Christine Baranski Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Stage Career, Films, Television Appearances, Awards and Personal Life

Published Date   10th Sep. 2017, 22:36 pm
Christine Baranski Net Worth, Early Life, Education, Stage Career, Films, Television Appearances, Awards and Personal Life
Quick Info
Birth Name: Christine Jane Baranski
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $14 million

American stage and screen actress, Christine Baranski net worth escalated with her work in Broadway productions through which she acquired Best Featured Actress in a Play and Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.


The Real Thing and Rumors cast star Christine Baranski won Best Featured Actress in a Play for both of them. Christine Baranski net worth increased even more as she became the Emmy Award winner in 1995 for her role of Maryanne Thorpe in Cybill (1995-98). Currently, Baranski is starring in The Good Fight. Some of her remarkable television works include The Good Wife, The Good Fight, 91/2 Weeks (1986), Cruel Intenstions (1999) and Mamma Mia! (2008).

Early Life and Education

Christine Baranski was born Christine Jane Baranski on May 2, 1952 in Buffalo, New York. Her parents are Virginia and Lucien Baranski. She is an American and is of Polish descent. Baranski went to Villa Maria Academy and Juilliard School from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974.

Stage Career and Awards

The granddaughter of polish actors, Christine Baranski net worth started to grow with her debut in Off-Broadway’s Coming Attractions in 1980. Soon, she started to appear in a number of Off Broadway productions including Sally and Marsha in 1982.

In 1980, she made her Broadway debut with Hide & Seek. Later, she played in The Real Thing, which earned her 1984 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. Christine Baranski net worth increased as she won her second Tony Award for Rumors.

In 2002, Christine Baranski starred as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd. For her title role in the play, she won Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Actress in Musical in 2003.

Baranski appeared as the maid Berthe in 2008 revival of Boeing Boeing. The Broadway production again won her 2 Tony Awards in two different categories: Best Actor and Best Revival of a Play. She also appeared in one night performance of A Little Night Music for Roundabout Theatre Company in 2009. The versatile actress is the winner of both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards twice.

Film Appearances and Television Works

Starting career from stage, Christine Baranski net worth hiked as she landed a number of starring roles in films as well as television. She played Katherine Archer in The Birdcage and Mary Sunshine in Chicago. Similarly, her other films are The Ref, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Mamma Mia!, Into the Woods and Troll.

Before making remarkable appearance in television as an adult, she played a child actress in The Brady Bunch. Later, she worked on Cybill and appeared in daytime soap operas: All My Children and Another Wood.

In CBS sitcom, Cybill, she played hard-drinking character Maryanne. The show aired from 1995 to 1998. During the same time, she also hosted Saturday Night Live through which she won an Emmy Award as Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. In addition, she also won three more awards nominations.

Similarly, Baranski portrayed a librarian in 3rd Rock from the Sun. Christine Baranski net worth heightened as she received Emmy nomination for guest starring in NBC series Frasier. During 2000-2001, she appeared in sitcom Welcome to New York.

The other television series where Christine Baranski made prominent appearances are, Happy Family (2003-04), Ghost Whisperer and The Big Bang Theory—where she guest appeared as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter.

Furthermore, Baranski won another Emmy nomination for her appearance in second and third seasons of The Big Bang Theory. Christine Baranski net worth elevated as she earned nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role of Diane Lockhart in The Good Wife (2009-2016). She has also appeared as Victoria Hartley in Ugly Betty in 2009.

Currently, Christine Baranski is busy with The Good Wife spinoff, The Good Friday. The show began airing in CBS in February 2017.

Personal Life and Family

Baranski married actor, Matthew Cowles on October 1983, who died on May 22, 2014. The couple were married until Cowles’s death. They have two daughters: Isabel and Lily, born in 1984 and 1987 respectively.

Salary and Net Worth

The American stage and screen actress, Christine Baranski net worth is $14 million according to the recent data. The versatile actress and the Emmy nominee for 14 times, Baranski garnered good fortune because of her excellence in acting.

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