9. Emily Mortimer
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Daughter of the playwright who wrote Rumpole of the Bailey, actress Emily Mortimer first found critical appreciation for her role in Matchpoint in the early 90s. Her next critically acclaimed role was in Pink Panther. While she has done great roles on TV in 30 Rock and The Newsroom and even has the starring role in the mockumentary Doll&Em, she still hasn’t found the kind of leading roles that her good looks and her acting talent deserve.