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Full Name  Judy Norton
Website  Official website
Occupation  Actress
Name  Judy Taylor

Years active  1967-present
Role  Actress
Children  1
Height  1.65 m

Born  January 29, 1958 (age 63) (1958-01-29) Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Other names  Judy Norton-Graves, Judy Taylor
Spouse  Randy Apostle (m. 1991–2001)
Parents  Harry Norton, Constance norton
Movies and TV shows  The Waltons, Hansel and Gretel, A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion, Finding Harmony, The Inspectors
Similar People  Kami Cotler, Mary Elizabeth McDonough, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Jon Walmsley

Judy norton taylor in a dunk tank

Judy Norton-Taylor (born January 29, 1958) is an American actress and theater director who is best known for her role as Mary Ellen Walton on The Waltons television series and subsequent Waltons TV movies.


Judy Norton with blonde hair, wearing a necklace, a bracelet, and a sleeveless red top.


Personal life

A photo of Judy Norton with autograph, wearing a black top and white shorts.

She was born in Santa Monica, California, to parents Harry and Constance (née Glazebrook) Norton. She began practicing Scientology at age 13, and became a minister in the church. She married Douglas Taylor in 1976 at the age of 19. In 1978, the marriage ended in divorce.

Still being viewed as a child actress in her early twenties, Norton posed nude for the August 1985 issue of Playboy in a bid to shed her wholesome "family" image. In 1991, Norton married Randy Apostle. They had one son, Devin. They were divorced in 2001.

Judy Norton wearing a polka dots red dress with white collar.

Today, Norton is married to Robert Graves. Norton has been writing, directing and starring in movies and theater. She is also a singer.

An avid athlete, Norton has participated in competitive horse jumping and skydiving in addition to skiing and tennis. Her new CD Reflections was scheduled for release in August 2016.


  • Hotel (1967)
  • Valentine (1979)
  • A Twist of Faith (1999)
  • Off Season (2001)
  • Hansel and Gretel: Warriors of Witchcraft (2013)
  • Blood Is Thicker (2013)
  • Broken: A Musical (2015)
  • The Sparrows: Nesting (2016)
  • Finding Harmony (2017)
  • Television

  • Felony Squad (1968)
  • The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)
  • The Waltons (1972–1981)
  • Battle of the Network Stars (1979)
  • Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary (1980)
  • Battle of the Network Stars (1980)
  • Battle of the Network Stars (1981)
  • The Love Boat (1982)
  • A Wedding on Waltons Mountain (1982)
  • Mother's Day on Waltons Mountain (1982)
  • A Day for Thanks on Waltons Mountain (1982)
  • Circus of the Stars (1983)
  • Circus of the Stars (1984)
  • A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion (1993)
  • A Walton Wedding (1995)
  • The Lost Daughter (1997)
  • A Walton Easter (1997)
  • Millennium (1997)
  • Stargate SG-1 (1998)
  • The Inspectors (1998)
  • Cold Squad (1999)
  • Beggars and Choosers (1999–2000)
  • Ed (2000)
  • Hollywood Off Ramp (2000)
  • References

    Judy Norton Taylor Wikipedia