Judith Light

Television Actress / Film Actress / Stage Actress | * 02/09/1949 (74) | Trenton, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
Judith Ellen Light (born February 9, 1949) is an American actress. She made her professional stage debut in 1970, before making her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House. Her breakthrough role was in the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1977 to 1983, where she played the role of Karen Wolek; for this role, she won two consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Light starred as Angela Bower in the long-running ABC sitcom Who's the Boss? from 1984 to 1992. Light played the recurring role of Elizabeth Donnelly in the NBC legal crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002–2010) and also played Claire Meade in the ABC comedy-drama Ugly Betty (2006–2010), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2007. From 2013 to 2014, she played the role of villainous Judith Brown Ryland in the TNT drama series, Dallas. In 2014, she began starring as Shelly Pfefferman in the c... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | TV Movies

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Awards & Nominations for Judith Light

2x Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
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Movies with Judith Light as Actress(32)

as Shelly Pfefferman2019 Transparent: Musicale Finale
as Sherrell2019 Before You Know It
as Judith Montefiore-Salters2018 Hot Air
as Grandma2015 Digging for Fire
as Veronika Goss2014 Last Weekend
as Gayle2007 Save Me
as Zuleika (voice)2000 Joseph: King of Dreams
as Maj. Carmen Travis1998 Carriers
as Diana Donahue1997 Too Close To Home
as Anna Lerner1996 A Step toward Tomorrow
as Lisa McKeever1996 A Husband, a Wife and a Lover
as Irene McNair1996 Murder at My Door
as Janice Mitchell1995 Lady Killer
as Barbara Noël1994 Betrayal of Trust
as Laura MacAffrey1993 Men Don't Tell
as Laura Simmons1990 In Defense of a Married Man
as Jeanne White1989 The Ryan White Story
as Vickie Vine1989 My Boyfriend's Back
as Cathy Proctor1987 Stamp of a Killer
as Marsha1983 Intimate Agony

TV Shows/Series with Judith Light as Actress(25)

as Joan2022 Shining Vale
as Dede Standish2019 The Politician
as Bobi Jewell2017 Manhunt
as Deirdre Quinn2017 The Good Fight
as Marilyn Miglin2016 American Crime Story
as Shelly Pfefferman2014 Transparent
as Claire Meade2006 Ugly Betty
as Barbara Stone2004 The Stones
as Bureau Chief Elizabeth Donnelly1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
as Sara Campbell1998 The Simple Life
1994 Duckman
as Dianne Doolan1993 Phenom
as Narrator (voice)1988 American Experience
as Angela Bower1984 Who's the Boss?
1973 Kojak
as Karen Wolek1968 One Life to Live

Additional Information

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Full Name: Judith Ellen Light
Born: Wednesday, 02/09 1949 (February) in Trenton, New Jersey (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 74 years)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Carnegie Mellon University, Doane Academy
Spouses (current/former): Robert Desiderio
Other names for Judith Light (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Judith Ellen Light"
Judith Light frequently works together with these people:
Phil LaMarr (28x, Actor)
Alexandra Breckenridge (28x, Actress)
Ralph Garman (26x, Actor)
Danny Smith (24x, Actor)
Mae Whitman (21x, Actress)
Gary Cole (21x, Actor)
Nicole Sullivan (18x, Actress)
Tara Strong (17x, Actress)
Dee Bradley Baker (16x, Actor)
Fred Tatasciore (16x, Actor)
Jonathan Larson (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:33231, Added: 05/13/2018, Last updated: 02/03/2023