|Judith Light Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||February 9, 1949|
Judith Light is an American actor, producer, voice actor, theatre artist, and advocate. She is known for playing Angela Bower in the sitcom Who’s the Boss?, Karen Wolek in the soap opera One Life to Live, Elizabeth Donnelly in the crime drama series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Claire Meade in the comedy-drama series Ugly Betty, Judith Brown Ryland in the prime time soap opera Dallas, Marilyn Miglin in the crime anthology series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Shelly Pfefferman in the comedy-drama series Transparent, Bobi Jewell in the drama anthology series Manhunt: Deadly Games, Dede Standish in the comedy-drama series The Politician, Barbara Stone in the sitcom The Stones, and Susan Carpenter-McMillan in the true-crime anthology series Impeachment: American Crime Story. Moreover, she has also been a prominent LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS activist as well as has served on the boards of the Matthew Shepard Foundation and the Point Foundation. On September 12, 2019, Judith Light was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
Judith Ellen Light
Trenton, New Jersey, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Judith Light attended St. Mary’s Hall–Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, and graduated from high school in 1966. Then, she got enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University, from where she graduated with a degree in drama. She once recalled the university as “rigorous” and “amazing”.
Actor, Producer, Voice Actor, Theatre Artist, Advocate
- Father – Sidney Light (Accountant)
- Mother – Pearl Sue (née Hollander) (Model)
- Others – Samuel Pinkas Licht (Paternal Grandfather), Anne (Paternal Grandmother), Louis J. Hollander (Maternal Grandfather), Bessie (Maternal Grandmother)
Judith Light has been signed with Rogers & Cowan, Public Relations Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth had been $16 Million.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
54 kg or 119 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Judith Light has dated –
- Robert Desiderio (1980-Present) – In 1980, she started going out with actor Robert Desiderio and they got married in 1985. They first met each other while working on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live.
Race / Ethnicity
Judith Light is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
Judith Light has done endorsement work for –
- Proactive Solution (TV Infomercial) (1997)
- Humira (Voiceover) (TV Commercial) (2011)
She considers herself religious without being attached to institutional religion per se.
Judith Light Facts
- For her role in One Life to Live, she won several accolades including Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series” in both 1980 and 1981.
- She has a home in Beverly Hills, California, and a home in Aspen, Colorado.
- Judith Light’s critically acclaimed performance in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story got her nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie” as well as a Critics’ Choice Television Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Miniseries”.
- She has been friends with Jill Eikenberry and Tony Danza.
- Her theatre credits include having been cast in productions of Measure for Measure, Wit, Other Desert Cities, A Doll’s House, Herzl, Sorrows and Rejoicings, Hedda Gabler, The Assembled Parties, Thérèse Raquin, and Colder Than Here.
- Judith Light has practiced Kundalini yoga for several years.
- She co-starred as Sherrell in the 2019 comedy film Before You Know It.
- In May 2022, Judith was honored with the “Excellence in Media Award” at the GLAAD Media Awards.
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