Christine Baranski's Daughter Talks about How It Was Growing up with the Famous 'Cybill' Star

Isabel Murphy, the daughter of "Cybill" star Christine Baranski, once opened up about what it was like growing up with the legendary actress, who is a 15-time Emmy Award nominee.

In a 2014 article published by Elle, Isabel wrote, "There's nothing like growing up around a successful actor to make you realize how unglamorous of a life it really is."

According to Isabel, when she and her sister Lily were in elementary school, their mother, Christine, was picked to star as Cybill Sheperd's best friend in the hit sitcom "Cybill."

Christine Baranski at Museum of Modern Art on January 28, 2020 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Christine Baranski at Museum of Modern Art on January 28, 2020 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

MORE COMPLEX

Up to that point, Christine and her husband actor Matthew Cowles, who died from congestive heart failure in May 2014, worked on-stage in New York.

Isabel said that her parents dealt with the two-hour drive to their home by means of a transport or on her father's motorcycle.

However, when "Cybill" struck, her mother's commute became even more complicated. The actress only returned home for twelve days per month. 

Isabel Murphy and Christine Baranski at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 23, 2014 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Isabel Murphy and Christine Baranski at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 23, 2014 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

COMPLETELY CHANGED THEIR LIVES

"A sitcom salary in the 1990s meant a lot of money and attention," Isabel shared. "Pretty quickly, we went from being kids with a quiet life to being kids who were told not to cry in the airport because 'people are watching.'"

Isabel usually didn't disclose to her friends that her mother was an actress. However, people constantly discovered. 

They got to live the kind of life that mattered to their parents, which is presently the kind of life that matters to them.

Lily Cowles, Christine Baranski and Isabel Murphy at 583 Park Ave Event Space on November 2, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Lily Cowles, Christine Baranski and Isabel Murphy at 583 Park Ave Event Space on November 2, 2015 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

HER REALIZATION

She said she gets the impression that people who make the connection expect that she had been exposed to something special.

At some point, her mother's driver told her that the actress cried each time they pulled away from the house. Isabel realized it was always apparent that they owed all of their chances to those challenging years.

Matthew Cowles and Christine Baranski at The Plaza Hotel on December 13, 2009 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

Matthew Cowles and Christine Baranski at The Plaza Hotel on December 13, 2009 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

They got to live the kind of life that mattered to their parents, which is presently the kind of life that matters to them.

Christine has gained further critical acclaim for her performance as Diane Lockhart in the legal drama series "The Good Wife," which aired from 2009 to 2016. She is currently starring in its spinoff series "The Good Fight," according to PEOPLE.

Her other notable projects include "To Dance with the White Dog," "Who Is Simon Miller?," "The Big Bang Theory," and "Eloise at the Plaza."

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