Judith Light '66 - The Content And The Context Of A Varied Career
- Ms. Light '66 is up for a Primetime Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, for her role in Transparent. The Primetime Emmy awards show airs Sunday, September 17th, on CBS.
- To listen to the full NPR interview click on this link, then click on the arrow beside the article's title.
Long before Transparent, for which she's now Emmy-nominated for her work as Shelly Pfefferman, Judith Light was a soap star when soaps were a much bigger deal than they are now. Playing Karen Wolek on One Life To Live, she won two Daytime Emmys and became known for a devastating performance in a courtroom scene in which Karen was forced to acknowledge publicly that although she was married to a doctor, she was secretly also a sex worker. She later moved on to Who's The Boss, where she had a totally different role as Angela Bower, a working single mom who hired Tony Micelli (Tony Danza) as her housekeeper and nanny.
She also had significant roles on Ugly Betty and Law & Order: SVU, and she managed to win two Tony Awards along the way, for her performances in Other Desert Cities in 2012 and The Assembled Parties in 2013.