The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail.
His scandal. Her story.
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Did You Know?
During a 2011 interview on the National Public Radio program "Talk of the Nation," Alan Cumming
(Eli Gold) confirmed that his character is loosely based on longtime political operative (and, as of 2011, Mayor of Chicago) Rahm Emanuel
. Cumming said that Gold's undeveloped backstory includes a former career as a concert pianist, inspired by Emanuel's early-life, pre-politics ambition to become a professional ballet dancer. See more