||Judith Lee Ivey
September 4, 1951
El Paso, Texas, U.S.
Judith Lee Ivey (born September 4, 1951) is an American actress and director.
Personal life 
Ivey was born in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Dorothy Lee (née Lewis), a teacher, and Nathan Aldean Ivey, a college instructor and dean. She spent 1965–1968 in Dowagiac, Michigan, where she attended Union High School through tenth grade. Judith graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Illinois in 1970. Ivey is an alumna of John A. Logan College, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Illinois State University. Ivey was first married to the actor Ricardo Gutierrez. They divorced before her move to New York City. She is married to Tim Braine (her second marriage) and the couple have two children, Maggie and Tom.
Despite a long history of theater and film performances, Ivey is often associated with her one-year run on Designing Women in its final season, playing the Texan B.J. Poteet. Ivey replaced Julia Duffy's Alison Sugarbaker, who was herself a replacement for Delta Burke's character, Suzanne Sugarbaker. She also played a notable role on the television show Will & Grace where she portrayed the mother of Dr. Leo Markus. She has also played Lavinia Pennymon, the doting aunt, in the revival of the play, The Heiress
Ivey won two Tony Awards as Best Featured Actress in a Play for Steaming in 1983 and Hurlyburly in 1985. She was also nominated for Park Your Car in Harvard Yard in 1992. Other theatre credits include Piaf, Bedroom Farce, Precious Sons, Blithe Spirit, Voices in the Dark, and Follies Recently, she portrayed Amanda in The Glass Menagerie at the Long Wharf Theatre and reprised the role in March 2010 at the Roundabout Theatre in New York, as well as the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Ivey portrayed Ann Landers in the solo play The Lady With All the Answers at the Off-Broadway Cherry Lane Theatre in October 2009.
Ivey has been in many films, including Brighton Beach Memoirs, Miles from Home, Compromising Positions, Harry & Son, The Woman in Red, Sister, Sister, In Country, Hello Again, The Lonely Guy, There Goes the Neighborhood, The Devil's Advocate, What Alice Found, and Flags of Our Fathers
Other television roles include starring roles as Kate McCrorey in the 1990–91 series Down Home, set in a Texas coastal town, and as Alexandria Buchanan in the short-lived series The 5 Mrs. Buchanans. Ivey was also in the 1985 TV remake of The Long Hot Summer, in the role of Noel Varner (Joanne Woodward's role in the 1958 film version). The miniseries also starred Jason Robards and Don Johnson, and was nominated for three Emmys. She also provided the voice of Eleanor Sherman in the animated series The Critic.
Stage directing credits 
- ^ Judith Ivey Biography (1951–)
- ^ http://theh-p.com/articles/2010/10/24/features/2036581.txt
- ^ "Broadway's Bare Market Is Bullish on Hurlyburly Star Judith Ivey", by Andrea Chambers, People Magazine, August 13, 1984, http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20088441,00.html
- ^ Isherwood, Christopher."Theater Review;'The Glass Menagerie'" The New York Times, March 25, 2010
- ^ Isherwood, Christopher."Dear Ann Landers: What’s a Girl to Do Now?" The New York Times, October 15, 2009
External links 
Judith Ivey Losing My Mind - Follies 2001
Judith Ivey's haunting version of Losing My Mind from the 2001 misfire of a Follies revival.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE - About the Show
Judith Ivey talks about the 2010 off-Broadway production of THE GLASS MENAGERIE To discover more, visit us at: http://www.roundabouttheatre.org Connect with ...
A Bird of the Air ~ Trailer
Lyman (Jackson Hurst) is a loner, working the graveyard shift for the Courtesy Patrol. When a green parrot flies in to his trailer he becomes obsessed with f...
Opening Night of The Glass Menagerie
The opening night of The Glass Menagerie was as lovely as the play itself! Hear what the cast, director and audience members had to say at the post show rece...
Do Not Bring That Python In The House (part 1)
Lost Network Pilot/Presentation Staring Judith Ivey & Jonathan Brandis. Created & Written By Lisa Medway.
Judith Ivey Opening night of the Broadway play Present Laughter at the American Air
Judith Ivey Opening night of the Broadway play Present Laughter at the American Air.
Inside The Glass Menagerie
Judith Ivey, Gordon Edelstein and Michael Ritchie all share their thoughts on the classic play by Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie. See the breathtaki...
Judith Ivey Quotes
What was your favorite Judith Ivey quote? 'Like' and leave a comment below, then jump over to http://quotetank.com/quotes-by/judith-ivey and make a list of y...
Judith Ivey and David Staller attend The 2012 Players Hall of Fame Inductees Dinner, held at the Players Club New York City, USA paparazzi sexy photos
Follies Buddy and Sally
(2001) The intensity of home truth in levity and pain has never been surpassed in FOLLIES, one of the most ravishing, most devastating musicals ever. More? c...
Mon, 20 May 2013 22:03:21 -0700
Over the years, a number of noted actresses have taken turns playing the role of the mother for Broadway revivals, including Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy, Julie Harris, Jessica Lange, Judith Ivey, Harriet Harris, and Cherry Jones. Katharine Hepburn ...
Bloomington Pantagraph (blog)
Thu, 02 May 2013 04:02:25 -0700
It's somehow apt that the actress among the first to put ISU's theater program on the map in a nationally renowned way is also up for another award after all these years — namely, the great Judith Ivey, nominated for (prep yourself) Best Performance ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 13:02:50 -0700
Messing and Pierce led a team of Broadway's luminaries who served as Honorary Co-Chairs for the79TH Annual Drama League Awards that included Bobby Cannavale, Alan Cumming, Edie Falco, Judith Ivey, Nathan Lane, Judith Light, Patina Miller, Donna ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 12:29:30 -0700
David Gordon). Judith Ivey, Distinguished Performance Award nominee for <i>The Heiress</i. Judith Ivey, Distinguished Performance Award nominee for The Heiress. (© David Gordon). Paul Rudd, Distinguished Performance Award nominee for <i>Grace</i> ...
San Francisco Chronicle
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 06:57:10 -0700
Other Hollywood names picking up nominations include David Hyde Pierce ("Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"), Laurie Metcalf ("The Other Place"), Holland Taylor ("Ann"), Cicely Tyson ("The Trip to Bountiful"), Judith Ivey ("The Heiress"), Judith ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 09:41:38 -0700
The last New York production of Menagerie was in 2010, starring Tony Award winner Judith Ivey. The Roundbout Theatre Company transferred that production, which premiered at the Long Wharf Theatre. The A.R.T. engagement will mark the seventh major ...
Thu, 16 May 2013 14:37:56 -0700
... Broadway production of Othello starring James Earl Jones and Christopher Plummer; Park Your Car in Harvard Yard starring Jason Robards and Judith Ivey; and the Off-Broadway production of Vita & Virginia starring Vanessa Redgrave and Eileen Atkins.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 06:07:19 -0700
Judith Ivey - The Heiress Judith Light - The Assembled Parties Condola Rashad - The Trip to Bountiful. Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Charl Brown - Motown Keith Carradine - Hands on a Hardbody Will Chase - The Mystery of ...
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