|Portrayed by Carrie Preston|
|Latest appearance:||"Red Team/Blue Team"|
Elsbeth Tascioni is Daniel Golden's partner.
Elsbeth Tascioni is an astute, albeit deceptively scattered lawyer, who makes occasional appearances on The Good Wife. Her character appears to suffer from ADHD or a similar psychological disorder which compels her to make observations at inappropriate times while still being able to stay on task to perform brilliant intellectual maneuvers placing her in the forefront of her field.
I have really enjoyed Elsbeth's character.She is one of the few authentically female characters anywhere in popular culture today. I think she is representative of "every woman" who's contributions are discredited, devalued and severely underestimated (think I love Lucy) because her way of being in the world is decidedly feminine. We live in a world where professional women are rewarded for and expected to "act like men," quietly reasoning through problems "like a man." Or risk being thought flighty and therefore not credible. Elsbeth demonstrates again and again that she can out fox any adversary and she delivers. Her seemingly scatterbrained approach throws off her opponents, who never see her coming until it is too late. This is a surprisingly refreshing and honest depiction of what it is like to be a smart women, who remains true to herself and doesn't settle for being a "man" in a drag.she I disagree that she is ADHD - suffering from a psychological disorder, she is authentically female with all its multidimensions. (Ellen)