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Christine Baranski      

Emmy & Tony Award-Winning Actress Known for "The Good Wife"

One of the entertainment industry’s most honored actresses, Christine Baranski has achieved acclaim in every medium in which she has performed. Christine is an Emmy, two-time Tony, Screen Actors Guild, Drama Desk and American Comedy Award winner.

Baranski was born in Buffalo, New York. She is of Polish descent, and her grandparents were actors in the Polish theater. Baranski was raised in a Polish-Catholic neighborhood in Cheektowaga, where she attended high school at the Villa Maria Academy. Baranski attended the Juilliard School. She received her big break being cast in Tom Stoppard’s hit Broadway comedy "The Real Thing", directed by Mike Nichols for which she won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.

Baranski went on to earn a second Tony Award for her performance in Neil Simon’s "Rumors". She also appeared in "Boeing-Boeing", "HurlyBurly", "The House of Blue Leaves", "The Loman Family Picnic", "Regrets Only", Encores! productions of "Follies", "Promises Promises" and "On Your Toes" and the Kennedy Center productions of "Sweeney Todd and Mame".

In addition to the Emmy for the hit CBS comedy "Cybill", Baranski received an American Comedy Award as “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy,” as well a Screen Actors Guild Award as “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy.” She also received three additional Emmy and three Golden Globe nominations. She was also seen as a guest on FRASIER, for which she received a fifth Emmy nomination. She has appeared on multiple episodes of the CBS series "The Big Bang Theory", and received four Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Guest Actress in A Comedy Series”. She recently concluded seven years on the hit CBS series "The Good Wife", for which she received six Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” and two Critics’ Choice Television Award Nominations.

Baranski starred as Diane Lockhart in the third season of "The Good Fight," which picked up one year after the events of the series finale of "The Good Wife." The series had its broadcast premiere on CBS on February 19, 2017 and then moved exclusively to CBS All Access.

Baranski was last seen reprising her role as Tanya in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, which released to global success on July 20, 2018.

Some of her film credits include “A Bad Moms Christmas”, “Trolls”, “Miss Sloane”, “Into the Woods”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Chicago”, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”, “Bowfinger”, “Bulworth”, “Cruel Intentions”, “The Birdcage, “Reversal of Fortune”, “Legal Eagles”, “The Ref”, “The Addams Family Values”, “Welcome to Mooseport”, “The Guru”, “9 ½ weeks” and “Jeffrey”.

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