Christine Baranski - Rotten Tomatoes

Christine Baranski

Highest Rated:   94% Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Lowest Rated:   0% Crackers (1984)
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Birthplace:   Buffalo, New York, USA
Designer label-clad force of nature, neurotic diva, and the owner of one of the most expansive mouths in the free world, Christine Baranski is one of the more distinctive actresses working on the stage and screen today. Known to television audiences for her portrayal of Cybill Shepard's brassy and unapologetically arrogant best friend on the sitcom Cybill, Baranski has also made a name for herself on the New York stage, where she has won a number of awards, and has worked as a character actress on a variety of films.Born in Buffalo, New York, on May 2, 1952, Baranski was influenced from a young age by her Polish grandparents, who were both actors. After studying acting at Julliard, she began working on the New York stage and on various TV shows, and made her film debut in 1982. The stage proved to be a particularly good medium for Baranski's talents; a staple of many New York productions, the actress earned Tony Awards and a number of other honors for her work in the Broadway productions of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing and Neil Simon's Rumors. Usually cast as a supporting player onscreen, Baranski has done particularly notable work in Jeffrey (1995), in which she played a New York socialite; The Birdcage (1996), which featured her as the brassy mother of Robin Williams' grown son; and Cruel Intentions (1999), in which she did another hilarious turn as a New York socialite. In one of her rare excursions as a lead, Baranski gave a memorable performance as a struggling actress in Bowfinger (1999), sharing the screen with the likes of Steve Martin, Heather Graham, and Eddie Murphy.In 2002 Baranski appeared in the Best Picture Oscar winner Chicago, and she continued to work steadily on TV, in movies, and on stage appearing in projects as diverse as Eloise at the Plaza, Welcome to Mooseport, and the smash hit adaptation of the ABBA musical Mamma Mia! In 2009 she began work on the well-respected CBS drama series The Good Wife opposite Julianna Margulies.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
28% A Bad Moms Christmas
  • Amy's Mother
$39.9M 2017
76% Miss Sloane
  • Evelyn Sumner
$3.5M 2016
74% Trolls
  • Chef
$153.7M 2016
71% Into the Woods
  • Cinderella's Stepmother
$89.8M 2014
No Score Yet Yellowbird
  • Actor
2014
13% The Bounty Hunter
  • Kitty Hurley
$66.8M 2010
54% Mamma Mia!
  • Tanya
$143.8M 2008
No Score Yet Falling for Grace
  • Bree Barrington
2007
40% Bonneville
  • Francine Holden Packard
$0.4M 2006
No Score Yet Relative Strangers
  • Arleen Clayton
2006
No Score Yet Scooby-Doo! Where's My Mummy?
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet In the Game
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Scooby Doo In Where's My Mummy?
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Recipe For A Perfect Christmas
  • Lee Bellmont
2005
13% Welcome to Mooseport
  • Charlotte Cole
$14.3M 2004
No Score Yet Eloise at Christmastime
  • Prunella Stickler
2003
9% Marci X
  • Sen. Mary Ellen Spinkle
$1.6M 2003
No Score Yet Eloise at the Plaza
  • Prunella Stickler
2003
86% Chicago
  • Mary Sunshine
2002
57% The Guru
  • Chantal
$2.9M 2002
53% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Martha May Whovier
$259.1M 2000
71% Get Bruce
  • Actor
1999
81% Bowfinger
  • Carol
1999
49% Cruel Intentions
  • Bunny Caldwell
1999
75% Bulworth
  • Constance Bulworth
1998
21% The Odd Couple II
  • Thelma
1998
79% The Birdcage
  • Katharine
1996
68% Jeffrey
  • Ann Marwood Bartle
1995
64% New Jersey Drive
  • Prosecutor
1995
27% The War
  • Miss Strapford
1994
No Score Yet Getting In
  • Mrs. Margaret 'Maggie' Higgs
1994
71% The Ref
  • Connie
1994
No Score Yet To Dance with the White Dog
  • Kate
1993
78% Addams Family Values
  • Becky Granger
1993
20% Life with Mikey
  • Carol
1993
56% The Night We Never Met
  • Lucy
1993
94% Reversal of Fortune
  • Andrea Reynolds
1990
57% The Pick-Up Artist
  • Harriet
1987
47% Legal Eagles
  • Carol Freeman
1986
64% 9 1/2 Weeks
  • Thea
1986
0% Crackers
  • Maxine
1984
40% Lovesick
  • Nymphomaniac
1983
No Score Yet Soup for One
  • Blonde in Bar
1982
No Score Yet Playing for Time
  • Olga
1980

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2017
100% The Good Fight
2017
  • Diane Lockhart
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
82% The Big Bang Theory
2007
  • Beverly Hofstadter Dr. Beverly Hofstadter Beverly
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
95% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Diane Lockhart
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2005
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
  • Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Ugly Americans
2010-2012
  • Voice
  • 2011
No Score Yet Ugly Betty
2006-2010
  • Victoria Hartley
  • 2009
No Score Yet Live From Lincoln Center
2000
  • Performer
  • 2006
No Score Yet American Dad (target for inaccurate feed data)
2005
  • Voice
  • 2006
  • 2005
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Faith Clancy
  • 2005
No Score Yet Citizen Baines
2001
  • Glenn Ferguson Baines Welch
  • 2001
No Score Yet Frasier
1993-2004
  • Guest
  • Dr. Nora
  • 1999
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 1996
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Rose Seigel Rose Seigal Katherine Katherine Masucci Beigel
  • 1994
  • 1991

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