The Good Wife cast

Julianna Margulies

Julianna Margulies

as Alicia Florrick

As a two-time Emmy winner, Screen Actors Guild award winner, and Golden Globe nominee, Julianna Margulies has achieved success in television, theater and film.

Margulies' television credits include "The Sopranos," "The Grid," for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, and the mini-series "The Mists of Avalon." She also starred as one of the original cast members of "ER," for which she received both an Emmy Award and SAG Award as nurse Carole Hathaway. Margulies won her second Emmy in 2011 for the second season of "The Good Wife."

Margulies' feature film credits include "Snakes on a Plane," "The Darwin Awards," "Slingshot," "Ghost Ship," "Evelyn," "What's Cooking," "The Newton Boys," "A Price Above Rubies," "Traveller," "Paradise Road" and "The Man From Elysian Fields." Margulies will next be seen in "City Island" co-starring Andy Garcia, Alan Arkin, and Emily Mortimer. The film won the Audience Award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival, and will be release in late 2009 or early 2010.

On stage, Margulies made her Broadway debut in 2006 starring in "Festen." Margulies completed a successful run in Jon Robin Baitz's "Ten Unknowns" at Lincoln Center opposite Donald Sutherland for which she won the Lucille Lortel Award. Other theater credits include "The Vagina Monologues" both Off Broadway and in the Los Angeles premiere, "Fefu and Her Friends" for the Yale Repertory Theatre, "The Substance of Fire" at the Asolo Theatre, "Living Expenses, Dan Drift, and Book of Names" at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, and "Intrigue with Faye" at the NY Stage and Film Festival. She also appeared on stage in "The Lover," "In the Boom Boom Room" and "Balm and Gilead."

Margulies was born in New York, where she currently resides.

Matthew Goode

Matthew Goode

as Finn Polmar

Most recently, Matthew Goode starred with Chiwetel Ejiofor, John Goodman and Jacqueline Bisset in Stephen Poliakoff’s “Dancing on the Edge,” a five-part miniseries that received a 2014 Golden Globe Award nomination. On television in the UK, Goode co-starred in “Death Comes to Pemberley,” “The Poison Tree,” “Birdsong” with Eddie Redmayne, the BBC telefilm “My Family and Other Animals,” “Marple: A Murder is Announced,” Tom Vaughan’s “He Knew He Was Right” and “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Suitable Vengeance.”

Goode’s feature film credits include “A Single Man” with Colin Firth, “Watchmen,” “The Lookout,” Woody Allen’s “Match Point,” “Burning Man,” “Brideshead Revisited,” “Chasing Liberty,” “Imagine Me & You” and “Stoker,” opposite Nicole Kidman. He made his feature film debut in 2003 In “South from Granada.” Coming up, he’ll appear in “Belle,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selfless,” “Pressure” and “Magik.” Goode’s stage credits include the role of Ariel in Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and Moon in Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” at the Mercury Theatre Company in Essex, England. Goode studied drama at the University of Birmingham, and later, classical theater and stage acting at London’s Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts.

He was raised in Exeter, England, and currently resides outside of London. His birthday is April 3.

Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski

as Diane Lockhart

Christine Baranski has achieved acclaim in every medium in which she performed. The two-time Tony, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Award-winner's feature film credits include "Mama Mia," "Chicago," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Bowfinger," "Bulworth," "Cruel Intentions," "Jeffrey," "Reversal of Fortune," "Legal Eagles," "Welcome to Mooseport," "The Ref," "Lovesick," "Addams Family Values," "Life With Mikey," "9 ½ Weeks" and "The Birdcage," for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award.

After graduating from Julliard she began earning roles in regional productions and off-Broadway. She received her big break being cast in Tom Stoppard's hit Broadway comedy "The Real Thing," directed by Mike Nicols and starring Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons. Within the same year, she was married, gave birth to her first child and won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.

Baranski went on to earn a second Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance in Neil Simon's "Rumors," and a Drama Desk Award for "Lips Together Teeth Apart."

In addition to the Emmy for the television comedy "Cybill," on CBS, Baranski received an American Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy. She also received four additional Emmy nominations, one of which was for guest starring in "Frasier," and three Golden Globe nominations. Her television film credits include "Eloise at the Plaza," "Eloise at Christmastime" and "Recipe for a Perfect Christmas."

A native of Buffalo, Baranski now lives with her husband and two children in Connecticut. Her birth date is May 2.

Matt Czuchry

Matt Czuchry

as Cary Agos

Matt Czuchry is perhaps best known for his role as Logan in "Gilmore Girls." His additional television credits include "Friday Night Lights," "Veronica Mars," "7th Heaven," "The Practice" and "Young Americans." Most recently, he starred in the comedy "I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell."

