- Christine Jane Baranski
- Buffalo New York
- United States
- Rooting For The New England Patriots
- Great Legs
- Didn't Let Her Kids Watch T.V. While Growing Up
Christine Jane Baranski (born on May 2, 1952 in Buffalo, New York) is an American actress who is perhaps best known for her Emmy Award winning portrayal as "Maryanne Thorpe" in the CBS-TV sitcom Cybill, and her Emmy nominated portrayal of "Diane Lockhart" in The Good Wife. Prior to her appearances in film and television,
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Christine rose to prominence as an aspiring Broadway actress, having won two Tony Awards. Christine, who is of Polish ancestry, studied at Julliard. She has had many TV roles, most notably as Cybil Sheppard's best friend in Cybill Her very first television role was on the WWII drama, 'Combat' She has been in television, movies and Broadway for over 40 years. 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.
On May 28, 1991, Christine starred in the first production of Terrence McNally's play Lips Together, Teeth Apart with Swoosie Kurtz, Nathan Lane, and Anthony Heald.
Although many of her roles she plays a vamp with sexual undertones, she raises her children without television because she doesn't approve of the sexual content and violence on the screen.
For her role as Diane Lockhart in The Good Wife, Christine was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for an Emmy in 2010.
Christine married Matthew Cowles in 1983; They have 2 children Daughter's names are Lily (b. 1987) and Isabel (b. 1984).