Thursday, August 8, 2013

Conversation with Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, Julianna Margulies

As an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild award winner, Julianna Margulies has achieved success in television, theatre, and film.

On television, Margulies recently appeared on the fourth season of the CBS hit The Good Wife, in a role which has won her a second Emmy, as well as a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In it, Margulies portrays a wife and mother who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce as a trial lawyer after her politician husband gets caught in a very public sex scandal. The show co-stars Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, and Chris Noth.

In 2012 Margulies was seen on the big screen in Fisher Stevens' Stand Up Guys, alongside Al Pacino and Christopher Walken. Before that she was seen in City Island, co-starring Andy Garcia, Alan Arkin, and Emily Mortimer. The comedy follows a family who experiences the unraveling of their shared web of lies. The film won the Audience Award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.

Margulies was featured in a multi-episode guest role in HBO's The Sopranos, opposite James Gandolfini. Other television credits include Fox's Canterbury's Law, in which she starred, and acted as producer alongside Denis Leary and Jim Serpico of Apostle Productions. She also starred in The Grid, a mini-series from TNT and BBC, opposite Dylan McDermott, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, as well as TNT's original mini-series The Mists of Avalon, opposite Anjelica Huston and Joan Allen. She also starred as one of the original members of the groundbreaking show ER, for which she received both an Emmy Award and two SAG Awards as nurse Carol Hathaway.

Margulies' feature film credits include the dark comedy "The Darwin Award, directed by Finn Taylor opposite Winona Ryder and Joe Fiennes; David R. Ellis' Snakes on a Plane opposite, Samuel L. Jackson; Jay Alaimo's Slingshot, opposite David Arquette and Balthazar Getty; Steve Beck's Ghost Ship, opposite Gabriel Byrne; and Bruce Beresford's Evelyn opposite Pierce Brosnan. Other film credits include What's Cooking, an ensemble drama directed by Gurinder Chadha, Richard Linklater's The Newton Boys; Boaz Yakin's A Price Above Rubies; Jack Green's Traveller; Bruce Beresford's Paradise Road; and George Hickenlooper's film, The Man From Elysian Fields, opposite Andy Garcia and Mick Jagger.

On stage, Margulies made her Broadway debut in 2006 starring in Festen, opposite Michael Hayden, Larry Bryggman, Ali MacGraw, and Jeremy Sisto. 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 Aolso 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.

Moderated by Donna Freydkin, USA Today.

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