“The Good Wife” star Julianna Margulies received the 2,550th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, honoring a career that has brought her 10 Emmy nominations and three victories.
CBS Corp. President and CEO Leslie Moonves and Michael J. Fox, who has a recurring role on “The Good Wife” as attorney Louis Canning, were among those joining Margulies at the ceremony in front of the Napoleon Perdis Cosmetics & Makeup Academy. The ceremony cames nine days before the season finale of the critically acclaimed CBS drama.
“I finally got to a place in my life where no one walks on me anymore, and now they’re going to be walking all over me all over again,” she joked. But I’ll take it. That’s a good kind of walk, and I’m very, very appreciative.”
Born June 8, 1966, in Spring Valley, New York, Margulies began her acting career at Sarah Lawrence College. She was cast in the pilot of the NBC medical drama “ER” in 1994 as nurse Carol Hathaway. Her character was supposed to die in the pilot, but she tested so high it was decided her character would live on and she would become a series regular.
Margulies received the outstanding supporting actress in a drama Emmy for her work on the first season of “ER.” She received Emmy nominations in each of her six seasons as an “ER” cast member, the final four as outstanding lead actress in a drama series.
Margulies has received four outstanding lead actress in a drama series Emmy nominations for her portrayal of attorney Alicia Florrick on “The Good Wife,” winning in 2011 and 2014.
Between her roles on “ER” and “The Good Wife,” Margulies appeared in four episodes of the HBO mob drama “The Sopranos” in the 2006-2007 season as real estate agent Julianna Skiff and starred in the 2008 short-lived Fox legal drama, “Canterbury’s Law.”
Margulies made her film debut portraying a prostitute in the 1991 Steven Segal-starring crime drama “Out for Justice.” Her other film credits include “Stand Up Guys”; “City Island”; “The Darwin Awards”; “Snakes on a Plane”; “Slingshot”; “Ghost Ship”; “Evelyn”; “What’s Cooking”; “The Newton Boys”; “A Price Above Rubies”; “Traveller”; “Paradise Road”; and “The Man From Elysian Fields.”
Margulies appeared on Broadway in the 2006 drama “Festen.”
—City News Service
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