What happened to Judd Nelson? Net worth, daughter, wife




Who is Judd Nelson?

American actor Judd Asher Nelson was born in Portland, Maine, USA, on November 28, 1959 and made Sagittarius his zodiac sign. He’s had roles in over 120 movies and TV series, but probably still best known for starring John Bender in the 1985 comedy film “The Breakfast Club,” which John Hughes wrote and directed, and also starred Molly Ringwald and Emilio Estevez. It follows five high school students who became friends during Saturday detention, and the film won four awards.

Judd is still very active in the film industry and is currently shooting for the upcoming films “In-Security”, “The Downside of Bliss” and “South of Hope Street”.

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Education and early life

Judd was raised in Portland alongside his sisters Julie and Eve, by their father Leonard Lenson who was a lawyer, and mother Merle (née Royte) who is a politician and court mediator; Judd’s family is Jewish.

He fell in love with acting during his time at St. Paul’s School and Waynflete School, from which he graduated in 1978; Judd acted in a number of plays performed at both schools and was also passionate about playing football as a teenager.

He continued his education at Haverford College but dropped out during his sophomore year and enrolled at Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City.

Roles in movies

Judd made his screen debut in the 1983 musical ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Hotel’ while some of his roles in the rest of the decade were in the 1986 crime action ‘Blue City’, the 1988 comedy ‘Never on Tuesday’ and the 1989 crime thriller “Relentless”.

In 1991, he played Nick Peretti in the crime action “New Jack City”, directed by Mario Van Peebles, starring Wesley Snipes, Ice-T and Allen Payne. It follows a police detective trying to bring a crime boss to justice, and the film won one of seven award nominations. Judd then could have been seen in the 1992 thriller “Primary Motive”, the 1993 crime thriller “Entangled” and the 1994 crime thriller “Blindfold: Acts of Obsession”.

In 1999, he played Ken Knowles in the thriller “Light It Up,” written and directed by Craig Bolotin, starring Usher, Forest Whitaker, and Rosario Dawson; it follows a group of teenagers who want to improve conditions at their high school, and the film was nominated for five awards.

Judd played Sheriff in the critically acclaimed 2001 comedy ‘Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back’ while some of his next notable appearances were in the romantic fantasy comedy ‘Santa, Jr.’ from 2002, the 2003 crime thriller ‘White Rush’ and the 2005 movie thriller ‘The Lost Angel’. In 2009, he played the supporting character Concezio Yakavetta in the action thriller “The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day,” which Troy Duffy wrote and directed, and starring Billy Connolly, Norman Reedus, and Sean Patrick Flanery. It follows the MacManus brothers from Ireland who have traveled to Boston, Massachusetts to apprehend those responsible for the murder of their priest.

In 2014, Judd starred as Sheriff Garrett Stance in the horror thriller “Private Number”, written and directed by LazRael Lison, and also starring Hal Ozsan and Nicholle Tom; it follows a man who has found a way to travel through time.

Judd’s three most recent film roles have been in the western “A Tale of Two Guns”, the thriller “The Most Dangerous Game” and the family fantasy comedy “Save Christmas”, all to be released in 2022.

Roles in TV series

Judd made his TV series debut in the 1986 episode “Camille” of the critically acclaimed mystery comedy “Moonlighting” created by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Cybill Shepherd, Bruce Willis and Allyce Beasley. It follows a detective and a former model as they run a private detective agency together; the series aired from 1985 to 1989 and won 19 of 79 award nominations.

In 1987, Judd played the role of Joe Hunt in both episodes of the thriller mini-series ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ while in 1992 he played Gaston in the ‘What’s Cookin’ episode of the crime fantasy comedy ‘Tales from the Crypt’. .

From 1996 to 1999, he played the main character Jack Richmond in the comedy “Suddenly Susan”, created by Clyde Phillips and Steven Peterman, and which also starred Brooke Shields and Kathy Griffin. It follows Susan who left her fiancé at the altar and has now gone to work for her former brother-in-law’s magazine; the series won eight of its 22 award nominations.

Judd had only a few roles in TV series in the 2000s, appearing in an episode of the horror “Strange Frequency”, the crime mystery “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and the crime drama “Las Vegas”.

In 2017 and 2018, he voiced the main character Hot Rod, also known as Rodimus Cron, in three episodes of the short animated action miniseries “Transformers: Titans Return”, which also starred Peter Cullen and Wil Wheaton, and follows the Autobots and Decepticons who team up against their common enemy.

Judd’s has since had only two TV series roles, voice Rodimus Cron in six episodes of the 2018 animated action science fiction “Transformers: Power of the Primes”, and playing Billy Beretti in four episodes of the musical “Empire” from 2015 to 2019.

Other credits

Judd produced the 2003 crime thriller film “White Rush” and wrote the 1994 thriller film “Every Breath” and the 2012 comedy short film “The Spin Room: Super Tuesday”.

He received special thanks for the 2000 animated action-adventure film “Heavy Metal” and the 2016 historical documentary film “Equal Means Equal”.

Some of Judd’s most recent talk show appearances have been on “The View”, “Bret Easton Ellis Podcast” and “Entertainment Tonight”.

Awards and nominations

Judd won a 2005 MTV Movie Silver Bucket of Excellence Award for his performance in “The Breakfast Club”.

He was also nominated for two Razzie Awards for Worst Actor in 1987 and 1988, respectively for “Blue City” and “From the Hip”, a 1988 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for “Billionaire Boys Club “. ”, and a 2013 Maverick Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor: Feature Film, for “Down and Dangerous”.

Love life and relationships

Judd prefers to keep his love life away from the media, but some details are still known, including that he was once married and today is a father of three.

He was in a relationship with pornographic actress Tabitha Stevens, but the exact dates they were together are not revealed.

From 1985 to 1988, Judd dated jewelry designer Loree Rodkin.

He married American actress, producer and director Shannen Doherty in 1991 – their divorce was finalized in 1993; Shannen’s appeared in nearly 90 TV series and movies, and is perhaps still best known as Prue Halliwell in the fantasy mystery series “Charmed”, which aired from 1998 to 2001.

For a few years, starting in 1993, Judd In a relationship with American actress Sheila Lussier.

His daughter Mathilda was born in 2003, and his twins Roman and Adele followed in 2009, but Judd has not revealed the names of the mother(s) of his three children.

He appears to be unattached as of April 2023, was once married to Shannen Doherty and has three children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Judd is still passionate about sports and is an avid golfer.

In his free time he likes to read books; his favorite author George RR Martin, and his favorite books “A Storm of Swords”, “A Game of Thrones” and “The Winds of Winter”.

Judd likes to ride motorcycles.

He is a huge dog lover and once had a pet Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Tallulah Bighead.

Judd is a Major League Baseball (MLB) fan and cheers for the Boston Red Sox.

He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

Judd has uploaded 18 photos to his Instagram account and is followed by just a few more than 1,500 people on the network.

His favorite actor is Keanu Reeves while some of Judd’s favorite movies are “The Devil’s Advocate”, “Matrix” trilogy and “Constantine”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Judd is 63 years old. His hair and eyes are brown, he is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 76 kg.

Judd’s ability Estimated at over $8 million, as of April 2023.