Role Gloria, Y&R
BIRTHDATE: November 15
BIRTHPLACE: Greenville, SC
YEARS ON SHOW: January 2005-present
MARITAL STATUS: Has a life partner named James
Judith Chapman was born in Greenville, S.C. The daughter of an Air Force General, she spent the majority of her childhood living outside of the United States. As a young teen, she caught the acting bug and began her career in Spain. She got her start working in commercials and “spaghetti Westerns.” Chapman graduated with a degree in theatre from Stephens College and continued to pursue her passion by moving to New York and acting on the stage. While in New York, she also joined the Actors’ Studio and eventually landed her first soap role as Natalie Hughes on AS THE WORLD TURNS. Chapman’s daytime career continued to flourish as she nabbed roles on RYAN’S HOPE, GENERAL HOSPITAL, ONE LIFE TO LIFE, and DAYS OF OUR LIVES. She also worked on primetime, making guest appearances on popular shows such as MURDER, SHE WROTE and MAGNUM, P.I. and several made for T.V. movies. Her talents were also displayed on the big screen in films such as The Sweetest Thing and 28 Days. She took a break from acting and taught at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, CA for several semesters, but could not stay away from her love of acting for long. Soon after her brief hiatus, she returned to her craft and discovered a new love…directing. Along with her return to daytime, Chapman also hosts a travel show titled HELLO PARADISE. She resides in Palm Springs, CA with her life partner, James. Her official Web site www.judithchapman.com.
- Has gone to many exotic locations like India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
- Has directed several plays including Jekyll and Hyde: The Musical and The Belle of Amherst.
- Teaches yoga.
- First Y&R scene was with Eric Braeden (Victor).
- Younger sister of actress Patty Shepard.