Judith Susan Sheindlin, known professionally as Judge Judy, is an American Prosecutor, former Manhattan family court judge, television personality, television producer, and author. Since September 1996, Sheindlin has presided over her own successful four-time Daytime Emmy Award–winning arbitration-based court show series, Judge Judy. Sheindlin will end her popular program after its 25th season, then launch Judy Justice, a similar series. Sheindlin passed the New York state bar examination in 1965 and became a prosecutor in the family court system. In 1982 New York City Mayor Ed Koch appointed her as a judge, first in criminal court, then later as Manhattan's supervising family court judge in 1986. Sheindlin is the longest-serving judge or arbiter in courtroom-themed programming history, a distinction that earned Sheindlin a place in the Guinness World Records in 2015.
|Born:||Judith Susan Blum, October 21, 1942, New York City, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||American University (BA), New York Law School (JD)|
|Occupation:||Lawyer, judge, television personality, author, arbitrator|
|Years active:||1965–1982 (attorney), 1982–1996 (judge), 1996–present (television personality)|
|Known for:||Judge Judy|
|Net worth:||$399 million|
|Spouse(s):||Jerry Sheindlin (m. 1977, div. 1990, m. 1991)|
|IMDb:||Judy Sheindlin's IMDb|
About Judge Judy Sheindlin
Tough-but-fair New York Family Court Judge whose daytime TV show, Judge Judy, earned her $47 million in 2013.
Judge Judy Sheindlin Before Fame
Before appearing on television she worked for a cosmetics firm as a corporate lawyer.
Achievement of Judge Judy Sheindlin
She became known for her tough love style of judging.
Judge Judy Sheindlin Family Life
She was married to Ronald Levy from 1964 to 1976. In 1977, she married Jerry Sheindlin whom she later divorced in 2017. She has four sons named Gregory, Jamie, Adam and Jonathan and a daughter named Nicole.
Associations of Judge Judy Sheindlin
Her show Judge Judy became the first show in a decade to receive a higher number of daytime viewers than The Oprah Winfrey Show.
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