Top Actresses of the 2000s

The 2000s was an important decade for many top Hollywood actresses like Renée Zellweger, Sandra Bullock, and Charlize Theron as they not only received their respective breakthrough roles during the decade, but also won their respective maiden Oscars for their work in the 2000s. Other top actresses of the 2000s include Rachel McAdams and Amy Adams who too, had their respective breakthroughs during the decade. Continue reading to know about other such actresses who ruled the industry in the 2000s.
Scarlett Johansson
Also Known As: Scarlett Ingrid Johansson
Birthday: 22 November 1984
Born In: Manhattan, New York, United States
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

The popular, award winning gorgeous artist, Scarlett Johansson is the highest paid actress in the world. With an interest in acting, Scarlett Johansson debuted in films at the young age of eight and went on to act in numerous films including Lost in Translation, The Avengers, Hitchcock and Marriage Story. She has also worked in television and released an album.

Keira Knightley
Also Known As: Keira Christina Righton, Keira Christina Knightley
Birthday: 26 March 1985
Born In: Teddington, England
Sun Sign: Aries

British actress Keira Knightley’s career took a huge turn, when she appeared in Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace and Bend It Like Beckham, while she was still in her teens. Since then, she has displayed her talent in numerous period and big budget movie including Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Pride and Prejudice and Imitation Game.

Reese Witherspoon
Also Known As: Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon
Birthday: 22 March 1976
Born In: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Acclaimed actress, Reese Witherspoon, shot to fame with her film Legally Blonde and continued her successful journey working in films and television shows like Walk the Line, Wild and Big Little Lies. In process, she became one of the most bankable stars in Hollywood and also one of the world’s highest paid actresses. Witherspoon has her own production company too.
Emma Watson
Also Known As: Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson
Birthday: 15 April 1990
Born In: Paris, France
Sun Sign: Aries

English actress, model, and activist, Emma Watson first gained prominence as a child artiste in the Harry Potter film series. The daughter of lawyers, she was determined to go to college despite her busy acting career and graduated from Brown University. A staunch feminist, she is actively involved with organizations that work for the betterment of women.

Kirsten Dunst
Also Known As: Kirsten Caroline Dunst
Birthday: 30 April 1982
Born In: Point Pleasant, New Jersey, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus

Actress Kirsten Dunst gained recognition for her performance in the 1994 horror film Interview with the Vampire. Later she attained more fame when she acted in the Spiderman, its sequels Spiderman 2 and Spiderman 3. The Virgin Suicides, Elizabethtown, Marie Antoinette, Melancholia and The Beguiled are some of her other notable films. She has also acted in television series like Fargo.