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Judge Judy Sheindlin

Biography

Tough-but-fair NY Family members Court Judge whose daytime Television show, Judge Judy, attained her $47 million in 2013. Before showing up on tv she worked for any cosmetics firm like a corporate and business attorney. She became known on her behalf tough love design of judging. She was wedded to Ronald Levy from 1964 to 1976 and in 1977, she wedded Jerry Sheindlin. She’s four sons called Gregory, Jamie, Adam and Jonathan and a child called Nicole. Her display Judge Judy became the 1st show in ten years to receive an increased quantity of daytime audiences compared to the Oprah Winfrey Display.

Quick Facts


Full Name Judy Sheindlin
Salary $47 million per year
Date Of Birth October 21, 1942
Place Of Birth Brooklyn, NY
Height 1.55 m
Profession TV Show Host
Education New York Law School, American University, James Madison High School, Washington College of Law
Nationality American
Spouse Jerry Sheindlin, Ronald Levy
Children Jamie Hartwright, Gregory Sheindlin, Jonathan Sheindlin, Nicole Sheindlin, Adam Levy
Parents Ethel Blum, Murray Blum
Siblings David Blum
Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program
Movies CHiPs '99
TV Shows Judge Judy, Hot Bench, IWitness
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1Announced on Larry King Live (1985) that she has renewed her contract for her show, Judge Judy (1996), through 2009. [October 2005]
2She and her husband maintain a luxury estate in ultra-rich Greenwich, Connecticut. [May 2007]
3Living, with Jerry Sheindlin, in Naples, Florida. [November 2010]
4Stepmother of Gregory Evrett Sheindlin (born in 1965) and stepmother-in-law of Laurie Gail Pila (born in 1977). She took part in their wedding on May 12, 2012 in New York City.
5Jerry Sheindlin, her husband, is a retired judge, also.
6Often parodied by Amanda Bynes on The Amanda Show (1999).
7In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $30 million.
8On February 2006, Judy received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
9Parodied by Cheri Oteri on Saturday Night Live (1975).
10Ranked #13 by Forbes.com's list of The Richest 20 Women In Entertainment.
11Is the most famous court show judge in television. Where other court shows have ended or failed, Judy's is the only one to last over ten years and still going strong. As a result, her popularity has grown, as well as her large fan base, and Judy has achieved celebrity status. Original The People's Court (1981)'s first judge, Joseph Wapner's was very popular, until Wapner retired, in 1993, lasting at-least eleven years. Wapner then was a temporary animal court Judge, of Animal Court (1998), in 1998.
12Her $100 million, four-year contract, signed in 2004, makes her one of the highest-paid women in television.(Forbes.com).
13Before she had her own show, she was the feature subject of an article in the Los Angeles Times that led to a report widely seen on 60 Minutes (1968).
14Is the best-selling author of 4 books, "Don't Pee on My Leg and Tell Me It's Raining," released in September 1996, "Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever," released in January 1999, "Win or Lose By How You Choose," a children's book released in February 2000, and "Keep it Simple, Stupid" released in July 2000.
15Graduated at American University in Washington, D.C., in 1963.
16After 25 years of working as a prosecutor dealing with juvenile delinquents, she retired and began her show, Judge Judy (1996), which debuted in 1996, was slow to start, but became a success.
17Graduated from Madison James High School in Brooklyn at age 17 in just 3 1/2 years and was accepted at Washington University.
18Graduated first in her class from New York Law School.
19Mother of 5 children: Gregory, Jamie Hartwright, Jonathan, Adam Levy and Nicole. Grandmother of, at-least, 11 grandchildren, so far.
20She is a former Manhattan County court judge.
21Father was a dentist. Graduated from New York Law School in 1965. Former cosmetics firm lawyer. She proposed to husband Jerry. She and Jerry performed the marriage ceremonies of all 4 of their married children (one son is still bachelor). She divorced Jerry in 1990, and remarried him a year later, reportedly because she was grieving from her father's death and needed time to herself.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hot Bench2014TV Series creator - 2 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Judge Judy1996-2016TV SeriesHerself - Judge / Herself - The Judge
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Hot Bench
Today2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007-2016TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2012-2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Insider2007-2015TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Author, What Would Judge Judy Say
The Wendy Williams Show2014TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The Talk2010-2014TV SeriesHerself
Judge Judy Primetime2014TV MovieHerself
RuPaul's Drag Race2014TV SeriesHerself
They Came Together2014Herself (as Judge Judy Sheindlin)
Larry King Now2012-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Dr. Oz Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Queen Latifah Show2013TV SeriesHerself
The Kelly File2013TV SeriesHerself
Katie2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
The Jeff Probst Show2012TV SeriesHerself
CBS News Sunday Morning2012TV Series documentary
Box 23, the Myra Janco Daniels Story2012DocumentaryStory Teller
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2011TV SeriesHerself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Live2005-2010TV SeriesHerself
The Florence Henderson Show2008-2009TV SeriesHerself
Web Therapy2009TV SeriesHerself
Shatner's Raw Nerve2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The View2004-2008TV SeriesHerself
Judge Judy: Justice Served2007VideoHerself - Judge
The 61st Annual Tony Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Interviewee (taped)
American Idol2007TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHerself
Forbes 20 Richest Women in Entertainment2007TV MovieHerself
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
The Wayne Brady Show2003TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait2001-2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee / Herself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Celebrity Profile2001TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1998-2001TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2000TV SeriesHerself
Biography2000TV Series documentaryHerself
The Panel1999TV SeriesHerself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1999TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Squares1999TV SeriesHerself
Most Fascinating Women of 19981998TV Movie documentaryHerself
CHiPs '991998TV MovieHerself (as Judge Judy Sheindlin)
Saturday Night Live1998TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998TV SeriesHerself
The Roseanne Show1998TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Cheri Oteri2004TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Greatest2003TV Series documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Legal/Courtroom ProgramJudge Judy (1996)· Timothy Regler (executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Kirk Liens (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Thomas (coordinating producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (senior producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Christyna Copeland (producer)
· Kurstin Haynes (producer)
· Gina Madrid (producer)
· Alex Martinez (producer)
· Matt Pomfret (producer)
· Sarah Smith (producer)
· Julie Turner (producer)
2013Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Legal/Courtroom ProgramJudge Judy (1996)· Timothy Regler (executive producer)
· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Kirk Liens (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Thomas (coordinating producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (senior producer)
· Alex Martinez (producer)
· Matt Pomfret (producer)
· Marisa Van den Borre (producer)
· Gina Madrid (producer)
2006Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameTelevisionOn 14 February 2006. At 7065 Hollywood Blvd.

