Christine Baranski

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Actor, Singer, Producer (1952)
Fri Dec 27 2019
By   reshma

An American actress, singer, and producer, Christine Jane Baranski is well known for her roles in The Real Thing (1984), Chicago (2002), Mamma Mia! (2008), Into the Woods (2014). Christine is a 15-time Emmy Award nominee, winning once for the portrayal of Maryanne Thorpe in the sitcom Cybill. Moreover, she is a two-time winner of the Tony Awards.

Jane was born on May 2, 1952, to Virginia (nee Mazurowski) and Lucien Baranski, editor of Polish-language newspaper. Born in Buffalo, New York, Christine was raised in a Polish-Catholic neighborhood, where she received her education from Villa Maria Academy. Later, in 1974, she attended Juilliard School in New York City and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Arts.

Married to Matthew Cowles for more than three decades 

The Good Fight actress tied the knot with Matthew Cowles, an American actor, and playwright. The pair walked down the aisle in the presence of their beloved ones on October 15, 1983.

Christine Baranski and her spouse, Matthew Cowles, an actor and playwright.
Image: Christine Baranski with her late husband, Matthew Cowles
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On 1984, the duo welcomed their first daughter Isabel Cowles, who has chosen her career as a lawyer. Three years later, in 1987, Mr. and Mrs. Cowles were blessed with another angel, Lily Cowles, an actress like her mom.

Death Broke Their Marital Bond Aparts!

A native of Buffalo, Jane lost her husband on May 22, 2014, due to congestive cardiac failure. Mamma Mia's Baranski was married to her husband until his demise at the age of 69 in New York City, United States. 

The couple stayed married for three decades with no rumors or disputes about their married life.

Mrs. Baranski's Daughters

The husband-wife duo shared two children from their marital solidarity. Their first child Isabel Cowels grew up to become a lawyer, something different from what is expected coming from the family of entertainers. Christine revealed to be a grandma to her two grandsons from her eldest daughter. Apart from that, no other personal information has been revealed as she's living a low key life away from the spotlight.

Mamma Mia's Christine with her daughters; Isabel Cowles, a law graduate and Lilly Cowles, an actress
Picture: Christine Baranski (middle) with her daughters Isabel Cowles (left) and Lily Cowles (right). 
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The couple's second-born child, Lily Cowles chose her career to be the same as their parents. Lily is the Oxford University graduate in Anthropology. Following the footsteps of her parents, she opted to choose acting as her profession.

Lily is best known for her works in BrainDead (2016), True Story (2015) and Roswell, New Mexico (2019). The rising actress is currently single and not linked in any relationship with other men.  It seems like she has no plans to exchange the wedding vows any time soon.

The Net worth of Christine Baranski

The Good Wife actress, Baranski holds an impressive net worth of $14 millions similar to Marc Cohn. Jane is actively involved in the entertainment industry since 1974 and is starred in numerous hit films and TV series like Mamma Mia alongside Rita Wilson.

Christine's late husband, Matthew Cowels had earned a decent amount from his acting career. Matthew had an astounding amount of $10 million as his net worth. So, after the death of Mr. Cowels, his wife Christine might have inherited his wealth.

Awards and Accolades

One of the prominent actors of the Hollywood industry, Christine has successfully bagged plenty of awards and nominations. With her extraordinary talent, she has won the hearts of millions of people around the globe.

The 67-year-old actress has been nominated 37 times for film and television awards, out of which she won 12 times. Christine is the winner of three Screen Actors Guild Award, two Drama Desk Awards, and two Tony Awards. In addition to that, she has also received American Comedy Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Muse Award, and a Viewers for Quality Television Award.

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