I was one of those people squealing with delight when she took home the Best Actress Golden Globe trophy at the 2010 show, and on her way up to the podium, squeezed George Clooney. No, not because it was George Clooney, but because it was Carol and Doug Ross back together again! The fact that these two supremely successful actors reunited and came back to ER for the show’s series finale in 2009 solidified their places in my heart forever.
She epitomized 90’s glamour with her bountiful, bouncy curls and was everyone’s favorite nurse.
Now, the world recognizes her as an amazing actress for her incredible work on CBS’ hit The Good Wife. This show has won her accolades, awards and also a chance to show off her new fashion sense and that she looks better than ever! She has been nominated for and scooped up nearly every TV acting award there is. Here’s a quick look back at some of her best style moments.
I remember staying in one night while on vacation with my parents in 2001 to watch The Mists of Avalon, for which Julianna was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Morgaine. A fabulous miniseries and a $70 room service grilled cheese later, my ER- obsessed heart was finally able to see her as someone besides Carol Hathaway.
With The Good Wife, and her sleek, modern hairstyle, Julianna shines as Alicia Florrick and brings every sort of relatable vulnerability- while remaining an incredibly strong working mother (with fabulous clothes) that any woman would be proud to look up to.
The 45- year old has stunned at nearly every major Red Carpet, with nary a let down to speak of. I adore her style, honesty and courage.
She caught everyone’s eye (and a statuette) at the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards in her asymmetrical black Narciso Rodriguez.
She also took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama that Awards Season. At the 2010 Golden Globes (where she hugged Clooney!) she also rocked the asymmetrical trend with a dazzling ruby Narciso Rodriguez.
She scooped up a trophy at the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards in a tight chignon and gorgeous red YSL gown.
She did get some fashion criticism for her white Armani Prive gown that she wore to pick up her Best Actress Emmy at the 2011 show. I loved it, and it was refreshing to see such a seasoned Red Carpet winner stun in something avant-garde and interesting.
I also loved her most recent Red Carpet moment. At the 2012 Golden Globes this past January, she chose a purple/magenta open-backed Naeem Khan gown accented with turquoise earrings.
I’ve always admired her, and now the rest of the fashion world can too! Check her out with fellow TV beauties Sofia Veragara and Claire Danes on the cover of the upcoming Vanity Fair. Wow!
What is your favorite Julianna look? Do you prefer her as Carol Hathaway or Alicia Florrick?
first photo (as Carol Hathaway, with George Clooney) courtesy of buddytv.com
second photo (as Morgaine) courtesy of listal.com
third photo (as Alicia Florrick) courtesy of cleveland.com
fourth photo courtesy of altfg.com
fifth photo courtesy of fanpop.com
sixth photo courtesy of stylefrizz.com
seventh photo courtesy of huffingtonpost.com
eighth photo courtesy of justjared.com
ninth photo courtesy of tumblr.com