Judge Judy Sheindlin

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Date of Birth October 21, 1942
Place of Birth Brooklyn, New York
Age 77 years old
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Judy Sheindlin

Judith Susan Sheindlin, known professionally as Judge Judy, is an American prosecution lawyer, 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, produced by CBS Television Distribution. She stated on The Ellen DeGeneres Show she would finish up with the series after the conclusion of the 2020/2021 season, which would mark a 25 year run, as she would be launching a new series titled Judy Justice, which would be of a similar format. 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.

Born: Judith Susan Blum, October 21, 1942, New York City, New York, 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: $500 million
Spouse(s): Ronald Levy (m. 1964–1976), Jerry Sheindlin (m. 1977–1990, m. 1991)
Children: 2
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About Judge Judy Sheindlin

Tough-but-fair New York Family Court Judge whose daytime TV show, Judge Judy, earned her $47 million in 2013.

Before Fame

Before appearing on television she worked for a cosmetics firm as a corporate lawyer.


She became known for her tough love style of judging.

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.


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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