Judie Aronson was born in Los Angeles, California, on June 7th, 1964. This 5’ 5” (1.65 m) actress has been active from 1983 through 2006. Following a brief break, she returned in 2016 and works to this day.
She was born the fourth of five daughters and is known for he love of singing and dancing; she began her career at a young age. She is of Jewish descent, as she is the granddaughter of Rabbi David Aronson, who was president of the Rabbinical Assembly of America.
After high school, Judie attended UCLA and was apart of Tim Robbins actor’s gang, which included Lee Arenberg, Ned Bellamy, Daphne Zuniga, Amy Resnick and Kerry Noonan.
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter
Her first credited role was an appearance on an episode of The Powers of Matthew Star in 1983. She would also appear in an episode of Simon & Simon that same year. However, in 1984 she landed one of her most notable roles in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter.
Her death scene in Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter proved particularly traumatic as she was filming a scene in a lake in December in freezing cold weather.
The situation had become so bad that Ted White, the stuntman playing the killer, threatened to quit if director Joseph Zito did not provide her with a break from the ice-cold water. She ended up getting hypothermia from the scene.
In 1985 she would play the part of ‘Hilly’, the love interest of ‘Wyatt’ in the teen comedy Weird Science. She filled that role with Suzanne Snyder, opposite stars Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith.
Judie mentioned in an interview that she is still very good friends with her costar, Suzanne Snyder.
That same year she would be cast in the action film American Ninja. The movie stars Michael Dudikoff, who single-handedly takes on an army of mercenaries in South East Asia. The movie has gone on to become a cult classic for being remarkably bad.
In a video that she posted online, Judy recalls that while filming the movie she almost accidentally ate dog meat, which was intended for the Filipino production crew.
The Pursuit of Happiness
In 1987 she landed a leading role in the sitcom The Pursuit of Happiness. The show ran for one season. She played the character Sara Duncan. The shows centers around a young law professor who butts heads with an older faculty member who is stuck in their ways.
The Sleeping Car
In 1990 she was one of the leads, with David Naughton, in the horror film The Sleeping Car.
In 1992 she played the lead female role in the action drama Desert Kickboxer, led by John Newton.
Most of her work in the following years, up and into her retirement, were single episode appearances on television shows or smaller scenes or characters in films.
For example, she appeared in three episodes of Beverly Hills, 90210, between 1991 to 1998, in addition to an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2001. She also appeared in the films Hannibal (2001) and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), but these were more minor unnamed roles.
Around 2006 she retired from acting to attend UCLA and started acting again in 2016.
What is Judie Aronson doing now?
Judie Aronson is still acting today after a brief hiatus. During that time, however, she turned her attention to entrepreneurial efforts and launched her own business, Rockit Pilates. She even has several utility patents for a device she designed for the company.
Judie says Rockit Pilates was is not your typical pilates workout, but is a fusion of Pilates, cardio and weight training and uses an evolved version of a Pilates machine. Upon its opening, Rockit Pilates quickly developed a following of Hollywood celebrities, including Marcia Cross, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster, Gabrielle Reese, Sheryl Crow and many more.
She is also known to hit the convention circuit to meet fans and discuss her career. In 2022, she made appearences at the Fayetteville Comic Con, the Cult Classic Convention, the CreepIECon and she will attending the Crypticon Minneapolis in Sept of 2022.
(Judie Aronson and Jon Lindstrom)
It appears that Judie Aronson is either single or has declined to make her relationship status known. She has been in four confirmed relationships in the past.
Julie Aronson may have dated George Clooney back in the 1980s before his fame skyrocketed; however, it is known that she dated actor Grant Show, best known for his work on Melrose Place. She may also have dated anchor George Stephanopoulos for a time.
Her most recent confirmed relationship was with actor Jon Lindstrom, but they seem to have been broken up.
Details on whether Judie Aronson has children or not are tough to come by. There do not seem to be any indications she has children, such as news articles, birth announcements, or website updates. The lack of evidence would imply she does not have children. However, her Instagram profile says she is “Dash’s Mom.”
It turns out that Dash is her dog. Based on a lack of evidence of human children, it does not appear that Judie Aronson has any children.
Is Judie Aronson related to Elliot Aronson?
There is no indication that Judie Aronson is related to the American psychologist Elliot Aronson. It appears that they simply share the same last name.
Is Judie Aronson on social media?
Judie Aronson can be found on social media. She has a Twitter account to promote her Pilates business and to connect with fans. She also has a LinkedIn profile for her entrepreneurial work. Lastly, she can be found on Instagram as well.