Julianna Margulies

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Julianna Luisa Margulies (pronounced /dʒuːliˈɑːnə mɑːrɡəˈliːs/; born June 8, 1966) is an American actress and producer. After several small television roles, Margulies achieved success in her regular role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on NBC's long-running medical drama ER, for which she won an Emmy Award. After her departure from ER in 2000, Margulies appeared in the 2001 miniseries The Mists of Avalon and voiced the female Iguanodon, Neera, in Disney's CGI film Dinosaur (2000). In 2009, she took the lead role of Alicia Florrick in the American legal drama The Good Wife on CBS, for which she has won a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She has won more Screen Actors Guild Awards than anyone else—six for her work on ER and two for her performance on The Good Wife. Margulies, the youngest of three daughters, was born in Spring Valley, New York. Her mother, Francesca (née Gardner), was a ballet dancer and eurythmy teacher, and her father, Paul Margulies, was a writer. Her parents were Jewish, descended from immigrants from Austria, Hungary, and Romania (her mother later converted to Christianity).
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