Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role (2001–2020)

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  1. Halle Berry

    Halle Berry


    Halle Maria Berry (born Maria Halle Berry; August 14, 1966) is an American actress and former fashion model. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her performance in the romantic drama Monster's Ball (2001), becoming the first and, as of 2014, the only woman of color to win an Oscar for a leading role. She was one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood during the 2000s and has been involved in the production of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokesmodel.

  2. Sandra Bullock

    Sandra Bullock


    Sandra Annette Bullock (ˈbʊlək; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden Globe Award from five nominations.

  3. Natalie Portman

    Natalie Portman


    Natalie Portman (born Neta-Lee Hershlag; Hebrew: נטע-לי הרשלג‎; June 9, 1981) is an Israeli-born American (with dual citizenship) actress, producer, and director. Her first role was in the 1994 action thriller Léon: The Professional, opposite Jean Reno, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy (released in 1999, 2002 and 2005). In 1999, she enrolled at Harvard University to study psychology while still working as an actress. She completed a bachelor's degree in 2003.

  4. Charlize Theron

    Charlize Theron


    Charlize Theron (/ʃɑrˈlz ˈθɛrən/ shar-LEEZ THERR-ən; born 7 August 1975) is a South African and American actress, producer and fashion model. She has starred in several Hollywood films, such as The Devil's Advocate (1997), Mighty Joe Young (1998), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Italian Job (2003), Hancock (2008) A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) and Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).

  5. Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon


    Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon (/ˈrz ˈwɪðərspn/; born March 22, 1976) is an American actress and producer. She began her career as a child actress, starring in The Man in the Moon in 1991. In 1996, she appeared in Freeway and starred in Pleasantville in 1998. In 2000, she earned a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical nomination for Election.

  6. Renée Zellweger

    Renée Zellweger


    Renée Kathleen Zellweger (rəˈn ˈzɛl.wɛ.ɡər; born April 25, 1969) is an American actress, producer and voice artist. Her film debut was in the well-received romantic comedy-drama Empire Records (1994). She first gained widespread attention for her role in the romantic comedy-drama sports film Jerry Maguire (1996), opposite Tom Cruise, and subsequently received two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her roles as Bridget Jones in the comedy Bridget Jones's Diary (2001), and as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago (2002).

  7. Helen Mirren

    Helen Mirren


    Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE (née Mironoff; born 26 July 1945), is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Awards. In 2003, she received a Damehood in the Order of the British Empire for Services to the Performing Arts.

  8. Hilary Swank

    Hilary Swank


    Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is an American actress and producer. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007.

  9. Julie Christie

    Julie Christie


    Julie Frances Christie (born 14 April 1940) is a British actress. A pop icon of the "swinging London" era of the 1960s, she has won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

  10. Meryl Streep

    Meryl Streep


    Meryl Streep (born Mary Louise Streep; June 22, 1949) is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The Playboy of Seville in 1971, and went on to receive a 1976 Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for A Memory of Two Mondays/27 Wagons Full of Cotton. She made her screen debut in the 1977 television film The Deadliest Season, and made her film debut later that same year in Julia. In 1978, she won an Emmy Award for her role in the miniseries Holocaust, and received the first of her 19 Academy Award nominations for The Deer Hunter. She has more Academy Award nominations than any actor or actress in history, winning Best Supporting Actress for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) and Best Actress for Sophie's Choice (1982) and The Iron Lady (2011).

  11. Viola Davis

    Viola Davis


    Viola Davis (born August 11, 1965) is an American actress. After graduating from Juilliard, she began her career on the stage, and in 1999 she won an Obie Award for her performance as Ruby McCollum in Everybody's Ruby. She is a three-time Tony Award nominee and has won twice, for her roles as Tonya in the 2001 production of King Hedley II, and for her role as Rose Maxson in the 2010 revival of Fences.

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