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)
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. In 1978, the marriage ended in divorce.
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. They were divorced in 2001.
Today, Judy is married to Robert Graves, and commutes between the U.S. and Canada. In the U.S., she does stage and TV. While in Canada, Judy and her husband run a chain of dinner theaters. Judy has been writing, directing and starring in the Canadian show Bluff. She is also a singer.
An avid athlete, Norton has participated in competitive horse jumping and skydiving in addition to skiing and tennis. Her new CD Reflections was scheduled for release in August 2016.
- Hotel (1967)
- Valentine (1979)
- The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
- Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary (1980)
- Battle of the Network Stars (1981)
- A Day for Thanks on Walton's Mountain (1982)
- Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain (1982)
- A Wedding on Walton's Mountain (1982)
- A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)
- A Walton Wedding (1995)
- A Walton Easter (1997)
- Off Season (2001)
- Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013)
- The Sparrows (2015)
- Felony Squad (1968)
- The Waltons (1972–1981)
- Family Feud (1979)
- Battle of the Network Stars (1979)
- Battle of the Network Stars (1980)
- The Love Boat (1982)
- Circus of the Stars (1983)
- Circus of the Stars (1984)
- Super Password (1984)
- The Cross-Wits (1987)
- Millennium (1997)
- The Lost Daughter (1997)
- The Inspectors (1998)
- The Inspectors (1998)
- Stargate SG-1 (1998)
- A Twist of Faith (1999)
- Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000)
- Ed (2000)
- Hollywood Off Ramp (2000)
- Judy Norton Taylor at the Internet Movie Database
- Official Site for Judy Norton, actress, singer, director, writer