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Judith Chapman

Born Name: Judith Shepard
Date of Birth: November 15, 1951
Place of Birth: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Occupation: Actress
Education: Stephens College
Parents: Leland C. Shepard Jr.
Siblings: Patty Shepard
Nephew: David de Blas
Spouse(s): Nelian Tyree (m. 1984– div.1986)

Judith Chapman (born Judith Shepard on November 15, 1951) is an American actress, best known for soap opera roles, particularly as Natalie Bannon Hughes in As the World Turns, Charlotte Greer on Ryan's Hope, Ginny Blake Webber on General Hospital, Sandra Montaigne on One Life to Live, Anjelica Deveraux Curtis on Days of Our Lives, and as Gloria Abbott Bardwell on The Young and the Restless Also recently joined the cast of Days of our Lives as a brand new character, Diana Cooper in January 2019.

Life and career
Chapman was born in Greenville, South Carolina. She is the daughter of retired United States Air Force general Leland C. Shepard Jr.. Her older sister Patty Shepard (born 1945) also worked as an actress. She debuted at the age of 16 in the Spaghetti Western Sette donne per i MacGregor. In 1977 she tested for the role of Pam Ewing on CBS primetime soap opera, Dallas.

Chapman has appeared on several daytime dramas since the mid-1970s. Her first soap role was scheming Natalie Bannon (one of Tom Hughes' wives) on As the World Turns from 1975-1978. A four-month stint as the mysterious Charlotte Greer on Ryan's Hope in 1983 brought her critical acclaim. Her role had her character as part of a revenge plot against the Ryan family after lying to the press that she was Frank Ryan's ex-wife. She joined the cast of General Hospital the following year as the devious Ginny Blake who was the biological mother of Mike Webber, adopted by Rick and Lesley. After Lesley's "death", Rick and Ginny married in an attempt to share custody and fell in love after Ginny was found to be the killer of D.L. Brock. After that stint ended, she had a brief role on One Life to Live as Sandra Montaigne, a con-artist out to scam ex-boyfriend Jonathan Russell. She was the third former General Hospital actress to play the role of Anjelica Devereaux Curtis on Days of Our Lives, playing that part from 1989-1990 and briefly in 1991.

She made her first appearance on The Young and the Restless after that, briefly subbing for Jess Walton as Jill Abbott. She joined the cast of The Young and the Restless full-time in January 2005, replacing Joan Van Ark in the contract role of Gloria Fisher. In March 2011, it was announced that Chapman had been taken off her contract and bumped to recurring. In October 2014, it was announced that she would make a guest appearance as Gloria on The Bold and the Beautiful. Although she made a few more appearances on The Young and the Restless into early 2015, she later indicated on numerous sources, including her Facebook fan page, that she believed that she had made her final appearance on Y&R, and that she didn't believe the show would be using the character any longer. However, in December 2016, she made a triumphant return as the character of Gloria was once again thrust into the middle of a front burner storyline.

Chapman guest starred on the final episode of Galactica 1980. She appeared in two episodes of Magnum, P.I. and three episodes of Murder, She Wrote. Her most recent film role was the mother of Judy (Parker Posey) in the 2002 romantic comedy, The Sweetest Thing.

Partial filmography
Scalpel (1977) as Heather/Jane
Desire (1983) as Julie Seaver
Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983 TV movie) as Z-65
And God Created Woman (1988) as Alexandra
Dead Space (1991) as Stote
Fire on the Amazon (1993) as Sandra
Night of the Running Man (1994) as Roz Chambers
Scorpio One (1998) as Gibson
28 Days (2000) as Deirdre
The Sweetest Thing (2002) as Judy's Mother
Liz & Dick as (2013 TV movie) BelasAir Socialite
Saugatuck Cures (2015) as Maggie Callaghan

Partial television credits
As the World Turns (1975–1978) as Natalie Bannon Hughes
Kojak (1976) as Gretchen Hodges
Barnaby Jones (1978) as Rita Lockwood
Fantasy Island (1978) as Evelyn Wallace
The Paper Chase (1979) as Amelia Hutton
B. J. and the Bear (1980) as Pamela Gerard
Beyond Westworld (1980) as Laura Garvey (Pilot episode only)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1980) as Lara Teasian
Galactica 1980 (1980) as Angela
The Incredible Hulk (1980) as Nancy
Fitz and Bones (1981) as Clementine
Magnum, P.I. (1981) as Lisa Page/Sara Clifford / Louise DeBolt Jackson (2 episodes)
The Love Boat (1981) as Nancy Atwell
The Fall Guy (1981–1983) as Kay Faulkner (4 episodes)
Darkroom (1982) as Pamela
Knight Rider (1982) as Ms. Elliot
Ryan's Hope (1983) as Charlotte
Simon & Simon (1983) as Denise Carroll
Trapper John, M.D. (1983) as Dr. Robin Yaeger
General Hospital (1984–1986) as Ginny Blake Webber
One Life to Live (1987) as Sandra Montaigne
Stingray (1987) as Carla
Murder, She Wrote (1987–1992) (3 episodes)
MacGyver (1988) as Dr. Sandra Millhouse
In the Heat of the Night (1989) as Charlotte Sinclair
The Accident (1991) as Miss Radovich
Days of Our Lives (1989–1991) as Anjelica Deveraux
The Young and the Restless (2005–present) as Gloria Abbott Bardwell
The Bold and the Beautiful (2014) as Gloria Abbott Bardwell

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