Interesting Facts about Actress Christine Baranski

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Here are some interesting facts about actress Christine Baranski: First of all, she is interesting. 

  • in Buffalo, New York, USA. That makes her 64 years old. Who knew, right? I wouldn’t. I would otherwise keep guessing.
  • She is of Polish descent.
  • She is the daughter of Virginia (née Mazurowski) and Lucien Baranski.  They were the editors of a Polish-language newspaper.
  • She has been in acting career since 1964.
  • Christine Baranski studied drama in New York City’s Juilliard School (1970-1974) and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974.
  • She appears as  Dr. Beverly Hofstadter in Big Bang Theory. She has worked in 11 episodes from 2009 to till date. ( 2009-2017). a bizarre psychiatrist cum neuroscientist and mother of one of the lead characters, Dr. Leonard Hofstadter.
  • She appears as Diane Lockhart. a top litigator and senior partner of a Chicago law firm on the CBS series The Good Wife.
  • Christine Baranski is a matured lady with a good sense of humor. She has an attractive personality and good taste in fashion, too.
  • She has acted on stage, film, television in her acting career;  Among films, she played the roles of Katherine Archer in The Birdcage, Mary Sunshine in the musical Chicago, Martha May Whovier in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Connie Chasseur in The Ref and as Tanya Chisham-Leigh in the hit musical Mamma Mia! She played Cinderella’s stepmother in the film adaptation of the musical, Into the Woods.
  • She won Tony Awards for her work in the original Broadway productions of The Real Thing in 1984 and Rumors in 1989, both for Best Featured Actress in a Play. She went on to win the 1995 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Maryanne Thorpe in the sitcom Cybill (1995–98).
  • Baranski’s Broadway credits include her debut in Hide and Seek (1980), Hurlyburly (1984), The House of Blue Leaves (1986) and Boeing Boeing (2008).
  • She was nominated for  Emmy Award 15 times.
  • She is good at playing role of legal attorneys and understandably, musicals define her career.
  • Christine Baranski starred as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd (which helped her win 2003 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical) At the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. in 2002.
  • In her acting career ( film) so far, she has worked in total 34 movies (Includes both screen appearance and voice over).
  • She  won both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards two times.
  • In personal life, she was married to actor Matthew Cowles (1983- Until his death on May 22, 2014). She has two daughters.
  • Interesting trivia, One of her daughters, now a practicing attorney, attended law school, passed the New York bar exam, and worked in the Brooklyn district attorney’s office during The Good Wife.
  • She did the role of Kaos’ mother in the video game Skylanders: Swap Force in 2013
  • She appeared in a one night only concert benefit performance of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music in 2009.
  • She also played Faith Clancy, the mother of Jim Clancy in Ghost Whisperer.
  • She has a family history of acting career. Her grandparents were actors in the Polish theater

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