The 2000s were an interesting time for the movie industry with computer imagery and 3D effects becoming more and more advanced. Fantasy movies were hugely successful with movies like the Harry Potter film series and The Lord of the Rings film franchise bringing in record box office sales. During this decade the superhero genre also enjoyed a massive revival with movies like Batman Begins, X-Men, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Watchmen hitting all the right notes with audiences. Documentary and mockumentary films such as March of the Penguins, Super Size Me, and Fahrenheit 9/11 were also popular during the 2000s.
The most successful films of the decade included Avatar, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Shrek 2, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Spider-Man 3, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Finding Nemo, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
For today's quiz, we are going back to the 2000s! Just rate our list of actresses from this decade and we'll provide a match.
Just before she landed the role of Rachel Green on Friends, Jennifer Aniston almost quit acting after the first four shows she did didn't hit the mark. But ever since then she has been on the rise and today is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses. She's appeared in more than 40 different movies and some of her biggest box office hits include Bruce Almighty, Marley & Me Just Go with It, We're the Millers, and The Good Girl. Go ahead and rate Jennifer Aniston:
Mandy Moore started her career as a singer, making it big with her first two studio albums. She hit the Billboard charts in the early 2000s and soon after moved into the world of acting. She did some voice acting and co-starred in the comedy flick The Princess Diaries and in 2002, she landed her first starring role in the romantic drama A Walk to Remember. She then went on to voice Rapunzel in the Disney movie Tangled and Tangled Ever After.
Calista rose to fame in the late 1990s to the early 2000s when she played the role of a single, slightly ditzy lawyer in Ally McBeal. She received numerous accolades for this role including winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 1998. She's also appeared on shows such as Brothers & Sisters and Supergirl as well as movies like The Birdcage, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her.
Hilary's filmography includes titles such as The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Agent Cody Banks, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story Material Girls, According to Greta, and Stay Cool. She's also appeared in shows like Younger, Gossip Girl, Ghost Whisperer and Two and a Half Men. Although she is best known for playing the title role in the Disney TV show Lizzie McGuire she is also a successful musician and a New York Times best-selling author. Give Hilary Duff a rating:
Catherine Zeta-Jones is a Welsh actress who relocated to Los Angeles in the late 1999's and soon found success with films like The Mask of Zorro and the Entrapment (where she starred alongside Sean Connery). She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2002 musical Chicago. Other films on her resume include Traffic, Ocean's Twelve, The Terminal, No Reservations, and Red 2. Catherine has been married to Michael Douglas for the past 18 years.
Kate Beckinsale began appearing in the movies in the '90s but it wasn't until the 2000s until she really began to get noticed. Her breakout role came when she co-starred in Pearl Habour (alongside Ben Affleck and Josh Hartnett) which she followed up with an action role in film Underworld. She's also appeared in movies such as The Last Days of Disco, Serendipity, The Aviator, Click, Van Helsing, Total Recall, Nothing but the Truth, and, more recently, Love & Friendship.
Sandra Bullock appeared in more than a dozen movies during the '00s including titles such as Miss Congeniality, Kate & Leopold, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Two Weeks Notice, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Forces of Nature, The Lake House, The Proposal, and The Blind Side. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in The Blind Side and was nominated again for Best Actress for her 2013 science fiction film Gravity. Rate this actress:
Vanessa Hudgens is best known for her portrayal of Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical film series. She made her film debut in 2003 when she played a small role in the coming-of-age drama Thirteen alongside Evan Rachel Wood. She's also appeared in films like The Frozen Ground, Bandslam, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and Spring Breakers. She's released two studio albums and since 2017 she's been a judge on So You Think You Can Dance. What rating should she get?
