Judith Hoag: Five Fast Facts You Need

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Judith Hoag

Judith Hoag is what many would call a TV goddess best known for her role as April O’Neil in the first “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film in 1990. It’s now three decades since she put up that outstanding performance in that motion picture and Judith is still relevant in the acting industry for many people just on the strength of her appearance in “Teenage Mutant” and to many others for her other credits, or just because she is Judith Hoag. Here’s a look back to her acting career, her love life, and her many other endeavors.

1. Judith Hoag was born in Newburyport

Judith Hoag was born on June 29, 1968, in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She is not the only child of her parents as she has male siblings she grew up with. Her parents were not rich but her mother made sure that she provided some of her basic needs as a child.

She attended Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts, a boarding school reputed to be among the best Arts school during her time.

Judith Hoag is 51 years old.

2. Becoming an actress was a childhood dream

Judith Hoag did not just stumble into acting, it seems she was born into it despite her parents not coming from the lineage of thespians. When she was a child, she was exposed to Broadway productions, courtesy of her parents who made sure she and her brothers experience childhood in a different way. Sometimes, these adventures with her parents would end at the New York theater museum, a place that intensified the acting hunger the more.

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As the years progressed, Judith started to see Lucille Ball, Carol Burnet, and Mary Tyler Moore as role models. In her fifth grade, she portrayed the character of Benjamin Franklin in a school musical “Ben and Me”. She was only 10 years old, but she was sure that it is the screen job or nothing else.

She became one of the founding members of the theater of Newburyport at a young age having joined to continue her acting dreams. However, due to lack of guidance, she started ditching school and would spend her day in the theater drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes and learning the art of acting at the same time. After having a great time at the Williamstown Film Festival, Judith moved to New York to pursue her acting dream which paid off.

3. Judith Hoag is best known for her role in Teenage Mutant Ninja

Judith Hoag portrayed the character of April O’Neil, a reporter for Channel 3 News in the martial arts superhero comedy film in 1990. The film storyline is based on the fictional superhero team of the same name and includes in the cast a certain Alan Ritchson. Also, it is an adaptation of the early Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics, with several elements picked from the animated series. The film landed Judith other bigger roles in the future and rewarded her dogged pursuit to be a movie star with several recognitions.

In the years that followed, she appeared in several episodes of some great television series some of them are; “Loving”, “Murder, She Wrote” and “Nothing Sacred”. She played the role of Gwen Cromwell Piper in the television film “Halloweentown”. Judith also appeared in the episode of “The X-Files” as Dr. Mindy Rinehart.

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From 2012 to 2018, she played the role of Tandy Hampton in the musical drama television film “Nashville”. The series chronicles the lives of various fictitious country music singers in Nashville, Tennessee, starring Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, a legendary country music superstar whose career suffered a decline. The actress was also in the series “The Magicians” as Stephanie Quinn.

4. She was married to Vince Grant for 28 years

Judith Hoag married Vince Grant in 1988. Vince is known for his appearance as Yarrick in “Star Trek” third season. The union lasted for nearly three decades and was posed to go on forever but it didn’t. The couple went the way of many of their colleagues and divorced in 2016. They have a son and a daughter together.

Judith has not revealed her current relationship status and could be single at the moment.

5. Judith Hoag has a net worth of 5 million dollars

The universe has its way of rewarding hard work and for Judith, her net worth can inspire a group of grumpy men and women to work hard. The actress has a net worth of 5 million dollars. She has an acting academy called “Actors Mind Mastery”, a coaching program for Actors and Artists to become more successful in the art. Judith is simply passionate about acting.

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