Julianna Margulies

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Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Margulies at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
BornJulianna Luisa Margulies
(1966-06-08) June 8, 1966 (age 48)[1]
Spring Valley, New York, U.S.
ResidenceNew York City, New York
EducationBA
Alma materSarah Lawrence College
Occupation
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Keith Lieberthal (m. 2007)
Children1
 
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Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.jpg
Margulies at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
BornJulianna Luisa Margulies
(1966-06-08) June 8, 1966 (age 48)[1]
Spring Valley, New York, U.S.
ResidenceNew York City, New York
EducationBA
Alma materSarah Lawrence College
Occupation
Years active1991–present
Spouse(s)Keith Lieberthal (m. 2007)
Children1

Julianna Luisa Margulies (pronounced /liˈɑːnə mɑːrɡəˈls/; born June 8, 1966) is an American actress and producer.

After several small television roles, Margulies achieved both critical and commercial success in her role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC's long-running medical drama ER, for which she won an Emmy Award. After her departure from ER in 2000, Margulies appeared in the 2001 miniseries The Mists of Avalon and voiced the role of Neera in Disney's CGI film Dinosaur. In 2009, she took the lead role of Alicia Florrick in the American legal drama The Good Wife on CBS, for which she has won a Golden Globe, a Television Critics Association Award, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in both 2011 and 2014.

Margulies has won eight Screen Actor Guild Awards, which has made her the most awarded female within the organization; four for her performance as an actress in a leading role in a drama series, and four for being the member of the best ensemble cast in a drama series.

Early life[edit]

Margulies, the youngest of three daughters. was born in Spring Valley, New York. Her mother, Francesca (née Gardner), was a ballet dancer and eurythmy teacher, and her father, Paul Margulies, was a writer.[2][3] Her parents were Jewish, descended from immigrants from Austria, Hungary, and Romania.[4] Margulies' mother converted to Christianity during Margulies's childhood; Margulies herself still identifies as Jewish.[5][6][7] The Margulies family lived in Israel for a period of time before Julianna's birth, then moved back to the Upper West Side of New York City.[3]

Margulies attended grade school at Green Meadow Waldorf School[8] and high school at High Mowing School.[9] As a child, she lived in New York, France, and England. Margulies obtained a BA from Sarah Lawrence College, where she appeared in several campus plays.

Career[edit]

Margulies made her feature film debut as a prostitute looking to go straight in Steven Seagal's film Out for Justice. In 1994, Margulies was cast in the pilot episode of the NBC medical drama ER as Carol Hathaway, an emergency care nurse who, despondent over her relationship with George Clooney's character pediatrician Doug Ross, attempted suicide. Her character was originally intended to die; however, the producers changed the plot and she remained on the show for six seasons until 2000. She won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama in 1994, and was nominated for this award every year during her tenure. She was the only series regular cast member to win an Emmy Award.[10]

Following her departure from ER, Margulies worked on stage and screen. On stage she appeared in a MCC Theater production of Kate Robin's Intrigue With Faye, a Lincoln Center production of Jon Robin Baitz's Ten Unknowns, and The Vagina Monologues. Her film work after ER included Evelyn with Pierce Brosnan and Ghost Ship with Gabriel Byrne and Ron Eldard. She starred as the protagonist and narrator (Morgaine) in the 2001 TNT miniseries The Mists of Avalon and participated in the 2002 documentary film Searching for Debra Winger. In 2004, she guest-starred in a two-episode arc in season 4 of the hit TV show Scrubs as Neena Broderick, an unscrupulous lawyer who sues Turk and has a brief sexual relationship with J.D. She starred in another miniseries on TNT, The Grid, in 2004. In April 2006, she appeared in four episodes of the sixth season of The Sopranos, portraying realtor Julianna Skiff. In August 2006, she appeared in Snakes on a Plane as flight attendant Claire Miller. In December 2006, she played Jennifer Bloom in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room.

Margulies and Lieberthal at the Metropolitan Opera in 2008

In an August 2006 interview with tvguide.com, Margulies said that she was close to accepting an offer to return to ER for a four-episode arc with Noah Wyle that filmed in Hawaii during the 2005–2006 season. However, she decided against it at the last minute. Margulies was again invited to return during ER's final season, but the actress initially turned down the offer, saying that she felt like she left Carol Hathaway in the perfect place and could not imagine bettering her departure episode.[11] Later, however, Margulies did return to ER for one episode during its 15th and final season.[12]

She had a minor role in 2007's The Darwin Awards. In 2008, Margulies starred in the legal series Canterbury's Law, a Fox mid-season replacement show. She played the title character, Elizabeth Canterbury, a lawyer described as "a tough-minded defense attorney who isn't afraid to push boundaries in order to protect innocent clients." She was also credited as a producer of the show.[13] The series was severely impacted by the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike and cancelled by the network after only six episodes.

