Judge Judith Sheindlin, who goes by Judge Judy in her courtroom, has had many cases come her way in her 16 years on the bench. Judy has done everthing from raise 5 children to hearing $20,000 family court cases. She's the Boss, Applesauce! Smart, savvy and opinionated, the irrepressible Judge Judith Sheindlin holds court as presiding judge over real-life cases on the highly successful courtroom series JUDGE JUDY.
Having made a name for herself as a tough but fair judge in New York's Family Court, Judge Judith Sheindlin retired from the bench in 1996 and segued to television to host the syndicated series.