Judith Light

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TV Actress
Date of Birth February 9, 1949
Place of Birth Trenton, New Jersey
Age 71 years old
Horoscope Aquarius

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Judith Light

Judith Ellen Light is an American actress, producer, and activist. 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 consecutive 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 was featured in many other television sitcoms, dramas and films. She played the recurring role of Elizabeth Donnelly in the NBC legal crime drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and also played Claire Meade in the ABC comedy-drama Ugly Betty, 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.

Born: Judith Ellen Light, February 9, 1949, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Education: Carnegie Mellon University (BFA)
Occupation: Actress, producer
Years active: 1970–present
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About Judith Light

Best known for her recurring roles on the hit series Who's the Boss and One Life to Live. She earned a Primetime Emmy nomination in 2006 for her performance in Ugly Betty. In 2014, she began playing the role of Shelly Pfefferman on the Amazon series Transparent

Before Fame

After graduating from St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy, she appeared in many stage productions, including a Broadway role in A Doll's House, in the 1970s.


She won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Other Desert Cities.

Family Life

She is the daughter of model Pearl Hollander and accountant Sidney Licht. She married Robert Desiderio in 1985.


She co-starred with Tony Danza on the hit '80s family comedy Who's the Boss?

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