Her performance on that show has garnered acclaim: she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series twice, a Golden Globe, and a Television Critics Association Award.
Margulies has won eight Screen Actor Guild Awards, making her the most awarded woman ever within SAG.
Julianna Margulies is the youngest of three daughters, born in Spring Valley, New York to Jewish parents whose ancestors emigrated from Europe.
Her mother, Francesca (née Goldberg, later Gardner), was a ballet dancer and eurythmy teacher; and her father, Paul Margulies, was a writer, philosopher, and well-known Madison Avenue advertising executive.
After several small television roles, Margulies achieved wide recognition for her role as Carol Hathaway on NBC's long-running medical drama ER, for which she won an Emmy Award.Then they tried to replace Josh Charles on the series. Steven Pasquale left the series after an extended stint, and Mathew Goode — despite being elevated to a series regular — also left the series with little explanation.The Finn Polmar/Alicia Florrick romance just fizzled away.She also voiced Neera in Dinosaur (2000) and appeared in the miniseries The Mists of Avalon (2001).In 2009, she took on the lead role of Alicia Florrick in the American legal drama The Good Wife on CBS.