Julianna Margulies

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Born
Julianna Luisa Margulies
June 08, 1966 (age 47)
Profession
Actor, Television Producer
Spouse
Keith Lieberthal
Parents
Francesca Gardner Margulies, Paul Margulies
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Julianna Luisa Margulies (born June 8, 1966) is an American actress and producer.

After several small television roles, Margulies achieved both critical and commercial success in her role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC's long-running medical drama ER, for which she won an Emmy Award. After her departure from ER in 2000, Margulies appeared in the 2001 miniseries The Mists of Avalon and voiced the role of Neera in Disney's CGI film Dinosaur. In 2009 she took the lead role of Alicia Florrick in the American legal drama The Good Wife on CBS, for which she has won a Golden Globe, a Television Critics Association Award and the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

She is one of only two people (the other being Alec Baldwin) who hold the record of winning more Screen Actors Guild Awards (eight) than any other actors or actresses.

Margulies attended grade school at Green Meadow Waldorf School and high school at High Mowing School. As a child, she lived in New York, France and England. Margulies obtained a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College, where she appeared in several campus plays. In 1988-89 she studied acting in the Meisner Technique class at The Acting Studio, Inc. - New York.

Margulies's first movie role was as a prostitute looking to go straight in the Steven Seagal film Out for Justice.  In 1994, Margulies was cast in a role in the pilot episode of ER as an emergency care nurse who, despondent over her relationship with George Clooney's character, Doug Ross, attempted suicide. Her character was originally intended to die; however, the producers changed the plot and she went on to play the role of Nurse Carol Hathaway for six years. She won an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama in 1994, and was nominated for this award every year during her tenure. She is also notable for being the only series regular cast member to win an Emmy Award.

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