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Judith Lightfoot Clarke net worth:
$5 Million

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Judith Light Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Judith Ellen Light was born on the 9th February 1949, in Trenton, New Jersey USA. She is an actress and producer, probably best known over the years for her roles in the ABC soap opera “One Life to Live” (1977-1983), TV sitcom “Who’s the Boss?” (1984-1992), NBC crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2002-2010), and ABC comedy-drama “Ugly Betty” (2006-2010). These hit series have certainly helped her increase her net worth. Light has been active in her career since 1968.

Have you ever wondered how rich Judith Light is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, Light’s estimated net worth is $5 million. Although most of the money she has earned is thanks to TV shows, Light has also appeared in several movies. She adds more to her wealth with producing as well.

 

Judith Light Net Worth $5 Million

Judith Light was born to Sidney Light, an accountant, and Pearl Sue, a model, and is of the Jewish religion. After matriculating from St. Mary’s Hall-Doane Academy High School in 1966, Light attended Carnegie Mellon University and graduated with a drama degree. Soon after, she launched her career on the stage, and landed her first role in “Richard III” in 1970.

The famous Broadway was Judith Light’s next step, making her debut in “A Doll’s House” in 1975, anda year after, she starred in “Herzl”. Broadway wasn’t the only theater on her agenda; Light also had parts in Seattle Repertory Theatre and Milwaukee Repertory Theater. However, she went through a crisis in late 70’s after failing to land a role and even considered quitting acting for good.

Judith’s life changed when her agent called her to appear at the audition for the TV soap opera “One Life to Live” in 1977, starring Erika Slezak, Gerald Anthony, and Michael Storm. Light didn’t rated soap operas very highly, and she initially rejected the idea, but when heard that the daily salary was $350, she accepted the role of Karen Wolek. It was the breakthrough she had waited a long time for, as the show aired for six years, and Light’s role was quite lucrative, so she earned a significant amount of money.

After the series’ big success, Judith Light landed another leading role in the ABC sitcom “Who’s the Boss” in 1984. The show ran for eight years, and Light and co-star Tony Danza received a lot of positive critiques. During the filming of the series, Light also appeared in several television films including “Stamp of a Killer” (1987) with Jimmy Smits, “The Ryan White Story” (1989) alongside Lukas Haas, and “Wife, Mother, Murderer” (1991), directed by Mel Damski. These movies certainly increased her total net wealth.

The ’90’s weren’t as prolific as the 80’s, but Judith Light starred in a TV movie “Men Don’t Tell” (1993) with Peter Strauss, and “Too Close to Home” (1997), co-starring Ricky Schroder. She returned to the stage once again in 1999 when she starred in “Wit”, a Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Light then marked her television comeback, appearing in 25 episodes of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, which aired from 2002 to 2010. In 2006, Light secured a part in another popular TV series – “Ugly Betty” – created by Fernando Gaitan. The show was an absolute hit and further improved Light’s net worth.

Judith Light was rather busy in the 2000s, and appeared in numerous films including “Ira & Abby” (2006) with Chris Messina and Jennifer Westfeldt, starred in an independent film called “Save Me” in 2007, directed by Robert Cary. and also had a part in the 2014 movie “Last Weekend”, playing opposite Patricia Clarkson.
Most recently Judith has featured in the film “Digging For Fire” (2015), and she has also been in the regular cast of the TV series “Transparent” since 2014, which also added to her net worth.

