Whatever Happened to Juliana Margulies ‘The Good Wife’

After making her debut as Carol on ER, and most recently as Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife, Julianna Margulies has been a topic of conversation for two decades

Fans of The Good Wife are disappointed that Margulies won’t be in the spinoff, but they’re also curious to see what happened to her.

Juliana Margulies is an American actress. She is best known as an actress in The Good Wife, but what do we know about her?

There are many other things that she has done or she can do to make that good list of hers tall and impressive.

Earlier Life

Juliana was born on June 8, 1967 in New York City. She is of Jewish origin and she was brought up with her younger sister by her parents, Juditha Lyn and Joe Margulies. Her mother is a concert pianist originally from Brazil.

Juliana studied at the Dalton School where she got the role of Miss Adelaide in “Guys and Dolls”. After she graduated from high school, she attended Barnard College and received her B.A. in English literature as well as Psychoanalysis.

She also studied at the Professional Children’s School and some other courses including William Esper Studio for acting and training on Sanford Meisner techniques of acting.


The Good Wife: The Good Wife started off as a TV series and it was based on a platform that Julianna Margulies had played in the year 1999.

She did her role as Alicia Florrick whose husband, Peter Florrick has been jailed for corruption. She has also done a guest role in Monk and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

The Jew and the Carrot: It was in 2008 when she wrote an article for New York magazine called “The Jew and The Carrot”.

In this article, she mentioned that her skin color was not oily anymore which made her look like a young girl. She has also appeared in several fashion magazines and has been the cover model for Femina in Latin America.

She has also attained celebrity status, which can be seen on Twitter where she has about 1.6 million followers. She is known to tweet often and fans wait eagerly for this to happen.

Her photos are also available on Instagram (which requires no need for an interview) where she has more than 200,000 followers.

Personal Life

Juliana Margulies has been married to Keith Lieberthal since 1999. They have two children together – son Holden Jack in 2003 and Kieran Thomas in 2006. This family of four lives in the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Juliana is of German Jewish ancestry through her father whereas her mother’s ancestry includes Polish Jews, Austrian Jews and Lithuanian Jews.

Her father was born in Rio de Janeiro which makes her mother’s family from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

She has been linked with actor Arthur Rice but this was denied later on when she stated that they were just friends. She is said to be the ex-girlfriend of comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld.

She is an animal lover which can be seen in her various appearances at different charity events to raise funds for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). She has also participated in USO tours where she traveled to Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan to entertain the troops.

Juliana Margulies also raised $25,000 for breast cancer research by selling her silver earrings on eBay.

She has won 3 awards out of 11 nominations received for The Good Wife although it was a short-list of 7 awards in which she was nominated.

This show has been a life changer for her and Juliana is the only woman to have won an Emmy, a SAG award and a Golden Globe award in a lead actress role.

What Happened to Juliana Margulies after Leaving The Good Wife?

Since leaving The Good Wife in 2017, Juliana Margulies is still into acting.

She appeared in The Upside with Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, and Bryan Cranston the following year.

Margulies was also involved in the Three Christs, a star-studded project.

Peter Dinklage and Richard Gere are among the cast members of this film.

Since then, the actress has returned to television, where her fame is at its height.

What is Juliana Margulies Doing Now

After The Good Wife, Juliana Margulies has been a busy bee. She starred in The Upside in 2017, a film that featured Kevin Hart, Nicole Kidman, and Bryan Cranston.

Margulies was also involved in the Three Christs, another star-studded venture. The film features Peter Dinklage and Richarde Gere. Since then, the actress has returned to television, where her star shines brightest.

Her TV projects include Dietland, a short flick in 2019. Dietland featured Plum Kettle and Joy Nash, mostly dealing with self-image and sexism.

She also took up a role in Jaxx, an adaptation of The Hot Zone that looked into the Ebola outbreak.

Juliana Margulies continues to wow the screen with her political and legal savvy. You must admit that her next project will be a direct hit!