Christine Jane Baranski is an American film, stage, and television actress who is best known for her television role as Maryann Thorpe on the CBS sitcom Cybill from 1995 to 1998. Since 2009, she currently stars as Beverly Hofstadter on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory and Diane Lockhart on the legal and political drama series The Good Wife and its spin-off The Good Fight on CBS. She also provided the voice of Hessonite in the video game Steven Universe: Save The Light.
For Disney, she played Prunella Stickler in the 2003 direct-to-video film, Eloise at the Plaza and reprised her role in its sequel. She also portrayed the Wicked Stepmother in the 2014 live-action fantasy musical film, Into the Woods and Carol in Life with Mikey. She currently voices Mrs. Devine in Fancy Nancy.