Emmy Award winning actress and comedian, Judy Gold, is the star of the critically acclaimed long-running Off Broadway hit show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, for which she was nominated for a 2006 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance. In addition, the show recently won the 2007 GLAAD award for “Outstanding New York Theater.” The New York Times called this one-woman show “fiercely funny, honest and moving" and Time Out declared the show a "genuine mitzvah." Kate Moira Ryan & Gold wrote this humorous & poignant portrait of what makes a Jewish mother, a Jewish mother.
The show, based on interviews completed with over 50 Jewish women of different ages, ethnicities, and occupations, tells each woman’s individual story of marriage, motherhood, faith, hope, love, laughter, and acceptance. The show is about to go on a national tour and a book based on the show was launched in May, 2007 to rave reviews and was nominated for this year’s prestigious Quill Award. Co-written with Kate Moira Ryan, the book 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother is published by Voice, an imprint of Hyperion.
Most recently, Gold co-hosted ABC’s The View. She is currently the host of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold. Judy also hosted Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time and the 2006 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS, which aired on LOGO and VH1. Her most recent TV specials include a half-hour comedy special for LOGO and she is featured in the HBO documentary, All Aboard. Her stand-up specials include Comedy Central Presents: Judy Gold, Comedy Central’s Tough Crowd Stands Up, and Judy’s HBO half-hour special, which received a Cable Ace Award. Gold was most recently seen in the smash hit film The Aristocrats.
Gold won two Emmy Awards for writing and producing The Rosie O’Donnell Show. She was nominated twice for The American Comedy Award’s funniest female stand-up.
She has also appeared on Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, The View, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and The Conan O'Brien Show to name a few.
Gold lives in New York City with her two children. She frequently tours theaters and comedy clubs around the country. Her CD, Judith’s Roommate Had a Baby is currently available. Check out www.judygold.com.