Just who joins a sorority, anyway? Talented ladies from all walks of life have been sisters. That includes athletes, politicians, businesswomen, and yes – actresses. In fact, some of Hollywood’s most talented actresses have been highly active in sorority life.
When you join a sorority, you never know what kind of great things your sisters might be up to after graduation. That helps support your goals, too: You have your own network of friends who want to see you succeed. And, yes, some of them end up as successful actresses!
Let’s look at some of the most famous and successful actresses who were ever in sororities:
From Alpha Delta Pi at Golden West College, Michelle Pfeiffer had an amazing run as one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies. As a young artist back in 1982, she was already winning top award nominations for her roles in Grease 2, Scarface, Ladyhawk and The Witches of Eastwick, which made her mainstream. She’s probably best known for Batman Returns and Hairspray. She’s been nominated for an Academy Award three times.
Pledging to Chi Omega in sunny University of California at Los Angeles, Heather Locklear worked hard to become a star. Her time as Amanda Woodward in Melrose Place still provides great drama. She’s also been in movies like Money Talks, Uptown Girl, and The Perfect Man. Most recently, she made an appearance in the hilarious Scary Movie 5. She’s gotten six Golden Globe nominations over the years.
A member of Pi Beta Phi at Denison University, Jennifer Garner burst onto the scene in ABC’s spy thriller Alias. While the show was running from 2001 to 2006, it seemed like she was getting cameos in everything! Although she’s played dozens of film and TV roles, she stands out in Juno, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, and of course, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. She’s kept busy with a role a year lately, and is now filming a French comedy film, Nine Lives, and a drama, Wakefield.
Pledging Delta Gamma, Julia Louis-Dreyfus attended Northwestern University. Best known for her classic performance as Elaine in the blockbuster sitcom Seinfeld, she has also starred in The New Adventures of Old Christine and Veep. Since her breakout role ended in 1998, she has gone on to work as a producer and director. In addition to her on-screen comedy roles, she is also known for her great voice acting.
Another Chi Omega girl, this time at the University of Michigan, Lucy Liu made her name on the classic 90s drama Ally McBeal. She’s well known to girls and guys alike, with a diverse list of action-oriented roles in Charlie’s Angels, Kill Bill, and more. Her voice acting in Futurama still gives fans a chuckle years later. Although she’s still active in motion pictures, Liu has recently turned a lot of her attention to art. She has done photography, painting, and mixed media collages since her teens.