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Julianna Margulies Honors Her Late Father: 'I'll Miss Him Forever'

Julianna Margulies Honors Her Late Father: 'I'll Miss Him Forever'

Originally posted 05/25/2016 10:10AM

Even chicken pox can't faze Julianna Margulies' happiness over her late father's recently released children's book. Though the actress was home-bound for two weeks while she recovered from her illness and missed several book promotions, she was grateful to have some downtime with her thoughts and memories.

"Instead of me going out to talk about the book, I had to internalize it with my dad. And it was kind of great," she tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "It's been a real blessing for it to come out and be received so beautifully."

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The Good Wife Finale: Alicia, like the Cheese, Stands Alone

Originally posted 05/09/2016 12:10AM

CBS' The Good Wife ended Sunday night on a note of deep, deliberate ambiguity that, for all its clever dodging of definitiveness, struck an oddly incorrect note.

Nothing changes the fact that this was the best network drama of the past 20 years or so. Mad Men, by contrast, may have concluded on a note of crystalline, acidic perfection, but the show itself was often bafflingly uneven. I'll take Good Wife.

I mean, it's not as if Kalinda Sharma lept out of the bathtub with a knife.

Still.

Spoiler warning: For those who haven't seen The Good Wife series finale, plot details will follow.

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The PEOPLE Review: Goodbye to Julianna Margulies' The Good Wife

The PEOPLE Review: Goodbye to Julianna Margulies' The Good Wife

Originally posted 05/06/2016 02:35PM

Sex and politics are both immensely complicated topics. Combine the two into sexual politics, and you have something approaching psychological string theory.

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Good Women: Saying Goodbye to the Fierce Females of The Good Wife

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Good Women: Saying Goodbye to the Fierce Females of The Good Wife

Originally posted 05/05/2016 04:00PM

The title alone makes you think twice. Upon first hearing the words "the good wife," the phrase sounds like a reference to the Stepford Wives era of the 1950s. But, after seven years on air before concluding its run May 8, Robert and Michelle King's complex and complicated television show The Good Wife has demonstrated that being "good" is anything but simple.

The legal drama has followed the life of once-happy housewife and mother Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), who was thrust into the public eye when her husband, State's Attorney Peter (Chris Noth), was caught with a prostitute, lost his job and was put in prison. Re-entering the workforce after spending years at home, Alicia finds herself in the mist of political and personal drama and tragedy – and in the middle of reinventing herself and building a new life as a woman in her 40s faced with new independence and opportunities.

It's safe to say The Good Wife passes the Bechdel test. While the show has contained numerous romantic plot lines – some of them involving Alicia herself – it has also introduced some of the most fascinating, complex and strongest female characters in primetime TV. The women, whether they are lawyers, lovers, law firm clients or merely civilians, have never been relegated to the sidelines while important events are taking place.

Below, we break down just a few of the women who were a part of the complicated world of The Good Wife.

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Julianna Margulies Is Battling Chicken Pox

Julianna Margulies Is Battling Chicken Pox

Originally posted 05/05/2016 01:25PM

Julianna Margulies was forced to cancel an event Thursday after coming down with the chicken pox.

The Emmy Award-winning Good Wife star was scheduled to attend a New York city cocktail party in celebration of the release of her children's book Three Magic Balloons, featuring illustrations by Grant Shaffer.

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Julianna Margulies' Good Wife Son Talks About Her 'Maternal' Side – and How She Motivated Him to Go to College

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Why The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies Was 'Instrumental' in Her TV Son's Decision to Attend College

Originally posted 04/29/2016 02:20PM

Graham Phillips spent the better part of seven years playing Zach, the son of Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) on The Good Wife, and during that time he developed a close mother-son dynamic with Margulies.

"Having Julianna as my fake mother for the last seven years was great," Phillips told PEOPLE at Thursday's The Good Wife's series finale party at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. "She really was very maternal to me these last seven years."

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Julianna Margulies Reflects on The Good Wife's First Season: 'I Was Overwhelmed with Being a New Mom'

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Julianna Margulies Reflects on The Good Wife's First Season: 'I Was Overwhelmed with Being a New Mom'

Originally posted 04/29/2016 11:30AM

After seven stunning seasons, The Good Wife is finally coming to an end on May 8.

When the cast looks back on the show's early years, it's hard not to be surprised by how far they've come – especially for the show's lead, Julianna Margulies, who had a particularly hard time in the first season.

"I was so overwhelmed with being a new mom and being the lead of the show and trying to make everything work," Margulies told PEOPLE Thursday at the show's series finale party at New York City's Museum of Modern Art. "Anyone that has done a show can tell you that your first season is the hardest because nothing has been fleshed out yet."

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Most Beautiful 2016

UpdatePosted 04/24/2016 05:15PM

Find Out What Julianna Margulies Is Taking from the Set of The Good Wife

Originally posted 04/22/2016 02:00PM

Jennifer Aniston is PEOPLE's 2016 World's Most Beautiful Woman! The actress is opening up about her marriage and sharing her age-defying beauty tips. Subscribe now for this exclusive special edition of PEOPLE!

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The Good Wife Creators Talk Final Season: 'This Is Not a Show That Is Ending Because Anybody Hates Each Other'

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The Good Wife Creators Talk Final Season: 'This Is Not a Show That Is Ending Because Anybody Hates Each Other'

Originally posted 02/08/2016 03:35PM

The Good Wife may be ending, but it's not because of any bad blood.

During a Monday press conference call, co-creators and executive producers Robert and Michelle King opened up about the recent news that the show will conclude after nine episodes – which CBS announced with an ad during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

"This is not a show that is ending because anybody hates each other. We're ending the show because really it is a show that should be ending," Robert told reporters, explaining that even after seven years working together, the cast and crew are "still very happy with each other" – in fact, they "couldn't be happier."

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Julianna Margulies Publishes Children's Book in Touching Tribute to Her Late Father

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Julianna Margulies Publishes Children's Book in Touching Tribute to Her Late Father

Originally posted 11/26/2015 05:00PM

If you are kind, magic can happen.

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