During the '00s Kerry Washington made a name for herself with movies like Ray, The Last King of Scotland, Our Song, Mother and Child and Night Catches Us. She played the role of Alicia Masters in both the live-action Fantastic Four films. She's also well known for portraying Olivia Pope, a crisis management expert in the TV show created by Shonda Rhimes and has been nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for this role. Rate this actress:
Sarah Jessica Parker:
Sarah Jessica Parker is best known for playing Carrie Bradshaw in a popular TV show during the late '90s and early '00s. She won numerous awards for this role including two Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards and four Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress. During the '00s she also appeared in films like The Family Stone, Failure to Launch, and Did You Hear About the Morgans? She currently stars as Frances Dufresne in the series Divorce. Rate this actress:
Reese Witherspoon began to rise to prominence in the late '90s but it wasn't until the 2000s that she really hit her stride. Her most successful movies during the '00s include Legally Blonde, Sweet Home Alabama, Just Like Heaven, Rendition, and Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. In 2005 she starred as June Carter Cash alongside Joaquin Phoenix in the biopic Walk The Line which followed the life of acclaimed singer Johnny Cash. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for this role.
Kate Hudson (who is the daughter of Academy Award-winning actress Goldie Hawn) rose to fame at the start of the '00s when she co-starred in the comedy-drama Almost Famous. For her performance in this film, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. During this decade she also appeared in movies like How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Raising Helen, The Skeleton Key, You, Me and Dupree, Fool's Gold, and Bride Wars. Rate this actress:
Paris Hilton was at the height of her fame during the '00s and it seemed that everything she did during this time turned into a success. She had her own wildly successful reality TV show The Simple Life and she appeared in movies such as Zoolander, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, Raising Helen, and House of Wax. She also released her biography, Confessions of an Heiress in 2004, which became a New York Times Best Seller. Rate Paris Hilton:
For her role as Lisa (a mental patient) in the 1999 drama film Girl, Interrupted, Angelina Jolie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2008 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the mystery flick Changeling. Other movies in Angelina's filmography include A Mighty Heart, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Wanted, The Tourist, Hackers, Salt, Gia, Gone in 60 Seconds, The Bone Collector, and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.
Although Naomi Watts had been acting for a number of years it was the success of the 2002 horror flick The Ring that really helped her get noticed. During the '00s she also appeared in movies like Mulholland Drive, 21 Grams, The Ring Two, Stay, King Kong, Eastern Promises, and Funny Games. She's been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role twice, first for her work in 21 Grams and again for her 2012 film The Impossible.
Milla is a model and actress best known for her work in science fiction and action films. She began modeling at the age of 12 and appeared in her first film a year after that. Her best-known films include Return to the Blue Lagoon, The Fifth Element, Dazed and Confused, Zoolander, Ultraviolet, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The Fourth Kind, and Stone. She also played the lead role of Alice in the Resident Evil movie franchise. Give her a rating:
Anna Faris rose to fame in the early '00s when she starred as Cindy in the Scary Movie film franchise. She's appeared in movies such as Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation, Just Friends, Smiley Face, The House Bunny, What's Your Number?, The Dictator, and My Super Ex-Girlfriend. She also provided the voice of Sam Sparks in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Since 2013 she has played the lead role in the sitcom Mom. Give Anna Faris a rating:
Since she began acting in the early 1980s, Michelle Pfeiffer has appeared in more than 45 movies, ranging from comedies to dramas. She's was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1988 film Dangerous Liaisons and received nominations for Best Actress for The Fabulous Baker Boys and Love Field. Other films on her resume include One Fine Day, I am Sam, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday, What Lies Beneath, and Hairspray.
Before she made it big as an actress and the face of Revlon cosmetics in the late 1990s Halle Berry struggled to make ends meet and according to her profile page on Wikipedia, she even had to live in a homeless shelter for a while. In the 2000s she appeared in movies such as Swordfish, Gothika, Catwoman, and Monster's Ball as well as playing Storm in the X-Men film series. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Monster's Ball.
