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One of the entertainment industry’s most honored actresses, Christine Baranski is an Emmy, two-time Tony, Screen Actors Guild, Drama Desk, and American Comedy Award winner.
A graduate of The Juilliard School, Baranski received her big break in Tom Stoppard’s hit Broadway comedy The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols, for which she won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.
Baranski went on to earn her second Tony Award for her performance in Neil Simon’s Rumors. She also won an Emmy, American Comedy, and SAG Award for her performance in the hit series Cybill and three subsequent Emmy Award nominations. Baranski received a total of 5 Emmy nominations for her guest roles on Frasier and The Big Bang Theory.
As the formidable Diane Lockhart on The Good Wife, Baranski received six Emmy nominations and two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for her performance on the CBS series. She then starred as the character in the critically- acclaimed spinoff The Good Fight . Baranski has been nominated for four Critics’ Choice Television Awards and a Golden Globe and TCA Award nomination for her performance in the spinoff The Good Fight.
Baranski can also be seen as Agnes Van Rhijn in the HBO series The Gilded Age , created by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes. The critically- acclaimed series is an epic of the millionaire titans of New York City in the 1880s. It features an ensemble cast that includes Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Audra McDonald, and Morgan Spector, among others. The second season will air on HBO in 2023.
Additional film credits include Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, A Bad Moms Christmas, Mamma Mia! Trolls, Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Chicago, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bowfinger, Bulworth, Cruel Intentions , and The Birdcage , among others.
Previous stage credits include: Boeing- Boeing, HurlyBurly, The House of Blue Leaves, It’s Only a Play, Lips Together Teeth Apart, The Loman Family Picnic, Regrets Only, Coming Attractions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Obie Award), Encores! productions of Follies, Promises, Promises, and more.
Baranski received an Honorary Doctorate from Juilliard and, in 2018, was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.