Kelly & Michael: Archie Panjabi “The Good Wife” Season Four


Archie Panjabi: New York Vs England

Kelly & Michael: Archie Panjabi "The Good Wife" Season Four

Archie Panjabi discussed the new season of ‘The Good Wife’ with Kelly & Michael. (Helga Esteb /

British actress Archie Panjabi is proud to be from England, but she also loves living in New York and working as an actress. So which does she like better? When Archie joined Kelly & Michael for an interview, she described that when she’s in England, she gets homesick for New York, and when she’s in New York, she gets homesick for England.


One of Archie’s favorite parts about being a New Yorker is all of the great food she gets to eat. One thing that she loves to indulge in is Macaroni and Cheese, which they don’t really have in England. Kelly told Archie about the restaurant in New York’s East Village called S’Mac, which serves nothing but different varieties of Archie’s favorite dish. She was ready to head out that second!

Archie Panjabi: Meant To Be An Actress?

Kelly asked Archie how she got her start in show business. Did she always want to be an actress? Archie told a story that made it seem like her career was truly meant to be. When she was first born, Archie’s mom was going to name her ‘Aarti,’ which means prayer. However, when she looked into her baby’s eyes, Archie’s mom just knew that her daughter would be famous. So instead she named her ‘Archana’ (‘Archie’ for short), which means ‘worship.’ She imagined that her daughter would be worshipped as a famous actress.

Archie Panjabi: The Good Wife Season Four

Archie’s plays Kalinda on the hit CBS legal drama The Good Wife, which is set to begin its fourth season. As Kelly said, “the show just keeps getting better and better.”  What does Archie love most about playing Kalinda? She said that Kalinda is “deliciously dangerous,” and very mysterious.


Last season of The Good Wife ended with a big cliffhanger. Tune in on Sunday, September 30 to find out what happens next!


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