The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has honored actress Judith Light with the 2,673rd Star on the World Famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, in the Category of Live Theatre / Live Performance, on September 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. The star has been dedicated in the category of Live Theatre/Live Performance at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that award winning actress Judith Light will be honored with the 2,673rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, September 12, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star will be dedicated in the category of Live Theatre/Live Performance at 6200 Hollywood Boulevard.
“Judith Light is a triple threat, well known for her extensive body of work on stage, film and television,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She will bring a special ‘light’ to the Walk of Fame!” added Martinez.
Helping Emcee Rana Ghadban, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce to unveil the star was Walk of Famer America Ferrara, Jill Soloway, Daryl Roth and Bernie Telsey.
Judith Light was born in Trenton, New Jersey and graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a degree in Drama. She later went on to make her Broadway debut in the 1975 revival of A Doll’s House. Her breakthrough role was in the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live from 1977 to 1983, where she played the role of Karen Wolek. For this role, she won two consecutive Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her other television work includes: “Ugly Betty,” (Emmy Nomination), “Law and Order, SVU”, “Dallas,” and “Who’s the Boss.”
She received her first Tony Award nomination in 2011, for her performance in the original Broadway play Lombardi. In 2012 and 2013, Light won two consecutive Tony Awards for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her performances in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties. From 2013 to 2014, Light played the role of villainous Judith Brown Ryland in the TNT drama series, Dallas.
This fall she stars with Bette Midler and Ben Platt in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix series The Politician which will be released on September 27. Judith will also star in the final season of Transparent, Amazon Prime’s Golden Globe–winning series, created by Jill Soloway, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination and multiple Emmy and Critics’ Choice nominations. The show will also be released September 27. Last year, her role in Ryan Murphy’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story garnered her an Emmy nomination and a Critics Choice nomination. Light was honored with the 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Award for her extensive philanthropy work; she has been an impassioned advocate to end HIV/Aids and is a champion for LGBTQ and human rights and supports organizations such as Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids, among many others. She is on the Board of Directors of the MCC Theatre in NYC.