How Judith Light Is Fighting Ageism

A staple on television since she first appeared on One Life to Live, Judith Light has built a career that has lasted nearly 40 years. While she’s played a number of memorable characters -- Karen Wolek (One Life to Live), Angela Bower (Who’s the Boss?), and Claire Meade (Ugly Betty) -- none of them have felt more relevant or important as Shelley Pfefferman on Amazon’s Transparent.

On the Emmy-winning series, Light plays an aging, neurotic matriarch -- the character seemingly a decade older than her own 66 years -- and ex-wife of Maura (Jeffrey Tambor), her husband who came out as a transgender woman.