52 Facts About Julianna Margulies


Julianna Margulies's performance garnered acclaim, winning two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, a Golden Globe Award, and a Television Critics Association Award.


Julianna Margulies voiced Neera in the adventure film Dinosaur and appeared in the miniseries The Mists of Avalon.


Julianna Margulies had starring roles in the AMC dark comedy series Dietland and the National Geographic miniseries The Hot Zone.


Julianna Margulies has won eight Screen Actor Guild Awards, making her the second most awarded woman ever within SAG after Julia Louis-Dreyfus, one Golden Globe Award, and three Primetime Emmy Awards.


Julianna Margulies is a recipient of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Julianna Margulies was born in Spring Valley, New York, the youngest of three daughters.


Julianna Margulies's mother Francesca was a ballet dancer and eurythmy teacher.


Julianna Margulies's father Paul Margulies was a writer, philosopher, and Madison Avenue advertising executive.


Julianna Margulies's parents were both Jewish, descendants of Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Romania, Austria, Hungary, and Russia.


Julianna Margulies, herself, has said that she does not hold religious beliefs, although she is ethnically Jewish and teaches the traditions to her son.


Julianna Margulies has since lost the ability to speak it fluently.


Julianna Margulies attended many different schools as a child, including Green Meadow Waldorf School and High Mowing School.


Julianna Margulies graduated with a degree in art history and English from Sarah Lawrence College, where she appeared in several campus plays.


Julianna Margulies originally enrolled in college with the goal of becoming a lawyer, like her grandmother, or a psychologist, but fell in love with the craft of acting.


In 1994, Julianna Margulies was cast in the pilot episode of the NBC medical drama ER as Carol Hathaway, an emergency care nurse who attempted suicide.


Julianna Margulies's character was originally intended to die; however, test audiences overwhelmingly wanted her to survive, so the producers changed the plot and made Carol Hathaway a main cast member.


At the time she was offered ER, Julianna Margulies had been offered an extended role on NBC's Homicide: Life on the Streets, after a two-episode appearance earlier in the year.


Julianna Margulies encouraged her to consider waiting for ER producers to call her and not take another job.


Clooney was right and Julianna Margulies accepted the role on ER in 1994.


Julianna Margulies remained on the show as a series regular for six seasons until 2000 and returned to the show for one episode during its final season in 2009.


Julianna Margulies won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1994, and continued to be nominated for an Emmy Award every year during her tenure on ER.


Julianna Margulies was the only series regular cast member to win a Primetime Emmy Award.


Julianna Margulies was nominated four times for a Golden Globe Award during the show's tenure.


Originally, Julianna Margulies had signed a five-year contract to work on ER.


Julianna Margulies wanted to return to theatre and take on a leading role in The Mists of Avalon, a miniseries based on a favorite childhood book.


Julianna Margulies explained that she didn't like how her character became the focus of too much romance whenever she wasn't with George Clooney's character, and that all of the research she had previously done in order to play the character was then undone by certain storylines.


Julianna Margulies had previously broken her silence on her decision in 2012.


Julianna Margulies revealed that although everyone said it would be "career suicide" not to return to the medical drama, she was never concerned about the consequences:.


In February 2000, Julianna Margulies hosted an episode of the NBC late-night sketch series Saturday Night Live.


Julianna Margulies brought on ER co-star Noah Wyle for one of the show's sketches.


Julianna Margulies starred as Morgaine, the protagonist and narrator of the TNT miniseries The Mists of Avalon and participated in the documentary film Searching for Debra Winger.


The actress hesitated, saying she felt like she left Carol Hathaway in the perfect place and could not imagine bettering her departure episode, but Julianna Margulies did return to ER for one more episode during its 15th and final season.


Julianna Margulies had a minor role in the film The Darwin Awards.


In 2008, Julianna Margulies starred in the legal series Canterbury's Law, a Fox mid-season replacement show.


Julianna Margulies played the title character, Elizabeth Canterbury, a lawyer.


Julianna Margulies was credited as a producer of the show.


In 2009, after returning to ER for one episode during its 15th and final season, Julianna Margulies began starring in the CBS legal drama series The Good Wife.


Julianna Margulies won two Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for the series.


In 2014, Julianna Margulies narrated "Women in Business", an episode of season 2 of the documentary series Makers: Women Who Make America.


In 2019, Julianna Margulies was slated to reprise the role of Alicia Florrick for three episodes of The Good Fight, a spin-off of The Good Wife.


In November 2019, Julianna Margulies guest starred in the Showtime drama series Billions.


Julianna Margulies played Catherine Brant, who is described as an Ivy League sociology professor and bestselling author.


In December 2020, Julianna Margulies joined the second season of the AppleTV+ drama series The Morning Show as Laura Peterson, an anchor at UBA News.


Julianna Margulies joined returning series stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.


In 2021, Julianna Margulies appeared with many of her former ER cast members in a virtual cast reunion show that benefited the Waterkeeper Alliance charity.


Julianna Margulies published a picture book with Random House Children's Books in May 2016.


In October 2020, Julianna Margulies announced on her Instagram that she was writing an autobiography, Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life, published by Ballantine Books.


Julianna Margulies had originally intended to write an acting handbook about set etiquette, but ended up writing a memoir, instead.


From 1991 to 2003, Julianna Margulies was in a relationship with actor Ron Eldard, whom she met in an acting class.


On November 10,2007, Julianna Margulies married attorney Keith Lieberthal, the son of academic Kenneth Lieberthal, in Lenox, Massachusetts.


Julianna Margulies is on the board of the MCC Theater Company in New York City.


Julianna Margulies is a supporter of research on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis through Project ALS, as well as Erin's Law.