Known best as the awkward and ballsy detective, Debra Morgan on Showtime’s hit t.v. show Dexter, Jennifer Carpenter is a force to be reckoned with. I first caught a glimpse of her in an unbelievable performance as Emily Rose in The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Known by some to “over act” her parts, I find her absolutely amazing and real. She’s The Joyce Review’s favorite actress of his (the author’s) generation.
Amy Adams (1974- ) This lady first caught my eye when she played the purse-selling “hottie” in the t.v. series, The Office. I remember laughing hard when Michael Scott called her, “Pam 2.0.” But lately, I’ve seen her in some amazing roles – most notably JuneBug and Doubt (both of which she received Academy Award nominations – 2006, 2009)