The star of "The Good Wife," which debuted in 2009, is Juliana Margulies, who plays Alicia Florrick. Other members of the cast during 2010 included Christine Baranski, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry and Archie Panjabi.
In 2010, "The Good Wife" finished its first season and began its second. Margulies, Baranski, Charles and Czuchry all played lawyers at Lockhart/Gardner, a Chicago law firm. Panjabi played an investigator at the firm.
Other members of the cast in 2010 included Chris Noth, Mary Beth Peil, Mackenzie Vega and Graham Phillips. Noth played the role of Peter, Alicia's estranged husband. Peil was her mother-in-law, and Vega and Phillips were the Florricks' children.
Alan Cumming had a recurring part during the first season as Eli Gold, one of Peter's advisers. Cumming became a permanent cast member in 2010.
Other actors had recurring roles on "The Good Wife" in 2010, including Michael J. Fox, Rita Wilson, Mamie Gummer and Anika Noni Rose, who all played lawyers. Mike Colter appeared as Lemond Bishop, a drug dealer and a client of Lockhart/Gardner.
"The Good Wife," although set in Chicago, is actually filmed in New York City, as of 2015. As a result, this has allowed the producers to cast New York theater actors, such as Martha Plimpton and Dylan Baker, in recurring and guest roles throughout the show's run.