Christine Baranski


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Christine Baranski is an American actress from Buffalo, New York. She has had a relatively lengthy career in both film and television. She has been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, winning once. One of her most popular roles was that of neuroscientist Dr. Beverly Hofstadter in the sitcom " The Big Bang Theory ". She played this role from 2009 to 2019. ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 15 wins & 72 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Mamma Mia! Tanya
(2008)
Chicago Mary Sunshine
(2002)
Into the Woods Stepmother
(2014)
The Birdcage Katharine
(1996)

Filmography

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  Praise Petey (TV Series) (pre-production)
White (voice)
 2017-2022 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Diane Lockhart
- Episode #6.1 (2022) ... Diane Lockhart
- And the Violence Spread. (2021) ... Diane Lockhart
- And the End Was Violent... (2021) ... Diane Lockhart
- And the Détente Had an End... (2021) ... Diane Lockhart
- And the Fight Had a Détente... (2021) ... Diane Lockhart
 2022 The Gilded Age (TV Series)
Agnes Van Rhijn
- Let the Tournament Begin (2022) ... Agnes Van Rhijn
- Tucked Up in Newport (2022) ... Agnes Van Rhijn
- Irresistible Change (2022) ... Agnes Van Rhijn
- Heads Have Rolled for Less (2022) ... Agnes Van Rhijn
- Charity Has Two Functions (2022) ... Agnes Van Rhijn
 2018-2022 Fancy Nancy (TV Series short)
Mrs. Devine
- Crochet it Isn't So!/Nancy Plays House (2021) ... Mrs. Devine
- Nancy Runs Her Own Race/JoJo Does the Dirty Work (2021) ... Mrs. Devine (voice)
 2021 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Christine Baranski
- Portrait of a Lackey on Fire (2021) ... Christine Baranski (voice)
 2021 Fairfax (TV Series)
Joyce
- Fairfolks (2021) ... Joyce (voice)
 2020 Christmas on the Square
Regina
 2020 Magical Girl Friendship Squad (TV Series short)
Verus
- Just Two Weak Girls (2020) ... Verus (voice)
- The Real World (2020) ... Verus (voice)
- realcontent.crap (2020) ... Verus (voice)
 2015-2019 BoJack Horseman (TV Series)
Amanda Hannity
- The New Client (2019) ... Amanda Hannity (voice)
- Hank After Dark (2015) ... Amanda Hannity (voice)
 2019 Spirit Riding Free: Pony Tales (TV Series short)
Miz McDonnell
- The Mystery of the Golden Unicorn (2019) ... Miz McDonnell (voice)
 2019 The Bravest Knight (TV Series)
The Red Dragon / The Dragon
- Cedric & the Dragon (2019) ... The Red Dragon (voice)
- Cedric & the Troll (2019) ... The Dragon (voice)
 2019 Archibald's Next Big Thing (TV Series short)
Madame Baroness
- Best in Showbot/The Secret of Madame Baroness (2019) ... Madame Baroness (voice)
 2019 The Two Princes (Podcast Series)
Queen Lavinia of the West
- The Hollow of the Kings (2019) ... Queen Lavinia of the West
- The Battle of the Phoenix (2019) ... Queen Lavinia of the West
- That Sinking Feeling (2019) ... Queen Lavinia of the West
- Life Upon the Wicked Stage (2019) ... Queen Lavinia of the West
- Cracking Up and Crashing Down (2019) ... Queen Lavinia of the West
 2019 Young Sheldon (TV Series)
Beverly Hofstadter
- A Swedish Science Thing and the Equation for Toast (2019) ... Beverly Hofstadter (voice)
 2009-2019 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
- The Maternal Conclusion (2019) ... Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
- The Conference Valuation (2019) ... Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
- The VCR Illumination (2018) ... Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
- The Novelization Correlation (2018) ... Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
- The Explosion Implosion (2017) ... Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
 2019 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series)
Fake Melania
 2013-2018 Family Guy (TV Series)
Newport Heiress / Christine Baranski
- Con Heiress (2018) ... Newport Heiress (voice)
- Call Girl (2013) ... Christine Baranski (voice)
 2017 Spirit Riding Free (TV Series)
Miz McDonnell
- Lucky and the Long Way Home (2017) ... Miz McDonnell (voice)
 2017 A Bad Moms Christmas
Ruth
 2017 Steven Universe: Save the Light (Video Game)
Hessonite (voice)
 2017 Michael Jackson's Halloween (TV Movie)
Mrs. Grau (voice)
 2017 Regular Show (TV Series)
Guardian
- A Regular Epic Final Battle (2017) ... Guardian (voice)
 2016 Miss Sloane
Evelyn Sumner
 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 Sinatra: All or Nothing at All (TV Mini Series documentary)
Ruth Berle
- Part 1 (2015) ... Ruth Berle (voice)
 2014 Into the Woods
Stepmother
 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
