Judith was nominated, along with her Ugly Betty castmates for a SAG Award in the category of Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2008.
In 2006 Judith starred in Ira and Abby as Arlene Black.
In 2001 Judith starred in Born in Brooklyn a made for TV movie.
In 1996 Judith starred in a made for TV movie Murder at My Door. She played Irene McNair.
In 1998 Judith played Maj. Carmen Travis in the made for TV movie Carriers.
In Too Close to Home, a 1997 made for TV movie, Judith played Diana Donahue.
Played Jade Larson in the 1996 made for TV movie Sweet Temptation.
Judith played Lisa McKeever in the 1996 made for TV movie A Husband, a Wife and a Lover.
In 1996 Judith played Anna Lerner in A Step Toward Tomorrow.
Judith played Janice Mitchell in the 1995 made for TV movie Lady Killer.
In 1994 Judith played Alice Needham in Against Their Will: Women in Prison, a made for TV movie.
Judith played Barbara Noël in the 1994 made for TV movie Betrayal of Trust.
Judith stared as Marsha in the 1983 made for TV movie Intimate Agony.
In 1993 Judith played Laura MacAffrey in the made for TV movie Men Don't Tell.
Judith starred as Marie Hilley/Robbi/Teri in Wife, Mother, Murderer a 1991 made for TV movie.
In 1990 Judith played Laura Simmons in In Defense of a Married Man, a made for TV movie.
In 1989 Judith played Vickie Vine in My Boyfriend's Back, a made for TV movie.
Judith played Jeanne White in the 1989 made for TV movie, The Ryan White Story.
Judith starred as Cathy Proctor in the 1987 made for TV movie Stamp of a Killer.
Judith's Professional Memberships:
Actors' Equity Association
American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Screen Actor's Guild
Women in Film
Hollywood Radio and Television Society
In 2002, Judith was nominated for a Drama League Award for Sorrows and Rejoicings.
In 2002, Judith was nominated for the Helen Hayes Award, lead actress for Hedda Gabler.
Judith's two favorite passages from Wit are: "You cannot imagine how time can be so still. It hangs, it weighs, it goes so slowly and yet it is so scarce." and "Now is not a time for a detailed scholarly analysis for an erudition, interpretation, complication. Now is the time for simplicity. Now is the time for – dare I say it – kindness."
In 1981 Judith won the Soap Opera Hall of Fame Award for her portrayal of Karen Wolek on One Life to Live.
In 1980 and 1981 Judith won Soapy's for her portrayal of Karen Wolek on One Life to Live.
In 1980 and 1981 Judith won Emmy's for her portrayal of Karen Wolek on One Life to Live.
Judith was the first heterosexual to sit on the board of the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Services Center.
Judith is one of the most active stars today fighting for AIDS issues.
Judith is a spokesperson for ProActive, having suffered from adult acne.
Shaved her head for the play "Wit" in which she portrayed an English professor fighting cancer both off-Broadway and in the touring production. She won both Washington D.C.'s Helen Hayes Award and Boston's Elliot Norton Award for her performance.
Judith: (on why she does philanthropic work) I've always felt that celebrity was wonderful for all the perks that it could give you. It was also wonderful because you got to work on your craft and understand yourself more through the parts that you played. But celebrity doesn't mean anything unless you use it for finding some way to give back, and I've always felt that way.
Judith: (on her nude scene in Wit) I think it will become part of the play and people will say, 'Well, this is no big deal.' I hope people won't hold it in any other way. It's not a scene where you can see a lot of the body. I'm hoping that it's not treated as something that is crass, with people saying, 'Oh my God, let's go see her without clothes on!' When you have something like this [nude scene] and it's part of the piece – part of the arc of the character – it's very important because of what it says about the character and about her transformation.
Judith: (on shaving her head for Wit) The contract called for the actress to shave their head but this play is an incredible opportunity and a chance to strip away vanity and find out about yourself. So I'll leave my hair and my husband behind for 10 months and take the challenge.
Judith: (on her character Allison in "Sorrows and Rejoicing") I see Allison as universal symbol for the way most of us go through life until something stunning stops us in our tracks, and we realize that we have lived, and are living closed-down, freighted, in regret, in sorrow.
Judith: (on her marriage to actor Robert Desiderio) I have a wonderful, incredibly supportive husband. He is willing to talk about everything, which is really important, and I've seen him grow through the years. We also look to Herb and Jonathan, who are our closest friends and have been together as business partners and life partners for 25 years, and take inspiration from the way they relate to each other.
Judith: (on balancing TV and Broadway) I come back and forth to New York for my recurring role on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. I play the head of the unit, but I think we're going to change my position on the show. The people there are extraordinary: Mariska Hargitay, Chris Meloni, B.D. Wong; it's a very special place to work.
Judith: (on how her and former co-star Tony Danza have both done Broadway) Oh, Tony transformed himself completely. I love Tony.
Judith: (on getting the script for Colder Than Here) When they sent this play to me, my first thought was, 'You can't really want me to read another play about a woman dying of cancer!' But when I did, I wanted to do it. The piece is really about family dynamics and how we as human beings deal with our feelings about dying. For the most part, we all live in denial of death. It's difficult for us to look at it and subsequently at our lives. I think we would live differently if we were able to face death. What's wonderful about my character is that she keeps trying to be brave and strong and find the humor in everything. That makes her heroic—it makes the whole family heroic—and that's why I think people will be drawn to it. The play is very funny, too; it's not didactic in any way. You're not sure at first if you should be laughing, but you do.
Judith: I want to control everything, and it's silly. I'm really working to let go of control and let myself be guided.