Judith Light

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Judith Light
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Birth name Judith Ellen Light
Born February 9, 1949 in Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Notable Roles Angela Bower in Who's the Boss?
Claire Meade in Ugly Betty
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
One Life to Live Karen Wolek 1977–1983
Who's the Boss? Angela Bower 1984–1992 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Phenom Dianne Doolan 1993–1994 1
The Simple Life (1998) Sarah Campbell 1998 1
The Stones Barbara Stone 2004 1
Ugly Betty Claire Meade 2007–2010 2 3 4
Transparent Shelly Pfefferman 2014–present 1 2 3

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Elizabeth Donnelly 2002–2010 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Dallas (2012) Judith Ryland 2013–2014 2 3
Doubt Carolyn Rice 2017–present 1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Kojak (1973) Laetitia 'Tish' Palmerance 4x21 - Monkey on a String February 15, 1977
St. Elsewhere Barbara Lonnicker 1x18 - Dog Day Hospital March 22, 1983
Family Ties Stacey Hughes 2x05 - Not an Affair to Remember November 2, 1983
The Mississippi 2x17 - Home Again March 6, 1984
Remington Steele Clarissa Custer 2x19 - Dreams of Steele March 20, 1984
Duckman Ursula Bacon 'Honey' Chicken 3x15 - They Craved Duckman's Brain! May 4, 1996
Duckman Ursula Bacon 'Honey' Chicken 3x20 - Cock Tales for Four July 6, 1996
Duckman Honey (Ursula Bacon) Chicken 4x28 - Four Weddings Inconceivable September 6, 1997
Spin City Christine 6x13 - O Mother, Where Art Thou? January 8, 2002
Twenty Good Years Gina 1x01 - Pilot October 11, 2006
Twenty Good Years Gina 1x05 - Jeffrey's Choice November 1, 2006
Raising Hope Louise 4x18 - Dinner with Tropes March 14, 2014

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
Intimate Agony Marsha March 21, 1983 ABC Monday Night Movie
Stamp of a Killer Cathy Proctor November 1, 1987 NBC Sunday Night at the Movies
The Ryan White Story Jeanne White January 16, 1989 ABC Monday Night Movie
My Boyfriend's Back Vickie Vine September 25, 1989 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
In Defense of a Married Man Laura Simmons October 14, 1990 ABC Sunday Night Movie
Wife, Mother, Murderer Marie Hilley November 10, 1991 ABC Sunday Night Movie
Men Don't Tell Laura MacAffrey March 14, 1993 CBS Sunday Movie
Betrayal of Trust Barbara Noël January 3, 1994 NBC Monday Night at the Movies
Lady Killer Janice Mitchell April 5, 1995 CBS Wednesday Movie
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover Lisa McKeever March 17, 1996 CBS Sunday Movie

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Daytime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1980, 1981)
One Life to Live

Tony Awards

  • Won: Best Featured Actress in a Musical (2012)
Other Desert Cities
  • Won: Best Featured Actress in a Play (2013)
The Assembled Parties

Trivia