On television, Margulies is currently in production on the third season of the CBS hit "The Good Wife," in a role which has recently garnered her a second Emmy nomination as well as a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. In it, Margulies portrays a wife and mother, who must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce as a trial lawyer, after her politician husband gets caught in a very public sex scandal.
On stage, Margulies made her Broadway debut in 2006 starring in "Festen" opposite Michael Hayden, Larry Bryggman, Ali MacGraw, and Jeremy Sisto. Margulies completed a successful run in Jon Robin Baitz's "Ten Unknowns" at Lincoln Center opposite Donald Sutherland for which she won the Lucille Lortel Award. Other theater credits include "The Vagina Monologues" both Off Broadway and in the Los Angeles premiere, "Fefu and Her Friends" for the Yale Repertory Theatre, "The Substance of Fire" at the Aolso Theatre, "Living Expenses, Dan Drift, and Book of Names" at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York, and "Intrigue with Faye" at the NY Stage and Film Festival. She also appeared on stage in "The Lover,"In the Boom Boom Room," and "Balm and Gilead."
ON THE BIG SCREEN
Margulies was last seen in "City Island," co-starring Andy Garcia, Alan Arkin, and Emily Mortimer. The comedy follows a family who experiences the unraveling of their shared web of lies. The film won the Audience Award at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
Margulies is often recognised for her multi-episode guest role in HBO's "The Sopranos," opposite James Gandolfini. Other television credits include Fox's "Canterbury's Law," in which she starred, and acted as producer alongside Denis Leary and Jim Serpico of Apostle Productions. She also starred in "The Grid," a mini-series from TNT and BBC opposite Dylan McDermott, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination, as well as TNT's original mini-series "The Mists of Avalon" opposite Anjelica Huston and Joan Allen. She also starred as one of the original members of the groundbreaking show ER for which she received both an Emmy Award and two SAG Awards as nurse Carol Hathaway.
Margulies' feature film credits include the dark comedy, "The Darwin Awards," directed by Finn Taylor opposite Winona Ryder and Joe Fiennes; Jay Alaimo's "Slingshot" opposite David Arquette and Balthazar Getty; and Bruce Beresford's "Evelyn" opposite Pierce Bronson. Other film credits include "What's Cooking," an ensemble drama directed by Gurinder Chadha; Richard Linklater's "The Newton Boys," Boaz Yakin's "A Price Above Rubies," Jack Green's "Traveller," Bruce Beresford's "Paradise Road," and George Hickenlooper's film, "The Man From Elysian Fields," opposite Andy Garcia and Mick Jagger.