How old is Christine Baranski, what are the Mamma Mia actress’s biggest movies and who does she play in The Good Fight?


CHRISTINE Baranski is best known for her role as Diane Lockhart in The Good Wife and its spin-off  The Good Fight.

Here’s everything you need to know about the US actress who’s returning to the big screen for Mamma Mia 2…

Christine Baranski has has a varied acting career in TV and film
Christine Baranski has had a varied acting career in TV and film
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How old is Christine Baranski? What’s her background?

Christine Baranski, 66, was born in Buffalo, US and lives in Connecticut.

She is of Polish descent and her grandparents were theatre actors in their home country.

In 1974 she graduated with a degree from the Julliard School in New York.

She won a Tony award in 1984 for her role in the Broadway play The Real Thing.

Since 2017 Christine has played Diane Lockhart in The Good Fight – the spin-off to The Good Wife.

In The Good Wife her character loses all her savings in a financial scam and joins the firm Reddick, Boseman & Kolstad.

Christine Baranski played Tanya in Mamma Mia the movie
Christine Baranski played Tanya in Mamma Mia the movie
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What are Christine Baranski’s hit movies?

Christine Baranski has starred in many films including The Birdcage, Addams Family Values and Chicago.

In 1999 she starred in the romantic drama Cruel Intentions and the following year she played Martha May Whovier in The Grinch That Stole Christmas.

Other films she’s been in include Trolls (2016) in which she voiced Chef and the 2017 comedy A Bad Moms Christmas.

In 2008 she played Tanya, a rich divorcee in the hit movie musical Mamma Mia! and also stars in the 2018 sequel Mamma Mia 2.

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Is Christine Baranski married and does she have any children?

Christine married the actor Matthew Cowles in 1983.

He died in 2014 of congestive heart failure.

They had two daughters – Isabel, 34 and Lily, 31.

Isabel is a lawyer and worked in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office when her mum starred in The Good Wife.

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