From ER to The Good Wife – Julianna Margulies’s TV CV

Wondering where else you’ve seen the actress behind the unflappable Alicia Florrick? Here’s a snapshot of the US star’s career…


Julianna Margulies has sure proven she can hold her own as the lead female in a big drama, effortlessly portraying the complex life of lawyer Alicia Florrick.


With her high heels, pristine suits and sharp as a tack lawyer skills the character of Alicia Florrick has earned an army of followers. 

And this is no small drama. Michael J. Fox, Christine Baranski, Alan Cumming and Chris Noth are among the bulging cast list, now in its fifth season.

But what was Margulies up to before this? E.R fans are sure to recognise her and Snakes on a Plane? Yes, that was her too. Check out highlights from Margulies’s acting history…

The Good Wife: 2009 to 2014

Margulies plays Alicia Florrick, the wife of a former state’s attorney who is making waves as a lawyer in Chicago. 

The Sopranos: 2006-2007

In 2006 Margulies took on the role of realtor Julianna Skiff in The Sopranos. Her character was a recovering addict, and almost found herself Tony’s mistress after helping him after he was shot.

Snakes on a Plane: 2006

In real life Margulies is petrified of snakes but that didn’t stop the actress from joining the cast of Snakes on a Plane. Among the screaming, you’ll spot Margulies as air hostess Claire Miller.

E.R: 1994 – 2009

Before Margulies swapped to saving lives in the courtroom she played Nurse Carol Hathaway in E.R. Yep, alongside Mr George Clooney. Margulies was a long-running character and used to feature in the opening credits.

Dinosaur: 2000

In 2000, Margulies’s career took a new direction as she leant her voice to Neera in Disney’s animation Dinosaur. The story follows the plight of dinosaurs, who against the odds, must try to reach their nesting ground. 

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