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Judy Gold has written and starred in 2 critically acclaimed, Off-Broadway hit shows: The Judy Show – My Life As A Sitcom, (Outer Critics Circle Nom) and 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, (GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding NY Theater, Drama Desk Nom – Actor). The book with the same title based on more interviews with Jewish Mothers was nominated for the prestigious Quill Award. Judy received rave reviews as Gremio in the all female The Taming Of The Shrew for NYC’s 2016 season of The Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park. She has co-starred in the Off-Broadway productions of Clinton! The Musical, Disaster! The Musical, Love Loss & What I Wore, and The Vagina Monologues.

​Judy’s most recent TV appearances include guest-starring roles on Louie, Broad City, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Jim Gaffigan Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Difficult People, 30 Rock, 2 Broke Girls, Melissa & Joey, The Big C, and she is recurring on the upcoming new series on TBS Search Party. She and her family appeared on ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap, and Judy has competed on TFN’s Rachael vs. Guy and Chopped All Stars. She appears regularly on The Steve Harvey Show and has made numerous appearances on The View, The Today Show, The Wendy Williams Show and The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. She is an original cast member of Tru TV’s Worlds Dumbest. Judy is a frequent contributor for CNN, & MSNBC.  Judy has also toured with The Moth. Judy can be seen doing stand-up regularly at NYC’s top comedy clubs including The Comedy Cellar, Carolines on Broadway and Eastville Comedy Clubs, and recently had a sold-out run at Feinstein’s 54 Below.

Judy has had stand-up specials on HBO (Cable Ace Award), Comedy Central and LOGO and was twice nominated for The American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Comedian. Judy has appeared in numerous documentaries including, The Aristocrats, The Last Laugh, When Jews Were Funny. Judy’s popular weekly podcast Kill Me Now​,​ is on CBS’ play.it network and can be downloaded at judygold.com/killmenow or on iTunes.

Judy has guest written articles for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, CNN.com, and more. She is an ambassador for The Hetrick Martin Institute, and on the board of GMHC. Judy won 2 Emmy awards for writing and producing, The Rosie O’Donnell Show.

Check out JudyGold.com and follow Judy on Twitter – @jewdygold.

CREDITS

FILM

The Aristocrats – Featured – THINKFilm

Making Trouble – Featured

Rent-A-Husband – Supporting – Crisp Films

The Curse of the Jade Scorpion – Supporting – Dreamworks/Dir. Woody Allen

Lois Lives A Little – Lead – Home Grown Pictures

Sex Lives of Superheros – Supporting – Mitchell Cohn Prods

TELEVISION

30 Rock – Guest Star – NBC

The Big C – Guest Star – Showtime

Anderson Live – Co-host – Sydicated

The View – Co-host/Regular Guest – ABC

The Wendy Williams Show – Regular Guest

Host – NickMom Night Out (Nickelodeon)

World’s Dumbest – Series Regular – Tru TV

Host of Sirius/XM OUTQ 108’s “Hatched By Two Chicks”

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

The Glades (A&E) – Guest Star

Are We There Yet? (TBS)– Guest Star/Lead Ugly Betty – Guest Star

Next Food Network Star – Celebrity Judge

Next Great Baker (TLC) – Guest Star/Celebrity Judge

Dr. OZ – Celebrity Guest

All Aboard! – Featured – HBO Documentary

Supernormal – Lead – BBC (Animated)

Sex & The City – Guest Star – HBO

Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn – Regular – Comedy Central

Hollywood Squares – Regular – Syndicated

Law & Order, SVU – Guest Star – NBC

As The World Turns – Recurring – CBS

At The Multiplex With Judy Gold – Host – HBO

HBO Entertainment News – Host – HBO

The Insiders – Celebrity Panelist – FOX News Channel

Talk Soup – Guest Host – E! Entertainment Television

Law & Order – Guest Star – NBC

The Drew Carey Show – Recurring – Warner Bros./ABC

Ballad of Lucy Whipple – Lead – CBS/MOW

Beat Cops – Series regular – USA Network/Pilot

The Roseanne Show – Guest Star

The Rosie O’Donnell Show – Writer/Producer – WB TV/Telepictures

Arliss – Guest star – HBO

Here Come the Munsters – Lead – FOX/MOW

Blame it on Ernie – Series regular – Universal/Bung. 78

All American Girl – Series regular – ABC/Disney

COMEDY

92nd Street Y Funny People Series – Host

The MOTH – Regular Contributor

The Wendy Williams Show – Panel Guest

Wisecrack – Star – LOGO

Tough Crowd Stands Up – Regular Guest – Comedy Central

100 Greatest Stand-ups Of All Time – Host – Comedy Central

Heroes of Jewish Comedy – Featured Guest – BBC/Comedy Central

Friar’s Roast: Rob Reiner, Smothers Bros. – Guest star – Comedy Central

Comedy Central Presents – Star – Comedy Central

Great Performances w/ Alan King – Comedian – PBS

HBO Half Hour Comedy Special – Star – HBO

Tonight Show with Jay Leno (3) – Panel guest – NBC

20th Birthday of Comedy Store – Guest star – NBC

THEATER

Clinton The Musical – Cast Member – New World Stages – New York City

Love Loss & What I Wore – Lead – West Side Theater NYC

The Judy Show – My Life as a Sitcom – Star/Author – The D-R-2 Theatre – New York City

25 Questions for a Jewish Mother – Star/Author – St. Luke’s Theater/Ars Nova – New York City

Vagina Monologues – Lead – Westside Theater – New York City

The Trials of Monica Lewinsky – Lead – The New Dramatists, Aspen, CO

Ensemble Studio Theatre/‘Sisters’ – Lead – Dir. Kirsten Sanderson – ’97 Marathon Series

EDUCATION

Acting – Alice Spivak, Brian Reise, Stephen Strimpell, Carol Rosenfeld

Piano – Sonia Rubinsky, Samuel Dilworth-Leslie

Rutgers College/Rutgers University/BA Music

SPECIAL SKILLS

Screaming at my kids in public places, Pretending that I’m listening to you while I’m texting, Never following through with a punishment, Stabbing my hand while removing an avocado pit, Road Rage, embarrassing my kids in front of their friends, Accomplished Pianist, Clarinet, Singing, Lip-synching, Swimming, Ping-Pong, Basketball, Tennis, Dialects.

AWARDS

OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD (NOM) 2012

Outstanding Solo Performance for the Judy Show

KESHET HACHAMAT LEV AWARD 2012

for GLBT activism in the Jewish community

DAYTIME EMMY 1999

Writer/Producer for The Rosie O’Donnell Show

DAYTIME EMMY 1998

Writer/Producer for The Rosie O’Donnell Show

AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS (NOM) 2001

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

AMERICAN COMEDY AWARDS (NOM) 1996

Funniest Female Stand-Up Comic

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UNITED JEWISH APPEAL - MOTHER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2007

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GLAAD MEDIA AWARD 2007

Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway for 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother

EQUALITY CIRCLE AWARD 2008

Family Equality Council

DRAMA DESK AWARD (NOM) 2006

Outstanding Solo Performance for 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother

nightlife award - outstanding female comedian

THE NIGHTLIFE AWARD 2004

Outstanding Female Comedian

cable ace award

THE CABLE ACE AWARD 1996

Stand-up Comedy Special for HBO Presents Judy Gold