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Overview (3)

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameJudith Blum
Height 5' 1" (1.55 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Judy Sheindlin was born on October 21, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Judith Blum. She is a writer and actress, known for Judge Judy (1996), Hot Bench (2014) and Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000). She was previously married to Jerry Sheindlin and Ronald Levy.

Spouse (3)

Jerry Sheindlin (1991 - present)
Jerry Sheindlin (1977 - 1990) (divorced) (3 children)
Ronald Levy (1964 - 1976) (divorced) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Quick-speaking Judge and almost as fast as an auctioneer
Short stature

Trivia (21)

She proposed to her husband Jerry. She and Jerry performed the marriage ceremonies of all four of their married children. 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.
Mother of five children: Gregory Sheindlin, Jamie Hartwright, Jonathan, Adam Levy and Nicole Sheindlin. Grandmother of 12 grandchildren.
Attended and graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York (1961).
Received her Bachelor's degree from American University in Washington, D.C. (1963).
Received her Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School (1965).
Former cosmetics firm lawyer. Spent 24 years as a Manhattan County court judge.
After 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 begin, but became a success.
Before 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).
Her $100 million, four-year contract, signed in 2004, makes her one of the highest-paid women in television (Forbes.com).
Is 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 fanbase, and Judy has achieved celebrity status. The People's Court (1981) original 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).
Ranked #13 by Forbes.com's list of the Richest 20 Women in Entertainment.
Parodied by Cheri Oteri on Saturday Night Live (1975).
Her husband, Jerry Sheindlin, is also a retired judge and author.
In 2007, Forbes magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $30 million.
Often parodied by Amanda Bynes on The Amanda Show (1999).
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7065 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on February 14, 2006.
Stepmother of Gregory Everett Sheindlin (born 1965) and stepmother-in-law of Laurie Gail Pila (born 1977). She took part in their wedding on May 12, 2012 in New York City.
She and her husband Jerry Sheindlin maintained a luxury estate in ultra-rich Greenwich, Connecticut.
Currently resides with her husband Jerry Sheindlin in Naples, Florida. [November 2010]
Her estimated net worth is $150 million.
Was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.[Feb 2006].

Personal Quotes (5)

My 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.
Lawyers 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).
In 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.
[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.
[2016, when asked if she would run with Donald J. 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.

Salary (2)

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

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