Lindsay Lohan started modeling at the age of ten and was twelve years old when she appeared in her first feature film; Parent Trap. During the 00s she featured in movies such as Freaky Friday, the sleeper hit; Mean Girls, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Just My Luck and Labor Pains. According to her filmography on Wikipedia Lindsay has appeared in 26 feature films, including a number of appearances as herself. Give Lindsay Lohan a rating:
Jennifer Connelly's first starring role was in the 1985 horror film Phenomena but it wasn't until the late 1990's that she really started to attract attention with movies like Dark City and Requiem for a Dream. In 2002 she co-starred alongside Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance. She also appeared in movies like Hulk, Inventing the Abbotts, House of Sand and Fog, and The Day the Earth Stood Still.
Eva Mendes started acting in films in the '90s but it wasn't until the 2000s that her career really started to take off. During this decade she appeared in movies like Training Day, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Out of Time, Exit Wounds, Hitch, Ghost Rider, The Spirit, We Own the Night, and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, and Bad Lieutenant. Eva married actor Ryan Gosling in 2011 and the couple has two children together. Give this actress a rating:
Anne Hathaway made her breakout performance in the early 2000s with her starring role in the Disney film The Princess Diaries. She then went on to appear in films like Havoc, The Devil Wears Prada, Get Smart, Rachel Getting Married, Valentine's Day, Alice in Wonderland and Brokeback Mountain during the '00s. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Rachel Getting Married and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Les Misérables.
Jessica Alba's big break came when she was chosen by James Cameron to play the role of Max Guevara on the sci-fi TV series Dark Angel during the early '00s. This role earned her a Golden Globe nomination, the Teen Choice Award for Choice Actress, and Saturn Award for Best Actress. Fans will also remember her from movies like Honey, Idle Hands, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Good Luck Chuck, The Eye, Valentine's Day, and Sin City.
During the 1990s and the 2000s, Meg Ryan appeared in various romance and drama films including titles like Sleepless in Seattle, French Kiss, Kate & Leopold, When a Man Loves a Woman, Courage Under Fire, Addicted to Love, City of Angels, Proof of Life, and The Women. She's been nominated for the Golden Globe award for Best Lead Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical three times for her performances in films like as When Harry Met Sally..., Sleepless in Seattle, and You've Got Mail.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead:
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has appeared in TV shows like Wolf Lake, The Returned, Mercy Street, and most recently, Fargo. She began acting in the late '90s and her filmography includes movies like Final Destination 3, Black Christmas, Factory Girl, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Faults, Swiss Army Man, and 10 Cloverfield Lane. She is also well known for playing the role of Lucy Gennero-McClane alongside Bruce Willis (as John McClane) in a popular 2000s action film.
Jessica Biel rose to fame in the late '90s playing the role of Mary Camden in the family-drama series 7th Heaven. In the '00s she appeared in films like Summer Catch, The Rules of Attraction, Cellular, Stealth, Blade: Trinity, The Illusionist, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, and Powder Blue. Jessica has also appeared in other TV shows like The Sinner and BoJack Horseman. She married Justin Timberlake in 2012 and the couple has one child together. Rate her:
This quirky actress is best known for playing Jessica Day on the show New Girl, a role which earned her three Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy Award nomination. She's also appeared in movies like Almost Famous, The Happening, The Good Girl, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, 500 Days of Summer, Failure to Launch, Yes Man, All the Real Girls, and Bridge to Terabithia. Zooey is also Grammy Award-nominated singer and plays the banjo, percussion, keyboard, and ukelele. Rate Zooey Deschanel:
Movie fans got to know Renee Zellweger in the late 90's when she appeared in movies like Empire Records, Jerry Maguire, and The Whole Wide World. During the '00s she was in films like Me, Myself & Irene, Bridget Jones's Diary, White Oleander, Cold Mountain, Chicago, Cinderella Man, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress twice (Bridget Jones's Diary and Chicago) and won Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Cold Mountain.
