American-born actress and producer Julianna Margulies has nearly three decades of brilliant work behind her both on the screen and on stage. On the small screen, Marguiles first hit it big with her highly-acclaimed role as Nurse Carol Hathaway on the long-running medical drama series ER. The talented screen diva gained further recognition for her lead role as Alicia Florrick in the legal drama The Good Wife.
Having garnered 8 SAG Awards, 3 Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award for her work on the aforementioned TV series, Julianna Margulies had her eyes set on more accolades when she joined the main cast of the dark comedy-drama Dietland starring as Kitty Montgomery.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Julianna Luisa Margulies was born on June 8, 1966, in Spring Valley, New York. Her mother Francesca (née Goldberg) was a professional ballerina and a performance art tutor. Her father Paul Margulies was an author, a scholar, and an advertising professional. Both of her parents were Jewish descendants of European immigrants. The family lived in Isreal for a while but they returned to the US before Julianna was born.
She had her early education at Green Meadow Waldorf School located in Rockland County, New York. For high school, Julianna attended High Mowing School located in Wilton, New Hampshire. She obtained her B.A. degree in liberal arts at New York’s Sarah Lawrence College where she featured in numerous stage plays.
In 1991, Margulies marked her film debut in the action-thriller Out for Justice. This was followed by guest roles in a number of TV series including Law & Order (1993) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1994). The actress got her acting breakthrough in 1994 when she was cast in the pilot of the medical drama ER. Her role as ER nurse Carol Hathaway was initially intended to end in the pilot, however, following her epic performance in her supposed death scene, the creators tweaked the plot making her a part of the main cast. Margulies won the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Drama in the first season of the show in addition to 5 other nominations in the same category.
Upon her departure from ER in 2000, Julianna Margulies got more work done on stage and on the big screen. She had a voice role in the animated adventure film Dinosaur which was a box-office hit. The talented actress equally appeared in the drama film Evelyn (2002) alongside Pierce Brosnan, followed by the horror film Ghost Ship (2002) as well as the action thriller Snakes on a Plane (2006).
On stage, Julianna Margulies featured in the production of Intrigue With Faye at New York’s MCC Theater and also in the production of Ten Unknowns and The Vagina Monologues at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. On the small screen, she appeared in the miniseries The Mists of Avalon (2001) as well as the Candian miniseries Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003). She was the lead star in the miniseries The Grid (2004) followed by the legal drama Canterbury’s Law (2008) both of which were short-lived.
In 2009, Julianna Margulies struck TV gold one more time when she was cast as the lead star in the CBS legal and political drama television series The Good Wife. After a successful 7-season run of The Good Wife, the show came to an end in May 2016. According to Julianna Margulies, she basically became jobless when production ended for The Good Wife. Well, her fortunes changed for the better when she landed a spot on the main cast of the dark comedy-drama Dietland which premiered in June 2018.
What Is Julianna Margulies Net Worth
Considering Julianna Margulies’ long-running Hollywood career, it appears as though she has not achieved so much success at the box office. However, what this talented actress may have missed out on in terms of the blockbusters, she adequately makes up for on the small screen.
Margulies had a massive $27 million annual paycheck during her 6-year run on NBC’s medical drama ER. She equally received a million-dollar paycheck during her long stint on the CBS hit drama The Good Wife which saw her ranked among the 20 highest-paid TV actresses of 2013.
Thanks to her steady and illustrious acting career as well as several other lucrative ventures, Julianna Margulies has amassed an enviable net worth of $22 million.
Who Is Julianna Margulies’ Husband?
Juliana Margulies is married to her husband of over a decade, Keith Lieberthal – a lawyer. The couple tied the knot in a private ceremony on November 10, 2007. They have one child together, a son named Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal, born on January 17, 2008.
After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy at Dartmouth College, Keith Lieberthal obtained his J.D. degree at Harvard Law School. He was appointed a Senior Director at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 2015.
Other Interesting Facts About Lady Margulies
1. Julianna Margulies is the only member of the main cast of the series ER to win an Emmy Award for the show.
2. On May 1, 2015, Julianna Margulies received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6621 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3. She was featured on TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2015.
4. Julianna Margulies is 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) in height. Back in 1998, the gorgeous actress was named among People magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
5. Now in her 50s, the ageless Hollywood star maintains a trim physique with a bodyweight of 61 kg (134 lb).