Judy Norton Taylor
Judy Norton Taylor
Norton-Taylor as Mary Ellen Walton, 1977.
January 29, 1958
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Other names||Judy Norton-Graves, Judy Taylor|
|Spouse(s)||Douglas Taylor (1976-1978) (divorced) |
Lynn Hughes (1980-?)
Randy Apostle (1991-2001) (divorced)
Robert Graves (2002-present)
|Children||1 (with Apostle)|
Judy Norton-Taylor (born January 29, 1958) is an American actress and theater director who is best known for her role as Mary Ellen Walton on The Waltons television series and subsequent Waltons TV movies.
She was born in Santa Monica, California, to parents Harry and Constance (née Glazebrook) Norton. She began practicing Scientology at age 13, and became a minister in the church. She married Douglas Taylor in 1976 at the age of 19; the marriage ended in divorce in 1978. She was also married to former football player Lynn Hughes.
Still being viewed as a child actress in her early twenties, Norton posed nude for the August 1985 issue of Playboy in a bid to shed her wholesome "family" image. In 1991, Norton married Randy Apostle. They had one son, Devin, before divorcing in 2001.
Norton is married to Robert Graves. Norton has been writing, directing and starring in movies and theater. She is also a singer. An avid athlete, Norton has participated in competitive horse jumping and skydiving in addition to skiing and tennis. Her CD Reflections was scheduled for release in August 2016.
- Hotel (1967)
- Valentine (1979)
- A Twist of Faith (1999)
- Off Season (2001)
- Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013)
- Blood Is Thicker (2013)
- Broken: A Musical (2015)
- The Sparrows: Nesting (2016)
- Finding Harmony (2017)
- Felony Squad (1968)
- The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
- The Waltons (1972–1981)
- Battle of the Network Stars (1979)
- Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary (1980)
- Battle of the Network Stars (1980)
- Battle of the Network Stars (1981)
- The Love Boat (1982)
- A Wedding on Waltons Mountain (1982)
- Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain (1982)
- A Day for Thanks on Waltons Mountain (1982)
- Circus of the Stars (1983)
- Circus of the Stars (1984)
- A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)
- A Walton Wedding (1995)
- The Lost Daughter (1997)
- A Walton Easter (1997)
- Millennium (1997)
- Stargate SG-1 (1998)
- The Inspectors (1998)
- Cold Squad (1999)
- Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000)
- Ed (2000)
- Hollywood Off Ramp (2000)