 2009 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Victoria Hartley
- Curveball (2009) ... Victoria Hartley
- In the Stars (2009) ... Victoria Hartley
- A Mother of a Problem (2009) ... Victoria Hartley
 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 Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (TV Movie)
Lee Bellmont
 2005 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Faith Clancy
- Voices (2005) ... Faith Clancy
- The Crossing (2005) ... Faith Clancy
 2005 Scooby-Doo in Where's My Mummy? (Video)
Amelia von Butch (voice)
 2004 In the Game (TV Movie)
 2004 Spellbound (TV Movie)
 2003-2004 Happy Family (TV Series)
Annie Brennan
- Dear Mom (2004) ... Annie Brennan
- The Shampoo Effect (2004) ... Annie Brennan
- The Play (2004) ... Annie Brennan
- The Juicer (2004) ... Annie Brennan
- Secrets (2004) ... Annie Brennan
 2004 Welcome to Mooseport
Charlotte Cole
 2003 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
Prunella Stickler
- Eloise at Christmastime (2003) ... Prunella Stickler
- Eloise at the Plaza (2003) ... Prunella Stickler
 2003 Marci X
Mary Ellen Spinkle
 2002 Chicago
Mary Sunshine
 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
 2000-2001 Welcome to New York (TV Series)
Marsha Bickner
- The Brother (2001) ... Marsha Bickner
- The Stalker (2001) ... Marsha Bickner
- The Memo (2001) ... Marsha Bickner
- The Cat and the Rat (2001) ... Marsha Bickner
- Limos and Lines (2000) ... Marsha Bickner
 2000 Timothy Tweedle the First Christmas Elf (TV Movie)
Flo (voice)
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Martha May Whovier
 1999 Now and Again (TV Series)
Ruth Bender
- Origins (1999) ... Ruth Bender (voice, uncredited)
 1999 Bowfinger
Carol
 1999 Frasier (TV Series)
Dr. Nora Fairchild
- Dr. Nora (1999) ... Dr. Nora Fairchild
 1999 Cruel Intentions
Bunny Caldwell
 1995-1998 Cybill (TV Series)
Maryann Thorpe / Anne Boleyn
- Ka-Boom! (1998) ... Maryann Thorpe
- Cybill in the Morning (1998) ... Maryann Thorpe
- Don Gianni (1998) ... Maryann Thorpe
- Daddy (1998) ... Maryann Thorpe
- Farewell, My Sweet (1998) ... Maryann Thorpe
 1998 Bulworth
Constance Bulworth
 1998 The Odd Couple II
Thelma
 1997 3rd Rock from the Sun (TV Series)
Sonja Umdahl
- Dick and the Single Girl (1997) ... Sonja Umdahl
 1996 The Birdcage
Katharine
 1995 Jeffrey
Ann Marwood Bartle
 1995 New Jersey Drive
Prosecutor
 1994 The War
Miss Strapford
 1994 Getting In
Mrs. Margaret 'Maggie' Higgs
 1991-1994 Law & Order (TV Series)
Katherine Masucci Beigel / Rose Siegal
- Nurture (1994) ... Rose Siegal
- The Torrents of Greed: Part 2 (1991) ... Katherine Masucci Beigel
- The Torrents of Greed: Part 1 (1991) ... Katherine Masucci Beigel
 1994 The Ref
Connie
 1993 To Dance with the White Dog (TV Movie)
Kate
 1993 Addams Family Values
Becky Martin-Granger
 1993 Life with Mikey
Carol
 1992 Screenplay (TV Series)
Blair Bennett
- Buying a Landslide (1992) ... Blair Bennett
 1990 Reversal of Fortune
Andrea Reynolds
 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 9½ Weeks
Thea
 1985 The Equalizer (TV Series)
Victoria Baines
- Mama's Boy (1985) ... Victoria Baines
 1985 Big Shots in America (TV Movie)
Cara
 1984 All My Children (TV Series)
Jewell
- Episode #1.3819 (1984) ... Jewell
 1984 Crackers
Maxine
 1983 Lovesick
Nymphomanic
 1982/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Helena
 1982 Soup for One
Blonde in Bar
 1981 Texas (TV Series)
Sadie
- Episode #1.350 (1981) ... Sadie (credit only)
- Episode #1.349 (1981) ... Sadie
 1980 Playing for Time (TV Movie)
Olga
 1964 Another World (TV Series)
Beverly Tucker (1983)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Cadillac Seville STS ("Stabilitrak"). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 5 Articles | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Spouse:

Matthew Cowles  (his death)  (2 children)

Children:

Lily Cowles | See more »

Parents:

Baranski, Lucien | Mazurowski, Virginia
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Personal Quote:

I attribute the longevity of my career to the fact that I didn't have to carry that mantle [beauty]. I was never beautiful so I'm not unbeautiful. I may not have been a leading lady, but I had great clothes and funny lines. I think I had more flexibility. See more »

Trivia:

Before succeeding on the sitcom Cybill (1995), she had already completed close to 20 years' success in New York theater, both on and off Broadway, garnering wins in all major acting areas (Tony Award, Obie Award, Lortel Award and Drama Desk Award), later winning an Emmy Award as well. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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