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Acting

Judith Light

In her four decades as an Emmy- and Tony-winning actress, Judith Light has repeatedly taken on challenging and unconventional roles, from a housewife-turned-prostitute on One Life to Live to ex-wife of a transgender woman on the acclaimed Transparent.

Sarah Jessica Parker, 2009

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Actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
Courtesy of David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons
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Actress and producer Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Courtesy of David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons

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Judith Light

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Judith Light.
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Judith Light.

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Elisabeth Bergner

Playfully titling her 1978 memoir Greatly Admired and Often Cursed, Elisabeth Bergner was famed both as the actress whom writers felt best captured their characters and as a former spy who helped other actors escape Nazi Germany.

Elisabeth Bergner, 1935

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Actress, activist, and writer, Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986) in 1935.

Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.

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Actress, activist, and writer, Elisabeth Bergner (1897-1986) in 1935.

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Gilda Radner, Abbi Jacobson, and Ilana Glazer

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Gilda Radner, Abbi Jacobson, and Ilana Glazer

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Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer

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Photograph of comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer by Lane Savage.

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Photograph of comedians Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer by Lane Savage.

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Ilana Glazer

Ilana Glazer defied the odds for young female comedians by co-creating the popular and critical hit sitcom Broad City with Abbi Jacobson.

Abbi Jacobson

Frustrated by the lack of opportunities for young female comedians, Abbi Jacobson teamed up with fellow comedian Ilana Glazer to create the immensely popular Broad City.

Michal Bat-Adam

Michal Bat-Adam, the first Israeli woman director of feature films, has been hailed for her sensitive and nuanced portrayals of mental illness and women’s inner lives.

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