12 Movie Stars Who Successfully Transitioned to TV (PHOTOS)

Meaghan Darwish

The TV landscape has slowly been changing in recent years as more and more movie stars make the leap from the big screen to the small screen.

HBO's Big Little Lies is a perfect example of this, as its entire leading cast is comprised of A-Listers like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman and more. But the previously limited series is poised to return for a second season on June 9 and has added another high-caliber star to its ranks — Meryl Streep.

Meryl Streep in Big Little Lies Season 2 (Credit: HBO)

While we can already envision an Emmy nomination in Streep's future, we're taking a look at some of the movie stars that have successfully transitioned from film to television or even from television to film and back again. Click through the gallery above for the ranking of 12 stars who have seen the most success from their TV ventures based on their show's Rotten Tomatoes "Tomatometer" score.

Click through the gallery above and see the rankings, ending with a big movie star at No. 1.

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