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Judith Light

Angela Bower in Who's the Boss ?, Claire Meade in Ugly Betty

Photos Judith Light Birth name: Judith Ellen Licht
Birth date: 1949/02/09 (71 years old)
Birth place : Trenton (USA)
Height: 1.73 m

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Biography for Judith Light

Judith Light (born Judith Ellen Licht on February 9, 1949) is an American actress, best known for her role as Angela Bower on Who's the Boss?.

Light first found fame on television by replacing Julia Duffy in the role of Karen Wolek on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live. This role was quite lucrative for Light, and spurned one of the show's most-remembered storylines; Light's character became a prostitute after she became bored with her life as a housewife. On trial, Karen saved her friend from being convicted of killing her pimp by admitting that she had been a prostitute to the entire town, including her faithful husband. Light won Daytime Emmy Awards in 1980 and 1981.

This star power allowed her to snag a lead role on the ABC sitcom Who's the Boss? The role turned out to be Light's most easily-identifiable. She played the role of the assertive advertising executive Angela Bower from 1984 to 1992 and can still be seen in this role in syndication on channels such as Nick at Nite.

She has become a gay rights activist after helping former Who's the Boss? star Danny Pintauro cope with his sexuality. Light was also the former spokesperson for Proactiv anti-acne solution.

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Filmography

Title Role
Stones, The (2003) Serie TV Barbara Stone
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) Serie TV Elizabeth Donnelly (2002-)
Joseph: King of Dreams (2000) (V) (voice) Zuleika
Carriers (1998) (TV) Maj. Carmen Travis
Simple Life, The (1998) Serie TV Sara Campbell
Too Close to Home (1997) (TV) Diana Donahue
Step Toward Tomorrow, A (1996) Anna Lerner
Murder at My Door (1996) (TV) Irene McNair
Husband, a Wife and a Lover, A (1996) (TV) Lisa McKeever
Lady Killer (1995) (TV) Janice Mitchell
Against Their Will: Women in Prison (1994) (TV) Alice Needham
Betrayal of Trust (1994) (TV) Barbara Noel
Phenom (1993) Serie TV Dianne Doolan
Men Don't Tell (1993) (TV) Laura MacAffrey
Wife, Mother, Murderer (1991) (TV) Marie Hilley/Robbi/Teri
In Defense of a Married Man (1990) (TV) Laura Simmons
My Boyfriend's Back (1989) (TV) Vickie Vine
Ryan White Story, The (1989) (TV) Jeanne White
Stamp of a Killer (1987) (TV) Cathy Proctor
Madame est servie (1984) Serie TV Angela Bower
Intimate Agony (1983) (TV) Marsha
One Life to Live (1968) Serie TV Karen Wolek Wolek #3 (1977-1983)

Trivia

Attended Carnegie Mellon University, graduated 1971.

Attended St. Mary's Hall in Burlington, NJ

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."

While on "One Life to Live" (1968) Judith won two Emmys, two Soapy Awards and a Soap Opera Hall of Fame Award.

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.

Shaved her head completely to star as Vivian Bearing (a literary academic dying of ovarian cancer) in the off-Broadway show, "Wit", in 1999.

Met her husband Robert Desiderio when they were both on the soap opera "One Life to Live" (1968).

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.

Strong supporter of Gay rights

Family

Spouse : Robert Desiderio (1 January 1985 - present)

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