“Death Of A Loved One Is Deep”: 'The Good Wife' Star Christine Baranski On Losing Her Husband Of 3 Decades

Date May 21, 2019

Actress Christine Baranski is opening up about the death of her husband, Matthew Cowles. Her late husband was an actor, well known for his role as Billy Clyde Tuggle on All My Children.


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Who is Matthew?

Born in New York City, Matthew Cowles was an American actor and playwright. His career included roles in such films as The Indian Wants the Bronx, Natalie, and Shutter Island.


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Matthew also made an appearances on NYPD, The Bold and Beautiful, Oz, and Life on Mars. He earned nomination for Daytime Emmy as Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series.

He died from congestive heart failure.

Death of a loved one

Speaking to Variety about the death of her husband at the premiere of her film Into the Woods, The Good Wife star said:

It’s been a tough year. I lost extraordinary people in my life, but I have a beautiful grandson, my wonderful ‘Good Wife’ colleagues. When you are sat across from this person every morning having coffee, it’s so strange. Someone is there and then suddenly they’re not there to talk to ever again.

The award-winning actress said she returned to work a few months after the death of her husband, as it helped her to be with her community of people.


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While noting that the death of a loved one is very disorienting, Christine said for the first month or so, she was rather numb.

The actress says her goal now is to maintain a quiet center, saying: "On a weekly and monthly basis, I’m going to think about how I can nurture my community, family and friends."

Two daughters

The couple was married for three decades and had two daughters, Isabel and Lily.

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Continue to stay strong Christine! We are glad the award-winning actress has a great support system.