29 TV Daughters We'd Happily Take To Work

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The office looks different today — and it's not just because the delivery guy shaved off his soul patch. A random kid offered to make a coffee run. Some girl is spinning around in your desk chair. And you've found yourself schooling a preteen in pigtails on the finer points of HTML when it's obvious that she's been blogging for longer than you have.

That's just how Take Your Daughter To Work Day (which now includes sons, too) rolls. We wouldn't have it any other way, except for the part where you catch the COO's kid making off with your Seamless order. It'd also be great to include the daughters we know best: the fictional ones who aren't real at all, but might as well be, given our devotion to TV.

From Darlene to Diane, TV has given us plenty of young women whom we'd love to teach about leaning in and girlbossing while envisioning ourselves as the Sheryl Sandberg-style mentors they'll one day dedicate books and Oscar speeches to. Too much? Fine, but don't tell us you're not dying to have Sally Draper as an intern.

Not Paige Jennings, though. That snoop would probably rifle through our paperwork and narc on us for printing out our credit card bill at work.
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Laura Winslow (Kellie Shanygne Williams), Family Matters

Overachieving Laura would be a wonderful asset to any office, provided she can keep her aversion to workplace nerds under wraps.
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Sally Draper (Kiernan Shipka), Mad Men

Sally wasn't always the best behaved kiddo at Dad's work, but we're pinning that on her parents. Somewhere, there's a Peggy just waiting to come out.
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Rory Gilmore (Alexis Bledel), Gilmore Girls

The rapid-speed chatter might get grating after a while, but there's no denying that this gal's got brains and a can-do attitude.
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Diane Johnson (Marsai Martin), Black-ish

Knowing how to shut things down is a crucial career skill.
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Riley Matthews (Rowan Blanchard), Girl Meets World

She's wise beyond her years, thoughtful, and full of inspiring statements. So hired.
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Amber Holt (Mae Whitman), Parenthood

The queen of getting shit done...provided she doesn't cry in the break room.
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Marissa Gold (Sarah Steele), The Good Wife

Eli Gold's wisecracking daughter deserves her own spin-off. May we suggest Gold & Gold?
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Darlene Conner (Sara Gilbert), Roseanne

She'd probably ice you every time you gave her a task, but after-work drinks would be a blast.
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Saffy Monsoon (Julia Sawalha), Absolutely Fabulous

Here's to being the sole voice of reason.
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Stephanie Tanner (Jodie Sweetin), Full House

No offence to Michelle or D.J., but we'd rather hang a rose on Stephanie's nose.
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Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), Game of Thrones

Ned Stark would be so proud of his badass heir.
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Maeby Fünke (Alia Shawkat), Arrested Development

Every office needs a street-smart hustler.
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Lily Tucker-Pritchett (Aubrey Anderson-Emmons), Modern Family

This precociousness knows no bounds.
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Zoey Bartlet (Elisabeth Moss), The West Wing

Practically perfect in every way...except for that whole starting a bar fight thing. Plus, having "Bookbag" as a Secret Service speaks to a solid work ethic.
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Juanita Solis (Madison De La Garza), Desperate Housewives

Yes, she was a handful. But wasn't she also totally entertaining?
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Lisa Simpson (Yeardley Smith), The Simpsons

Lisa would probably be running the company by day's end.
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Mariana Adams Foster (Cierra Ramirez), The Fosters

This whiz kid is still figuring herself out, but what teen isn't?
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Zola Grey Shepherd (Jael & Jela K. Moore, shown), Grey's Anatomy

Meredith and McDreamy's little girl isn't just adorable; she knows how to call 911, too.
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K.C. Cooper (Zendaya), K.C. Undercover

Really, we'll use any excuse to hang out with Zendaya in the office.
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Haddie Braverman (Sarah Ramos), Parenthood

Haddie proved she can shoulder a lot of responsibility, though she's not above having a meltdown once in a while.
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Clarissa Darling (Melissa Joan Hart), Clarissa Explains It All

Intern? Nah. We'd hire her as our in-house mentor.
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Ashley Banks (Tatyana Ali), The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

Her brains give her the edge over big sis Hilary.
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Cindy Brady (Susan Olsen), The Brady Bunch

What, like we were going to pick Jan?
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Grace Florrick (Makenzie Vega), The Good Wife

Grace went from whiny to winning this season, fooling potential clients into thinking her mom was running a hugely successful firm.
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Blossom Russo (Mayim Bialik), Blossom

Smart, spunky, and oozing with style. Can't wait to see what she does with casual Friday.
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Lindsay Weir (Linda Cardellini), Freaks and Geeks

Slacker on the outside, sweet-natured mathlete on the inside.
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Denise Huxtable (Lisa Bonet), The Cosby Show

Whatever happens, we'll never stop crushing on Denise.
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Lilly (Hadley Delany), Louie

The perfect combo of brainy, morose, and anti-BS.
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Sue Heck (Eden Sher), The Middle

Hey, we all had an awkward phase. We just weren't as happy about it as Sue is.
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