Judy Gold (born November 15, 1962) is an American standup comedian, actress, television writer, and producer. She won two Daytime Emmy Awards for her work as a writer and producer on The Rosie O'Donnell Show. She has also been involved in many projects in various roles, including the television series All-American Girl and HBO At the Multiplex segments where she asks humorous questions of unexpecting moviegoers.
She was born on November 15, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. She first did stand-up on a dare while a music student at Rutgers University. She is a lesbian who shared a relationship with her former partner, Sharon Callahan, for almost 20 years. She has two children (Henry, 1996, and Ben, 2001), facts she frequently referenced in her comments on the show Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn. Gold is very active in both LGBT and Jewish communities. She was active in support of the 2004 and 2008 Democratic presidential campaign. In an interview with Marc Maron, Gold revealed her comedic influences to be Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, and Totie Fields.
Her one-woman show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, co-written with Kate Moira Ryan, is based on a series of interviews with more than 50 Jewish mothers in the United States. Their stories are interspersed with anecdotes about her own mother and her life as a lesbian mother of two sons. It ran at the Ars Nova Theater in New York City in early 2006 and reopened on October 12, 2006, at St. Luke's Theater. Judy Gold also appears as a commentator on truTV's TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest.... In 2007 she was featured in the film Making Trouble, a tribute to female Jewish comedians, produced by the Jewish Women’s Archive. In 2011, Gold was named a Givenik Ambassador. In 2015, she appeared Off-Broadway as Eleanor Roosevelt in the satiric musical Clinton: The Musical at New World Stages.
The Judy Show: My Life as a Sitcom
On June 30, 2011, The Judy Gold Show: My Life as a Sitcom, began previews at Off-Broadway's DR2 Theatre in New York City. This one-woman show is an homage to the classic sitcoms of Gold's youth. The show is written by Gold and Kate Moira Ryan and directed by Amanda Charlton.
The show officially opened on July 6, 2011 to positive reviews. The New York Times called the show "highly entertaining." The New York Post called the show "gleefully self-deprecating". The show subsequently opened in Los Angeles June 18, 2013, and had a one-month run at the Geffen Playhouse.
Kill Me Now Podcast
|2001||The Curse of the Jade Scorpion||Voltan's Participant|
|2004||Our Italian Husband||Nun #2|
|1993||Rumor Has It||Panelist||1 episode|
|1994-1995||All American Girl||Gloria Schechter||18 episodes|
|1995||HBO Comedy Half-Hour: Judy Gold||Herself|
|1995||Here Come the Munsters||Elsa Munster Hyde||TV Movie|
|1995||The City||Judy Silver||1 episode|
|1997||Lois Lives A Little||Short|
|2000||The Drew Carey Show||Leslie||2 episodes|
|2000||Law & Order||Deborah Patterson||1 episode|
|2000||Sidesplitters: The Burt & Dick Story||Dick's Mother||Short|
|2001||The Ballad of Lucy Whipple||Buck McPhee||TV Film|
|2002||Sex and the City||Barnes & Noble Clerk||1 episode|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Forensic Gynecologist||1 episode|
|2003||Comic Remix||Herself||1 episode|
|2003||The Gynecologists||Mrs. LeBlanc||Short|
|2004||Ed||Judge Fisher||1 episode|
|2005||Here! Family||1 episode|
|2007-2008||Super Normal||The Roving Eye / Madam Midterm / Granny||15 episodes|
|2008-2013||World's Dumbest||Herself||114 episodes|
|2009||Ugly Betty||Joan||1 episode|
|2011||The Glades||Rebecca Thornquist||1 episode|
|2012||30 Rock||Judy Gold||1 episode|
|2013||The Big C||Rabbi||1 episode|
|2013||2 Broke Girls||Jerri||1 episode|
|2014||Melissa and Joey||Janey||2 episodes|
|2014||Teachers Lounge||Gym Teacher||1 episode|
|2015||The Jim Gaffigan Show||Judy Gold||1 episode|
|2016||Broad City||Angela||1 episode|
|2016||Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt||Judy||1 episode|
|2016||Crisis in Six Scenes||Phonebooth Woman||1 episode|
|2016||Search Party||Paulette Capuzzi||2 episodes|
|2016||What’s Your F#@king Deal?!||Herself||Post-Production|
|2013||Real Actors Read Yelp||Herself||1 episode, streaming on YouTube|
|2015||Ambience||Estelle||1 episode, streaming online|
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- "Emmy-Winning Comic Lands Role in Off-Broadway's Clinton The Musical". Playbill.com. February 5, 2015. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
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