Best known for her role as Mary Ellen on The Waltons which she brought to life in various titles for most of her career, Judy Norton has a history in entertainment that spans more than four decades. A capable mentor contender, Norton has also directed, written, and produced a number of titles.
In addition to her portrayal of Mary Ellen, Norton is known for appearances in the several television series’ including in Cold Squad (1999), and Beggars and Choosers (1999-2000). Most recently, she has landed recurring roles in Disorganized Zone (2014), and Bluff (2013-2014), titles for which Norton also wrote and directed on numerous occasions. No stranger to film, Norton acted in the 2001 TV movie Off Season, among others, which was nominated for 5 awards and claimed two Daytime Emmys.
Her experience writing a dramatic short about a young girl’s reconciliation of her feelings toward her absent father, Becca (2013); her enthusiasm and competence both on and off the screen, and her familiarity in a fast-paced production environment make her a very competitive mentor on The Reel Deal.
01In an effort to shake her “family” image Norton Taylor posed nude for Playboy in 1985.
02In 1986 Judy participated in two world-records in skydiving.
03Is an award winning musical theater star!