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Judith Light is an American actress who played Angela Bower on Who's the Boss? and won Tony Awards for her roles in Other Desert Cities and The Assembled Parties.
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The following year, at the 67th Tony Awards, Light brought home the award for best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play, for her role in The Assembled Parties.
Since 1985, Light has been married to fellow actor Robert Desiderio. The couple met on the set of One Life to Live. In addition to acting, Light is a strong supporter of a number of AIDS-related charities.
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In the 1980s, TV moms began juggling family life with professional careers. Phylicia Rashad played lawyer and mom to a big family on The Cosby Show, and Candace Bergen portrayed a TV news anchor who has an unplanned pregnancy out of wedlock. Judith Light played a busy, single advertising executive on Who's the Boss, and even hired a male housekeeper—who happened to be a single dad. Joanna Kerns played the much-loved mom on Growing Pains, whose husband worked from home so she could go back to working as a reporter. This bending of gender roles reflected more modern family structures, and the new choices that women faced.
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