17 06:22:52 PM  

dennysgod: Ah yes Judy Greer, or as we call her, "The best-friend"


I have no idea what possessed me to do this.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-17 06:38:41 PM  
Anyone else get Leslie Bibb and Maggie Grace mixed up constantly?

assets.gearlive.com


Crewmannumber6: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh


So you've never watched Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica or True Blood, I take it?
 
2012-07-17 06:45:06 PM  

fusillade762: Anyone else get Leslie Bibb and Maggie Grace mixed up constantly?

[assets.gearlive.com image 480x300]


Crewmannumber6: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh

So you've never watched Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica or True Blood, I take it?


Or 24.
Also, upon examination of her IMDB page, she did the voice of Dr Mossman in Half-Life 2
 
2012-07-17 06:59:19 PM  
Christine Baranski ... indicted PA state senator Jane Orie

s3-ec.buzzfed.comprevious.presstv.ir
 
2012-07-17 07:53:54 PM  

CSM101: Crewmannumber6: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh

So you've never watched Star Trek: TNG, Battlestar Galactica or True Blood, I take it?

Or 24.
Also, upon examination of her IMDB page, she did the voice of Dr Mossman in Half-Life 2


That's a negative for all of the above
 
2012-07-17 08:32:24 PM  

howdyyall9999: Amy Madigan starred in one of the best movies of all time. OF ALL TIME.


You got that correct. Greatly undervalued flick.
 
2012-07-17 08:45:32 PM  
What's the name of the gal who played the sister in To Die For?

I gotta go look that up.
 
2012-07-17 08:49:16 PM  

Don Piano: What's the name of the gal who played the sister in To Die For?


Illeana Douglas
 
2012-07-17 09:09:00 PM  
Worst picture of Allison Janey ever. She looks just like that one other actress(from Grace of my Heart). There's a pic of them 2 together.
 
2012-07-17 09:20:19 PM  

WhoIsWillo: Don Piano: What's the name of the gal who played the sister in To Die For?

Illeana Douglas


Robert DeNiro beat the hell out of her in Cape Fear.
 
2012-07-17 09:40:25 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Too famous?
 
2012-07-17 10:03:43 PM  
images.tvrage.com

Lorena Gale is my personal "Hey, it's her again" favorite.
 
2012-07-17 10:06:55 PM  

Crudbucket: [images.tvrage.com image 263x320]

Lorena Gale is my personal "Hey, it's her again" favorite.


So say we all.
 
2012-07-17 10:18:56 PM  

JosephFinn: It's never a bad West Wing when Anna Deavere Smith showed up. Never. Nancy McNally, the only person besides the President who'll give Fitzy some shiat, doesn't take shiat from anyone, and is also as compassionate as hell. The episode where she lets Sam down easy when he's trying to get the woman's grandfather cleared but who was really, really a spy? That's some fabulous work there.


Fitzy? OH...you mean Admiral Sissymary.

/seriously, no fans of TWW find any of the five regular alum on that list to be "that girl."
 
2012-07-17 10:24:25 PM  
How about Loretta Devine?
images.wikia.com
 
2012-07-17 10:33:20 PM  

DittoToo:
Streets Of Fire...

Did you know there's a sequel coming out?


Sequel fails without Rick Moranis. Seriously, I like Streets of Fire in a guilty pleasure kind of way, but that just looks awful.
 
2012-07-17 10:40:13 PM  
Pounder? Hell I....
 
2012-07-17 10:47:42 PM  
Add me to the list of 'Judy Greer: Not sure why I wanna, but I REALLY REALLY wanna!'
 
2012-07-17 10:50:40 PM  

John Buck 41: WhoIsWillo: Don Piano: What's the name of the gal who played the sister in To Die For?

Illeana Douglas

Robert DeNiro beat the hell out of her in Cape Fear.



She was Martin Scorsese's girlfriend for years and the best she got was a three second close up in Goodfellas.

By the way, she is clinically insane.
 
2012-07-17 11:18:26 PM  
I'll go with Rosemarie DeWitt

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-07-17 11:21:23 PM  

dittybopper: Acting!


Genius!

DrySocket: I cant remember the name, but theres a horror movie where CCH Pounder loses her arm, then starts waggling the stump around going "THIS IS ME FLIPPING YOU OFF!!!"

was awesome.


Was that Tales From the Crypt Presents Demon Knight?

wellreadneck: Came for 'Sometimes, I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion' lady


Ah, Beth Grant... She's always entertaining as a true That Gal.

Nurglitch: How is #16 not Karen Black?


Wow, Karen Black. What an obscure reference.
 
