Christine Baranski, has had a long and successful acting career on stage, on TV and in a number of movies. Her strong and empowering character Diane Lockhart continues on The Good Fight as the lead role and we can't get enough. Find out more about the talented woman who brings Diane to life each and every week.
Christine was born in Buffalo, New York to Virginia and Lucien Baranski, who edited a Polish-language newspaper. It seems she caught the acting bug from her grandparents who were actors in the Polish theater in Buffalo.
Christine has always had rhythm! When she was a child she studied ballet. As an adult she learned ballroom and Afro-Cuban dancing and wishes she had more time between filming to dance.
Christine has two children with her late husband Matthew Cowles, Lily and Isabel. Isabel is now a practicing attorney after passing the New York bar exam, and worked in the Brooklyn district attorney's office during the run of The Good Wife.
Christine listens to a lot of baroque and classical music. So fancy! But she says there is nothing better than good ol' Motown.
In an interview on NPR, she shared that her #1 football loyalty is to her hometown Buffalo Bills, but defaults to the New England Patriots if the Bills don't advance.
Before there was Diane Lockhart, there was Beverly Hofstadter on The Big Bang, a role she's most famously known for.
The actress has recieved three Screen Actors Guild Awards (out of eight nominations), two Drama Desk Awards, as well two Tony Awards. Christine has also won an American Comedy Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award and a Primetime Emmy Award. She must have a very, very long mantle at home.
Christine Baranski has had a long and successful acting career on stage, TV and film. The strong and empowering character she played on The Good Wife for 7 seasons, Diane Lockhart, returns to The Good Fight as the lead role and we can't get enough. Find out more about the talented woman who brings Diane to life each and every week.