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Archie Panjabi Wins Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy for "The Good Wife"

Archie Panjabi on Aug. 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
Archie Panjabi on Aug. 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBS) Little-known British actress Archie Panjabi is waving the UK banner high after her big Emmy win Sunday night in Los Angeles..

The 38-year-old won an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role in the CBS series "The Good Wife."

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Panjabi, who made her name in the popular British films "Bend It Like Beckham" and "East Is East," won the Emmy for her breakout role as a private investigator Kalinda Sharma on the hit show.

The London-bred actress beat out fellow "The Good Wife" co-star Christine Baranski and "Mad Men" actress Elisabeth Moss.

The only other British actress to take home a trophy in the primetime categories was Julia Ormond, who won a supporting acting Emmy for her role in HBO TV movie "Temple Grandin."