American-born actress and producer Julianna Margulies has nearly three decades of brilliant work behind her, both on-screen and on stage. On the small screen, Marguiles had her first big success with her highly acclaimed role as nurse Carol Hathaway in the long-running medical drama series ER. The talented film diva gained further recognition with her leading role as Alicia Florrick in the legal drama The Good Wife.
After Julianna Margulies received 8 SAG Awards, 3 Emmy Awards, and a Golden Globe Award for her work on the above-mentioned television series, she hoped to win further awards when she became the lead actress in the dark comedy-drama Dietland starring 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 performance, art tutor. Her father Paul Margulies was a writer, scholar, and advertising expert. Both her parents were Jewish descendants of European immigrants. The family lived in Isreal for a while but returned to the USA before Julianna was born.
She received her early education at the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Rockland County, New York. For high school, Julianna attended the High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire. She received her B.A. degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, where she appeared in numerous stage plays.
In 1991 Margulies made her film debut in the action-thriller Out for Justice. Guest roles followed in many television series, including Law & Order (1993) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1994). The actress achieved her acting breakthrough in 1994 when she was cast in the pilot episode of the medical drama ER. Her role as an emergency room nurse, Carol Hathaway, was originally supposed to end in the pilot, but after her epic performance in her supposed death scene, the creators changed the plot and made her part of the main cast. Margulies won the Emmy Award for best-supporting actress in a television drama in the first season of the series, in addition to 5 other nominations in the same category.
After leaving ER in 2000, Julianna Margulies received more work on stage and the big screen. She had a voice part in the animated adventure movie Dinosaur, which became a box office hit. The talented actress also played alongside Pierce Brosnan in the drama movie Evelyn (2002), followed by the horror movie Ghost Ship (2002) and the action-thriller Snakes on a Plane (2006).
Julianna Margulies appeared on stage in the production of Intrigue With Faye at New York’s MCC Theater and in the production of Ten Unknowns and The Vagina Monologues at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. On the small screen, she appeared in both the mini-series Die Nebel von Avalon (2001) and the Canadian mini-series Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003). She was the leading actor in the mini-series The Grid (2004), followed by the legal drama Canterbury’s Law (2008), both of which were short-lived.
In 2009, Julianna Margulies once again won TV gold when she was cast by CBS as the lead actress in the legal and political drama television series The Good Wife. After a successful seven-year season of The Good Wife, the series ended in May 2016, and according to Julianna Margulies, she was virtually unemployed when the production of The Good Wife ended. Well, her fate took a turn for the better when she was offered a place in the main cast of the dark comedy-drama Dietland, which premiered in June 2018.
What Is Her Net Worth
Considering Julianna Margulies’s long Hollywood career, it seems that she has not had much success at the box office. However, what the talented actress may have missed out on blockbusters, she makes up for on the small screen.
Margulies had a massive $27 million annual paycheck during her 6-year career in the medical drama ER on NBC. She also received a million-dollar paycheck during her long stint in the CBS hit drama The Good Wife, where she was among the top 20 highest-paid TV actresses of 2013.
Thanks to her steady and illustrious acting career and several other lucrative projects, Julianna Margulies has accumulated an enviable net worth of $22 million.
Who Is Julianna Margulies’ Husband?
Juliana Margulies is married to her husband Keith Lieberthal, a lawyer, who is over ten years old. The couple sealed the marriage in a private ceremony on November 10, 2007, and have a child together, a son named Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal, born on January 17, 2008.
After earning his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at Dartmouth College, Keith Lieberthal received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School. In 2015, he was appointed Senior Director at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Other Interesting Facts About Lady Margulies
1. Julianna Margulies is the only member of the main cast of the series ER who won an Emmy Award for the show.
2. On May 1, 2015, Julianna Margulies received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at Hollywood Boulevard 6621 in Hollywood, California.
3. In 2015 she was featured in TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”.
4. Julianna Margulies is 168 cm (5 feet 6 inches) tall. In 1998, the gorgeous actress was included in People magazine’s list of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.
5. Today, in her 50s, the ageless Hollywood star has remained slim with a bodyweight of 61 kg (134 lb).