Judith Chapman (Gloria Fisher Abbott Bardwell on The Young and the Restless)

Current Character: Gloria Fisher Abbott Bardwell

Birthday: 1945-11-15

Birthplace: Born in Greenville, South Carolina

Marital Status: Committed Relationship


Judith was born in Greenville, S.C to a retired Air Force General. She spent most of her childhood living overseas. She began acting as a teenager, at the age of 14, working in commercials and "spaghetti westerns" while living in Spain.

After getting a degree in theater from Stephens College, she headed to New York, where she joined the Actor's Studio and began working in commercials and theater. After taking time off from acting to teach at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California, Judith returned to acting and began directing. She was a success and began touring through the USA, directing various musicals and plays.

Judith is what you would call a daytime television 'veteran'! Since her days directing, she has appeared on a handful of soaps as far back as the mid 1970's to late 1980's, as well as starring in Primetime and film. Judith took a 14-year sabbatical from Hollywood, sold her L.A. home, and moved to Palm Springs, before returning to Daytime television as Gloria on The Young and the Restless in 2005.

Judith lives in Palm Springs, California with her life partner James; the owner of St. James Restaurant in Palm Springs. In her spare time, Judith enjoys teaching yoga and traveling through exotic locations!

Career Highlights

The Young and the Restless Gloria Fisher Bardwell Bardwell (January 2005 - present)
The Sweetest Thing - Judy's Mother (2002)
28 Days - Deirdre, Soap Opera Cast (2000)
Night of the Running Man - Roz Chambers (1994)
Dead Space - Stote (1991)
And God Created Woman - Alexandra (1988)
One Life to Live - Sandra Montaigne (1987)
Desire - Julie Seaver (1983)
As the World Turns - Natalie Bannon # 1 (1975 to 1978)
False Face - Heather/Jane (1976)

Awards & Acclaim

Daytime Emmys PreNomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2006)
Lifetime Achievement Award, Desert Theater League (2005)
Soap Opera Digest Award Nomination, Outstanding Lead Actress (1986)