Judee Wales is a New York actor and singer whose mission is to shed light in dark places through her art. Most recently, she released her new CD, LOVE LIFE, about the twists and turns on the road to finding the love of her life. Judee also just finished shooting her film project, PAVILION, directed by Susan Batson, in which Judee stars as a courageous mother.
When she was fresh out of Emerson College, she co-founded Boston Repertory Theatre and worked with many actors including David Morse and Tom Bower.
In her home state of New Jersey, Judee had a stint as a Playboy Bunny, which years later
became the inspiration for BUNNY BETTS in her one woman show, CAN A PLAYBOY BUNNY HAVE A DREAM?.
Judee cut her Broadway teeth on the roles of Fanny Brice in Ann Corio's THIS WAS BURLESQUE and as Sally Cato in Edie Adam's MAME, directed by James Peacock. She’s created and starred in many one-woman-shows, including DON'T FRET HONEE ... YOU'RE JUST PAYIN' YOUR DUES, which played Dangerfields and other clubs.
At Playwrights Horizons, with Bob Moss, she originated 8 new roles in 8 new plays. At Lincoln Center, she appeared with a Broadway ensemble cast including Malachy McCourt and Amy Stiller in THE SEASON, written and directed by Katherine Paulsen and produced by Phyllis Bishop.
At The Actors Studio, where she is a life-time member, Judee performed in AT THE BOTTOM, where she created Lydia, directed by Susan Batson and Yanna Kroyt Brandt.
There, she also replaced Estelle Parsons as the Madame and Mother Superior in the Brecht musical THE ROUNDHEADS AND THE POINTHEADS, directed by David Gordon.
Additionally, Judee played Dr. Beck in THE INCREASED DIFFICULTY OF CONCENTRATION written by Vaclav Havel and directed by Arthur Storch at The Actors Studio Free Theatre.
She played the mother of Juliette Binoche in the workshop for the film The Country of My Skull, which was shot in South Africa.
Judee co-starred in and co-produced the film, MIXED SIGNALS, that was well received at its World Premiere in the Palm Springs Short Film Festival. She was featured in the independent film SATELLITE directed by Jeff Winner, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Judee was a principal in Sylvester Stallone's classic, NIGHTHAWKS and featured in Woody Allen's films, ANNIE HALL, MANHATTAN, and STAR DUST MEMORIES.
With over 40 plays, films, TV productions and musicals to her credit, Judee looks forward to reprising her role as Bunny Betts in the feature film, ONCE WE HAD WINGS about the rocky relationship, diverse talents, loves and losses that exist between two sisters. The project will be green lighted through hers and her husband's production company, Two Bare Arms Productions LLC and once again Susan Batson will be directing her.