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Christine Baranski Biography

Birth Name:
Christine Jane Baranski
Birth Place:
Buffalo, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was introduced to theater at a young age by her Polish grandparents, both actors
  • While at Juilliard, was awarded $1000 for being "the most hard-working economically needy student" in her class, and instead of putting the money toward living expenses, used it to travel for two months through Europe
  • Made her Broadway debut in 1980's Hide and Seek, which closed after only five previews and eight performances
  • First film appearance was a cameo role in 1982's Soup for One
  • Had an uncredited role in the 1999 CBS sitcom Now and Again as the voice of Roger's domineering wife, Ruth, whom the audience never saw
  • Stage musical roles at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, include that of Mrs
  • Lovett in Sweeney Todd (2002) and the titular aunt in Mame (2006)
  • Received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 Banff World Media Festival

Awards

  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2002Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1998Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1997Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1997Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 1995Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated

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