Judith Light

Birth Name: 
Judith Ellen Light
Best Known For: 

Who's the Boss?

Short bio: 

Judith Light is an actress and producer. She is a two-time Tony Award winner.

Light 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 Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She later starred as Angela Bower in the long-running ABC sitcom Who's the Boss? from 1984 to 1992, and later starred in many television films and short-lived series. She played the recurring role of Elizabeth Donnelly in the NBC legal crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2002–2010) and Claire Meade in the ABC comedy-drama Ugly Betty (2006–2010), for which she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in 2007.

She received her first nomination for a Tony Award in 2011, for her performance in the original Broadway play Lombardi. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties. From 2013 to 2014, Light played the role of villainous Judith Brown Ryland in the TNT drama series, Dallas. In 2014, she began starring as Shelly Pfefferman in the Amazon Studios critically acclaimed dark comedy-drama, Transparent for which she received Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Television Award nominations.


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Submitted by Kelly McLoughlin (not verified) on

Watching who’s the boss reruns. They never get old. Judith light is amazing. Beautiful lady. She can wear ANY color and look amazing. I love her in jewel colors. Golden yellow and sapphire blue. Gorgeous inside and out. I get up with your show in the 80’s and remain a huge fan. Wishing you all the best. Hugs from Texas.

Submitted by Kelly (not verified) on

Oops. Grew up not get up.

Submitted by Jane (not verified) on

Hey Judith, you are an inspiration to everyone. So happy for you!

Submitted by Jen egli (not verified) on

I love you Judith light I have loved all your work you be are so enjoyable to watch you are amazing You are loved

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