Julianna Margulies Biography

Julianna Margulies is an American actress and producer best known for her work in NBC's medical drama ‘ER’. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her.

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Birthday: June 8, 1966

Nationality: American

Famous: Actresses American Women

Age: 53 Years, 53 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Gemini

Born in: Spring Valley, New York, USA

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'6" (168 cm), 5'6" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Keith Lieberthal (m. 2007)

father: Paul Margulies

mother: Francesca (née Goldberg, later Gardner)

children: Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal

U.S. State: New Yorkers

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Julianna Luisa Margulies is an American actress as well as producer. She gained wide recognition after portraying the character of Carol Hathaway in NBC's medical drama ‘ER’. After this, she played lead roles in other shows like ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘Canterbury's Law’. Besides these, Margulies also appeared in the drama series ‘The Grid’, ‘The Sopranos’ and ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’. She contributed to the big screen as well, by acting in movies such as ‘Out for Justice’, ‘Traveller’, ‘A Price Above Rubies’, ‘Ghost Ship’, ‘The Darwin Awards’, ‘Snakes on a Plane’ and ‘Three Christs’, to name a few. The actress voiced Neera in the flick ‘Dinosaur’. Talking about her awards and honors, Margulies has received eight Screen Actor Guild Awards, thus making her the most awarded actress within SAG. She was once featured in TIME’s list of ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’. And there’s more to come! Margulies was also given a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame. Apart from these honors, the American beauty has also won a Critics' Choice Television Award, a Golden Globes Award, Primetime Emmy Awards and many others in her entertainment career.

  • Julianna Margulies first acted in Steven Seagal's movie ‘Out for Justice’. She then appeared in two episodes of ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ in 1994. The same year, she was cast as Nurse Carol Hathaway in the medical drama ‘ER’. After this, she did the movies ‘Traveller’, ‘Paradise Road’, ’The Newton Boys’ and ‘A Price Above Rubies’. Then the actress voiced Neera in the flick ‘Dinosaur’ in 2000. A year later, she did the miniseries ‘The Mists of Avalon’ as well as the TV movie ‘Jenifer’.
  • She was then cast in the films ‘The Man from Elysian Fields’, ‘Evelyn’ and ‘Ghost Ship’. In the year 2003, Margulies starred in the drama ‘Hitler: The Rise of Evil’. The following year, she had a lead role in the series ‘The Grid’. The American beauty then got featured in the miniseries ‘The Lost Room’ and the movies ‘The Darwin Awards’, ‘The Armenian Genocide’, ‘Snakes on a Plane’ and ‘Beautiful Ohio’ in 2006.
  • Three years later, she was offered the miniseries ‘The Lost Room’. Then in 2008, Margulies was cast as Elizabeth Canterbury in the program ‘Canterbury's Law’. She began playing the lead role of Alicia Florrick in the series ‘The Good Wife’ in 2009. In 2017, she acted in the films ‘The Upside’ and ‘Three Christs’. She also appeared in an episode of ‘Nightcap’ the same year.
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Personal Life
  • Julianna Margulies was born as Julianna Luisa Margulies on June 8, 1966 in Spring Valley, New York, USA. She has two sisters, Rachel and Alexandra Margulies. Her mother Francesca was a eurythmy teacher and a ballet dancer while her father, Paul, was a philosopher, writer and a famous Madison Avenue advertising executive.
  • The actress attended Green Meadow Waldorf School and then studied at High Mowing School. She then obtained her BA degree from Sarah Lawrence College.
  • Talking about her love life, Margulies was in a relationship with Hollywood actor Ron Eldard till 2003. After separating from him, she married Keith Lieberthal on November 10, 2007. The following year, the couple had a son, Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal. As of now, the American beauty resides with her family in Manhattan, New York City.


Golden Globe Awards
2010 Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama The Good Wife (2009)
Primetime Emmy Awards
2014 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2011 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
1995 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series ER (1994)

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