Christine Baranski Net Worth

Christine Baranski Net Worth

What is the net worth of Christine Baranski?

$14 Million

Christine Baranski is an actress, comedian, producer, and singer from the United States with a net worth of $14 million who has been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, winning once for her role as Maryann Thorpe in the sitcom Cybill in 1995.

Her portrayal of Diane Lockhart in the legal drama series The Good Wife (2009–16) and its spinoff series The Good Fight (2017–present) earned her more critical recognition. She was an aspiring Broadway performer who won two Tony Awards before making her impact in the television and film industry.

Quick Facts About Christine Baranski

Christine Baranski Net Worth$14 Million
Full NameChristine Jane Baranski
Date of BirthMay 2, 1952
ProfessionActress, Comedian, Producer, Singer
Marital StatusWidowed
HusbandMatthew Cowles

Christine Baranski Earnings, Career, Wiki, and More

Her net worth is estimated to be around $14 million as of 2021 which she mainly acquired through her acting performances in several critically and commercially successful movies and TV shows. Moreover, her involvement in the Broadway theatres and interviews also provide her with substantial income.

She had her Off-Broadway debut in 1980 at Playwrights Horizons in Coming Attractions and has since starred in various Manhattan Theatre Club plays, beginning with Sally and Marsha in 1982. She further made her Broadway debut in Hide & Seek in 1980. She earned the 1984 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her next Broadway appearance in Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing.

She played the maid Berthe in the 2008 revival of Boeing Boeing, her first Broadway production since 1991. Two Tony Awards were given to the show. She played Countess Charlotte Malcolm in Roundabout Theatre Company's one-night-only concert fundraiser production of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music on January 12, 2009.

Christine Baranski at the Metropolitan Opera opening night in 2008. (Source: Wikipedia)
Christine Baranski at the Metropolitan Opera opening night in 2008. (Source: Wikipedia)

She has also acted in several films. Katherine Archer in The Birdcage (1996), Martha May Whovier in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Mary Sunshine in Chicago (2002), and Connie Chasseur in The Ref (1994) are some of her most well-known roles. Her appearance as Tanya Chesham-Leigh in the blockbuster musical film Mamma Mia! (2008) and its sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) earned her even more acclaim.

She had guest appearances on many daytime dramas, including All My Children and Another World. She starred as Maryann Thorpe in the CBS sitcom Cybill from 1995 to 1998, during which time she also hosted Saturday Night Live and received three Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

She went on to star in the 2000–2001 sitcom Welcome to New York and the 2003–2004 NBC sitcom Happy Family alongside John Laroquette.

She made her guest appearance as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter on The Big Bang Theory in 2009. She made her debut appearance in the second season, for which she was nominated for an Emmy. She reappeared in the third season for the Christmas episode, getting another Emmy nomination, due to the popularity of her previous appearance. During the show's run, she appeared in 16 episodes and received four Emmy nods for her recurring part.

She portrayed Diane Lockhart in the CBS sitcom The Good Wife from 2009 until 2016. For six seasons of the series, from 2010 to 2015, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

She now stars in The Good Fight, a CBS spinoff of The Good Wife. After being compelled to return to work, her character, Diane Lockhart, joins another law practice.

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Christine Baranski Relationship and Personal Life

Between 1983 and 2014, she was married to Matthew Cowles, an actor and dramatist best known for his role as Billy Clyde Tuggle on the serial opera "All My Children."

Isabel and Lily were their two children born in 1984 and 1987 respectively. Apart from that, the former couple accomplished what not everyone can: they managed to maintain a long and happy marriage in Hollywood.

Her husband, who was 69 years old at the time, died on May 22, 2014. Congestive heart failure was the cause of death, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She talked out about her sorrow and how she was dealing with the issue a few months after his death. She admitted that she had had a difficult year.

Christine Baranski Early Life, Family, and Education

She was born in Buffalo, New York, on May 2, 1952, to Virginia and Lucien Baranski, a Polish-language newspaper editor. Her grandparents were theatrical actors in Poland, and she is of Polish origin.

She grew up in a predominantly Polish and Roman Catholic area in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga, where she attended Villa Maria Academy for high school. She went on to the Juilliard School in New York City, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974.

Interesting Facts About Christine Baranski

  • As per her IMDB profile, she has 94 credits as an actor as of November 2021.
  • She has won the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award on two occasions.
  • She was also inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame in 2018.