Christine studied at Juilliard, won two Tony Awards (Best Actress (Featured Role - Play): in 1984 for Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing;" and in 1989 for "Rumors") and was nominated for 10 Emmys (One nomination for TBBT and won one for "Cybil".) She appeared again in season 7 in October, 2013.
Baranski was married to actor Matthew Cowles from October 1983 until his death on May 22, 2014. They have two daughters, Isabel (born 1984) and Lily (born 1987). One of her daughters is a practicing attorney, attended law school, passed the New York bar exam, and was working for the Brooklyn district attorney during the run of The Good Wife.