Judith Light

Judith Light

  • Highest Rated: 82% Before You Know It (2019)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% Hot Air (2019)
  • Birthday: Feb 9, 1949
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Though she is normally recognized as Angela Bower, the prissy, executive counterpart to Tony Danza's rough-hewn Italian nanny on the long-running television series Who's the Boss?, Judith Light considers her crowning achievement to be her activism in the fight against AIDS and gender discrimination. Born in Trenton, NJ, Light discovered her passion for the performing arts at a Pennsylvania summer camp at 12 years old. Light's high school drama teacher later encouraged her to attend the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University, and the young actress found herself with a role in a Broadway production of A Doll's House by the mid-'70s. Despite her initial success, however, Light still found herself extraordinarily poor, at one point living on only ten dollars per week. Rather than holding her back, though, poverty not only increased Light's determination to act, but to use it as a tool in the fight against all forms of bigotry.Light's big break came in the form of One Life to Live, the Emmy-winning soap opera, which offered the aspiring actress a role that brought with it a steady paycheck until the inception of Who's the Boss? in 1983. In addition to her sitcom performances, Light starred with great success in The Ryan White Story, a docudrama concerning the real-life fight of a hemophiliac who contracted the AIDS virus through a blood transfusion. In addition to having established herself as one of the first celebrity activists in the battle against HIV and AIDS, Light also became a passionate volunteer for a variety of charitable organizations including Heart Strings and Project Angel Food.In 1998, after a long, successful stint in the television-movie world, Light flexed her comedy muscles again for The Simple Life, a short-lived television series featuring Light as a big-shot businesswoman whose move to the country is far from what she had expected. A year later, Light immersed herself in Wit, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play revolving around a brash, no-nonsense cancer victim's slow acceptance of her own mortality. In 2004, Light starred in The Stones, a CBS television series. She would go on to star on Ugly Betty and Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit as Judge Elizabeth Donnelly.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

82% Before You Know It Actor 2019
18% Hot Air Actor 2019
No Score Yet Hot Air Judith Montefiore-Salters 2019
No Score Yet Ms. White Light Actor 2019
No Score Yet Escaping the Madhouse: The Nellie Bly Story Matron Grady 2019
No Score Yet Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You'll Have the Sky Narrator 2017
66% Digging For Fire Grandma $0.2M 2015
33% We'll Never Have Paris Actor 2015
35% Last Weekend Veronika Goss $3.2K 2014
68% Save Me Gayle Producer 2008
No Score Yet A Broken Sole Shoemaker's Customer 2007
68% Ira and Abby Arlene Black 2006
No Score Yet Strange Affair Actor 2003
No Score Yet Joseph: King of Dreams Zuleika 2000
No Score Yet Carriers (Virus X - Die tödliche Falle) Maj. Carmen Travis 1998
No Score Yet Too Close to Home Diana Donahue 1997
No Score Yet A Step Toward Tomorrow Anna Lynne 1996
No Score Yet Une autre façon d'aimer Lisa McKeever 1996
No Score Yet Lady Killer Janice Mitchell 1995
No Score Yet Against Their Will: Women in Prison (Caged Seduction: The Shocking True Story) Alice Needham 1994
No Score Yet Betrayal of Trust (Under the Influence) Barbara Noel 1994
No Score Yet Men Don't Tell Laura MacAffrey 1993
No Score Yet My Boyfriend's Back Vickie Vine 1989
No Score Yet The Ryan White Story Actor 1989
No Score Yet Stamp of a Killer Actor 1987
No Score Yet Intimate Agony Marsha 1983

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

90% Transparent
2014
Mom Shelly Pfefferman
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
62% Queen America
2018
Regina
  • 2018
53% Doubt
2017
Carolyn Rice
  • 2017
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
96% Raising Hope
2010-2014
Louise
  • 2014
75% Dallas
2012-2014
Judith
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
Marjorie
  • 2012
81% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
Maureen
  • 2011
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest
  • 2011
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Claire Meade
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Judge Elizabeth Donnelly Elizabeth Donnelly
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2000
26% Twenty Good Years
2006
Gina
  • 2006
66% Spin City
1996-2002
Christine
  • 2002
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
Narrator Voice
  • 2000
No Score Yet Who's the Boss?
1984-1992
Angela Bower
  • 1992
  • 1991
  • 1990
  • 1989
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
  • 1985
  • 1984
No Score Yet Remington Steele
1982-1987
Clarissa Custer
  • 1984
No Score Yet Family Ties
1982-1989
  • 1983
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
1982-1988
  • 1983
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Letitia
  • 1977
  • 1975
50% Phenom
1994
Dianne Doolan
No Score Yet The Simple Life (1998)
1998
Sara Lipschitz Campbell

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