The CBS drama "The Good Wife" premiered in 2009 with actress Julianna Margulies in the title role. She, along with actor Matt Czuchry and actress Christine Baranski, have appeared in every episode of the show through Season 6.
After six seasons, CBS showcased Alan Cumming, Zach Grenier, Graham Phillips, Matthew Goode, Makenzie Vega and Archie Panjabi as the leading actors on "The Good Wife."
Over the course of the series, some other well-known recurring cast members have been Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane and David Hyde Pierce. Dylan Baker and Denis O'Hare have also had recurring roles. Notable recurring actresses include Mary Beth Peil, Sarah Steele, Anika Noni Rose, Stockard Channing, Melissa George and Carrie Preston. In addition, Maura Tierney, Amanda Peet, Rita Wilson, Jane Alexander, Ana Gasteyer and Martha Plimpton have had major roles in "The Good Wife."
Many cast members have been nominated for acting awards for their work on the show. Julianna Margulies, for example, won a Golden Globe Award as lead actress in 2010. An Emmy Award went to Archie Panjabi as supporting actress in 2010. For guest actress performances, Martha Plimpton and Carrie Preston won Emmys in 2012 and 2013, respectively.