Christine Baranski

Highest Rated: 94% Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Lowest Rated: 0% Crackers (1984)
Birthday: Jul 2, 1951
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

CREDIT
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Tanya 2018
32% A Bad Moms Christmas Amy's Mother $72.1M 2017
88% Every Act of Life Actor 2017
76% Miss Sloane Evelyn Sumner $3.5M 2016
75% Trolls Chef $153.7M 2016
71% Into the Woods Cinderella's Stepmother $89.8M 2014
No Score Yet Yellowbird Actor 2014
12% 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
8% Marci X Sen. Mary Ellen Spinkle $1.6M 2003
No Score Yet Eloise at the Plaza Prunella Stickler 2003
85% Chicago Mary Sunshine 2002
57% The Guru Chantal $2.9M 2002
51% Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Martha May Whovier $259.1M 2000
71% Get Bruce Actor 1999
81% Bowfinger Carol 1999
54% Cruel Intentions Bunny Caldwell 1999
76% Bulworth Constance Bulworth 1998
27% The Odd Couple II Thelma 1998
79% The Birdcage Katharine 1996
67% Jeffrey Ann Marwood Bartle 1995
64% New Jersey Drive Prosecutor 1995
25% The War Miss Strapford 1994
No Score Yet Getting In Mrs. Margaret 'Maggie' Higgs 1994
72% The Ref Connie 1994
No Score Yet To Dance with the White Dog Kate 1993
74% Addams Family Values Becky Granger 1993
27% 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

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Bravest Knight
2019
Voice
  • 2019
96% The Good Fight
2017
Diane Lockhart
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
81% The Big Bang Theory
2007
Beverly Hofstadter Dr. Beverly Hofstadter Beverly
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
96% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Diane Lockhart
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Family Guy
1999
Voice
  • 2013
No Score Yet Ugly Americans
2010-2012
Voice
  • 2011
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Victoria Hartley
  • 2009
  • 2007
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
94% Frasier
1993-2004
Guest Dr. Nora
  • 1999
No Score Yet Cybill
1995-1998
Maryann Thorpe
  • 1998
  • 1997
  • 1996
  • 1995
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
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
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