Judith Sheindlin

Presenter, TV Personality

1942 –

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Who is Judith Sheindlin?

Judith Susan Sheindlin, better known as Judge Judy, is an American lawyer, judge, television personality, and author. Since 1996, Sheindlin has presided over her own successful Daytime Emmy Award winning reality courtroom series named after her, Judge Judy.

Sheindlin passed the New York bar examination in 1965, and became a prosecutor in the family court system. In 1982 Mayor Ed Koch appointed her as a judge, first in criminal court, then later as Manhattan's supervising family court judge in 1986.

It was reported in mid-2012 that Sheindlin was the highest paid television personality, making $123,000 per episode of Judge Judy, or $45 million annually for the 52 days per year that she tapes her show. In October 2013 it was reported that Sheindlin was still the highest paid TV star, earning $47 million per year for Judge Judy, which translates into just over $900,000 per workday.

Famous Quotes:

  • 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.

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Born
Oct 21, 1942
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Judge Judy
  • Judge Judith Sheindlin
  • Judy Sheindlin
  • Judge Judy Sheindlin
  • Judith Blum
  • Judith Susan Blum
  • Judge Judy Scheindlin
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York Law School
    Law
    ( - 1965)
  • American University
    ( - 1963)
  • James Madison High School
  • Washington College of Law
Lived in
  • Greenwich
  • Brooklyn
  • Naples
  • Connecticut

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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