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Julianna Margulies

b. June 8, 1966

by JWA Staff
Our work to expand the Encyclopedia is ongoing. We are providing this brief biography for Julianna Margulies until we are able to commission a full entry.

Julianna Margulies at the Metropolitan Opera opening in 2008.

Courtesy of Rubenstein/Wikimedia Commons.

Julianna Margulies has earned the most SAG awards of any woman in the Screen Actors Guild for her starring roles on ER and The Good Wife. Margulies earned a BA from Sarah Lawrence College before making her film debut in Steven Segal’s Out for Justice. She starred opposite George Clooney on the medical drama ER from 1994–2000, for which she won an Emmy Award in 1994 and nominations in every following year. She then branched out into theater and film roles, from The Vagina Monologues to the 2001 miniseries Mists of Avalon, an adaptation of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s feminist retelling of the King Arthur legend. She starred in the short-lived 2008 show Canterbury’s Law before landing the title role in 2009’s The Good Wife, which has earned her many awards including a Golden Globe and two Emmys, one in 2011 and one in 2014. Beginning in 2011, Margulies was credited as a producer of The Good Wife. As of 2014, she has won eight SAG awards, three Emmys, and a Golden Globe.

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Jewish Women's Archive. "Julianna Margulies." (Viewed on September 23, 2023) <>.


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