Judith Light

Judith Light

actress, producer, soundtrack

Judith Light was born on Feb 09, 1949 in USA. Judith Light's big-screen debut came with Rush It directed by Gary Youngman in 1978. Judith Light is known for Poker Face directed by Rian Johnson, Natasha Lyonne stars as Charlie Cale and Benjamin Bratt as Cliff Legrand. Judith Light has got 14 awards and 25 nominations so far. The most recent award Judith Light achieved is GLAAD Media Awards. The upcoming new tvshow Judith Light plays is Poker Face - Season 1 which will be released on Jan 26, 2023.

Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Judith Light made her professional stage debut in 1970 and made her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll's House starring Liv Ullmann and Sam Waterston. She made her television breakthrough in the daytime soap opera On ne vit qu'une fois (1968). She assumed the role of Karen Woleck (originated by Kathryn Breech (1976-77), and for a brief period, replaced by Julia Duffy (1977)). Light's extensive theater experience added multidimensional facets to the character, and the performance earned the actress two consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Light departed from her character in 1983 - to star in ABC's new prime-time sitcom Madame est servie (1984) - the role of Karen Woleck was not recast, instead, she departs for an off-screen life in Canada, coinciding with Light's departure from the series. After Light's success on daytime, she landed the leading role of assertive advertising executive Angela Bower on the ABC sitcom Madame est servie (1984). The actress co-starred with Tony Danza, who played her housekeeper (and eventual lover). Also featured were Alyssa Milano, Danny Pintauro and Katherine Helmond. The series ran for eight seasons and had constant success. Light also lent her craft to the short lived sitcoms Madame et sa fille (1993) and The Simple Life (2003), and several made-for-TV productions, including the biographical drama The Ryan White Story (1989) (in which she portrayed Jeanne White, the mother of HIV/AIDS positive teenager Ryan White); the actress also portrayed Alabama murderer Audrey Marie Hilley in Wife, Mother, Murderer (1991).In 1999, Light returned to her theater roots for the off-Broadway production of Pulitzer Prize-winning play Mon combat (2001); the actress received rave reviews as a college professor battling ovarian cancer-and reprised the role for the national tour. Light returned to television in New York - Unité spéciale (1999); the actress assumed the recurring role of Judge Elizabeth Connelly, making her first appearance during the third season episode New York - Unité spéciale: Guilt (2002), which was broadcast on March 29, 2009. The character appeared in 25 more episodes of the series, making her last appearance in season 12 episode New York - Unité spéciale: Behave (2010). Light also appeared in the ABC comedy-drama Ugly Betty (2006), in which Light's performance as the recurring Claire Meade resulted in a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. In 2014, she began starring as Shelly Pfefferman in the critically acclaimed Amazon Studios dark comedy-drama series Transparent (2014), for which she received Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, and Critics' Choice Television Award nominations.

  • Birthday

    Feb 09, 1949
  • Place of Birth

    Trenton, New Jersey, USA
  • Also known


Known For


14 wins & 25 nominations

GLAAD Media Awards
Winner - Excellence in Media Award
Winner - Vision Award
Provincetown International Film Festival
Winner - Excellence in Acting Award
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