Emmy, two-time Tony, Screen Actors Guild, Drama Desk and American Comedy Award winner to headline September 15, 2023 event

The Good Fight

The Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Christine Baranski as the keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Galveston Women’s Conference on Friday, September 15, 2023, at the Moody Gardens Convention Center.

“We are thrilled to have an actress of this caliber accept our invitation to share her personal and career journey as a woman and the lesson’s she’s learned along the way,” said Gina M. Spagnola, president and chief executive officer for the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce.

One of the entertainment industry’s most honored actresses, Christine Baranski is an Emmy, two-time Tony, Screen Actors Guild, Drama Desk and American Comedy Award winner. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Baranski received her big break in Tom Stoppard’s hit Broadway comedy “The Real Thing,” directed by Mike Nichols, for which she won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.

Baranski went on to earn her second Tony Award for her performance in Neil Simon’s “Rumors.” She also won an Emmy, American Comedy and SAG Award for her performance in the hit series “Cybill,” in addition to three subsequent Emmy Award nominations. Baranski received a total of 5 Emmy nominations for her guest roles on “Frasier” and “The Big Bang Theory.”

As the formidable “Diane Lockhart” on “The Good Wife,” Baranski received six Emmy nominations and two Critics’ Choice Television Award nominations for her performance on the CBS series. She then starred as the character in the critically-acclaimed spinoff “The Good Fight.” Baranski has been nominated for four Critics’ Choice Television Awards, as well as a Golden Globe nomination and TCA Award nomination, for her performance in the spinoff “The Good Fight.”

Baranski can also be seen starring as “Agnes Van Rhijn” in the HBO series “The Gilded Age,” from “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes. The critically-acclaimed series is an epic of the millionaire titans of New York City in the 1880s, and features an ensemble cast that includes Cynthia Nixon, Carrie Coon, Audra McDonald and Morgan Spector, among others.
Additional film credits include Dolly Parton’s “Christmas On The Square,” “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,“ “A Bad Moms Christmas,” “Mamma Mia!” “Trolls,” “Miss Sloane,” “Into the Woods,” “Chicago,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Bowfinger,” “Bulworth,” “Cruel Intentions,” and “The Birdcage,” among others.

In addition to Baranski, conference attendees will hear cutting-edge health updates from UTMB Health experts, enjoy shopping in the vendor market, fitness breaks, continental breakfast, lunch, complimentary parking, dozens of door prizes, conference swag bag, and so much more. For more information, visit www.GalvestonWomensConference.com, call Jill Chapman at (409) 763-5326 or email jchapman@galvestonchamber.com.