The Impressive List Of Female Guest Stars On “The Good Wife”

Amanda Peet joins a long list of actresses picked up for recurring arcs on the show that seems to put all the best women on TV.

1. Amanda Peet

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Vulture just announced that the actress will join the show as Alicia Florrick’s new best friend and military lawyer.

2. Kristin Chenoweth

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The pint-sized TV star was picked up by the show to play a political reporter who covers the Florrick campaign

3. Maura Tierney

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In June, it was announced that the former ER star would join The Good Wife as an Internet billionaire courted by Eli (Alan Cumming).

4. Martha Plimpton

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Plimpton bounced back onto TV with a Emmy-nominated role on Raising Hope and she has made multiple appearances on the show - most recently at the end of season 3.

5. Anika Noni Rose

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The Tony Award winning actress turned Will Gardner’s world upside down when her character went after the lawyer in season 3.

6. Anna Camp

Following an arc on True Blood and a role in The Help, Anna joined season 3 of the show as a junior associate and Alicia’s mentee.

7. Parker Posey

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Parker joined the show as Eli Gold’s estranged wife and ruffled his feathers when she asked him to join her campaign.

8. Amy Sedaris

The comedian also took on Eli Gold as a lobbyist who crossed hairs with Gold and Parker’s character.

9. Elizabeth Reaser

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As a sports writer, Elizabeth’s character sparked a relationship with Will Gardner creating tension with Alicia.

10. Mamie Gummer

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Meryl Streep’s daughter has an impressive turn as a young lawyer who challenges Alicia in the courtroom.

11. Rita Wilson

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The wife of Tom Hanks played a bitch on heels. In her few appearances she made trouble for both Alicia Florrick and Diane Flockhart.

12. Carrie Preston

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True Blood’s feisty waitress landed on The Good Wife as an outside lawyer brought in to help Will Gardner and Alicia Florrick with their personal legal issues.

13. Lisa Edelstein

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The House alum joined the show for a short arc as a former flame of Will.

14. Kelli Giddish

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The former soap actress made time for a stint on The Good Wife as a private investigator from Kalinda’s past before moving onto Law & Order: SVU.

15. Sarah Silverman

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The comedian made an appearance in season 2 as a defendant who hires Alicia’s firm.

16. Ana Gasteyer

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The SNL alumn had a hilarious turn as a judge.

17. America Ferrera

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Subject of a scandal created by Eli Gold, America made a welcome return to TV for three episodes.

18. Gaby Hoffmann

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The former-child star made an appearance on the show as a defendant.

19. Leelee Sobieski

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The actress had a small but powerful appearance as a girlfriend of Will Gardner’s client.

20. Dreama Walker

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As Becca, Walker portrayed a scheming girlfriend of Alicia’s son and went toe to toe with Eli Gold.

21. Lili Taylor

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Taylor was brought in to test the waters of Kalinda’s sexual orientation in season 2.

22. Kate Burton

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Meredith’s mother from Grey’s Anatomy served as a regular judge for the show.

23. Joanna Gleason

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The stage actress joined the show as a judge in season 1.

24. Sonja Sohn

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The Wire alum made a brief appearance on the show as one of the firm’s corporate clients.

25. Jessica Hecht

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The popular stage actress (and Ross’ lesbian ex-wife’s partner on Friends) was one the early cases assigned to Alicia in season 1.

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