Judith Light has received several awards, and the most notable are Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actress for “One Life to Live” in 1980 and 1981, Prism Awards for Best Performance in a Comedy Series for “Ugly Betty” in 2007, Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play for “Other Desert Cities” in 2012, and another Tony for Best Featured Actress in a Play for “The Assembled Parties” in 2013.
In her personal life, Judith Light has been married to television actor Robert Desiderio since 1985. The pair doesn’t have any children and currently live in California. She is a gay rights and AIDS activist, and also speaks fluent French.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Exes 2012-2015 TV Series Marjorie
Digging for Fire 2015 Grandma
The Winklers 2014 TV Movie Tita Winkler
Dallas 2013-2014 TV Series Judith Ryland
Last Weekend 2014 Veronika Goss
Raising Hope 2014 TV Series Louise
We'll Never Have Paris 2014 Jean
Ten X Ten 2014 TV Mini-Series Woman 60s
Scrooge & Marley 2012 Narrator
Rhymes with Banana 2012 Judith Light
Other People's Kids 2011 TV Movie Laura
Nurse Jackie 2011 TV Series Maureen Cooper
Eden 2011 TV Series Olivia Sparks
Submissions Only 2010 TV Series Sharon Duvall
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002-2010 TV Series Judge Elizabeth Donnelly Bureau Chief Elizabeth Donnelly
Ugly Betty 2006-2010 TV Series Claire Meade
Twenty Good Years 2006-2008 TV Series Gina
Save Me 2007/I Gayle
A Broken Sole 2006 Hilary
Ira & Abby 2006 Arlene Black
The Stones 2004 TV Series Barbara Stone
Spin City 2002 TV Series Christine
Born in Brooklyn 2001 TV Movie
Joseph: King of Dreams 2000 Video Zuleika (voice)
American Experience 2000 TV Series documentary Narrator
Carriers 1998 TV Movie Maj. Carmen Travis
The Simple Life 1998 TV Series Sara Campbell
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1996-1997 TV Series Ursula Bacon 'Honey' Chicken
Cow and Chicken 1997 TV Series Nurse
Too Close to Home 1997 TV Movie Diana Donahue
A Step Toward Tomorrow 1996 Anna Lerner
Murder at My Door 1996 TV Movie Irene McNair
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover 1996 TV Movie Lisa McKeever
Lady Killer 1995 TV Movie Janice Mitchell
Against Their Will: Women in Prison 1994 TV Movie Alice Needham
Phenom 1993-1994 TV Series Dianne Doolan
Betrayal of Trust 1994 TV Movie Barbara Noël
Men Don't Tell 1993 TV Movie Laura MacAffrey
Who's the Boss? 1984-1992 TV Series Angela Bower
Wife, Mother, Murderer 1991 TV Movie Marie Hilley / Robbi / Teri
In Defense of a Married Man 1990 TV Movie Laura Simmons
My Boyfriend's Back 1989 TV Movie Vickie Vine
The Ryan White Story 1989 TV Movie Jeanne White
Stamp of a Killer 1987 TV Movie Cathy Proctor
Charmed Lives 1986 TV Series Angela Bower
You Are the Jury 1984 TV Series Elizabeth Harding
Remington Steele 1984 TV Series Clarissa Custer
The Mississippi 1984 TV Series
Family Ties 1983 TV Series Stacey Hughes
St. Elsewhere 1983 TV Series Barbara Lonnicker
Intimate Agony 1983 TV Movie Marsha
One Life to Live 1977-1983 TV Series Karen Wolek
Kojak 1977 TV Series Laetitia Pomerantz
Transparent 2014-2016 TV Series Shelly Pfefferman

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Save Me 2007/I producer
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover 1996 TV Movie co-executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transparent 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
My Boyfriend's Back 1989 TV Movie performer: "My Way"

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Better Than Crazy 2015 thanks
Liberal Arts 2012 the producers wish to thank
I Have It 2009 Short special thanks
For the Bible Tells Me So 2007 Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Matter of Opinion 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Rachael Ray 2016 TV Series Herself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Herself
You'll Have the Sky: The Life and Work of Anne Morrow Lindbergh 2016 TV Short documentary Narrator (voice)
Entertainment Tonight 2007-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Transparent
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2016 Tony Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Nominee
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Herself
Today 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Extra 2015 TV Series Herself
Live from the Red Carpet: The 2015 Tony Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself
The 69th Annual Tony Awards 2015 TV Movie Herself - Presenter: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The 5th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards 2015 TV Special Herself
The Insider 2015 TV Series Herself
The Nicole Barrett Show 2014 TV Series Herself
The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Revival of a Play
The Broadway.com Show 2013 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2010-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The 67th Annual Tony Awards 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself - Winner: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Anderson Live 2013 TV Series Herself
The 66th Annual Tony Awards 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
Working in the Theatre 2011-2012 TV Series documentary Herself / Herself - Actress
The 78th Annual Drama League Awards 2012 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Herself
The 2011 Annual American Theatre Wing Gala 2011 TV Movie Herself
Heart of Broadway: The Ensemble Behind Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2011 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Featured Actress in a Play
The 77th Annual Drama League Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Wendy Williams Show 2009-2011 TV Series Herself
Good Morning America 1991-2010 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005-2008 TV Series documentary Herself
11th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2008 TV Movie Herself
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Whatever Happened To? 2007 TV Series Herself
11th Annual Prism Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Winner
Becoming Ugly: A New Face for Television 2007 Video short Herself
Xposé 2007 TV Series Herself
18th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
10th Annual Ribbon of Hope Celebration 2007 TV Movie Herself
Family Guy 2006 TV Series Herself
The Tony Danza Show 2004-2005 TV Series Herself / Angela Bower
The Evolution Will Be Televised 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks 2004 TV Special Herself
SoapTalk 2004 TV Series Herself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World 2003 TV Special Herself
Intimate Portrait 1999-2003 TV Series documentary Herself / Narrator / Herself - Narrator
In the Life 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
TV Tales 2002 TV Series Herself
Revealed with Jules Asner 2002 TV Series Herself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2002 TV Series Herself
Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End 1996 Documentary Herself
The Ultimate TV Trivia Challenge 1995 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994-1995 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Herself
John & Leeza from Hollywood 1993 TV Series Herself
CBS This Morning 1993 TV Series Herself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1992 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music Program
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
One on One with John Tesh 1992 TV Series Herself
The Chuck Woolery Show 1991 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986-1989 TV Series Herself
The Wil Shriner Show 1987 TV Series Herself
The 37th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1985 TV Special Herself
Hour Magazine 1985 TV Series Herself
The John Davidson Show 1981 TV Series Herself
The 8th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Herself - Winner
The Merv Griffin Show 1980 TV Series Herself
The 7th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1980 TV Special Herself
Saturday Night Live 1976 TV Series Herself - Audience Member

