The actress is thrilled her ER costar has found personal as well as professional fulfillment

By Tim Nudd
Updated January 12, 2015 12:00 PM
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Julianna Margulies knows what George Clooney has been feeling lately, because she’s been there herself.

Clooney, 53, has been a professional inspiration to his former ER castmate for more than 20 years. And now Margulies is thrilled he’s found personal happiness, too – just as she did a decade ago with now-husband Keith Lieberthal.

PEOPLE caught up with Margulies, 48, on the red carpet at Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, where Clooney ended up making some lovely remarks about his wife, Amal Clooney, during his lifetime achievement award acceptance speech.

Check out the video above to hear Margulies’s sweet words about Clooney and his bride.

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