Birth Name: Christine Jane Baranski
Place of Birth: Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: May 2, 1952
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/Franciszek Mazurowski and Marcell/Marcyanna/Marcy 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 – https://familysearch.org
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