50 Powerful Women in Entertainment

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Tiffany Haddish
> Occupation: Actress

After breaking into the entertainment business as a comedian, Tiffany Haddish had a breakout role in the comedy “Girl’s Trip.” She had other notable roles in “Night School” and “Like a Boss.” She’s also appeared on television series such as “The Afterparty” and “The Freak Brothers.” Time magazine in 2018 named Haddish one of the 100 most influential people in the world, The Hollywood Reporter included her among the 100 most powerful people in entertainment in 2018 and 2019.

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Bonnie Hammer
> Occupation: Executive

Bonnie Hammer became vice-chairman of NBCUniversal in 2019. In her previous role as chairman of the Universal Studio Group, she aligned NBCUniversal’s content business for the global market, pulling together its three studios – Universal Television, UCP, and NBCUniversal International Studios.

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Patty Jenkins
> Occupation: Filmmaker

Patty Jenkins made history when she became the first woman to direct a super-hero movie – “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot. After helming the sequel, 2020’s “Wonder Woman 1984” – which took in $166 million worldwide, despite the pandemic – she became the highest-paid female director in the industry.

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Angelina Jolie
> Occupation: Actress/producer/activist

Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie (“Girl, Interrupted”) also received the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2014. Jolie has starred in action films like “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” and its sequel. She has also directed a documentary and four features, including the World War II film “Unbroken,” which was nominated for three Oscars. Beyond the film industry, Jolie has been an outspoken advocate for refugees and for human rights as special envoy to the U.N.

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Scarlett Johansson
> Occupation: Actress/singer

Scarlett Johansson has been box-office gold for the entertainment industry since her breakout role as a dispirited expat in “Lost in Translation.” Johansson has appeared in several Woody Allen films, but she’s really made her mark in action flicks, playing the character Black Widow in the Avengers franchise. Johansson also starred in the sci-fi movie “Lucy,” also a box-office hit. She’s the highest-grossing actress of all time according to IMDb, and the 10th-highest grossing actor ever, bringing in $3.327 billion to the box office.

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