Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies
Personal details
Date of birth June 8, 1966
Birth place Spring Valley, New York, USA
Years active 1991 to present
Character Carol Hathaway
Seasons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 15
First episode "24 Hours"
Last episode "Old Times"
Credits 135 episodes (see below)
Julianna Margulies (born June 8, 1966, in Spring Valley, New York) is an actress who starred as Nurse Carol Hathaway from the first season until the sixth season.

She reprised the role for "Old Times", an episode of the fifteenth and final season. She initially appeared in the series pilot "24 Hours" as a guest star, with her character's suicide attempt being a major plot point.

Julianna's character was expected to die at the end of the pilot episode, but after test audiences responded positively to her, the producers elected to make her a series regular.

She has also appeared in the films Ghost Ship (2002) and Snakes on a Plane (2006). She was also the lead actress in the CBS drama series The Good Wife.


Guest Star



  • Her mother, Francesca was a teacher and a ballet dancer and her father, Paul was an advertising writer (who was best known for writing the Alka-Seltzer jingle catchphrase, "Plop, Plop, Fizz, Fizz, Oh What a Relief").
  • Is the youngest of three daughters.
  • Her parents were both born Jewish although her mother converted to Christianity when Julianna was five years old. Her parents' families were from Romania, Austria, Hungary, and Russia.
  • Attended grade school at Green Meadow School in Spring Valley, New York and high school at High Mowing School in Wilton, New Hampshire.
  • Lived in New York, France, and England as a child.
  • Majored in art history and appeared in several campuses plays at Sarah Lawrence College and spent her junior year abroad in Florence, Italy. She graduated from the school with a Bachelor's degree in liberal arts.
  • Married lawyer Keith Lieberthal on November 10, 2007.
  • On January 17, 2008, she gave birth to her son, Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal.
  • Has two Abyssinian cats.
  • Met her former boyfriend Ron Eldard in an acting class in 1991 and dated until 2003.
  • Is the only "ER" cast member to have ever received an Emmy Award. She has also been awarded the Screen Actors Guild Award for "Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series" two years in a row (1998 and 1999).
  • Was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1998.

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