Judge Judy Bio, Wiki
Judge Judy is an American Prosecutor, Former Manhattan Family Court Judge, TV Show Host, Producer, and Author who was brought up in Brooklyn, New York. She is best known for her own successful four-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning arbitration-based court show series, ‘Judge Judy’.
Judy has won several awards including ‘Daytime Emmy’ for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program and a Daytime Emmy Award. In 2015, she earned a place in the Guinness World Records for the longest-serving judge or arbiter in courtroom-themed programming history.
Judge Judy Age
Judy was born on 21 October 1942 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States of America. She is 79 years old as of 2021.
Judge Judy Height
Judge stands at a height of 5 feet 1 inch.
Judge Judy Family
Judge the daughter of Murray and Ethel Blum in Brooklyn, New York City. She described her father as “the greatest thing since sliced bread” and her mother as “a meat and potatoes kind of gal.” She spent her childhood with her sibling brother named David Blum.
Judge Judy Husband
Judy is the wife of Jerry Sheindlin, an American author, television personality, jurist and attorney. The couple tied the knot in 1977, divorced in 1990, then remarried in 1991. They are blessed with five adorable children named Gregory, Jamie, Jonathan, Adam, and Nicole, some from her husband’s previous marriage.
Judge Judy Education
Judy went to James Madison High School in Brooklyn. She then attended American University in Washington, D.C., from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government. She earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1965 from law school education at New York Law School.
Judge Judy Career
Judge Sheindlin began her career in family court in 1972. In 1982, then New York Mayor Edward Koch appointed her to the bench. In 1986, she was appointed the Supervising Judge in Manhattan’s Family Court. She heard more than 20,000 cases during her career. She was tapped to teach all newly elected and appointed Family Court Judges for almost a decade.
In the family court, she earned a reputation as one of New York’s most effective judges. Judge is credited with pioneering an “open court policy,” allowing the public and the media to view the family court process. Sheindlin was the subject of a Los Angeles Times article in February 1993.
The story caught the attention of “60 Minutes,” which soon led to a segment on the iconic news magazine. After her appearance, she was approached about the possibility of presiding over cases on a television program. JUDGE JUDY premiered in national syndication on September 16, 1996.
In 1995, Judge Sheindlin published her first book, “Don’t Pee On My Leg and Tell Me It’s Raining,” in which she offers her insight into how and why the family court fails in its mission to impact shattered families. “Beauty Fades, Dumb Is Forever,” her second book, was published in January 1999. A New York Times best-seller, the book challenges women to be the best they can be.
Her first children’s book entitled, “Win or Lose By How You Choose” was published in 2000, followed by “You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” the next year. Both books were designed as tools to help parents interact with their children and teach fundamental moral values. Judge’s third book for adults, “Keep It Simple, Stupid: You’re Smarter Than You Look,” also on the New York Times best seller list, published in 2000, shares her wisdom and opinions on solving everyday family squabbles.
She has appeared on “Saturday Night Live”; served as a judge for the “Miss America Pageant”; and was profiled on “CBS Sunday Morning,” “Nightline,” A&E’s “Biography,” MSNBC’s “Headliners & Legends,” E! Entertainment’s “Celebrity Profile” and Lifetime Television’s “Intimate Portrait.”
She has also been featured on “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “Dateline NBC,” “Larry King Live,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Tonight Show,” “The View,” “Ellen” and “Entertainment Tonight.” Additionally, she has been the subject of interviews in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Family Circle, People, Time, Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Good Housekeeping, TV Guide, and Redbook.
In 2000, Judge Sheindlin received the “Distinguished Alumni Award” from New York Law School. In 2003, “60 Minutes II” interviewed Judge Sheindlin; updating the original “60 Minutes” classic from a decade earlier. Morley Safer conducted both interviews. Later that year, VH1 named Judge Sheindlin one of the “200 Greatest Pop Culture Icons.”
In 2007, Judge Sheindlin was named one of the top celebrities in entertainment in Forbes’ “Celebrity 100” List. Her first DVD, “Justice Served,” was released. Her second DVD, “Second to None,” was released in 2008. In 2009, Judge Sheindlin was interviewed for the “Archive of American Television,” which offered an in-depth look at her career and her life as a mother, wife and grandmother.
In 2015, Judge Sheindlin signed a multi-year contract through the 2020 broadcast season. The new agreement includes a joint venture with CBS Television Distribution and Judge Sheindlin’s Queen Bee Productions to produce new programming. Queen Bee’s first foray into television, HOT BENCH, was the highest-rated new first-run syndicated program in its freshman season last year. Also in 2015, Judge Sheindlin received the “Woman of the 21st Century Award” from The Women’s Guild at Cedars-Sinai.
Judge Judy Salary
Her annual salary is estimated to range between $ 100,000 – $ 500,000.
Judge Judy Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a judge, TV Host, Producer and author.