In 2009, Margulies began starring in the CBS legal drama The Good Wife. She plays Alicia Florrick, an attorney returning to legal practice after her husband Peter Florrick (played by Chris Noth) resigned as Illinois State's Attorney amidst a sex and corruption scandal.[14]

In 2009, she received a NYWIFT Muse Award celebrating the achievements of women who work in film and television.[15] On January 17, 2010, Margulies won a Golden Globe award for her role in The Good Wife. On January 23, Margulies won her record third Screen Actors Guild award for a role. Also that year, Margulies was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama Series, her seventh Emmy nomination, losing to The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick. On January 30, 2011, she won another Screen Actors Guild award for her role, while The Good Wife was once again nominated for best ensemble in a drama show, but lost to Boardwalk Empire. On July 14, 2011, Margulies was nominated for a second Emmy for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series; and at the Emmy ceremony on September 18, 2011, she won the award.

In 2011, by the third season, she has been listed as a producer of The Good Wife.[16]

In 2013, the actress did the voice-over for a Chase 'Blue Sapphire' Credit Card commercial.

Personal life[edit]

Margulies and actor Ron Eldard, whom she met in an acting class in 1991,[17] dated for twelve years before splitting in 2003.[18][19] Margulies and attorney Keith Lieberthal, the son of academic Kenneth Lieberthal,[20] were married on November 10, 2007 in Lenox, Massachusetts. They have one child, Kieran,[21][22] and reside in Manhattan, New York City.[23]

Filmography[edit]

Margulies at the 66th Emmy Awards with her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Out for JusticeRica
1997TravellerJean
1997Paradise RoadTopsy Merritt
1998Newton Boys, TheThe Newton BoysLouise Brown
1998Price Above Rubies, AA Price Above RubiesRachel
2000What's Cooking?Carla
2000DinosaurNeeraVoice
2002Man from Elysian Fields, TheThe Man from Elysian FieldsDena
2002EvelynBernadette Beattie
2002Ghost ShipMaureen Epps
2006The Darwin AwardsCarla
2006Armenian Genocide, TheThe Armenian GenocideNarrator
2006Snakes on a PlaneClaire Miller
2006Beautiful OhioMrs. Cubano
2009City IslandJoyce Rizzo
2011No Job for a WomanNarrator[24]
2013Stand Up GuysNina Hirsch

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Murder, She WroteRachel NovaroEpisode: "Murder at Discount"
1993Law & OrderLt. Ruth MendozaEpisode: "Conduct Unbecoming"
1994Homicide: Life on the StreetLinda2 episodes
1994–2009ERNurse Carol Hathaway132 episodes
1995The Larry Sanders ShowHerselfEpisode: "Larry's on Vacation"
1998EllenEllen Screen Test #5Episode: "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1"
2001Mists of Avalon, TheThe Mists of AvalonMorgaine
2003Hitler: The Rise of EvilHelene Hanfstaengl
2004ScrubsNeena Broderick2 episodes
2004The GridMaren Jackson2 episodes
2006The Lost RoomJennifer Bloom3 episodes
2006–2007Sopranos, TheThe SopranosJulianna Skiff4 episodes
2008Canterbury's LawElizabeth Canterbury6 episodes
2009–presentGood Wife, TheThe Good WifeAlicia Florrick115 episodes
2010Sesame StreetDr. BergerEpisode: "Big Bird Sprains His Wing"

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAssociationCategoryNominated workResult
1995Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesERWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
Viewers for Quality TelevisionBest Supporting Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesWon
1996Golden Globe AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWon
1997Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWon
Viewers for Quality TelevisionBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesWon
1998Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesWon
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWon
Viewers for Quality TelevisionBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesNominated
1999Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesWon
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesWon
2000Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
Viewers for Quality TelevisionBest Actress in a Quality Drama SeriesNominated
2001Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2002Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Miniseries or Television FilmThe Mists of AvalonNominated
2005Best Actress – Miniseries or Television FilmThe GridNominated
2009Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaThe Good WifeNominated
2010Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaWon
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesWon
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
Television Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaWon
2011Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Drama ActressWon
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Dramatic TV ActressNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesWon
Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesWon
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
Television Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in DramaNominated
2012Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Drama ActressNominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Monte-Carlo Television FestivalOutstanding Actress – Drama SeriesNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated
2013Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Drama ActressNominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama SeriesNominated
2014Critics' Choice Television AwardsBest Drama ActressNominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNominated
People's Choice AwardsFavorite Dramatic TV ActressNominated
Primetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesWon

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b Davis, Patti (2009). The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us: Prominent Women Discuss the Complex, Humorous, and Ultimately Loving Relationships They Have with Their Mothers. Hay House, Inc. pp. 173–174. ISBN 1-4019-2162-0. 
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  10. ^ Julianna Margulies Emmy Award Winner
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  22. ^ "Julianna Margulies & Her Husband Welcome a Son". People.com. January 31, 2008. Retrieved February 19, 2011. 
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