Award-winning actress and alumna Julianna Margulies will deliver the Commencement address to the Sarah Lawrence class of 2010 on Friday, May 21, at 10 a.m. on the College’s southern Westchester campus.
Margulies, who recently won “best actress” Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for her role in the CBS series The Good Wife, will address some 335 graduating seniors and 130 graduate students receiving their master’s degrees.
“We are delighted that Julianna will return to the College, which nurtured the intelligence, craft, and discipline she brings to her profession,” said Sarah Lawrence College President Karen Lawrence.
Margulies, who will star opposite Andy Garcia in a new film, City Island, that will be released March 19, played an active role in Sarah Lawrence theater productions. After college she went on to work in movies, television, and the theatre—ranging from films such as Evelyn with Pierce Brosnan, and Paradise Road with Glenn Close, to television projects such as The Mists of Avalon, The Grid, and The Sopranos, to stage performances including The Vagina Monologues, Kate Robin’s Intrigue With Faye, Jon Robin Baitz’s Ten Unknowns, and the Broadway production of Festen, among numerous others. Her recent SAG award is her seventh in that acclaimed competition. Earlier in her career, she received an Emmy Award for her role as Nurse Carol Hathaway in the NBC series ER.
Sarah Lawrence College is a co-educational liberal arts college, founded in 1926, with a distinctive system of education. It is known for having one of the lowest student/faculty ratios in the country. At the core of the system are small classes, regular one-on-one student-faculty conferences, cross-disciplinary approaches, and the integration of the creative arts within the curriculum. In addition to the 1,200-student undergraduate program, the College has eight master’s programs and a center for adults returning to school to complete their bachelor’s degrees.