Whether it was canoodling with George Clooney in the ER or as playing homicide detective on the streets of New York City, the cast of The Good Wife has enjoyed a vast array of experiences on television.
Long before most of them arrived in (fictional) Chicago.
Indeed, before anyone ever hear of Lockhart/Gardner or Florrick/Agos, these stars were all over TV, both here and across the pond.
From Scottish soap operas to children's shows... from Sex and the City to some football under the Friday Night Lights, you may be surprised where these actors appeared before they became our favorite group of TV attorneys.
If you didn't see Julianna as Nurse Carol Hathaway alongside George Clooney on ER, what are you waiting for? You need to go watch now, Stat! You could also catch Julianna on a handful of episodes of The Sopranos and the one season of Canterbury's Law.
Matt's been on some of our favorite shows before he found himself walking into Lockhart Gardner on The Good Wife. He played Logan Huntzberger on Gilmore Girls and Chris Kennedy on Friday Night Lights. He was even in one episode of Veronica Mars.
We may not have seen much of Archie here in the US before The Good Wife but British viewers knew her well. She was Maya Roy on the original Life on Mars, and studied the paranormal in Glasgow on Sea of Souls. She was even one of the voices on the children's series Postman Pat.
Christine started out in roles on Another World and All My Children but most fans remember her on the hit sitcom Cybill alongside Cybil Shepherd. She was also seen on Presidio Med with Dana Delany and the comedy Happy Family with John Larroquette.
Alan has been all over TV screens on both sides of the pond. From the Scottish soap High Road to the British comedy The High Life. He's done guest spots on 3rd Rock from the Sun and Sex and the City. He starred on the kids show Shoebox Zoo and spent time and played Billie Blaikie on The L Word. Heck, earlier this year Alan even supplied the voice for the White Rabbit on Dora the Explorer. Now that's versatile.
Long term fans remember Noth as Detective Mike Logan on Law & Order and then Mr. Big on Sex and the City. But before all that he could be seen as Officer Ron Lipsky on Hill Street Blues, Mr. Stringer on A Man Called Hawk and two separate roles on Another World.