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Christine Baranski

Birth Place: Buffalo, NY, USA

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One of the entertainment industry’s most honored actresses, Christine Baranski is an Emmy, two-time Tony, Screen Actors Guild, Drama Desk and American Comedy Award winner.

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Baranski received her big break in Tom Stoppard’s hit Broadway comedy The Real Thing, directed by Mike Nichols, for which she won a Tony Award® and Drama Desk Award.

Baranski went on to earn her second Tony Award® for her performance in Neil Simon’s Rumors. She also won an Emmy, American Comedy and SAG Award for her performance in the hit series “Cybill,” in addition to three subsequent Emmy Award nominations. Baranski received a total of 5 Emmy nominations for her guest roles on “Frasier” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

As the formidable “Diane Lockhart” on “The Good Wife,” Baranski received six Emmy nominations and two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for her performance on the CBS series. She currently stars as the character in the critically acclaimed spinoff “The Good Fight,” which was recently renewed for a sixth season on Paramount+. Baranski has been nominated for four Critics’ Choice Television Awards, as well as a Golden Globe nomination and TCA Award nomination, for her performance in the spinoff “The Good Fight.”

Baranski can currently be seen starring as “Agnes Van Rhijn” in the HBO series “The Gilded Age,” from “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes. The critically acclaimed series is an epic of the millionaire titans of New York City in the 1880s, and features an ensemble cast that includes Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Audra McDonald and Morgan Spector, among others.

Additional film credits include Dolly Parton’s Christmas on The Square, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, A Bad Moms Christmas, Mamma Mia!, Trolls, Miss Sloane, Into the Woods, Chicago, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bowfinger, Bulworth, Cruel Intentions, and The Birdcage, among others.

Previous stage credits include Boeing-Boeing, HurlyBurly, The House of Blue Leaves, It’s Only a Play, Lips Together Teeth Apart, The Loman Family Picnic, Regrets Only, Coming Attractions, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Obie Award), Encores! productions of Follies, Promises, Promises, and more.

Baranski received an Honorary Doctorate from Juilliard, and in 2018, was inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

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Christine Baranski STAGE CREDITS

New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

Broadway Revival, 2008

[Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Revival, 2006
Mame Dennis

Special Benefit Production, 2002

[Regional (US)]
Sondheim Festival Production, 2002
Mrs. Lovett

[Regional (US)]
Reprise! Concert, 1999
Mrs. Lovett

Encores! Concert, 1997
Marge MacDougall

Original Broadway Production, 1991

Tracy Gardner

[New York]
Reading, 1989

Chris Gorman

Bunny Flingus [Replacement]

Bonnie [Replacement]


Playwrights Horizons Workshop, 1983
Clarisse (Act One)

Blair Daniels (Act Two)

Original Off-Broadway Production, 1980

Elly Bart

Off-Off-Broadway Revival, 1980

[New York]
Reading, 2004
Mrs. Peachum

Christine Baranski Movies

Soup for One
[ 1982 ] Blonde in Bar
[ 1983 ] Nymphomanic
[ 1984 ] Maxine
Legal Eagles
[ 1986 ] Carol Freeman
9½ Weeks
[ 1986 ] Thea
The Pick-up Artist
[ 1987 ] Harriet
Reversal of Fortune
[ 1990 ] Andrea Reynolds
Life with Mikey
[ 1993 ] Carol
Addams Family Values
[ 1993 ] Becky Martin-Granger
The Night We Never Met
[ 1993 ] Lucy
Getting In
[ 1994 ] Mrs. Margaret Higgs
The War
[ 1994 ] Miss Strapford
The Ref
[ 1994 ] Connie
New Jersey Drive
[ 1995 ] Prosecutor
[ 1995 ] Ann Marwood Bartle
The Birdcage
[ 1996 ] Katharine
The Odd Couple II
[ 1998 ] Thelma
[ 1998 ] Constance Bulworth
Cruel Intentions
[ 1999 ] Bunny Caldwell
[ 1999 ] Carol
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
[ 2000 ] Martha May Whovier
[ 2002 ] Mary Sunshine
The Guru
[ 2002 ] Chantal
Marci X
[ 2003 ] Mary Ellen Spinkle
Welcome to Mooseport
[ 2004 ] Charlotte Cole
Relative Strangers
[ 2006 ] Arleen Clayton
[ 2006 ] Francine Holden Packard
Falling for Grace
[ 2006 ] Bree Barrington
Mamma Mia!
[ 2008 ] Tanya
The Bounty Hunter
[ 2010 ] Kitty Hurley
[ 2012 ] Hedda Shopper
Into the Woods
[ 2014 ] Stepmother
[ 2014 ] Janet
[ 2016 ] Chef
Miss Sloane
[ 2016 ] Evelyn Sumner
A Bad Moms Christmas
[ 2017 ] Ruth
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
[ 2018 ] Tanya
Christmas on the Square
[ 2020 ] Regina

Christine Baranski TV Shows

BoJack Horseman
Amanda Hannity
Maryann Thorpe, Anne Boleyn
Family Guy
Newport Heiress, Christine Baranski
Happy Family
Annie Brennan
Law & Order
Katherine Masucci Beigel, Rose Siegal
The Big Bang Theory
Dr. Beverly Hofstadter
The Good Fight
Diane Lockhart
The Good Wife
Diane Lockhart
Welcome to New York
Marsha Bickner

Christine Baranski Awards and Nominations

Helen Hayes Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical

Christine BaranskiSweeney Todd

Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Featured Actress - Play

Christine Baranski, Lips Together, Teeth Apart

Tony Awards - 1989 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Christine Baranski, Rumors

