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 “Cybil,” 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.