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Judith Susan Sheindlin Profile
Judith Susan Sheindlin known professionally as Judge Judy is an American court show arbitrator, media personality, and television producer. Additionally, author, women’s advancement philanthropist, retired prosecutor, and Manhattan family court judge.
Judith Susan Sheindlin Age
Sheindlin is 81 years old as of 2023, he was born on 21st October 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, United States of America. furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on the 21st of October every year.
Judith Susan Sheindlin Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 101 lbs (46kg).
Judith Susan Sheindlin Family
Sheindlin was born Judith Susan Blum in Brooklyn to German-Jewish and Russian-Jewish parents. She describes her dentist father Murray as “the greatest thing since sliced bread.” Sheindlin describes her mother Ethel, an office manager, as “a meat and potatoes kind of gal.”
Judith Susan Sheindlin Education
Sheindlin graduated from James Madison High School in Brooklyn and American University in Washington, D.C., receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in government. She next attended New York Law School, earning her Juris Doctor degree in 1965. Sheindlin holds honorary Doctor of Law degrees from Elizabethtown College and the University at Albany, SUNY. In 2013, she was made vice-president of the law society at University College Dublin, Ireland in recognition of her work in family law.
Judith Susan Sheindlin Husband and Children
In 1964, Judy married Ronald Levy, who later became a prosecutor in juvenile court. They moved to New York and had two children, Jamie Hartwright and Adam Levy. Judy and Ronald divorced in 1976 after 12 years of marriage. In 1978, she married Judge Jerry Sheindlin, who was an arbitrator on The People’s Court from 1999 to 2001.
They divorced in 1990, partially as a result of the stress and struggles that Judy endured after her father’s death that same year. They remarried in 1993. She has three stepchildren with Sheindlin: Gregory Sheindlin, Jonathan Sheindlin, and Nicole Sheindlin, and 13 grandchildren. Jonathan is a retinal surgeon, and Greg and Nicole are lawyers. Nicole is the co-creator (along with her stepmother) of the Her Honor Mentoring program.
Judith Susan Sheindlin Early Career
For 25 seasons from September 16, 1996, to July 23, 2021, Sheindlin starred in her eponymous top Nielsen-rated court show, Judge Judy. Sheindlin became the longest-serving television arbitrator in courtroom-themed programming history, a distinction that earned her a place in the Guinness World Records in 2015. She received a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in 2019 for her work. On November 1, 2021, Sheindlin launched the spinoff streaming series Judy Justice on IMDb TV, another arbitration-based reality court show in which she handled legal disputes.
After winning the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program in 2022 for the first season of Judy Justice, she became the only television arbitrator to have won the award for more than one court show: three for Judge Judy and one for Judy Justice. Sheindlin is also known for her offscreen television work, producing and creating reality legal shows featuring judges whom she has cast in arbitrating roles. These shows include Hot Bench (the second-highest-rated of all court shows, behind only Judge Judy reruns), the upcoming Tribunal (to feature Bailiff Byrd), and another planned program
Judith Susan Sheindlin LGBTQ
Sheindlin is a registered Independent. She is a supporter of same-sex marriage and, although she has said that she is not a supporter of “big government”, she believes that the issue of same-sex marriage should be handled at the federal level rather than on a state-by-state basis. Sheindlin has stated that she is in favor of increasing requirements for gun ownership. She prefers not to be labeled by political terms and states that she is not registered with any political party. When asked about the 2012 presidential elections, Sheindlin stated that she voted for President Barack Obama in 2008.
She did not care for either of the leading candidates in the 2012 United States presidential election. In October 2019 Sheindlin penned an op-ed endorsing Michael Bloomberg for president, even though he had not announced a campaign. In January 2020 she released an ad supporting him saying, in part, “I like to say you can judge someone’s character by what they’ve done; Mike Bloomberg has done amazing things and will be a truly great president”. She later campaigned alongside him.
Judith Susan Sheindlin Judy Justice
Premiering on November 1, 2021, with production that commenced in July 2021 (shortly after the production of Judge Judy ended in April 2021), Sheindlin currently presides over another arbitration-based courtroom series, Judy Justice, a spinoff of Judge Judy. The program is aired through the streaming service Amazon Freevee (originally under the name IMDb TV during the show’s first season). It is the first standard court show to air first-run episodes exclusively through streaming.
The court show has been characterized as a “hip” rendition of Judge Judy, featuring Gen Z input from Sheindlin’s young-adult granddaughter, frequent use of a stenographer to quote testimony to settle discrepancies, Sheindlin’s conspicuous robe color, a modernized courtroom set and cases that have been described as more sensational because of fewer time constraints and higher monetary award limits than on Judge Judy. While Sheindlin has promised to use the same adjudicating techniques that she had employed on Judge Judy, she has lessened her no-nonsense approach, delving deeper into case details, with most episodes focusing on a single long case.
Her previous program typically hosted two cases per episode and was known for its aggressive pacing. In April 2022, viewership of Judge Judy reruns was found to have vastly outperformed that of Judy Justice’s first season. However, the first season of Judy Justice set a record for the number of streaming hours viewed on IMDb TV for its first season and was thus granted a second season, which premiered on November 7, 2022. Sheindlin won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program for the first season of the series, making her the only television arbitrator to have won the award for more than one court show (both Judge Judy and Judy Justice).
Judith Susan Sheindlin Net Worth
Sheindlin has an estimated annual net worth of $ 440 million to $ 500 million earned from her career as a court-show arbitrator, media personality, television producer, author, women’s advancement philanthropist, and former prosecutor and Manhattan family court judge.
Judith Susan Sheindlin Social Media Platforms
Sheindlin is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 130k followers on Twitter, 38.5k followers on Instagram, and 3 Million followers on Facebook.