4. Martha Plimpton
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
The Tony Award winning actress turned Will Gardner’s world upside down when her character went after the lawyer in season 3.
7. Parker Posey
Parker joined the show as Eli Gold’s estranged wife and ruffled his feathers when she asked him to join her campaign.
9. Elizabeth Reaser
As a sports writer, Elizabeth’s character sparked a relationship with Will Gardner creating tension with Alicia.
10. Mamie Gummer
Meryl Streep’s daughter has an impressive turn as a young lawyer who challenges Alicia in the courtroom.
11. Rita Wilson
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
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
The House alum joined the show for a short arc as a former flame of Will.
14. Kelli Giddish
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
The comedian made an appearance in season 2 as a defendant who hires Alicia’s firm.
16. Ana Gasteyer
The SNL alumn had a hilarious turn as a judge.
17. America Ferrera
Subject of a scandal created by Eli Gold, America made a welcome return to TV for three episodes.
18. Gaby Hoffmann
The former-child star made an appearance on the show as a defendant.
19. Leelee Sobieski
The actress had a small but powerful appearance as a girlfriend of Will Gardner’s client.
20. Dreama Walker
As Becca, Walker portrayed a scheming girlfriend of Alicia’s son and went toe to toe with Eli Gold.
21. Lili Taylor
Taylor was brought in to test the waters of Kalinda’s sexual orientation in season 2.
22. Kate Burton
Meredith’s mother from Grey’s Anatomy served as a regular judge for the show.
23. Joanna Gleason
The stage actress joined the show as a judge in season 1.
24. Sonja Sohn
The Wire alum made a brief appearance on the show as one of the firm’s corporate clients.
25. Jessica Hecht
The popular stage actress (and Ross’ lesbian ex-wife’s partner on Friends) was one the early cases assigned to Alicia in season 1.