Current role: Virginia Chance, Raising Hope (FOX)

It’s hard to choose an actor to spotlight out of the highly underrated FOX sitcom Raising Hope, but we’re going to have to go with Virginia, portrayed by ex-Goonie Martha Plimpton.

As the titular Hope’s young grandmother, Plimpton is the glue that holds this sweet, bizarre comedy together, co-matriarch’ing it up with Cloris Leachman’s equally special “Maw Maw.” Plimpton took the role fresh off of an Emmy-winning performance on The Good Wife; the fact that she scored a nomination for this as well just proves how dynamic her range is. Raising Hope pulled off a Hail Mary renewal, so catch up while it’s still on hiatus.