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Christine Baranski


Christine Baranski is a famous actress from the United States. Christine Baranski is widely recognized for her appearances as Agnes van Rhijn in the HBO Max period drama The Gilded Age (2022–present) and Diane Lockhart in the HBO legal drama series The Good Wife (2009–2016).

Early Life and Childhood

Christine Baranski was born in Buffalo, New York, United States on the 2nd of  May 1952. Her birth name is Christine Jane Baranski. She is 71 years old with the zodiac sign Taurus. Baranski holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion.

Regarding her family background, she is the daughter of Lucien Baranski (Father) and Virginia (Mother). She was raised alongside her brother, advertising professional Michael J. Baranski, who passed away at the age of 48.

Christine Baranski – Education

Speaking of her educational background, she completed her secondary education at the Villa Maria Academy in America. Following that, she enrolled at New York City’s Juilliard School where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1974.

Career and Professional Life

Talking about her career, Baranski got a part in the Broadway version of “Hide and Seek” in 1980. She then appeared in the 1984 film “Hurlyburly.” She additionally made an appearance in 1986’s “The House of Blue Leaves.”

Moreover, she also acted in the 2008 Broadway production of “Boeing Boeing.” Additionally, Baranski played Diane Lockhart in the television series “The Good Wife.” She became very well-known because of her part.

Christine Baranski

Caption: Christine Baranski in the HBO Max period drama The Gilded Age Source: Variety.

Further, She has also performed as the well-known Dr. Beverly Hofstadter in “The Big Bang Theory.” In this widely watched program, she played Leonard Hofstadter’s mother.

Her acting credits also include two 1986 films, “9 ½ weeks” and “Legal Eagles.” She also starred in the television shows Reversal of Fortune (1990), Addams Family Values (1993), Jeffery (1995), and The Birdcage (1996).

Moreover, She was cast in the musical romance comedy film “Mamma Mia!” in the year 2008.

In the 2018 film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Christine Baranski starred. She appeared on screen alongside Pierce Brosnan and Dominic Cooper in the film. At the box office, this film was an immediate hit, grossing over $394 million globally.

Net Worth 2024

Christine Baranski has earned a huge amount of money through her hard work and brilliance. Her estimated net worth is around $14 million as of 2024.


Baranski also earns a lot of wealth through brand endorsements and commercials. She was featured in the Paramount+ Super Bowl commercial in 2021, alongside Stephen Colbert, Patrick Stewart, and numerous other celebrities.

Awards and Achievements

Christine Baranski has won numerous awards and honours throughout her acting career. Baranski received an astounding fifteen nominations for Emmy Awards. She also took home a Cybill in the “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” category.

Christine Baranski – Personal Life

Regarding her love life, Christine Baranski was married to actor Matthew Cowles. After being in a relationship for some time, the pair tied the wedding knot on October 15, 1983.

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Caption: Christine Baranski with Matthew Cowles source: Variety.

Unfortunately, on May 22, 2014, her husband passed away after more than 3 decades of marriage due to congestive heart failure.

However, the marriage has two daughters, Isabel who was born in 1984, and Lily who was born in 1987.  Her daughter, Isabel is a lawyer and Lily is a famous actress by profession.

Christine Baranski – Body Measurements

Christine Baranski is gorgeous and attractive undoubtedly. She has an excellent height of 5 feet 8 inches (174 cm/1.74 m) and weighs around 62 kg (136 lbs). She has a physical measurement of 36-26-36 inches respectively. In addition, Baranski has a green pair of eyes and blonde hair color.

Social Media

She is active on her Instagram account @christinebaranskii_ with 37K followers. Moreover, she also has 2.6K followers on Twitter and 5.1K followers on Facebook.