Independent Women TV Characters

These women don't take no for an answer.

lst_marriage101.jpg

1 / 11

0211-independent-america-ferrera.jpg

2 / 11

0211-independent-elizabeth-moss.jpg

3 / 11

0211-independent-chandra-wilson.jpg

4 / 11

0211-independent-mariska-hargitay-2.jpg

5 / 11

Girlfriends - Ross' lead role in the UPN/CW sitcom Girlfriends inspired us all. She let us know that we weren't alone in our quirky and awkward experiences navigating the world of business as Black women.(Photo: Ron Tom/ Landov)

6 / 11

Girlfriends - Ross' lead role in the UPN/CW sitcom Girlfriends inspired us all. She let us know that we weren't alone in our quirky and awkward experiences navigating the world of business as Black women.(Photo: Ron Tom/ Landov)

ESTER ROLLE|x-default

7 / 11

0211-independent-wendy-robinson.jpg

8 / 11

QUEEN LATIFAH|x-default

9 / 11

 Mama Knows Best\r - Clair Huxtable's stern yet loving demeanor made her so real to so many of us. It's hard to imagine anyone other than actress Phylicia Rashad as Mrs. Huxtable. But, believe it or not, she didn't originally have the role, the pilot was shot with another actress, but Rashad was later brought on, and aren't we glad she was.\r(Photo: CBS/Landov)

10 / 11

 Mama Knows Best\r - Clair Huxtable's stern yet loving demeanor made her so real to so many of us. It's hard to imagine anyone other than actress Phylicia Rashad as Mrs. Huxtable. But, believe it or not, she didn't originally have the role, the pilot was shot with another actress, but Rashad was later brought on, and aren't we glad she was.\r(Photo: CBS/Landov)

0211-independent-mary-louise-parker.jpg

11 / 11