Top 5 Most Likeable Actresses in Hollywood

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Likeability is inherently subjective, but some actresses in Hollywood are so kind and generous they are revered among peers and adored by fans. Oftentimes, it’s the celebrities that go against the traditional Hollywood stereotypes, who balance family with work and who show genuine compassion for others.

5 Jennifer Lawrence

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Jennifer Lawrence might seem too young to have earned recognition as one of the most likeable actresses, but it could be her youthful naivety and genuine approach that have endeared her to fans of her films, such as “The Hunger Games” and “Winter’s Bone.” Lawrence earned big likeability points in her down-to-earth speech after winning a 2013 Oscar for “Best Actress” for “Silver Linings Playbook.” She has also been portrayed by media members as approachable, easygoing and not full of herself.

4 Drew Barrymore

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Film star Drew Barrymore has experience a lot of tribulation in her life, including infamous addiction problems as a teen. Perhaps it’s her real-life struggles and redeeming qualities that make her so likeable. Barrymore has demonstrated a sincere appreciation for her successes and those who have supported her through her youthful struggles. The actress has also managed to take on a slew of “girl next door” characters in romantic comedies that showcased her softer side as well, including roles in “Never Been Kissed,” “The Wedding Singer” and “Going the Distance.”

3 Mandy Moore

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Mandy Moore is one of the few Hollywood actresses perhaps known more for her likeability than her acting talents. While she has achieved success with films like “How to Deal” and “License to Wed,” Moore’s nice demeanor and personal convictions have likely limited her opportunities at big box office hits. She is revered by many parents who prefer their kids have female role models that don’t sell out once they grow up.

2 Amy Adams

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Since her breakout in 2002’s “Catch Me If You Can” with Leonardo DiCaprio, Amy Adams has portrayed likeable characters that seem to mesh well with her polite, innocent and courteous off-camera demeanor. Adams grew up in a conservative family, which explains why she has typically portrayed “nice” characters in films. A March 2008 NJ.com feature on Adams noted her distinct ability to stay true to her simple, polite personal qualities while bringing out the spicy traits in her characters.

1 Mila Kunis

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Mila Kunis is a relative to newcomer to the collection of Hollywood’s most likeable. Perhaps it was her natural beauty that prevented fans from seeing her as a genuinely nice person. A March 2013 article in gossip magazine “Vulture” noted how Kunis’ down-to-earth candor, quick wit and casual conversation abilities have made her a favorite with the media and have generated “likeable” interviews that appeal to fans.

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Neil Kokemuller has been an active business, finance and entertainment writer and content media developer since 2007. He has also been a college marketing professor since 2004. He has four years of additional professional experience in marketing, retail and small business, and he holds a Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University.

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