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Julianna Margulies Biography

Birth Name:
Julianna Luisa Margulies
Birth Place:
Spring Valley, New York, United States
Profession
Actor

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

Awards

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

Relationships

  • Paul Margulies -- Father
  • Keith Lieberthal -- Husband
  • Francesca Margulies -- Mother
  • Alexandra Margulies -- Sister
  • Rachel Margulies -- Sister
  • Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal -- Son