Judy Prescott

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Judy Prescott
Judy Prescott (photo by Bader Howar)
Born Judith Neal Prescott
Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress / Poet
Years active 1987–present

Judy Prescott is an American actress and poet. She has performed many roles on stage and screen since 1987 and is the author of the book Searching For Cecy: Reflections on Alzheimer's.

Early life[edit]

Judith Neal Prescott, daughter of Mary Boodell Prescott and R.Donald Prescott Jr. was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey. She grew up in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey,[1] less than an hour outside of New York City, with her brothers Tom and John.


After graduating college, Judy Prescott moved to New York City where she began work as an actress in the theater. Upon her agent’s suggestion, she moved to Los Angeles where she got her first television job in the pilot episode of Roseanne.[2] From here, Judy landed a series regular role on NBC'’s Working Girl alongside Sandra Bullock. Her most recent work includes episodes of True Blood, Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Bones, and the films Islander,[3] and Hit and Runway.[4]

Judy Prescott is the author of Searching For Cecy: Reflections on Alzheimer's (2011).[5] This collection of poetry explores her mother’s unexpected journey into Alzheimer’s and her own struggle to find peace. The book is illustrated by the art of four members of the Prescott family and a portion of its proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter. Judy currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Islander Emily Bess
2002 Bug Alicia's Mom
2000 Ladies Room L.A. (short)
1999 Hit and Runway Gwen Colton
1990 Spontaneous Combustion Student Director
1989 Say Anything... Partier


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Grey's Anatomy Donna Bevell Episode: "With You I'm Born Again "
2009 True Blood Sue Ann Merlotte Episode "Beyond Here Lies Nothin"
2008 True Blood Sue Ann Merlotte Episode "I Don't Wanna Know"
2007 Bones Margie Shaw Episode "Mummy in the Maze"
2004 Cold Case Kelly Baxter Episode "The Sleepover"
2004 Strong Medicine Maya Episode "Like Cures Like"
2004 Judging Amy Gabby Weller Episode "Sex, Lies and Expedia.com"
2002 The King of Queens Simone Episode "Connect Four"
2002 Six Feet Under Kimberly Mossback Episode "Driving Mr. Mossback"
2001 The Bernie Mac Show Tracy Episode "Bernie Mac, Ladies Man"
1999 Profiler Nancy Langston Episode "To Serve and Protect"
1998 Chicago Hope Judy Sears Episode "One Hundred and One Damnations"
1998 Mr. Murder Jan the Gutheridge Receptionist TV movie
1996 Ink Lana Episodes "Paper Cuts" and "Above the Fold"
1996 Caroline in the City Audrey Episode "Caroline and the Condom"
1993 Home Free Eleanor Episode "Pair O'Guys Lost"
1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Gina Episode "The Big Four-Oh"
1991 Herman's Head Sarah Episode "Isn't It Romantic?"
1991 Murder 101 Gail Gogerty TV movie
1990 21 Jump Street Episode "Back to School"
1990 Working Girl Lana Peters
(Series Regular)
Episodes: "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", "Just One of Those Things", "Hungry Heart", "It's Only Love", "McJoe's", "Two's a Crowd", "Get Back","Oh, Brother", "We Can Work It Out", "Dream On", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "A Friend in Need"
1989 Baywatch Liz Episode "Message in a Bottle"
1989 Chicken Soup Chris Episode "Pilot"
1989 Perfect Strangers Student #1 Episode "Teacher's Pest"
1989 The Case of the Hillside Stranglers Phillipa Sameth TV movie
1989 Murphy Brown Mimi Episode "My Dinner with Einstein"
1988 Roseanne Miss Crane Episode "Life and Stuff"

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Staten Island Advance, 4/17/1990, "Judy Prescott is a lot like Lana" by Don Gross
  2. ^ NY Post. Tues., Oct.18, 1988 TV: The Real Thing: ABC's Roseanne may be making sitcom history. By David Bianculli
  3. ^ http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117930958/ retrieved 10/20/2011
  4. ^ http://articles.latimes.com/2001/mar/02/entertainment/ca-32079 retrieved 10/20/2011
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-11-21. Retrieved 2011-10-21.  retrieved 10/20/20211