Born on 28 November 1959, Judd Nelson is a successful actor, producer, and screenwriter today. He was raised in Portland, Maine, the United States of America, by his father, Leonard Nelson, and his mother, Merle Nelson.
He is a renowned media personality because of his roles in popular movies and TV shows. After completing graduation, Judd Nelson started acting in the mid-1980s, and since then, his career has been skyrocketing.
His net worth is approximately $10 million, which he earned through films and TV shows. Talking about his personal life, he is currently single, not dating anyone, and doesn’t have a child. Read the article till the end to learn more about Judd Nelson.[ez-toc]
|Real Name||Judd Asher Nelson|
|Nickname||Judd Nelson, Midnight Rambler|
|Profession||Actor, Producer and Screenwriter|
|Date of Birth||28 November 1959|
|Age (As of 2022)||62 Years|
|Birthplace||Portland, Maine, the United States of America|
|Hometown||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|School||St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and Waynflete School in Portland, Maine|
|College/University||Haverford College in Pennsylvania|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5'10"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 79 kg
in pounds- 174 lbs
|Hair colour||Light brown|
|Award(s)||Silver Bucket of Excellence Award|
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Parents||Father- Leonard Nelson
Mother- Merle Nelson
|Siblings||Eve Nelson, Julie Nelson|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$10 million|
Early Life and Family
Judd Nelson was born on 28 November 1959, to a Jewish family in Portland, Maine, the United States of America. He was raised there by his father, Leonard Nelson, who was a corporate lawyer at that time, and his mother, Merle Nelson, a court mediator and former member of the Maine House of Representatives.
Moreover, his father was also the first Jewish president of the Portland Symphony Orchestra. He grew up in Portland along with his two sisters, Eve and Julie.
At first, Judd went to the St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire. Later, he pursued higher education and went on to the Waynflete School in Portland, Maine. After completing schooling, he studied at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.
But after two years, he left the college and moved to Manhattan, New York, and pursued his passion for acting with Stella Adler. If we look closely, then we can say that changing his stream and choosing acting over further studies has helped him achieve greater heights of success.
Judd Nelson’s Career
After completing graduation, Judd Nelson started acting in the mid-1980s. He debuted in the film “Making the Grade” as the street-smart Eddie Keaton. The following year, he starred in “The Breakfast Club”, which paved the way for his acting career and indeed made him a star overnight.
This film in which Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, and Anthony Michael Hall also acted is about five teenagers serving in-school detention on a weekend.
Later, he worked with Estevez and Sheedy for the post-college drama St. Elmo’s Fire. However, this time, his role was a bit different which focused on a political aide who trades in his beliefs for a higher salary.
However, some of the next films that he acted in were nothing more than a series of box office disappointments for Nelson. His movies failed to draw the attention of movie lovers. But, yes, he had some success with the 1991 film New Jack City and made a good deal of money from that show.
A few years later, in 1996, Nelson decided to move his career in a new direction and so, he signed the contract for his first situation comedy television series.
This show, named “Suddenly Susan” starred Brooke Shields as Susan and in the story, he is featured as a copy editor who becomes a magazine columnist after dumping her fiancé at the altar.
Judd Nelson, on his part, played the role of Jack, her boss, and almost brother-in-law. During the shoot of the show, there was a lot of romantic tension between these two characters. Eventually, this led to a relationship between them, however, Nelson left the show three years later, in 1999.
Over the course of time, he has appeared in a number of films and television shows including Light It Up (1999), Cabin by the Lake (2000), and The Black Hole (2006).
Other than that, he has also guest-starred on many popular shows, such as C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation and Las Vegas, all thanks to his popularity. Talking about recent times, he did the voice-over for the animated series Ben 10: Omniverse.
Relationship, Wife, and Children
When it comes to relationships and children, Judd Nelson hasn’t shared any information regarding the same. However, as per our records, he is currently single and not dating anyone, and doesn’t have a child of his own.
Over the years, he has been in a number of relationships. He dated Sheila Lussier from 2003 to 2005, Loree Rodkin from 1985 to 1988, and Tabitha Stevens.
Even though Judd Nelson is 62 years old, he has a charismatic look and stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches. His body type is slim to medium-built and has hazel eyes.
According to reports, Judd Nelson has a net worth of approximately $10 million, a majority of which comes from numerous acting gigs on both television and film as well as in scriptwriting.
Interesting Facts about Judd Nelson
- Judd Nelson excelled in academics and initially, he had no plans to pursue acting
- However, he swayed away from the stream and found an interest in acting when he accompanied a friend who was auditioning for an acting prospect.
- He is best known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club and Alec Newbury in St. Elmo’s Fire.