BWW Profile: Emmy Nominated Judith Light Steals the Show on Amazon's TRANSPARENT
In anticipation of the live 68th Annual Emmy Award broadcast on ABC on Sunday, September 18th, BWW will be spotlighting the Emmy nominated TV performances of some of Broadway's biggest stars.
First up, Tony Award winner Judith Light, who this month stars in MCC Theater's world premiere of Neil LaBute's ALL THE WAY TO SAY I LOVE YOU, directed by Leigh Silverman. The actress most recently appeared on Broadway in THERÈSE RAQUIN. Her other Broadway credits include THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES and OTHER DESERT CITIES.
Light is nominated for a 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series for her role as Shelly Pfefferman in Amazon's TRANSPARENT. Below, take a look at highlights from her stellar career.
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Judith Light portrays Shelly Pfefferman in Amazon's award-winning drama series TRANSPARENT. As the ex-wife of Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) and the mother of Sarah, Josh, and Ali, Shelly has been aware of Maura's desire to express her inner femininity for years. Check out her performance in the role below
Light was previously nominated for an Emmy Award as Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series in 2007 for her role as Claire Meade in ABC's UGLY BETTY. Check out her performance as a tough CEO below:
In 2012, Light won her first of two consecutive TONY AWARDS for Best Featured Actress in a Play, for her performances in OTHER DESERT CITIES. Below, watch her perform in the show alongside co-star Rachel Griffiths.
The following year, Light won a second Tony Award for her performance in Richard Greenberg's THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES, directed by Lynne Meadow. Below, watch a scene from the show featuring Jonathan Walker
In 1984, Light landed the leading role of assertive advertising executive Angela Bower on the ABC sitcom WHO'S THE BOSS, co-starring Tony Danza, who played her housekeeper (and eventual romantic interest). The show ran for eight seasons from 1984 to 1992.
Early in her career, Light won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her portrayal of prostitute Karen Wolek in the soap opera ONE LIFE TO LIVE. Here, the actress appears in a dramatic scene as her character takes the witness stand
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We can't wait to see what future accolades are in store for this talented actress!