A lot of great actors have not won Emmys. The legendary Angela Lansbury has been nominated 17 times and received 12 consecutive nominations for Murder, She Wrote. She’s been made a Dame of the British Empire, but she’s never won an Emmy.
It takes a special combination of talent, luck, hard work and longevity to win multiple Emmys. There are 17 actors who’ve won television’s highest honor at least five times, and each displays these characteristics. A strong show helps, too.
Four actors on this list were honored for the same show. Most of these winners won the majority of their trophies for work on a single show. There are nine actors tied with the same number of wins.
One more piece of trivia: The four winningest actors are all women.
Scroll through the photos to find out who they are.
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