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.
Cate Blanchett
Also Known As: Catherine Elise Blanchett
Birthday: 14 May 1969
Born In: Ivanhoe, Australia
Sun Sign: Taurus

Cate Blanchett is one of the most celebrated actresses of her times. She attained fame with the drama film, Elizabeth, in 1998. The Aviator, Blue Jasmine, Notes on a Scandal, Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley, Babel and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are some of her other acclaimed and successful films. She has won two Academy awards so far.

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.
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.

Nicole Kidman
Also Known As: Nicole Mary Kidman
Birthday: 20 June 1967
Born In: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Sun Sign: Gemini

Australian actress and producer Nicole Kidman is one of the world's highest-paid actresses. She is the founder of the production company Blossom Films. She was twice named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Besides acting, she has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994.

Halle Berry
Also Known As: Halle Maria Berry, Maria Halle Berry
Birthday: 14 August 1966
Born In: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Sun Sign: Leo

Halle Berry is one of the most popular actresses of the current generation. During the 2000s, she was one of the highest-paid Hollywood actresses. Halle is also known for her activism for which she was honored with the 2006 Woman of The Year award by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. She also gets featured in several Sexiest Women lists.