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Who's the Boss
Extra 2016 TV Series Herself
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
1998 Vision Award GLAAD Media Awards
1981 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series One Life to Live (1968)
1980 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series One Life to Live (1968)
1980 Soapy Soapy Awards Outstanding Actress One Life to Live (1968)
1979 Soapy Soapy Awards Outstanding Actress One Life to Live (1968)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Transparent (2014)
2016 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Transparent (2014)
2016 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Supporting Actress Transparent (2014)
2016 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Transparent (2014)
2016 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Transparent (2014) · Alexandra Billings
· Carrie Brownstein
· Jay Duplass
· Kathryn Hahn
· Gaby Hoffmann
· Cherry Jones
· Amy Landecker
· Hari Nef
· Emily Robinson
· Jeffrey Tambor
2016 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Transparent (2014)
2016 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Transparent (2014)
2015 Critics' Choice TV Award Critics Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Transparent (2014)
2015 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Transparent (2014)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006) · Alan Dale
· America Ferrera
· Christopher Gorham
· Mark Indelicato
· Ashley Jensen
· Eric Mabius
· Becki Newton
· Ana Ortiz
· Tony Plana
· Rebecca Romijn
· Michael Urie
· Vanessa Williams
2008 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Mad Ad Man (or Woman) of the Year Who's the Boss? (1984)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actress Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Ugly Betty (2006) · Alan Dale
· America Ferrera
· Christopher Gorham
· Mark Indelicato
· Ashley Jensen
· Eric Mabius
· Becki Newton
· Ana Ortiz
· Tony Plana
· Rebecca Romijn
· Kevin Sussman
· Michael Urie
· Vanessa Williams
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards The "She Works Hard for the Money" Award (Favorite Working Mom) Who's the Boss? (1984)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)


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#Fact
1 She is of Austrian Jewish descent.
2 Is an only child. Ironically, Danny Pintauro, who played her son on Who's the Boss? (1984), is an only child, as well.
3 Is only three years older than Mitch Pileggi but plays his mother on Dallas (2012).
4 For three straight years she has been nominated for Broadway's Tony award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, and has won twice for "Other Desert Cities" (2012) and "The Assembled Parties" (2013).
5 Nominated for 2013 Tony Award as Best Featured Actress for her role in Richard Greenberg's drama, "The Assembled Parties", on stage at the Samuel E. Friedman Theatre/Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City.
6 She played "Jeanne White" in the the made-for-TV movie The Ryan White Story (1989). She also spoke at the 20th anniversary of Ryan's death at Clowes Hall.
7 Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, her parents nurtured her interest in acting throughout her childhood and supported her decision to study in a summer program at Carnegie-Mellon University between her junior and senior years of high school. This experience prompted her to enroll in that institution where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
8 Friend of Jill Eikenberry and Tony Danza.
9 She is the only child of Sue and Sidney Light.
10 As a strong supporter of gay rights, she and husband Robert Desiderio honored with the Matthew Shepard Foundation's 1st Annual "Making a Difference" Award for their Longstanding Commitment to Erase Hate.
11 She stated the reason she never had children wasn't because she didn't want them, it was because if she wanted to have children she wanted to be a full-time mother and with an acting career she wouldn't have been able to do that.
12 Met her husband Robert Desiderio when they were both on the soap opera One Life to Live (1968).
13 Shaved her head completely to star as Vivian Bearing (a literary academic dying of ovarian cancer) in the off-Broadway show, "Wit", in 1999.
14 For her outstanding performance in the off-Broadway tour of "Wit", Judith received the Helen Hayes Award in Washington, DC, as well as the Elliot Norton Award in Boston.
15 While on One Life to Live (1968) Judith won two Emmys, two Soapy Awards and a Soap Opera Hall of Fame Award.
16 One of her performances on One Life to Live (1968) - "Karen Wolek on the Stand" - was so powerful and is remembered so vividly that, to this day, it is used as a model in acting classes throughout the nation. Additionally, it was recently honored as being one of TV Guide's "100 Most Memorable Moments on Television."
17 Attended St. Mary's Hall in Burlington, New Jersey.
18 Attended Carnegie Mellon University, graduated 1971.

#Quote
1 Acting is no mere translation or abstraction from life, it is life itself. - her senior yearbook quote

#Trademark
1 Her deep-set eyes

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