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Legal/Courtroom ProgramJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Timothy Regler (executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Kirk Liens (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Thomas (coordinating producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (senior producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Robin Koethcke (producer)
· Jessica Arellano (producer)
· Gina Madrid (producer)
· Marisa Van den Borre (producer)
· Kitty Lyon (producer)
2010Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Legal/Courtroom ProgramJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Timothy Regler (executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Kirk Liens (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Thomas (coordinating producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (senior producer)
· Richard Russakoff (senior producer)
· Kitty Lyon (producer)
2010OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Panelist in a Non-Fiction ProgramJudge Judy (1996)
2009Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Legal/Courtroom ProgramJudge Judy (1996)· Timothy Regler (executive producer)
· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Kristine Lee (co-supervising producer)
· Kirk Liens (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Thomas (coordinating producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Richard Russakoff (senior producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (senior producer)
· Tara Sarazen (producer)
2008Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Legal/Courtroom ProgramJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Timothy Regler (executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Kirk Liens (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Thomas (coordinating producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (senior producer)
· Kristine Lee (senior producer)
· Richard Russakoff (senior producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Monica Rodman (producer)
2007Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Timothy Regler (executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Richard Russakoff (senior producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (senior producer)
· Jonathan Sebastien (senior producer)
· Kirk Liens (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Thomas (coordinating producer)
· Jill Wilderman (producer)
· Kristine Lee (producer)
· May Johnson (producer)
2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Timothy Regler (executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Kirk Liens (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Thomas (coordinating producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Richard Russakoff (producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (producer)
· Tina Nicotera (producer)
· Jill Wilderman (producer)
· May Johnson (producer)
· Jonathan Sebastien (producer)
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Timothy Regler (executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Richard Russakoff (producer)
· Jenny Hope (producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (producer)
· Jonathan Sebastien (producer)
· Kirk Liens (coordinating producer)
· Christopher Thomas (coordinating producer)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Timothy Regler (co-executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (producer)
· Jonathan Sebastien (producer)
· Richard Russakoff (producer)
· Jenifer Faison (producer)
· Christopher Thomas (producer)
· Kirk Liens (producer)
· Jenny Hope (producer)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Timothy Regler (co-executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (producer)
· Jonathan Sebastien (producer)
· Richard Russakoff (producer)
· Jenifer Faison (producer)
· Christopher Thomas (producer)
· Kirk Liens (producer)
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Peter Brennan (executive producer)
· Timothy Regler (co-executive producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Karen Gruber (supervising producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (senior producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (producer)
· Richard Russakoff (producer)
· Christopher Thomas (producer)
· Kirk Liens (producer)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Peter Brennan (executive producer)
· Karen Gruber (supervising producer)
· Victoria Jenest (supervising producer)
· Belinda Jackson (producer)
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi (producer)
· Ray J. Pages (producer)
· Timothy Regler (producer)
· Richard Russakoff (producer)
· Christopher Thomas (producer)
· Shannon Weber-Arellano (producer)
· Kirk Liens (producer)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowJudge Judy (1996)
2001TV Guide AwardTV Guide AwardsPersonality of the Year
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class SeriesJudge Judy (1996)· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Peter Brennan (executive producer)
· Karen Gruber (supervising producer)
· Andrea Capelli
· Victoria Jenest
· Cybil Jordan-Malachi
· Carla Kaufman
· Lisa Lew
· Ray J. Pages
· Richard Russakoff
· Timothy Regler
· Christopher Thomas
· Richard Velasquez
· Shannon Weber-Arellano
· Bo Banks
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramJudge Judy (1996)· Peter Brennan (executive producer)
· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Tiffany Avery (producer)
· Dena Lemmons (producer)
· Nancy Barry (producer)
· Andrea Capelli (producer)
· Karen Gruber (producer)
· Victoria Jenest (producer)
· Brad Kuhlman (producer)
· Lisa Lew (producer)
· Timothy Regler (producer)
· Lisa Sichi (producer)
· Christopher Thomas (producer)
· Richard Velasquez (producer)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowJudge Judy (1996)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class ProgramJudge Judy (1996)· Peter Brennan (executive producer)
· Randy Douthit (executive producer)
· Andrea Capelli (producer)
· Brenda Dillon (producer)
· Karen Gruber (producer)
· Victoria Jenest (producer)
· Brad Kuhlman (producer)
· Lisa Lew (producer)
· Timothy Regler (producer)
· Lisa Sichi (producer)
· Richard Velasquez (producer)

