Judith Lee Ivey (born September 4, 1951) is an American actress and director. Ivey was born in El Paso, Texas, the daughter of Dorothy Lee (Lewis), a teacher, and Nathan Aldean Ivey, a college instructor and dean. She spent 1965-1968 in Dowagiac, Michigan, where she attended Union High School through tenth grade. Judith graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Illinois in 1970. Ivey is an alumna of John A. Logan College, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and Illinois State University. Ivey was first married to the actor Ricardo Gutierrez. They divorced before her move to New York City. She is married to Tim Braine (her second marriage) and the couple have two children, Maggie and Tom.
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