Judith Light

Actress
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Born: 02/09/1949 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Actor (58)

Trailblazer Honors 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

Digging for Fire 2015 (Movie)

Grandma (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Exes 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

We'll Never Have Paris 2015 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

Dallas 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Weekend 2014 (Movie)

Veronika Goss (Actor)

Raising Hope 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurse Jackie 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

One Life to Live 1967 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2007 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Save Me 2008 (Movie)

Gayle (Actor)

A Broken Sole 2007 (Movie)

Shoemaker's Customer (Actor)

Ira & Abby 2007 (Movie)

Arlene Black (Actor)

Family Guy 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

TV's Greatest Sidekicks 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

TV Movie Superstars: Women You Love 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Stones 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Presenter

Spin City 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 (Movie)

of Zuleika (Voice)

The Wizard of Photography 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Narrator

Wisconsin: An American Portrait 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Voice

Carriers 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Agnes Nixon 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Narrator

The Simple Life 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

A Husband, a Wife, and a Lover 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

The 12th Annual Soap Opera Awards 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Performer

Lady Killer 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

ABC's 40th Anniversary Special 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

How I Spent My Summer Vacation 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light '93 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Phenom 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Men Don't Tell 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

In a New Light 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Presenter

Who's the Boss? 1984 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

My Boyfriend's Back 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The Ryan White Story 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

The 37th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Performer

You Are the Jury 1983 - 1984 (TV Show)

Actor

A Step Toward Tomorrow (TV Show)

Actor

Betrayal of Trust (TV Show)

Actor

Dangerous Affection (TV Show)

Actor

In Defense of a Married Man (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Agony (TV Show)

Actor

Intimate Portrait: Linda Dano (TV Show)

Narrator

Lady Killer (Movie)

(Actor)

Murder at My Door (TV Show)

Actor

Too Close to Home (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

Save Me 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Relationships

Robert Desiderio

Husband
Met when they were both on ABC's "One Life to Live" married on New Year's Day in 1985

Sidney Light

Father

Pearl Light

Mother

EDUCATION

Carnegie-Mellon University

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania 1971

St. Mary's Hall

Burlington , New Jersey 1966
Episcopal-run all-girls high school (now Doane Academy); Light was one of six Jewish students attending the school

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Rachel Griffiths, Stacy Keach, and Stockard Channing in the critically acclaimed play "Other Desert Cities" on Broadway

2010

Cast as the famed football coach's wife in the Broadway production of Eric Simonson's "Lombardi"; earned a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

2007

Co-starred in "Ira and Abby," a comedy feature co-starring, written and produced by Jennifer Westfeldt

2006

Played Claire Meade, the alcoholic mother of magazine editors Daniel and Alexis Meade on ABC's "Ugly Betty"; earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

2002

Landed recurring role as a judge on the NBC drama "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

2002

Co-starred in the off-Broadway staging of "Sorrows & Rejoicings"

1999

Returned to the NYC stage assuming the role of a cancer-stricken teacher in the Pulitzer Prize-winning off-Broadway play "Wit"

1998

Starred on the short-lived CBS sitcom "The Simple Life"

1998

Filmed first feature role in the indie "Toscano"

1997

Portrayed a suffocating mother in "Too Close to Home" opposite Rick Schroder

1996

Made producing debut with the CBS drama "A Husband, a Wife and a Lover"'; also starred

1993

Played Dianne Doolan on the short-lived ABC sitcom "Phenom"

1989

Portrayed Ryan White's mother Jeanne White in "The Ryan White Story," about the 13-year-old hemophiliac who contracted AIDS

1984

Played assertive advertising executive Angela Bower opposite Tony Danza on the popular ABC sitcom "Who's the Boss?"

1983

First TV-movie, "Intimate Agony" (ABC)

1977

Breakthrough role, as housewife turned prostitute Karen Wolek on the ABC soap "One Life to Live"

1975

Made Broadway debut in a revival of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House"

1970

Acted in repertory companies based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Seattle, Washington

1969

Made professional debut in "Richard III" at the California Shakespeare Festival

Bonus Trivia

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Light spoke fluent French.

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