April 20, 1945
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Known for||Barbara In George A. Romero's 1968 Classic Horror Film Night of the Living Dead|
In addition to her signature role, O'Dea has appeared in the television movie The Pirate in the 1970s. She later took a break from acting to focus on raising her family.
In the 2000s, O'Dea returned to acting in several low-budget horror films, including Claustrophobia, October Moon and Women's Studies. She also returned to the Barbra role for Night of the Living Dead: Genesis.
She owns and operates O'Dea Communications, a firm that deals in oral-communications training.
|1968||Night of the Living Dead||Barbra|
|1978||The Pirate||Annie||TV movie|
|2005||October Moon||Mrs. Hamilton|
|2008||November Son||Emily Hamilton||aka October Moon 2|
|2009||Timo Rose's Beast||Boomer's Mother|
|2010||Women's Studies||Senator Gayle Hamlin|
|2011||Shy of Normal: Tales of New Life Experiences||Actress on TV|
|2014||Hole in the Wall||Augusta Gein|
|They Came from the Ether||Miss Clara|
|2015||Abandoned Dead||Doctor Pamela Myers|
|2017||Safe Inside||Crystal Lake|
- "First Look at Judith O'Dea in Night of the Living Dead: Genesis". Dread Central. 20 February 2015. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
- J.C. Maçek III (2012-06-15). "The Zombification Family Tree: Legacy of the Living Dead". PopMatters.
- WOMEN’S STUDIES trims down, seeks new home[permanent dead link]
- "'Night of the Living Dead's' Judith O'Dea Returns In 'Genesis'!". Bloody Disgusting. 2012-06-15.
- O'Dea Communications