The lady has it

THE BALTIMORE SUN

With unabashed pride, Christine Baranski shows off the program from one of her past theatrical triumphs.

It isn't the Playbill from Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing or Neil Simon's Rumors (in both of which she won Tony Awards). Instead, it's a pale green, photocopied program from the 1970 high school musical at Villa Maria Academy in Cheektowaga, N.Y., a Buffalo suburb.

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Christine Baranski

Born:

May 2, 1952, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Education:

The Juilliard School, bachelor's degree, 1974

Career highlights:

Theater - A Midsummer Night's Dream (New York Shakespeare Festival, 1982 Obie Award), The Real Thing (Broadway, 1984 Tony Award), Rumors (Broadway, 1989 Tony Award), Lips Together, Teeth Apart (off-Broadway, 1991);

TV series - Cybill (1995-1998, 1995 Emmy Award), Welcome to New York (2000-2001), Happy Family (2003-2004);

Movies - Reversal of Fortune (1990), The Birdcage (1996), Bulworth (1998), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Chicago (2002).

Family:

Married since 1983 to actor Matthew Cowles; two daughters - Isabel, 21, and Lily, 18

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