Slate's 25 Most Important Characters of the Past 25 Years [2019]

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Missing: Shameik Moore (7) * Tom Perrotta (15) * Sarah Koenig (21) * Milkshake Duck (22) * The Babadook (24)

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

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12

1

Sopranos

TV Series

45.45% (40 of 88 votes)

13

1

Edie Falco

Actress

43.33% (13 of 30 votes)

8

2

The Apprentice

TV Series

60.91% (187 of 307 votes)

16

2

Donald Trump

U.S. President

34.83% (6312 of 18120 votes)

18

3

Pokemon

TV Series

33.91% (39 of 115 votes)

6

4

Jay-Z

Vocalist

70.65% (2003 of 2835 votes)

25

5

Emma Watson

Actress

5.26% (1 of 19 votes)

26

6

Ahmed Best

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

27

7

Brian Michael Bendis

Artist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

10

8

Tina Fey

Comedienne

59.55% (106 of 178 votes)

17

8

Saturday Night Live

TV Series

34.62% (18 of 52 votes)

22

8

Sarah Palin

Politician

20.49% (2077 of 10136 votes)

23

9

Alyson Hannigan

Actress

11.11% (1 of 9 votes)

24

9

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

TV Series

5.88% (1 of 17 votes)

5

10

Lena Dunham

Actress

85.71% (24 of 28 votes)

32

10

Girls (TV)

TV Series

0% (0 of 0 votes)

4

11

Robert Pattinson

Actor

87.50% (7 of 8 votes)

3

12

Scandal (TV)

TV Series

100% (1 of 1 votes)

14

12

Kerry Washington

Actress

42.31% (11 of 26 votes)

19

13

Phyllis Smith

Actress

30.77% (4 of 13 votes)

11

14

Kal Penn

Actor

58.33% (14 of 24 votes)

21

15

Reese Witherspoon

Actress

26.79% (321 of 1198 votes)

28

16

Michael Kenneth Williams

Actor

0% (0 of 1 votes)

30

16

The Wire

TV Series

0% (0 of 1 votes)

1

17

Helen Fielding

Author

100% (1 of 1 votes)

7

17

Renee Zellweger

Actress

62.50% (5 of 8 votes)

29

18

Wilson Jermaine Heredia

Actor

0% (0 of 0 votes)

9

19

Rock (Dwayne Johnson)

Wrestler

59.88% (100 of 167 votes)

15

20

Thomas Jefferson

U.S. President

42.25% (60 of 142 votes)

33

20

Daveed Diggs

Performance Artist

0% (0 of 1 votes)

20

23

Mindy Kaling

Actress

30.14% (63 of 209 votes)

2

25

Mark Rylance

Actor

100% (1 of 1 votes)

31

25

Thomas Cromwell

Politician

0% (0 of 0 votes)