WITH FLU SEASON UPON US, SHE’S WORKING ON AN IMPORTANT INITIATIVE TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC ABOUT HOW SERIOUS THE FLU CAN BE, ESPECIALLY AMONG SENIOR CITIZENS.
JUDITH LIGHT JOINS US NOW WITH RESULTS OF AN EYE-OPENING NEW SURVEY.
Actress Judith Light is currently starring in the new Broadway play Therese Raquin and will appear in the second season of Amazon Prime’s Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated series, Transparent (created by Jill Soloway). She is also returning for a second year as a campaign ambassador for the National Council on Aging’s national public education initiative Flu + You, which aims to educate older adults and those who care for them about the seriousness of influenza (“the flu”), the importance of prevention and available vaccine options.
Judith’s television career began with her two-time Best Actress Emmy award-winning turn on “One Life to Live.” She then went on to co-star in the hit comedy series “Who's the Boss?” She starred on the Emmy Award-winning ABC-TV series “Ugly Betty”, for which she received an Emmy nomination, and she also played a recurring role on NBC’s long-running drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Judith also starred in the series “Phenom” (created by James Brooks), “The Simple Life” (created by Herb Hamsher) and “The Stones” (created by Max Mutchnick, David Kohan and Jenji Kohan) and in over 15 television movies, including her role as Ryan’s mother in “The Ryan White Story.” More recently Judith has created recurring characters on TNT’s “Dallas” and TV Land’s comedy series “The Exes.”
A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA, Judith has worked on Broadway stages and in repertory theaters throughout the United States and Canada, as well as a USO Tour of "Guys and Dolls" that performed throughout Europe. Judith’s Broadway debut was in “A Doll’s House” with Liv Ullmann. In 2012, Judith starred in “Other Desert Cities,” for which she won the Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play,” and the Drama Desk Award for “Best Featured Actress”. She was also nominated for a Tony Award for her work in “Lombardi” in 2011.
Judith is a Board Member and advocate for many organizations and charities representing AIDS-related and Human Rights issues including: Broadway Cares: Equity Fights AIDS, The Names Project/The AIDS Memorial Quilt, The AIDS Memorial Grove, CDC’s Business Responds to AIDS/Labor Responds to AIDS, Hollywood Health and Society, Project Angel Food, The Matthew Shepard Foundation, The National Aids Memorial Grove, The Point Foundation, The Rome Chamber Music Festival, Faith In America, Drama League National Advisory Council and The Trevor Project.
Judith lives in New York and Los Angeles and is married to writer/actor, Robert Desiderio.