2012-07-17 11:46:02 PM  

Crewmannumber6: HopScotchNSoda: I guess I can understand Jenette Goldstein's absence from the list. It's tough to point her out as, "That girl from .... and from ...." since she always looks so different.
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Wow. I never even remotely thought John Connor's foster mom is Vasquez


I thought Vasquez was only in Aliens. I didn't know she did other stuff.
 
2012-07-18 12:02:41 AM  

Dr. Whoof: Glad to see Carol Cristal Karina Cheryl is on the list.


you win
 
2012-07-18 12:26:43 AM  
www.movieactors.com

Still remember watching the TZ marathon a few New Year's Eves ago with friends, smashed and lmao during "The Invaders" upon realizing it was her.

intothelost.webs.com

"Dad, are you alright?"

deecrowseer.files.wordpress.com

Eleanor Bron
 
2012-07-18 12:37:36 AM  

unyon: Crewmannumber6: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh

...and MIB. And ST: TNG.


That wasn't Michell Forbes in MIB, it was Linda Fiorentino.
 
2012-07-18 01:11:25 AM  

Neondistraction: unyon: Crewmannumber6: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh

...and MIB. And ST: TNG.

That wasn't Michell Forbes in MIB, it was Linda Fiorentino.


I don't know why, but I just don't enjoy Linda Fiorentino's acting.
 
2012-07-18 01:20:38 AM  

Lord Dimwit: Neondistraction: unyon: Crewmannumber6: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh

...and MIB. And ST: TNG.

That wasn't Michell Forbes in MIB, it was Linda Fiorentino.

I don't know why, but I just don't enjoy Linda Fiorentino's acting.


Not even in Jade? She was the best thing about it.
 
2012-07-18 01:22:03 AM  

Lord Dimwit: Neondistraction: unyon: Crewmannumber6: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

The only thing I've seen her in was Omagh

...and MIB. And ST: TNG.

That wasn't Michell Forbes in MIB, it was Linda Fiorentino.

I don't know why, but I just don't enjoy Linda Fiorentino's acting.


www.popularsmokers.com

Here ya go.
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-18 03:26:36 AM  

HopScotchNSoda; Spanky McStupid; NateAsbestos: Corinne Bohrer


I assume all of you, like me, wore out your VHS copies of Dead Solid Perfect? (NSFW)
 
2012-07-18 08:16:59 AM  

Apos: Not even in Jade? She was the best thing about it.


The best thing about a dungheap can still be escaping the stench, friend.
 
2012-07-18 08:21:51 AM  

xpisblack: Apos: Not even in Jade? She was the best thing about it.

The best thing about a dungheap can still be escaping the stench, friend.


*Chuckle* Point taken.
 
2012-07-18 08:22:20 AM  
no regina king?
 
2012-07-18 08:49:41 AM  

Ape Shiat Nuts: HopScotchNSoda; Spanky McStupid; NateAsbestos: Corinne Bohrer

I assume all of you, like me, wore out your VHS copies of Dead Solid Perfect? (NSFW)


oh hell yes
 
2012-07-18 10:04:42 AM  
No photo, but GIS Miriam Flynn and you'll say "Oh, yeah, her!'
 
2012-07-18 10:21:35 AM  

howdyyall9999: StinkyFiddlewinks: I love Michelle Forbes, hot damn

[content6.flixster.com image 285x462]

I am with you there.....dayum


I never noticed her until her season of "True Blood" as Marianne the Maenad.
 
2012-07-18 10:24:20 AM  
movieactors.com
Certainly qualifies IMHO.
 
2012-07-18 11:19:03 AM  

cepson: [upload.wikimedia.org image 161x174]

Too famous?


Charlotte Rae? Yes.
 
2012-07-18 11:45:28 AM  

Stray Slacker: dennysgod: Ah yes Judy Greer, or as we call her, "The best-friend"

I have no idea what possessed me to do this.

[i.imgur.com image 297x445]


It's because she had the wonky eyes on Arrested Development. I always think the same thing when I see her. Then I remember it was just a character and she's not actually wonky
 
2012-07-18 01:24:22 PM  

Shez07: Stray Slacker: dennysgod: Ah yes Judy Greer, or as we call her, "The best-friend"

I have no idea what possessed me to do this.

[i.imgur.com image 297x445]

It's because she had the wonky eyes on Arrested Development. I always think the same thing when I see her. Then I remember it was just a character and she's not actually wonky


static.tvtome.com

Sorry dear...I just remembered I am dating Judy Greer
 
2012-07-18 02:58:21 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: [movieactors.com image 504x364]
Certainly qualifies IMHO.


And she met Johnny Carson.
 
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