Judith Ivey

Height 5'5

Spouse (2)

Tim Braine

(14 May 1989 -

present) (2 children)

Ricardo Gutiérrez

(1973 -

1978) (divorced)

She appeared in numerous TV commercials for products such as Greyhound buses, StaPuf fabric softener, Red Lobster restaurants and Gerber baby food.

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1985" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 37.

Has twice won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Featured Role - Play): in 1983 for "Steaming" and in 1985 for David Rabe's "Hurlyburly." She was also nominated as Best Actress (Play) in 1992 for "Park Your Car in Harvard Yard".

Discovered her love for drama when she acted in a high school production of "The Man Who Came to Dinner".

Worked at both Joseph Papp's Public Theater in New York and the Goodman Theater in Chicago after graduating from college.

Studied acting at Illinois State University.

She was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2004 in Austin, Texas.

She was nominated for a 1978 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role in a Play for "The Goodbye People" at the Northlight Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

She was nominated for a 2008 Joseph Jefferson Award for Solo Performance for the play, "The Lady With All the Answers" at the Northlight Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

Daughter, Margaret Elizabeth Braine (born 1989) and son, Thomas Carter Braine (born December 8, 1993) with her husband, Tim Braine.

Will play "Sally Durant Plummer" in a limited-run revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Follies", to open on Broadway this spring. [January 2001]

She has English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Welsh, ancestry.

Known For


Cast Credits

The Family (2016)
Guest starring as Mrs. Asher (4 episodes)
Elementary (2012)
Guest starring as Ruth Colville
Person of Interest (2011)
Guest starring as Sharon
White Collar (2009)
Guest starring as Ellen Parker (5 episodes)
Nurse Jackie (2009)
Guest starring as Paula
Related (2005)
Guest starring as Bob's Mom
Grey's Anatomy (2005)
Guest starring as Barbara Robbins
Rose Red (2002)
Starring as Cathy Kramer
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
Guest starring as Jenny's Attorney
  • Episode 6x21: Blood (May 10, 2005)
Guest starring as Alice Parker
Will & Grace (1998)
Guest starring as Eleanor Markus (3 episodes)
The Critic (1994)
Starring as Eleanor Sherman
Frasier (1993)
Guest starring as Lorraine
Down Home (1990)
Starring as Kate McCrorey (19 episodes)
Designing Women (1986)
Starring as B.J. Poteet
The Long Hot Summer (1985)
Starring as Noel Varner (2 episodes)
  • Episode 1x02: Part 2 (Oct 7, 1985)
  • Episode 1x01: Part 1 (Oct 6, 1985)