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Judith Light

Highest Rated:   69% Ira and Abby (2006)
Lowest Rated:   27% We'll Never Have Paris (2015)
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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
66% Digging For Fire
  • Grandma
$0.2M 2015
27% We'll Never Have Paris
  • Actor
2015
32% Last Weekend
  • Veronika Goss
$3.2k 2014
No Score Yet A Broken Sole
  • Shoemaker's Customer
2007
69% 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
53% Doubt
2017
  • Carolyn Rice
  • 2017
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2016
96% Transparent
2014
  • Mom Shelly Pfefferman
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2012
91% Raising Hope
2010-2014
  • Louise
  • 2014
75% Dallas
2012-2014
  • Judith
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Exes
2011-2015
  • Marjorie
  • 2012
84% Nurse Jackie
2009-2015
  • Maureen
  • 2011
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet American Experience
1988
  • Narrator
  • Voice
  • 2000

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