Who Is Keith Lieberthal?
Juliana Margulies is likely one of the actresses currently doing ‘the best’ in Hollywood at the moment. It isn’t just her talent as Alicia Florrick on The Good Wife or as Dr. Nancy Jax on The Hot Zone that has earned her media attention. Her husband Keith Lieberthal is now in the news thanks to his boyish smile and alluring blue-grey eyes.
But who is Keith Lieberthal and what is he all about?
A Lawyer in Disguise
It is a common thing for the everyday citizen to either be familiar with law practices or know someone who is. But less common is an actor or celebrity who’s well-versed in the art of attorney work.
With such a bright smile, your first glance of Kieth Lieberthal wouldn’t have you thinking right away that he was anything close to a lawyer. But the intelligence that led him to attend Harvard Law is what made his wife, Juliana Margulies, fall in love with him.
Not only did he attend Harvard Law, but he took a few undergrad classes at Dartmouth before taking on the challenge of the top-tier Ivy League school.
How old are you?
I’ve gotten questioned for looking younger than I actually was, so I can sympathize with Keith when someone mistakes him for being far younger than his actual age. When Lieberthal first met his wife Juliana, it was actually at a party held by an agent, with alcohol in bountiful supply.
Margulies did not hesitate to share with Keith what she thought of his looks, complimenting him left and right during their first encounter. She had asked during the party if he was an actor, to which he replied “No. I’m a lawyer. Worked as a litigator on Wall Street for six years.”
“Really? You’re 12.” She responded to him. Sure, he IS younger than her, but only by about six years. (Nice Job, Juliana).
Automatic Points with the Parents
First meetings tend to be awkward for most people who end up couples, but that can happen even quicker when they find their families have something in common. Margulies asked what the handsome young man’s name was and he stated, “Keith Lieberthal.”
“You’re JEWISH?!” she responded. “It kept getting better and better,” she said in an interview with Ellen Degeneres.
“Lieberthal” is a Jewish surname and since Margulies parents’ are Jewish, it only earned the Wall Street litigator even more points with the actress.
Just In Time
With both Lieberthal and Margulies having so much in common, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the wound up married to each other. Juliana was about 7 months along when the couple married in November of 2007.
It was a closed ceremony with only close family members in attendance. The media didn’t even catch wind of the union until the actress decided to post the picture for public view.
Two months after the ceremony, Margulies and new husband Keith were blessed with the birth of their son Kieran Lindsay Lieberthal.
To show appreciation for his mother, Keith gave his child his mother’s surname, ‘Lindsay.’ Those who keep up with red carpet performances should already be familiar with Kieran’s face, as he’s accompanied his parents to many premieres already.
Social Media Presence and Net Worth
Margulies is a multi-million dollar actress with a net worth of $22 million. With Keith earning about $200,000 per month, many might look down on the Ivy-league educated lawyer.
According to his wife, he’s an amazing husband and a wonderful father, and in my eyes that is what a real man should do regardless of the income that he earns. And he still earns a respectable $200,000 per year as the Senior Director of the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts.
He’s also previously worked for Bain and Company from 1995 to 1996, Covington and Burling LLP from 1999 to 2000, and as a Judicial Clerk for Honorable Naomi Reice Buchwald (Southern District of New York Federal Court) from 2000 to 2001.
Being married to someone so high profile, you would think that Lieberthal would be more well-known across the World Wide Web. Aside from his LinkedIn profile, there isn’t much social media presence to speak of. There is no Twitter or Facebook profile for the husband of Margulies.