Julianna Margulies
Ruth Mendoza
Lt. Ruth Mendoza
Date of birth
8 June 1966
Place of birth
Spring Valley, New York
IMDb profile
Julianna Margulies is an actress who played Lieutenant Ruth Mendoza in the Law & Order season three episode "Conduct Unbecoming".

Margulies is probably best known for playing Nurse Carol Hathaway for six years on the NBC medical drama ER. She won an Emmy Award for this role, and was nominated several times for a Golden Globe Award. She was originally offered a $27 million contract to remain on the show for an additional three years, stretching into Season 9 of the show. However, Margulies turned it down which led to whirlwind of media speculation and buzz the year she exited the show. She recently played as Alicia Florrick in CBS drama series The Good Wife from 2009 to 2016