Before she became "The Good Wife," Julianna Margulies had another close encounter with Chris Noth in season 3 as a female navy lieutenant. The storyline, ripped from the Tailhook scandal, is still regretfully au courant today: A female officer is found dead after a hotel Navy party, and Briscoe (in his first season) and Logan have to penetrate not only the closed ranks, but the machismo culture that perpetuated sexual harassment. Margulies went from Navy to "E.R." nurse before reunited with Noth 16 years later.
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Stars on 'Law & Order' Before Their Big Break
See a few of the now-famous alumni who did their time on "Law & Order." — Vera H-C Chan