Christine Jane Baranski (b. 2 May 1952, Buffalo, New York, USA) is an American actress who has Polish ancestry. She has been nominated for 2 Golden Globes and 4 Emmys, she has won one Emmy in 1995 for her outstanding support role in comedy series "Cybil". She is married to Matthew Cowles (1983 - present) with 2 daughters, Lily (b. 1987) and Isabel (b. 1984).