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Christine Baranski


Christine Baranski was born on May 2, 1952 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Christine Jane Baranski. She is an actress, known for The Good Wife (2009), Cybill (1995) and How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). She was previously married to Matthew Cowles. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 34 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Yellowbird
Janet (English version, voice)
 2013 Skylanders: SWAP Force (Video Game)
Kaos' Mom (voice)
 2012 Foodfight!
Hedda Shopper (voice)
 2011 Who Is Simon Miller? (TV Movie)
Amanda
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter
Kitty Hurley
 2009 Psych (TV Series)
Alice Clayton
- He Dead (2009) ... Alice Clayton
 2008 Mamma Mia!
Tanya
 2006 Inseparable (TV Movie)
Barbara
 2006 American Dad! (TV Series)
Homeless Woman
- Failure Is Not a Factory-installed Option (2006) ... Homeless Woman (voice)
 2006 Bonneville
Francine Holden Packard
 2006 Relative Strangers
Arleen Clayton
 2006 Falling for Grace
Bree Barrington
 2005 Adopted (TV Movie)
Judy Rabinowitz
 2005 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Faith Clancy
- Voices (2005) ... Faith Clancy
- The Crossing (2005) ... Faith Clancy
 2004 In the Game (TV Movie)
 2004 Spellbound (TV Movie)
 2003 Eloise at Christmastime (TV Movie)
Prunella Stickler
 2003 Eloise at the Plaza (TV Movie)
Prunella Stickler
 2002 Presidio Med (TV Series)
Dr. Terry Howland
- Pick Your Battles (2002) ... Dr. Terry Howland
- Best of Enemies ... Dr. Terry Howland
 2002 The Guru
Chantal
 2001 Citizen Baines (TV Series)
Glenn Ferguson Baines Welch
- Three Days in November (2001) ... Glenn Ferguson Baines Welch
 1999 Now and Again (TV Series)
Ruth Bender
- Origins (1999) ... Ruth Bender (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Bowfinger
Carol
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
Dr. Nora Fairchild
 1995-1998 Cybill (TV Series)
Maryann Thorpe / Anne Boleyn
- Ka-Boom! (1998) ... Maryann Thorpe
- Don Gianni (1998) ... Maryann Thorpe
- Daddy (1998) ... Maryann Thorpe
 1998 Bulworth
Constance Bulworth
 1997 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Sonja Umdahl
- Dick and the Single Girl (1997) ... Sonja Umdahl
 1995 New Jersey Drive
Prosecutor
 1994 The War
Miss Strapford
 1994 Getting In
Mrs. Margaret 'Maggie' Higgs
 1993 To Dance with the White Dog (TV Movie)
Kate
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Blair Bennett
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Blair Bennett
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
Andrea Reynolds, Claus' Girlfriend
 1988 The Thorns (TV Series)
Polly
- The Maid (1988) ... Polly
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
Harriet
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Bunny Flingus
- The House of Blue Leaves (1987) ... Bunny Flingus
 1986 Legal Eagles
Carol Freeman
 1986 Nine 1/2 Weeks
Thea
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Victoria Baines
- Mama's Boy (1985) ... Victoria Baines
 1985 Big Shots in America (TV Movie)
Cara
 1984 Crackers
Maxine
 1983 Lovesick
Nymphomanic
 1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Helena
 1982 Soup for One
Blonde in Bar
 1980 Playing for Time (TV Movie)
Olga
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Jewel Maniscalo (1984)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Beverly Tucker (1983)
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Stage: Plays Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd" musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.). See more »

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Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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[on her 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award] It baffles me a little. Maybe it keeps me young, but I still feel like I have so much left to do. I don't feel there's a period at the end of this sentence yet. See more »

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Has won two Tony Awards as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play): in 1984 for Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing"; and in 1989 for "Rumors". See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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