Share of women in films in the U.S. 2018, by genre

According to a 2019 report, 29 percent of roles in action/adventure films in 2018 were occupied by women, up from 24.5 percent in the previous year. Whilst this share is higher than in 2017, representation is greater in comedy movies, with women accounting for 37.5 percent of speaking characters in films within the genre.

Share of women in films in the United States from 2007 to 2018, by genre

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2007 to 2018

Special properties

speaking characters

Supplementary notes

Data prior to 2016 comes from a previous report.

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