TitleSalary
Judge Judy (1996)$47,000,000 (2013-2014)
Judge Judy (1996)$25,000,000

#Quote
1[2016, when asked if she would run with Donald Trump as Vice President on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)] It would be nice if he had somebody who had good experience with government to act as a running mate. That would seem logical to me, and quite frankly, I don't. I know the family court, and I know my little television courtroom, and I'm too old, and I don't like to work so hard...and it doesn't pay enough.
2[on California's approval of Prop 8, which denies gay marriage] We've got a lot of trouble in this country. We've got a lot of trouble in the world. Why the state should be interested in proscribing the word marriage from two people who love each other, who are responsible, tax-paying, productive people, who have created a family ... why the state would have an interest in proscribing that kind of conduct, I don't understand. I understand the anger about poverty. I understand the anger about AIG. I understand the problem about the banks. I understand the problem about Afghanistan and the Taliban and everything else. But I don't understand the preoccupation with gays being permitted to marry.
3In our country, indigent people are given free legal counsel. That is fine and good, but nowhere in the Constitution does it say that you are entitled to a free ride.
4Lawyers are always asking me if I will cut some slack for their clients. My standard answer is this is not Let's Make a Deal (1963).
5My personal belief is that we have to get kids' attention, and fast. A period on a chilly upstate facility can be a great attitude adjuster.

#Trademark
1Quick-speaking Judge & almost as fast as an auctioneer

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