Candice Patricia Bergen (born May 9, 1946) is an American actress and former fashion model.
She is best known for starring in two TV series, as the title character on the situation comedy Murphy Brown (1988–1998), for which she won five Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards; and as Shirley Schmidt on the comedy-drama Boston Legal (2004–2008), for which she was nominated for two Emmys, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She starred in several major films throughout the mid 1960s to early 1980s such as The Sand Pebbles, Carnal Knowledge, The Wind and the Lion, and Gandhi, receiving an Oscar nomination for her role in Starting Over. Her later career includes character roles in Miss Congeniality and Sweet Home Alabama.
She reprised her role as Brown in "A Picture's Worth a Thousand Bucks"