Julianna Margulies

Actor, Waitress, Bartender
A former art history enthusiast-turned-actress, Julianna Margulies cut her teeth on the New York theater scene before catapulting to stardom and critical acclaim as the capable but conflicted nurse Carol Hathaway on the ... Read more »
Born: 06/07/1966 in Spring Valley, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (67)

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Good Wife 1992 - 1999, 2008 - 2009, 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009 - 2013, 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Makers 2014 (Tv Show)

Narrator

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Writers' Room 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Guest

Stand Up Guys 2012 (Movie)

Nina Hirsch (Actor)

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Good Wife: A New Beginning 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

City Island 2010 (Movie)

Joyce Rizzo (Actor)

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

ER 1994 - 2000, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ellen 1993 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Homicide: Life on the Street 1993 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 1992 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder, She Wrote 1992 - 1999, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Canterbury's Law 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Novel Reflections on the American Dream 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Voice

The Lost Room 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Slingshot 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Snakes on a Plane 2006 (Movie)

Claire Miller (Actor)

Beautiful Ohio 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Darwin Awards 2005 (Movie)

Carla (Actor)

The Grid 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Scrubs 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Women on Top: Hollywood and Power 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Searching for Debra Winger 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 57th Annual Tony Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in 2002 Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Breast Health: New Hope 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Evelyn 2002 (Movie)

Bernadette Beattie (Actor)

Ghost Ship 2002 (Movie)

Maureen Epps (Actor)

The Jenifer Estess Story 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man From Elysian Fields 2002 (Movie)

Dena Tiller (Actor)

The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Dinosaur 2000 (Movie)

of Neera (Voice)

The VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

What's Cooking? 2000 (Movie)

Carla Seelig (Actor)

100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

50th Emmy Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Larry King Meets ER 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The 18th Annual American Fashion Awards 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

A Price Above Rubies 1998 (Movie)

Rachel (Actor)

Screen Actors Guild 4th Annual Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

The Newton Boys 1998 (Movie)

Louise Brown (Actor)

We Met on the Vineyard 1998 (Movie)

Sara Kendrick (Actor)

Paradise Road 1997 (Movie)

Topsy Merritt (Actor)

The 1996 Emmy Awards 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ruby Wax Show 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Traveller 1997 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The Second Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Philly Heat 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Out for Justice 1991 (Movie)

(Actor)

Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Show)

Actor

The Mists Of Avalon (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A former art history enthusiast-turned-actress, Julianna Margulies cut her teeth on the New York theater scene before catapulting to stardom and critical acclaim as the capable but conflicted nurse Carol Hathaway on the hit medical series, "ER" (NBC, 1994-2009). Originally, her character was to be killed off by a drug overdose in the pilot, but the actress proved herself so likeable and relatable both onscreen and off, that she was kept on board what soon became a monster hit. She was, however, often left out of the spotlight, particularly during the publicity for the show, but Margulies was eventually vindicated with an Emmy win and earned the envy of millions of women for forging an onscreen romance with George Clooney's Dr. Doug Ross. After leaving "ER" in 2000, Margulies embarked on a series of low-profile features and guest starring roles that kept her out of the mainstream spotlight, despite their challenging nature. She finally returned to a leading series role with the short-lived "Canterbury's Law" (Fox, 2007), followed by the critical and commercial hit "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009- ), reminding audiences of the exceptional talent and onscreen charisma they had fallen for years before.

Relationships

Francesca

Mother
Divorced from Julianna's father

Ron Eldard Actor

Companion
Met 1991 in acting class Acted opposite one another on "ER" (NBC) and "Ghost Ship" (2001) No longer together

Keith Lieberthal

Husband
Married Nov. 10, 2007 in a small ceremony in Lenox, MA

Kieran Lieberthal

Son
Born Jan. 17, 2008; father, Keith Lieberthal

Alexandra Margulies Actor

Sister

Paul Margulies

Father
Divorced from Julianna's mother Wrote famous Alka Seltzer jingle "Plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is"

Rachel Margulies

Sister

EDUCATION

Sarah Lawrence College

Bronxville , New York 1989
Spent junior year abroad in Florence, Italy; spent her senior year researching at NYC's Metropolitan Museum of Art

High Mowing School

Wilton , New Hampshire
Boarding school; attended from age 14

Milestones

2012

Cast alongside Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, and Christopher Walken in crime comedy "Stand Up Guys"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 TV Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series

2010

Co-starred in independent film "City Island"

2009

Reprised role of Nurse Carol Hathaway for one episode alongside George Clooney on final season of "ER" (NBC)

2009

Starred as Alicia Florrick, litigator and wife of a disgraced politician (Chris Noth) on CBS legal drama "The Good Wife"

2008

Played title character on short-lived Fox series "Canterbury's Law"

2006

Made Broadway debut in "Festen" opposite Ali MacGraw and Jeremy Sisto

2006

Guest starred as a real-estate agent on HBO mob drama "The Sopranos"

2006

Co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in campy thriller "Snakes on a Plane"

2004

Guest starred as a malpractice attorney on NBC comedy "Scrubs"

2004

Cast as NSA Agent Maya Jackson in TNT limited series "The Grid"

2003

Appeared in CBS miniseries "Hitler: The Rise of Evil"

2002

Co-starred with real-life love Ron Eldard in thriller "Ghost Ship"

2001

Cast as protagonist Morgaine in TNT miniseries "The Mists of Avalon"

2001

Co-starred with Donald Sutherland in Jon Robin Baitz's off-Broadway play "Ten Unknowns"

2001

Landed featured role in "The Man From Elysian Fields"

2000

Voiced Neera, the female companion of an iguanadon in animated feature "Dinosaur"

2000

Appeared on NYC stage in "The Vagina Monologues"

2000

Cast in featured role in ensemble comedy-drama "What's Cooking?"

1999

Turned down reported salary of $27 million (for two seasons) to continue role on "ER" in order to pursue other projects

1999

Starred opposite Ivan Sergei in "The Big Day/We Met on the Vineyard"

1998

Played Matthew McConaughey's love interest in "The Newton Boys"

1997

Returned to features as co-star in "Paradise Road" and "Traveller"

1994

Played Nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC medical drama "ER"; character attempted suicide on pilot episode and was intended to die, but producers changed plot and she continued as series regular for six seasons

1994

Landed recurring role on "Homicide: Life on the Street" (NBC) as a waitress involved with Ned Beatty's Detective Bolander

1993

Made TV debut on episode of NBC's "Law & Order"

1991

Made film debut in "Out For Justice"

Appeared in a McDonald's commercial

Grew up living in Paris, London, and New York

Bonus Trivia

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"She's exotic, sultry, and voluptuous, but there's also this earthy, warm congeniality about her. She's gonna be the It Girl." – Bill Paxton quoted in Entertainment Weekly, June 7, 1996

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"It sounds glamorous, but it wasn't, by any means. You're talking about a father who's not around and a mother searching for her spiritual path. They did the best job they could, but it was not a secure upbringing." – Margulies on her childhood spent traveling between Europe and the U.S., quoted in Us Weekly, May 1997

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"My love life is nobody's business. If I give it to 40 million people to read, what do I have left when I go home? I'm protective of about my personal life that way." – Margulies quoted in Us Weekly, May 1997

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"Julianna's an amazing recipe of style and substance. She's so ideal that you just have to try to not feel jealous." – Laura Innes to Buzz magazine, March 1998

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