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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), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Cybill (1995). She was previously married to Matthew Cowles. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 13 wins & 50 nominations. See more awards »

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The Good Wife
The Good Wife Diane Lockhart
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Martha May Whovier
Cybill Maryann Thorpe / Anne Boleyn
Into the Woods
Into the Woods Stepmother


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 2017 Untitled the Good Wife Spin-off (TV Series) (announced)
Diane Lockhart
 2016 Trolls
Chef (voice)
 2009-2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Diane Lockhart
- End (2016) ... Diane Lockhart
- Verdict (2016) ... Diane Lockhart
- Party (2016) ... Diane Lockhart
- Landing (2016) ... Diane Lockhart
- Unmanned (2016) ... Diane Lockhart
 2015 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Amanda Hannity
- Hank After Dark (2015) ... Amanda Hannity (voice)
 2014 Yellowbird
Janet (English version, voice)
 2013 Skylanders: SWAP Force (Video Game)
Kaos' Mom (voice)
 2013 Family Guy (TV Series)
Christine Baranski
- Call Girl (2013) ... Christine Baranski (voice)
 2012 Foodfight!
Hedda Shopper (voice)
 2011 Who Is Simon Miller? (TV Movie)
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter
Kitty Hurley
 2009 Psych (TV Series)
Alice Clayton
- He Dead (2009) ... Alice Clayton
 2008 Mamma Mia!
 2008 Mamma Mia: Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Tanya (uncredited)
 2006 Inseparable (TV Movie)
 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
 2001 Citizen Baines (TV Series)
Glenn Ferguson Baines Welch
- Three Days in November (2001) ... Glenn Ferguson Baines Welch
 2000 Timothy Tweedle the First Christmas Elf (TV Movie)
Flo (voice)
 1999 Now and Again (TV Series)
Ruth Bender
- Origins (1999) ... Ruth Bender (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Bowfinger
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
Dr. Nora Fairchild
 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
 1994 The War
Miss Strapford
 1994 Getting In
Mrs. Margaret 'Maggie' Higgs
 1994 The Ref
 1993 To Dance with the White Dog (TV Movie)
 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)
- The Maid (1988) ... Polly
 1987 The Pick-up Artist
 1987 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Bunny Flingus
- The House of Blue Leaves (1987) ... Bunny Flingus
 1986 Legal Eagles
Carol Freeman
 1986 9½ Weeks
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Victoria Baines
- Mama's Boy (1985) ... Victoria Baines
 1985 Big Shots in America (TV Movie)
 1984 Crackers
 1983 Lovesick
 1982 A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
 1982 Soup for One
Blonde in Bar
 1980 Playing for Time (TV Movie)
 1970 All My Children (TV Series)
Jewel Maniscalo (1984)
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Beverly Tucker (1983)
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: Played "Berthe" in "Boeing-Boeing", a play by Marc Camoletti, translated by Beverley Cross and Francis Evans (Longacre Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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I went to one of the world's great music schools, Juilliard, to acting school and never had any voice training. It wasn't until my mid-twenties that I began to go and see a singing teacher, and I discovered I had a voice, but I never felt very much confidence about singing in public and rarely went up for musical auditions. See more »


At age 19 in Juilliard, she was awarded $1000 for living expenses because she was "the most hard-working, economically needy student". But instead, she admits, she used the money to spend two months in Europe. See more »

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