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Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski
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Christine Baranski Biography

Christine Baranski (born 2 May 1952 in Buffalo, New York) is an American actress. She had a scene-stealing role as Cybill Shepherd's hard-drinking friend Maryanne Thorpe in the CBS sitcom Cybill, which ran from 1995 until 1998. She later appeared in the 2000-2001 sitcom Welcome to New York and, with John Larroquette, in the 2003-2004 NBC sitcom Happy Family. Her film credits include Addams Family Values, Chicago (2002), the 2000 live-action adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bowfinger (1999) and The Birdcage (1996). She hosted the May 11, 1996, episode of Saturday Night Live. Baranski appeared uncredited in the 1999 series Now and Again as the voice of Roger's overbearing wife Ruth, who the viewer never saw. She was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy every year from 1995 until 1998 for her work on Cybill. She won in 1995. In 1999, she was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as "Dr. Nora Fairchild" (a parody of Dr. Laura Schlesinger) on Frasier. Read Full Bio >>

Christine Baranski Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series "The Good Wife" (2009). Nominated
2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series "The Good Wife" (2009). Nominated
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series "The Good Wife" (2009). Nominated
2011 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series "The Good Wife" (2009). Nominated
2011 New York Women in Film & Television Won

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Christine Baranski Trivia

  • Raises her children without television because she doesn't approve of the sexual content and violence on the screen.
  • May 28, 1991: Starred in the first production of Terrence McNally's play "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" with Swoosie Kurtz, Nathan Lane, and Anthony Heald.
  • Is of Polish ancestry.
  • Daughter's names are Lily (b. 1984) and Isabelle (b. 1987)
  • Studied at Julliard.
  • Lives in Connecticut [2004]
  • 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."


Christine Baranski Photos

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    12th Annual Tribeca Film Festival - Vanity Fair Party - Arrivals

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    HBO's 64th Primetime Emmy Post Award Reception - Arrivals

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    64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

  • Christine Baranski

    2012 TCA Summer Tour - CBS, Showtime and The CW Party - Arrivals

  • Christine Baranski, Archie Panjabi, Matt Czuchry

    2012 CBS Upfronts - Arrivals

  • Christine Baranski

    31st Annual Muse Awards for Vision and Achievement - Arrivals

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