Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
Date of Birth:
June 8, 1966
Place of Birth:
Spring Valley, New York

Julianna Margulies (born June 8, 1966) is an American actress who plays the main character, Alicia Florrick, on The Good Wife.

Life and CareerEdit

Margulies, the youngest of three daughters, was born in Spring Valley, New York. Her mother was a ballet dancer and eurythmy teacher, and her father a writer. The family lived in Israel for a time before Margulies was born, before moving back to New York City.

Margulies' first movie role was as a prostitute looking to go straight in the Steven Seagal film Out for Justice. In 1994, Margulies was cast in a role in the pilot episode of ER as an emergency care nurse who, despondent over her relationship with George Clooney's character, Doug Ross, attempted suicide. Her character was originally intended to die; however, the producers changed the plot and she went on to play the role of Nurse Carol Hathaway for six years. 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.

Margulies currently stars as Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife.[1] On October 7, 2009, CBS gave the series a full-season pickup, extending the first season from 13 to 22 episodes.[2] In 2009, she received a NYWIFT Muse Award celebrating the achievements of women who work in film and television.[3] On January 17, 2010, she won a Golden Globe award for The Good Wife, and on January 23, Margulies won her record third Screen Actors Guild award for a role. Also that year, she 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. In 2011, she was nominated for a second Emmy for Best Actress in a Dramatic Series; at the Emmy ceremony on September 18, she won the award.

Acting Credits (The Good Wife)Edit

As the show's leading lady, Margulies has appeared in every episode.


  1. TV Review: The Good Wife; Ken Tucker; Entertainment Weekly; 2009-09-15 Accessed 2009-11-12
  2. CBS picks up 'NCIS: LA,' 'Good Wife'; The Hollywood Reporter: The Live Feed; James Hibberd 2009-10-07 Accessed 2009-11-12
  3. 29th ANNUAL MUSE AWARDS; 2009-12-04 Accessed 2009-12

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