Fast Facts

  • Lived in Paris and London as a child.
  • Father wrote the classic Alka Seltzer jingle "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is."
  • Majored in Art History but became interested in acting in college and was hooked when she landed her first part in a school production of David Rabe's In the Boom Boom Room as a go-go dancer.
  • Made film debut as a prostitute in the 1991 Steven Seagal flick Out for Justice.
  • Cast in 1994 as Nurse Carol Hathaway on ER; her character was supposed to die in the pilot episode from a suicide attempt, but she was so popular with viewers the producers decided to let her live.
  • Won an Emmy for the first season of ER and was nominated every year she was on as a regular.
  • Famously turned down $27 million to continue on ER for two more seasons when she left in 2000.
  • Made her Broadway debut in 2006 in Festen.
  • Starred in and produced the short-lived legal drama Canterbury's Law.
  • In 2010, received her first Emmy nomination since ER for playing the title role on The Good Wife.

Awards

  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2002, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1998, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Winner
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2014, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
  • 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Keith Lieberthal — Husband
  • Rachel Margulies — Sister
  • Ron Eldard — Ex-significant Other
  • Alexandra Margulies — Sister
  • Francesca Margulies — Mother
  • Paul Margulies — Father
  • Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal — Son

College

  • Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, United States (BA in Art History, 1989)

Details

  • Birth Name: Julianna Luisa Margulies
  • Birth Place: Spring Valley, New York, United States
  • Birthday: June 8, 1966, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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