50 Powerful Women in Entertainment

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Jennifer Lawrence
> Occupation: Actress

Jennifer Lawrence has demonstrated great versatility as an actress, starring in crime dramas, dystopian sagas, action flicks, and spy thrillers – including the hugely successful Hunger Games and X-Men franchises. Lawrence won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2013 for “Silver Linings Playbook.” She stepped away from motion picture work for two years in 2018 to work with the non-profit voting-rights group Represent.Us, which targets political bribery.

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Jennifer Lee
> Occupation: Executive

Jennifer Lee became chief creative officer at Disney Animation Studios in 2018, succeeding John Lasseter. Lee helmed the Disney blockbuster “Frozen,” which grossed over $400 million in the U.S. and Canada and won two Oscars. She co-directed and wrote the screenplay for the sequel “Frozen 2” along with Chris Buck, and that one made more than $477 million in the U.S. and Canada.

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Jennifer Lopez
> Occupation: Actress/singer/producer

Jennifer Lopez has found success in motion pictures, television, and in music as a performer and producer. On the big screen, she’s appeared in many rom-coms, including “The Wedding Planner,” “Maid in Manhattan,” and “Shall We Dance.” On television, she acted in and produced the NBC drama “Shades of Blue” and is an executive producer and judge for “World of Dance.” Lopez has had 10 top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including four chart-toppers. Two of her albums reached the peak of the Billboard 200. She also was part of a Super Bowl LIV halftime show with Shakira in 2020.

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Elisabeth Moss
> Occupation: Actress/producer

Elisabeth Moss won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Hulu’s dystopian series “The Handmaid’s Tale.” That role caused Moss to become more politically engaged. Before that triumph, Moss portrayed an ambitious advertising worker on the successful AMC series “Mad Men, picking up six consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

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Mary Parent
> Occupation: Executive

Mary Parent is the vice-chairman of Worldwide Production at Legendary Entertainment, which has released such blockbusters as “Kong: Skull Island,” “Pacific Rim: Uprising” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Among her stops as a film-industry executive was a role as president of production for Universal Studios. While there, she helped produce the hits “Meet the Fockers” and “The Bourne Supremacy.” Parent created Disruption Entertainment in 2011 with former New Line executives Cale Boyter and Luke Ryan.

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