Czuchry attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where he graduated with honours and was the captain of the tennis team.

In his free time, he loves to play basketball. Raised in Kingsport, Tenn., Matt divides his time between Southern California and New York City. His birth date is May 20.

Alan Cumming

Alan Cumming

as Eli Gold

Alan Cumming is beyond eclectic. He was an award-winning Hamlet, and he had his own talk show. He shot a video portrait with Robert Wilson, and recorded a duet with Liza Minnelli. He made films back to back with Stanley Kubrick and the Spice Girls. He released an award-winning album, wrote a Sunday Times best-selling novel, and had an award-winning signature fragrance. He has played Dionysus, the Devil, the Pope and was shot by Herb Ritts for Vanity Fair as Pan. He was a teleporting Superhero, a Lee Jeans model and hosted Saturday Night Live. He is an Independent Spirit award-winning producer and National Board of Review award winning director. He has sung at Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, the London Palladium and the Sydney Opera House. He was named Icon of Scotland and won the Great Scot award. He designed wallpaper. He was the voice of Black Beauty. He isn't nearly done yet.

Alan Cumming trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. After leaving the Academy he quickly found himself celebrated in his homeland for both his television work (including the Scottish soap Take The High Road) and his stand-up comedy (the legendary Victor and Barry, which he wrote and performed with drama school pal Forbes Masson.) But it was the theatre that gave him his biggest break when he appeared in Manfred Karge's Conquest of the South Pole at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. The play transferred to the Royal Court in London's West End and Alan was nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer Olivier Award.

Recently he appeared alongside Cher and Christina Aguilera in the movie "Burlesque," and with Helen Mirren, Chris Cooper, Russell Brand, Alfred Molina and Djimon Hounsou in Julie Taymor's film adaptation of Shakespeare's "The Tempest." In 2011 he will be heard in three animated films: "Sir Billi The Vet" opposite Sean Connery, "Jackboots On Whitehall" (in which he plays Hitler and Braveheart) and as Gutsy Smurf in "The Smurfs."

Archie Panjabi

Archie Panjabi

as Kalinda Sharma

Archie Panjabi made her film debut in the British hit "East Is East." Her additional feature film credits include "Traitor," "Bend It Like Beckham," "The Constant Gardener," "A Mighty Heart," and the title role in "Yasmin," for which she earned the Best Actress award at the Reims Festival and the Shooting Star Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. She will next be seen in the upcoming film "House Husbands," with John Hannah.

Panjabi has a natural ear for accents, a talent frequently utilized in her film and television roles. She has played everything from Scottish to Indian to American.

Born in England, Panjabi spent part of her childhood in Mumbai (Bombay), and considers herself "part Bombayite, part British." She graduated from Brunel University, England, with a degree in Management Studies. She currently resides in London. Her birth date is May 31.

Chris Noth

Chris Noth

as Peter Florrick

Chris Noth recently reprised his Golden Globe nominated role as "Mr. Big" in "Sex and the City 2," based upon the hit HBO series. Noth's other feature work includes "Sex and the City," "My One and Only," with Renee Zellweger and Kevin Bacon, and Carl T. Evan's independent film "Frame of Mind." His additional film credits include: "Mr. 3000," "The Perfect Man," Robert Zemeckis' "Cast Away," and the independent film "Searching for Paradise."

On the small screen, Noth is currently co-starring with Julianna Margulies in the hit CBS drama "The Good Wife" as the errant politician husband. He played the role of Detective Mike Logan on "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," a character which he originated on "Law & Order" and portrayed on that show for five seasons. Noth also starred in and executive-produced the TNT Original film "Bad Apple," as well as starred in the TNT epic miniseries "Caesar," opposite Christopher Walken and the late Richard Harris.

In addition to film and television, Noth continues to work in the theatre. He performed in Beau Willimon's play "Farragut North" originating at the New York's Atlantic Theater Company and then again at the Geffen Theater in Los Angeles. He received the 2001 Theater World Award for his performance in the successful Broadway run of the revival of Gore Vidal"s "The Best Man," and appeared in Christopher Shinn's "What Didn't Happen" at New York's Playwright's Horizons. He received rave reviews as Teach in "American Buffalo" at the Berkshire Theater Festival and has also performed at the American Shakespeare Festival in Connecticut, New York's Manhattan Club, Circle Rep and La Mama, the Seattle Repertory Theater and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. He also appeared in "Arms in the Man" at the Roundabout Theater and "A play Of Giants" at the Yale Repertory Theater.

Noth trained at the Yale School of Drama.

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