Drama Desk Awards - 1984 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play

Christine Baranski, The Real Thing

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Christine Baranski News

Tyne Daly to Appear at Terrence McNally Documentary Screening This Month

Theatre West will screen the Emmy-nominated documentary EVERY ACT OF LIFE about Terrence McNally on June 23, 2024, followed by a discussion with director Jeff Kaufman, producer Marcia Ross, and Tyne Daly.
PROUD OUT LOUD Comes to Theatre West in June

For its Third Annual Proud Out Loud celebration, Theatre West will present a weekend of programming honoring the achievements of five-time Tony Award winning playwright and librettist Terrence McNally (1938-2020).
Meryl Streep Expresses Interest in MAMMA MIA! 3: 'Of Course I Want to Do It'

After receiving the prestigious Honorary Palme d’Or at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, Meryl Streep revealed that she soon has a meeting with Universal about returning for the highly-anticipated third entry in the Mamma Mia! franchise. She also expressed her concern with the nature of her return, as it was revealed that her character, Donna Sheridan, had passed away after the events of the first film.
BOEING BOEING Comes to the Alhambra in June

The Alhambra Theatre & Dining will open its comedy, Boeing Boeing on May 23, 2004.  Set in the 1960’s, Boeing Boeing is a whirlwind of a farce revolving around American journalist Bernard Lawrence, who has his hands full in the romance department: he has three girlfriends, all stewardesses.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld May 2, 2024

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is May 2, 2024 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
MAMMA MIA! Returns to Toronto in October

MAMMA MIA! will return to Toronto to play a limited 5-week run from October 8 to November 10, 2024 at Toronto’s CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre.  
MAMMA MIA! Extends Booking Period To March 2025

As part of the celebrations for MAMMA MIA! turning 25 on Saturday 6 April 2024, the hit musical has extended its booking period at London's Novello Theatre to Saturday 29 March 2025, with tickets now on sale.

Don't Miss an Orchestral Version of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street!
MAMMA MIA! Comes To Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall This July

Get ready for a musical extravaganza as MAMMA MIA! tickets go on sale this Friday. The show is set to hit Fort Worth from July 16-21.
Review: MAMA MIA at Overture Center

What did our From the opening overture to the curtain call, Mama Mia is a fun and entertaining romp. Upbeat and rollercoaster-esque, the show takes you through a mired of situations and emotions as Sophie attempts to discover her father, while her mother, Donna fights off old feeling for a love thought long dead, all while dealing with the stress of of an upcoming large wedding.critic think of MAMA MIA at Overture Center?
Video: THE GILDED AGE Star Carrie Coon Wants A Musical Of the Hit Drama

Carrie Coon, who has won audiences with her portrayal of Bertha Russell on HBO's The Gilded Age, wants to see the hit drama come to Broadway as a musical! Watch the video.
Donna Lynne Champlin & More to Star in SWEENEY TODD at Virginia Arts Festival

Virginia Arts Festival will present Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical Sweeney Todd in an orchestral performance. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Jared Grimes & More Join The Muny's 106th Season

The Muny has revealed the teams of directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2024 season. Learn about the shows this season and see how to purchase tickets!
MAMMA MIA! to Celebrate 25th Anniversary in the West End

In a month's time, on Saturday 6 April 2024, the original production of MAMMA MIA! will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Learn more about the history of MAMMA MIA! and see how to purchase tickets.
The 25th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA! is Coming to Madison This Month

The 25th Anniversary Tour of MAMMA MIA! makes its way to Overture Center as a part of the 2023/24 season. With a limited engagement of eight performances, MAMMA MIA! will run Tuesday, March 19 through Sunday, March 24.
MAMMA MIA! 25th Anniversary Tour Recoups After 13 Weeks

MAMMA MIA!, has just announced that the 25th Anniversary North American Tour has recouped its $4.25 million investment after just 13 weeks on the road.
MAMMA MIA! Comes to the Benedum Center Next Month

MAMMA MIA! comes to Pittsburgh as part of the 2023-2024 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series, Tuesday, March 26 to Sunday, March 31, 2024, at the Benedum Center.
Alan Cumming & Jane Lynch Join Hulu's THE BRAVEST KNIGHT Animated Series

Alan Cumming and Jane Lynch have joined the voice cast of Hulu's The Bravest Knight animated series. The two Broadway alums will join T.R. Knight, Christine Baranski, Storm Reid, and Bobby Moynihan for the second season. The series broke boundaries by featuring a household with two dads.
Video: How Christine Sherrill Went From Middle School To Starring In MAMMA MIA!

Christine Sherrill, a former 5th-grade teacher at St. Joseph Catholic Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin, will return to her home state as one of the stars in the hit musical Mamma Mia when the national touring production opens in Milwaukee next week. Watch in this video!
Tickets on Sale Friday for MAMMA MIA's 7th Return to Memphis

The Orpheum Theatre Group announced that single tickets for the upcoming engagement of MAMMA MIA! in Memphis will go on sale Friday, February 2, 2024.


How many Broadway shows has Christine Baranski been in?

Christine Baranski has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Christine Baranski been in?

Christine Baranski has not appeared in the West End.

What awards has Christine Baranski been nominated for?

Christine Baranski has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout her career, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Resident Musical at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Sweeney Todd," Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Lips Together, Teeth Apart," Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Rumors," and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Real Thing."

What awards has Christine Baranski won?

Christine Baranski has won the following awards: - Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical at the Helen Hayes Awards for Sweeney Todd - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for Rumors - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for The Real Thing.

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