Judith Sheindlin Biography

Updated On Jul 26, 2017 Published On Oct 04, 2015
Facts of Judith Sheindlin
Date of Birth: 1942 , October-21
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 1 Inch
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Judith Sheindlin has got married for tthree times in her life. She first got married Ronald Levy in 1964. They have two children together and both are sons and their names are Jamie and Adam.Unfortunately, after 12 years of their marriage, the couple ended their marital relationship with a divorce in 1976.

She married Jerry Sheindlin in 1977 but she gave him divorce too in 1990. Her father died on following year, and she was in grief. She remarried Jerry Sheindlin in 1991 and they are living happily. She has three step children with Sheindlin; two sons Gregory, Jonathan and a daughter Nicole.

She is already grandmother of 12 grand children. She earned the salary of $47 million per year and has the total net worth of $250 million dollars. She is the owner of several houses in different states in America including a condo in Beverly Hills, California.



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Born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York

October 21 , 1942

Sheindlin by born Judith Susan was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York of United States to Murray Blum and Ethel Silverman. She belongs to white ethnicity. Her parental parents were immigrants from Ukraine and are Jewish. Her father was a dentist.

earned Juris Doctor

September 25 , 1965

She is a graduate from Washington College of Law at American University, where she completed Bachelor in Arts majoring in Government. She was honored with Juris Doctor in 1965 after graduating from New York Law School.

Married to Ronald Levy

April 22 , 1964

Sheindlin first married Ronald Levy in 1964. Ronald Levy later became prosecutor of juvenile court (a special authority to pass judgments for crimes committed by children who are below 18 and not attended age of majority). They have two children and they move to New York.

Divorced to Ronald Levy

September 3 , 1976

They divorced in 1976 after 12 years of marriage. Ronald Levy is a medical doctor from America. He is scientist at Stanford University and his specialization is in Lymphoma. Their son Adam is a District Attorney in Putnam County, New York.


Married to Jerry Sheindlin

February 14 , 1977

She married Jerry Sheindlin in 1977. Jerry Sheindlin is an author and television personality from United States. It was both second marriage for both Jerry and Judy. He is also a retired judge and was seen as judge in The People's court.

Divorced to Jerry Sheindlin


Judith Sheindlin gave Jerry Sheindlin divorce in 1990 after thirteen years of marriage. The reason has not been disclosed yet. Judith Sheindlin has three step children with Sheindlin; Gregory, Jonathan and Nicole and two own children; Jamie and Adam. 

Remarried Jerry Sheindlin

June 30 , 1991

After one year of her divorce, she had to lose her father. Because of which she was in great pain and Jerry gave her full support. They soon get married again. They told the marriage is for their children. From their five children, they already have 12 grand children.


passed New York, bar examination

August 23 , 1985

She appeared in New York Bar examination and got passed in 1985. She then started her career as a prosecutor in family court. She was appointed as a judge in a criminal court in 1982 by Mayor Ed. Koch and later as supervisor of Manhattan family court.

Started career on Courtroom series 'Judge Judy'

June 17 , 1996

After appearing in family court and writing a book, she was offered to start a new courtroom series on television and she agreed the offer. Her show which is still running on television as courtroom series 'Judge Judy' debuted on September 16, 1996.

won Emmy Awards


Her show courtroom series 'Judge Judy' is a hit show in television history. She received fifteen consecutive Emmy Award nominations but won only on last nomination. She won Daytime Emmy Award for outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program on June.


Won National Television Awards, UK


Simon Cowell has also been honored by the National Television Awards, UK once in his life and that was in 2008. He got his first nomination in this award in 2005 for Most Popular TV Expert but it was 2008 when he was honored by this award.

Won Teen Choice Awards

May 17 , 2003

Teen Choice Awards is also one of the prestigious awards in Hollywood. He has also been honored with this award not once but three times. He first won this award back in 2003 for Favorite TV Personality. He was also honored the following year.

Won Kids' Choice Awards, USA


2013 was also a big year for him. That year he was honored by several prestigious awards like Kids' Choice Awards, USA, ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards. He won those awards for Favorite Villain and Top Television Series respectively.

Won Florida Film Critics Circle Awards


He has also been honored with the awards like Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards, Gemini Awards and many more. He won Florida Film Critics Circle Awards back in 2001 and that is also his only nomination in this award.