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Judith Chapman
Born
Judith Shepard

November 15, 1952 (1952-11-15) (ageĀ 67)
Occupation Actress

Judith Chapman (born Judith Shepard on November 15, 1952) is an actress well known to fans of daytime television in the United States. She has appeared on many daytime dramas since the mid-1970s. Her first daytime role was that of "Natalie Bannon Hughes" on As the World Turns from 1975 to 1978. Her character became known as "Nasty Natalie." Her present role started in January 2005, when she joined the cast of The Young and the Restless replacing Joan Van Ark in the role of Gloria Fisher.

In addition to her many daytime television roles, Chapman has had a long career in both stage and movies. Her most recent movie role was that of the mother of Judy (Parker Posey) in the 2002 romantic comedy, The Sweetest Thing.

Personal life

Chapman was born in Greenville, South Carolina on November 15, 1952. She is the daughter of United States Air Force general Leland Shepard.

In her spare time, Chapman enjoys yoga and directing local theater in the Palm Springs, California area. She has a home in that area as well as one in Los Angeles where her show is made. Until recently, she was part-owner of St. James at The Vineyard, a fancy restaurant in Palm Springs.

She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Desert Theatre League (DTL) on Sunday, November 20, 2005, at the DTL's 18th "Desert Stars Awards" Ceremony held at the Riviera Resort in Palm Springs.

Filmography

Television

Chapman was also a guest actress on two episodes of Magnum, P.I. - "The Black Orchid" from season 1, and "The Woman on the Beach" from season 2. two of the most popular episodes of that series.

Starring roles

Guest roles

  • Kojak - Gretchen Hodges (1976)
  • False Face - Heather/Jane (1977)
  • Barnaby Jones - Rita Lockwood (1978)
  • Fantasy Island Evelyn Wallace (1978)
  • The Paper Chase - Amelia Hutton (1979)
  • Beyond Westworld - Laura Garvey (1980)
  • Family - Jo Hamlin (1980)
  • The Incredible Hulk - Nancy (1980)
  • Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Lara Teasian (1980)
  • B.J. and the Bear - Pamela Gerard (1980)
  • Fitz and Bones - Clementine (1981)
  • The Five of Me - Sally (1981)
  • The Love Boat - Nancy Atwell (1981)
  • Farrell for the People - Victoria Walton-Mason (1982)
  • Ryan's Hope - Charlotte Greer (1983)
  • Simon & Simon - Denise Carroll (1983)
  • Trapper John, MD (1983)
  • One Life to Live - Sandra Montaign (1987)
  • Stingray - Carla (1987)
  • One Life to Live - Sandra Montaigne (1987)
  • Murder She Wrote (three episodes, 1987-92)
  • MacGyver - Dr. Sandra Millhouse (1988)
  • Chameleons - Lainie Roberts (1989)
  • In the Heat of the Night - Charlotte Sinclaire (1989)
  • Mortal Fear (1994)

Movies

  • Desire - Julie Seaver (1983)
  • And God Created Woman - Alexandra (1988)
  • Dead Space - Stote (1991)
  • Night of the Running Man - Roz Chambers (1994)
  • Scorpio One - Gibson (1997)
  • 28 Days - Deirdre, Soap Opera Cast (2000)
  • The Sweetest Thing - Judy's Mother (2002)
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