Judith Light
Judith Light
Celebrated Name: Judith Light
Real Name/Full Name: Judith Ellen Light
Gender: Female
Age: 75 years old
Birth Date: 9 February 1949
Birth Place: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.7 m
Weight: 56 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Robert Desiderio (m. 1985)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A
Is Judith Light Lesbian?: No
Profession: Actress, producer, and activist
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $10 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Judith Light is a popular American actress, producer, and currently, an activist who rose to fame after working in one of the soap operas of the 1970s titled ‘One Life To Live.’ She portrayed the role of Karen Wolek, and for the same, she received several awards, including Emmy Awards. She also appeared in ABC’s longtime show ‘Who’s The Boss?’ which ran for eight long years. After taking a long break, she appeared in a Broadway named Lombardi, which released in 2011. She is also an LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist.

Maybe you know about Judith Light very well, but do you know how old and tall is she and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Judith Light’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Judith Light was born on 9 February 1949, in Trenton, New Jersey, to a Jewish family. Her parents were Pearl Sue, who was a famous model of her time, and Sidney Light, who worked as an accountant. She completed her schooling from St. Mary’s Hall Doane Academy in the year 1966 and later got admission at Carnegie Mellon University in New Jersey. She received her degree from the same, majored in drama. During her college life, she worked in a show at California Shakespeare Festival, making her debut in a play titled Richard III.

Personal Life

Light is married to Robert Desiderio, who is a popular television actor as well. They got married in 1985, and previously dated for several years. They are currently living in a long-distance relationship, where Judith is residing in New York City, while her husband is in South California. Judith is very fond of yoga and likes to keep herself fit all the time. She practiced Kundalini yoga for several years and has a mastery in the same.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 9 February 1949, Judith Light is 75 years old as of today’s date 14th April 2024. Her height is 1.7 m tall, and her weight is 56 kg.


Judith’s professional career started when she appeared in a Broadway titled ‘A Doll House’ which released in 1975. Afterward, she got a role in another play named Herzi. After the crowd appreciated her excellent acting skills, she was hired by companies such as Milwaukee Repertory Theater and the Seattle Repertory Theatre for their plays. In the late 1970s, she was out of roles and was not getting into work. She almost left her acting career because she was unable to contribute to the theaters.

Judith was again back to business in 1977 when she was recalled by her agent to work in a Broadway named ‘One Life to Live,’ which was her career’s breakthrough. The Broadway caught the crowd’s attention, and Light rose to fame and popularity. She received several awards for her work in the same and caught the critics’ attention. J later worked in another sitcom titled “Who’s The Boss?”. She is currently working as an LGBTQ activist and encourages people for the vaccination against various flu and pollution.

Awards & Achievements

Judith Light is one of the most popular television actors who has worked in several sitcoms and broadcasts. She received several awards and nominations throughout her career, some of which are mentioned below:

  • Won Soapy Awards for Outstanding Actress (1979)
  • Won Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (1980)
  • Won GLAAD Media Awards for Vision Award (1988)
  • Won Prism Awards for Best Performance in a Comedy Series (2007)
  • Won Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play (2013)
  • Won Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (2016)

Net Worth & Salary of Judith Light in 2024

Judith Light Net Worth
Judith Light Net Worth

As of April 2024, Judith Light has gathered a total net worth of $10 million, after her immense contribution to the television industry for more than three decades. She also worked in a few endorsement advertisements for which she was paid a hefty sum of money. Judith is currently working as an activist, which is her secondary source of income.

Judith Light is one of the most famous names of the Broadway industry who contributed to the same for more than three decades. She got her fame after working in ‘One Life to Live’ and later in ‘Who’s The Boss?’. She has won several awards and nominations in her career for her outstanding acting skills. She is currently working as an LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activist in America.


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