Christine Baranski

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Birth Name: Christine Jane Baranski

Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 2, 1952

Ethnicity: Polish

Christine Baranski is an American stage and screen actress. She is the daughter of Virginia Otylija (Mazurowski) and Lucien/Lucian/Lucius/Lucyjan Michael Baranski, who was an editor of a Polish-language newspaper. She was married to actor and playwright Matthew Cowles, until his death. They have two children, including actress Lily Cowles.

She is of Polish descent.

Christine’s paternal grandfather was named Wladyslaw “Walter” Baranski. Wladyslaw was born in Warsaw, Poland.

Christine’s paternal grandmother was named Janina Lewandowski (the daughter of Wladyslaw “Walter” Lewandowski and Prakseda). Janina was born in New York, to Polish parents.

Christine’s maternal grandfather was named Frank S. Mazurowski (the son of Frank/Francis/Franciszek Mazurowski and Marcell/Marcyanna/Marcy/Mary Anne Cwiklinski). Christine’s grandfather Frank was born in New York, to Polish parents.

Christine’s maternal grandmother was named Stella/Estelle Pachuka/Pachucki. Stella was either a Polish immigrant, or was also born in New York, to Polish parents.

Sources: Christine’s father on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Christine’s mother on the 1920 U.S. Census –
Christine’s mother on the 1930 U.S. Census –


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5 Responses

  1. bearboy says:

    I agree she is pretty but, “scientists who have to do with beauty and looks???” First of all beauty is all in the eyes of the beholder and second of all who are these scientists you speak of and what would that have to do with science?

  2. lelo4 says:

    typical Pole, looks also very Russian

  3. Dawn says:

    Go Polish People!!!!!!

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