27 Actresses Who Became Successful Producers & Directors

Tired of the one-dimensional roles offered to women in Hollywood and hungry to create seminal cinematic works, many female actresses are taking matters into their own hands, stepping behind the camera and embracing roles as writers, producers, and directors. By leveraging their name recognition and influence, these women are exercising greater control over the projects they bring to life, overseeing them from inception to distribution, and working to shatter Hollywood's glass ceiling. From Angelina Jolie to comedy masterminds Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, these stars went from actresses for hire to bona fide bosses.

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With these ladies leading the charge, compelling stories about strong-willed, plucky, relatable, flawed, courageous, resilient, multifaceted women are finally being told on screen. Following are 27 actresses who became successful producers and directors.

 

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