This actress started out in the '90s with small roles in teen movies like She's All That and 10 Things I Hate About You. Her big break came when she landed the role Isis in Bring It On in 2000. During the '00s she appeared in films like Deliver Us from Eva, Bad Boys II, The Brothers, Ned Ned, The Honeymooners, Breakin' All the Rules, The Perfect Holiday, Running with Scissors, Meet Dave, and Cadillac Records. Give Gabrielle Union a rating:
Katherine Heigl is best known for playing the role of Izzie Stevens in the hit medical drama Grey's Anatomy. She won Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 for her performance. She's also appeared in shows like Doubt, Suits, and Roswell and movies such as The Ringer, 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Life As We Know It, New Year's Eve, The Big Wedding, and Jenny's Wedding. Rate this actress:
The '00s were a great time for actress Hilary Swank and she managed to win not just one Academy Award during this time, but two! Her first win for Best Actress came when she starred in the drama film Boys Don't Cry in 2000 and she won it again five years later for her performance in the sports drama Million Dollar Baby. Other movies in her filmography include The Gift, Insomnia, The Core, Red Dust, The Reaping, P.S. I Love You, Freedom Writers, The Homesman, and You're Not You.
Mila Kunis rose to fame in the late '90s and early 2000s portraying Jackie Burkhart on That '70s Show. She's appeared in more than 30 movies including titles such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Black Swan, Max Payne, The Book of Eli, Friends with Benefits, Ted, Oz the Great and Powerful, Bad Moms, and Jupiter Ascending. Mila also provides the voice of Meg Griffin in the animated show Family Guy. She married Ashton Kutcher in 2015 and the couple has two children together.
Since she appeared in her first feature film in 1977 (Annie Hall) Sigourney Weaver has acted in roughly sixty movies and won numerous awards for her performances including three Academy Award nominations, three BAFTA Awards nominations (including one win) and seven Golden Globe Awards (with two wins). She's best known for playing the role of Ellen Ripley in the Alien movie franchise. During the '00s she appeared in movies like Vantage Point, The Village, Avatar, Be Kind Rewind, and Holes.
Famke started out as a model during the '80s before moving over to acting during the '90s. During this time she had small parts in TV shows and movies such as The Faculty, House on a Haunted Hill, Fathers & Sons and GoldenEye; where she played a Bond villainess. In 2000 she played the role of Jean Grey in the Marvel film X-Men, a role which she reprised for X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Wolverine, and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
When Kate Winslet heard that James Cameron was making a romance film based aboard the doomed Titanic she knew that she was perfect for the role of Rose and pestered the director for weeks to grant her the chance to audition. He ended up choosing her to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the film which became one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. In the '00s she was busy with movies like Enigma, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Finding Neverland.
Cate Blanchett has been nominated for Academy Award seven times and won twice. She won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2005 film The Aviator and Best Actress for the 2014 film Blue Jasmine. She's appeared in more than 50 movies and, according to Wikipedia, her films have grossed around $10 billion at the worldwide box-office. During the '00s she appeared in titles such as The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Gift, Heaven, Babel and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, to name just a few.
Jennifer Lopez was a very busy lady in '00s, establishing herself as both a singer and an actress. During this decade she appeared in movies like The Cell, Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner, Shall We Dance?, Monster-in-Law, Jersey Girl and An Unfinished Life. She also released five studio albums during this time. Her accolades include three AMAs, a Golden Globe Award nomination, MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video, and the Billboard Icon Award. Rate Jennifer:
Rachael Leigh Cook:
This actress has appeared in shows like Into the West, Psych, Perception, and Ghost Whisperer. Her filmography includes Get Carter, Antitrust, She's All That, Josie and the Pussycats, The Big Empty, Vampire, and Nancy Drew. She's also voiced characters in shows like Titan Maximum and Robot Chicken and movies like Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. She is also remembered for her role in the infamous 1997 This Is Your Brain on Drugs PSA television advertisement. Give Rachael Leigh Cook a rating:
During the '90s this actress began to make a name for herself with movies like Wicked and 10 Things I Hate About You. In the '00s she continued to shine with appearances in films such as Down to You, Mona Lisa Smile, and The Omen. She's also well known for playing the role of Lumen Pierce in the fifth season of the TV series Dexter (which earned her nominations for both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. Rate Julia Stiles: