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Women in the Arts

By Bella Leonard '21


Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao is an independent filmmaker who is most notably known for winning the Golden Globe for Best Director and Motion Picture. She is also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Directing and Best Picture. She is the second woman to win the Golden Globe for best Directing.



Audra McDonald

Audra McDonald is an actress notably known for her performances on Broadway. She holds the record for most Tony awards from any actor and is the only person to have a Tony from all four acting categories (Leading Actress in a Musical, Leading Actress in a Play, Supporting Actress in a Musical, and Supporting Actress in a Play). Her legacy is breaking down the casting of racial stereotypes on Broadway.



Janice Burgess

We all owe Janice Burgess our childhoods. She is a former television executive, writer, and producer for Nickelodeon. Burgess is the creator of the hit Nick Jr. series The Backyardigans and also was a writer for the revival of Winx Club. She also oversaw production of Blue's Clues and Little Bill. She worked her way up and she became the Vice-President of Nick Jr.



Antoinette Perry

Antionette Perry is an American actress, director, and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing. The Tony Awards are named after her due to her tremendous contributions to Broadway, especially during World War II. She was one of the first women to take on the role of directing, specifically on Broadway, and she set a precedent that paved the way for more female directors.


Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo is a Mexican artist most famously known for her works inspired by native folk art, postcolonialism, gender, and class. Her art is considered to be autobiographical with sprinkles of realism and fantasy. She turned to art to cope with the pain from a tragic accident. Her art has inspired countless women do to her powerful depictions of herself.