Judith Light stars as Claire Meade on ABC's "Ugly Betty."

Judith Light graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA and has worked in repertory theatre throughout the United States and Canada. She also performed in Europe with the USO. Light debuted on Broadway in " A Doll's House" with Liv Ullman and did a season with the Eugene O'Neil Playwright's conference. Light received two Emmys for Best Actress for her role in the ABC daytime drama "One Life to Live," starred on the long-running hit primetime TV series, "Who's the Boss?," and has starred in 15 movies for television.

Light returned to the New York theatre to do the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Wit" for the MCC Theatre, and won the Helen Hayes and Eliot Norton Awards for Best Actress on the National Tour. Light also performed in "Hedda Gabler" at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington DC, and later starred in Athol Fugard's "Sorrows and Rejoicings" at the Second Stage Theatre in New York City and at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Light appeared in the Los Angeles Reprise! Broadway's Best production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" and joined the Ojai Playwrights Conference for their 2004 season. More recently Light appeared in MCC's production of "Colder Than Here" with Brian Murray at the Lucille Lortel Theatre in New York for their 2005 season.

In addition to her role as Claire, the matriarch of the dysfunctional Meade family on ABC's "Ugly Betty," Light recently appeared as a guest star on the NBC hit series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." Light also recently produced and starred in the film "Save Me" with Chad Allen and Robert Gant. Light's first feature film was "Ira & Abby," with Robert Klein, Fred Willard and Frances Conroy.

Light is an advocate for many organizations and charities representing AIDS-related and Human Rights issues, including Broadway Cares Equity Fight Aids, The Names Project, AIDS Memorial Quilt, Project Angel Food, The Point Foundation, The Trevor Project, The Aids Memorial Grove and Hollywood Health & Society.




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Age: 68 years old
Birthday: February 9, 1949
Height: 5' 7"
Full Name / Real Name: Judith Ellen Licht
Birthplace: Trenton, NJ
Husband: Robert Desiderio


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jjrn says:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDITH!!! You are my favorite actress who always displays beauty and classy!! Have a wonderful day!!
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