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21st-century American screenwriters

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  • Daniel Tosh
    Daniel Tosh American comedian and television presenter
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    Daniel Dwight Tosh (born May 29, 1975) is an American comedian, television host, actor, writer, and executive producer. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Marketing, Tosh moved to Los Angeles to purse a career in comedy. His career accelerated in 2001 after a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman where he would go on to appear in other various national shows, leading to his own 30-minute special on Comedy Central Presents two years later. Tosh later premiered his own show in Comedy Central in 2009, called Tosh.0 which was a showcase of popular Internet video clips while adding his own narrative comedic dialogue. Daniel Tosh then went on his own series of comedy tours from 2010 to 2015.
  • Jason Sudeikis
    Jason Sudeikis American, Actor
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    rank #2 · WDW 628 7 37
    Daniel Jason Sudeikis ( suu-DAY-kiss; born September 18, 1975) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. In the 1990s, he began his career in improv comedy and performed with ComedySportz and The Second City. In 2003, Sudeikis was hired as a writer for Saturday Night Live and starred as a cast member from 2005 to 2013.
  • Kristen Wiig
    Kristen Wiig American actress
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    rank #3 · WDW 608 10 42
    Kristen Carroll Wiig (born August 22, 1973) is an American actress, comedian, and writer. Born in Canandaigua, New York, she was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Rochester, New York. Wiig later relocated to Los Angeles, where she ventured into comedy as a member of the improvisational comedy troupe The Groundlings, and made her television debut in 2003.
  • Rashida Jones
    Rashida Jones Actress, model, musician
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    rank #4 · WDW 574 31 73
    Rashida Leah Jones (born February 25, 1976) is an American actress, director, writer, and producer. Jones appeared as Louisa Fenn on the Fox drama series Boston Public (2000–2002), as Karen Filippelli on the NBC comedy series The Office (2005–2013), and as Ann Perkins on the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation (2009–2015). From 2016 to 2019, Jones starred as the lead eponymous role in the TBS comedy series Angie Tribeca, and in 2020, Jones starred as Joya Barris in the Netflix series #blackAF.
  • Jim Carrey
    Jim Carrey Canadian, Actor
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    rank #5 · WDW 661 74 353
    James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and artist. Known for his energetic slapstick performances, Carrey first gained recognition in 1990, after landing a recurring role in the American sketch comedy television series In Living Color (1990–1994). He broke out as star in motion pictures with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask and Dumb and Dumber (all 1994). This was followed up with Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), Batman Forever (1995), and Liar Liar (1997).
  • Gillian Anderson
    Gillian Anderson American, Actress
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    rank #6 · WDW 1k 50 116
    Gillian Leigh Anderson OBE ( JIL-ee-ən; born August 9, 1968) is an American actress based in the United Kingdom. Her credits include the roles of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully in the series The X-Files, ill-fated socialite Lily Bart in Terence Davies's film The House of Mirth (2000), DSU Stella Gibson in the BBC/RTÉ crime drama television series The Fall, sex therapist Jean Milburn in the Netflix comedy drama Sex Education, and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the fourth season of Netflix drama series The Crown. Among other honors, she has won two Primetime Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
  • Eddie Murphy
    Eddie Murphy American, Actor
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    rank #7 · WDW 571 70 210
    Edward Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and singer. He rose to fame on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, for which he was a regular cast member from 1980 to 1984. Murphy has also worked as a stand-up comedian and was ranked No. 10 on Comedy Central's list of the 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time.
  • Al Pacino
    Al Pacino American, Actor
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    rank #8 · WDW 632 93 316
    Alfredo James Pacino (born April 25, 1940) is an American actor. Considered one of the most influential actors of the 20th century, he has received numerous accolades: including an Academy Award, two Tony Awards, and two Primetime Emmy Awards, making him one of the few performers to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting. He has also been honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2001, the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2007, the National Medal of Arts in 2011, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2016.
  • Adam Brody
    Adam Brody American actor
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    rank #9 · WDW 372 111 382
    Adam Jared Brody (born December 15, 1979) is an American actor, writer, musician, and producer. He is known for his role as Seth Cohen on the 2003 television series The O.C.. Brody has appeared in the films Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2005), In the Land of Women (2007), Jennifer's Body (2009), Cop Out (2010), Scream 4 (2011), Lovelace (2013), Life Partners (2014), Sleeping with Other People (2015), StartUp (2016), Shazam! (2019), Ready or Not (2019) and The Kid Detective (2020).
  • Colin Jost
    Colin Jost American screenwriter
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    rank #10 · WDW 97 1 9
    Colin Kelly Jost (born June 29, 1982) is an American comedian, actor and writer. He has been a writer for Saturday Night Live since 2005 and Weekend Update co-anchor since 2014. He also served as one of the show's co-head writers from 2012 to 2015, and later came back as one of the show's head writers in 2017.
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